Rosanna + Kosta’s Scottish elopement by the sea took us completely by surprise! They planned to travel from California to elope in Fife in February. Initially, we’ll admit to being a bit like “WHY?!” That was until we took a scouting trip to visit their chosen location. Then it all became clear. The 18th century Lady Janet Anstruther’s Tower is one of the most stunning settings for a ceremony we’ve ever seen. Perched above Ruby Bay in the East Neuk of Fife, it is open yet intimate. Peaceful yet filled with the sound of waves crashing below.
Rosanna + Kosta got ready separately before greeting each other with the tightest squeeze on the lawn outside Kilconquhar Castle. We travelled to Lady’s Tower where we were greeted by the wonderful Iain Whitelaw, one of our favourite Humanist celebrants. He led us all through the long grass and over a hill leading down to the sea. The tower itself has an atmosphere. Perhaps caused by the power of the sea and the stone windows that look far out to the horizon. The ceremony was emotional and full of Scottish traditions – whisky never goes down better than on a cold winter’s day!
After taking a wander along the coast, capturing some moments in that gorgeous, golden winter light, we stopped at The Ship Inn for a well deserved celebratory drink (and to regain the feeling in our fingers.) Rosanna + Kosta explored the colourful seaside streets of Elie, embracing as the tide came in. This was a memorable day with two truly special people and we were honoured to be there to capture it. This is a place we return to often. We’ll be championing Fife as an elopement destination forevermore!
East Neuk of Fife. February 2019.