We’re so lucky to be part of lots of Isle of Skye wedding stories. Steph and Alex’s magical Fairy Glen elopement photography story is one that we keep coming back to. This was a day that had it all. It was Skye at its absolute best.
The Isle of Skye features some of the most stunning and diverse landscape anywhere in Europe. With its ever-changing colour palette and unpredictable weather, it’s a place we never tire of exploring for elopements and weddings.
Steph and Alex travelled all the way from California to tie the knot on the Misty Isle. A VIP duo of siblings were on hand to be part of this Highland celebration. Steph had created a bouquet of wild flowers foraged from the surrounding area and looked incredible in her vintage dress; while Alex’s super-stylish tweed jacket/jumper combo was complimented perfectly by a tie hand-knitted by his bride-t0-be.
We headed for the otherworldly surroundings of the Fairy Glen; a place we’ve visited countless times, but it’s a place that always surprises us. We found a secluded area of the Glen, the perfect spot for an intimate ceremony. The weather was calm until a flash blizzard of snow and hail added some drama to proceedings! Their celebrant, the lovely Penelope Hamilton, was totally unfazed by this ridiculous weather. She’s the consummate professional!
After descending down the hobbit-like hills, Steph and Alex exchanged letters written to them by each other’s family; a tender moment that was made even more poignant by a very sweet, curious robin. He sat right next to the newlyweds for the entire time they read these messages from across the pond. Steph later told us that she’d felt the presence of her grandparents in the robin’s visit; there was definitely ‘something’ about that wee guy! (See how many photos you can spot him sneaking his way into!) It was a very ‘Disney’ moment. Pretty apt considering Alex’s job is character development for Disney!
We visited a couple of our favourite spots in Northern Skye before the sun began to set on this adventure. After enjoying some crazy golden light on Staffin beach, it was time to hit the road. Saying goodbye was tough, but we’re honoured that we played a tiny part in such an amazing day.
Isle of Skye, Scotland. March 2018.
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