The 25th of September. A date we’ll always remember. That may sound like the start of an Earth, Wind and Fire song, but it was also on this date in 2016 that we joined Lyndsey + Matt on their 15th wedding anniversary, as they renewed their vows on the Isle of Skye.

Having spent almost a year chatting and planning via email from across the pond, we met these two for dinner the night before their vow renewal. A chance to finally put faces to the lovely personalities we’d got to know pretty well over the past 12 months! It was clear from the moment we met that these were two special people, and it felt like hanging out with friends that we’d known forever.

Over the course of the evening, we learned a lot about Lyndsey, Matt, their two beautiful daughters back home in Tennessee and their story over the last 15 years.

When we arrived at their B&B (the beautiful Rowan Tree Cottage) the following morning, the notoriously unpredictable Skye weather had kiboshed plans for a ceremony at the Fairy Glen… so instead the ceremony would take place in the living room of the B&B, with its stunning views over Portree. This was especially poignant as the two were married in Matt’s family living room in a tiny ceremony 15 years earlier.

The ceremony itself was one of the most moving we’ve ever witnessed. With Sonja Eckl-Riel at her inspiring best and Lyndsey and Matt speaking with such passion and love, it was absolutely unreal. Happy tears all round.

After the ceremony, the weather cleared up and we jumped in the car for a road-trip around the island. We could’ve spent a lifetime capturing the incredible connection of these two sweet souls as we adventured round some of our favourite and some lesser-known spots on Skye. Rather than go on and on about how amazing a day it was, we’ll just let the photos speak for themselves!

Magical things can happen on this crazy island. On this occasion we met two friends for life, who we are super excited to see at our own wedding next year.

Lyndsey + Matt, we love you! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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Isle of Skye, Scotland. September 25th, 2016.

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We thought we’d take a break from our crazy summer season to tell the story of one of our absolute favourite weddings, at one of our favourite venues in Scotland. It was the day that Glastonbury came to Scotland. This is the story of Janice & Innes.

Every time we travel to this place on the beautiful coast of Argyll and Bute, the memories of all our amazing Crear couples come flooding back. Because of its remote location overlooking the Paps of Jura and the isles of Islay and Gigha, weddings at Crear are always as spectacular as they are emotional.

When we arrived that morning, we were greeted by Janice’s father, Eric (who came close to stealing the show that day) performing a ‘rain dance’ to chase some ominous-looking clouds back over the distant mountains… It worked. It also set the tone for the day ahead!

Janice and Innes met and fell in love at Glastonbury, and years later got engaged there; so the festival would play a massive part in this amazing day. Huge flags led the way down to the beach where friends and family huddled together to greet our beautiful bride. The ceremony was full of love and laughter as everyone gathered in close to hear the words of Annie the celebrant – and to create a human windbreak!

The rest of the day was a blur of colour, dancing, eating and drinking. We could go on and on about this amazing wedding and couple, but we think the photos tell their story better than our words ever could. We hope you enjoy this snapshot of this crazy day on the west coast of Scotland. It truly was one of the most memorable days we’ve ever had the privilege to be a part of. We love you guys!

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Crear, Argyll and Bute, August 2016.

Venue: Crear

Dress: Rowan Joy

Beauty: Kate Elliot-Muir / PJ Olay

Band: Cask Strength Ceilidh Band

With the season in full swing, we wanted to share the story of two super-sweet people whose wedding we’re delighted to be photographing this weekend.

Emily and Andy wanted to have this ‘engagement shoot’ as a way to warm up and get accustomed to having cameras around on their wedding day. But after about 10 seconds of nervous giggling, these two were absolute naturals as we strolled along the beach, clambered down the cliffs and chased light through the forest together.

One of the best parts of our job is making a real connection with our couples; and what better way to get to know each other than spending a day exploring the beautiful, rugged coastline of East Lothian. There was even time for a bag of chips and ice cream on the way home. A perfect day at the office!

 

East Lothian, Scotland, April 2017.