There is something magical about a Scotland elopement. Whether it’s the incredible scenery, the whimsical vibes, or the dark and dreamy backdrops, we just can’t get enough. Olivia & Adam were married in an intimate ceremony featuring just their celebrant, and special guest Tannie (their celebrant’s spaniel!) Wanting a stress free and uncomplicated day, they ensured each aspect was the epitome of their relationship. We can feel all the love from this beautiful day.
Scotland elopement with hand fasting ceremony
Exchanging our vows whilst surrounded by a quiet forest of ancient caledonian pines as the gentle afternoon sun filtered through the trees bathing us in warmth.
Simplicity with a touch of tradition. We wanted it to be stress free and uncomplicated. Wanting to relax and focus only on us but give a nod to tradition. We loved the symbolism of hand fasting (tying the knot) and drinking from the quaich. We both love nature and so we knew that would be a focal point. Re: styling, we each chose what we wanted to wear without a central theme and just trusted that it would work. We wanted our surroundings to be the focus. We built our wedding around the location.
I cannot recommend the Killiehuntly Farmhouse and The Fife Arms more. We went on a fantastic Fife picnic in the surrounding forests the day before our wedding -the Laird’s picnic. We had a romantic private dinner in the Library of the Fife on the night of our wedding (although confused, they were happy to make me a crispy cheese toasty) - this followed canapés in the cellar and lots of champagne. Later, we shared a home cooked private dinner in the dining room of the Killiehuntly after e-mountain biking for hours in the cold and relaxing in the sauna yurt.
How gorgeous does Olivia look in her off-the-shoulder wedding gown? We absolutely love the fit and style!
Keep it simple and remember what it’s really about: the commitment to spend your life with your best friend and having fun. Don’t let other’s expectations of what your day “should be” get in the way.
If a Scotland elopement is everything you want and more - we wouldn’t blame you! Take a look at this handfasting ceremony, complete with the most incredible pictures and backdrop. Or if you’re in need of a little inspiration, check out the most incredible shoot on the Scottish Highlands… we’ll just need a minute to pick our jaws up off the floor.