Laura + Adam’s elopement last October was the perfect example of why Autumn in the Scottish Highlands is our absolute favourite. We joined our soon-to-be-weds in Pitlochry on an uncharacteristically warm morning. They got ready separately and would also travel separately to a very grand first-look location! Upstairs, as Laura put the finishing touches to her classically elegant, vintage look, Adam spent a few moments in quiet reflection, reading through his vows that he would read to his bride.
The “very grand first-look location” was the stunning Victorian Ballroom of Blair Castle. It was an emotional moment as Laura + Adam saw each other for the first time; the start of many happy tears throughout the day. We spent some time together exploring more of the castle, before it was time to hit the road and get these two married!
There was an element of juxtaposition between Blair Castle and the ceremony location, a secluded riverbank below the roaring Pattack Falls, but it somehow fit the day perfectly. We arrived to find the incomparable Scot AnSgeulaiche surrounded by colourful flags, ready to begin his traditional Highland wedding ceremony. It was incredibly moving, Laura’s vows in particular were some of the most beautifully written we’ve ever heard, with Scot’s ancient Highland traditions and Gaelic poetry adding another atmospheric layer to the day.
After the ceremony and after a dramatic champagne pop(!) we went in search of a pub for a celebratory drink… only to be stopped in our tracks by the sight of a rainbow appearing over a field filled with sheep. You just don’t drive past that scene. So after stopping another few times to catch some sweet ‘just-married’ moments with Laura + Adam, we popped into The Glen Hotel in Newtonmore to warm our bones by the fire and to get that well-deserved drink. Such a great day spent with two passionate, crazy in love people on their Highland wedding adventure.
Scottish Highlands, October 2019.