Lauren & Mat’s elopement in the Cairngorms National Park, in the Scottish Highlands, was breathtakingly beautiful in its simplicity. Their stunning, eco-friendly wedding day shows that you don’t need much to get married—just a characterful wooden cabin in the woods, a peaceful ceremony location by a loch…and, above all, each other!

      Back in November, these guys travelled up from England to elope in Scotland in a quiet corner of the Cairngorms. They rented a cosy, off-grid forest cabin: the perfect way to get away from it all, to tune into nature–and to focus on each other.

      Their day began peacefully–with a cup of coffee and an outdoor shower–before they began to get ready for their elopement ceremony. Lauren chose a beautiful ‘preloved’ wedding dress that she had altered to perfectly fit her, and­–being someone who does not usually wear make-up­–she also chose to go make-up free for her wedding day, she just let her natural radiance shine through.

      After a first-look in the woods, we made our way through the lush forest to their outdoor wedding ceremony location on the shores of Loch Garten. The rain fell softly through the trees, and the wind stirred the branches, as Lauren and Mat exchanged their vows and tied the knot in a traditional Scottish hand-fasting ceremony.

      We spent the afternoon together, exploring the surrounding landscape and another tranquil loch, Loch-an-Eilein, before we left Lauren and Mat for to enjoy a romantic dinner at local award-wining restaurant.

      Their day included everything that we love about adventure elopements: breath-taking scenery, love and laughter, and that sense of being close to nature. It was perfect!


      Your ability to tell a story is beautiful! I love the images that set the scene as I feel like this could be a lead up to a beautiful movie. Love these.

      Your editing and tones for this Cairngorms elopement is absolutely gorgeous! They look so happy and at peace together on their special day.

      OMG it is a dream to shoot in the Scottish highlands with such a wonderful couple and your pictures do justice to everything. Your tones are so spot on and I have really enjoyed the storytelling through your pictures. I would love to shoot an elopement film in the highlands one day. Why not alongside you.
      Well done my friend

      Wow oh wow! These are absolutely gorgeous and make me miss the UK so much!! Great post

      Oh my goodness!! These photos make me feel as though I was at the elopement. You captured exactly how the elopement must have felt. Such beautiful art!

      Perfect! Loved how you captured the season change. I want a cabin for my home (simple living)!

      Cat Ekkelboom-White

      Wow – an outdoor shower in Scotland. That’s brave 😉 This elopement is absolutely stunning and it’s definitely giving me all the feels today. Amazing work as always!

      Wowww this is so dreamy and magical. Love this moody elopement at Loch Garten!

      This cabin is incredible for an elopement, it looked like a stunning day.

      Oh my goodness Katy + Jim, this is so inviting. Those ferns are heavenly. Loving all that green and moody rain. I especially love the eco-friendly part. One more reason to love elopements.

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