Sarah and Ross’s intimate wedding for two in Scotland took place in the stunning surroundings of Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. There are few places more spectacular or more romantic for an outdoor wedding ceremony than among these magnificent mountains. For centuries, couples have been eloping to Scotland, and Sarah and Ross chose to become part of that history. The wild beauty of the Scottish landscape felt like the perfect backdrop for their outdoor wedding ceremony as they pledged their vows and embarked on the next phase of their life together.
Their day began peacefully, as they got ready together in a characterful cottage overlooking the mountains and the sea. One of the joys of an elopement wedding is that there is no time-pressure and the day can just unfold at its own pace. As elopement photographers, we love capturing these quiet moments of relaxed intimacy, which can be so poignant and beautiful.
Sarah and Ross had invited their family and friends to write them a card or a letter to open on their elopement wedding day. It’s a lovely way to include your nearest and dearest in your elopement, even if they are not present on the day itself. Their messages of love, support and celebration were so heartfelt that they moved Ross to tears!
Around lunchtime, we met celebrant Ashton Easter and made our way into Glencoe for the elopement ceremony. The weather was showery, which made it extra atmospheric with mists clinging around the mountains. As we reached the ceremony location, the rain stopped and the clouds lifted to reveal the most incredible view down Glencoe. It really has to be one of the best elopement locations in Scotland!
Sarah and Ross chose a short but heartfelt wedding ceremony, which included a really beautiful poem that fitted the outdoor setting perfectly:
“Such love I cannot analyse;
It does not rest in lips or eyes,
Neither in kisses nor caress.
Partly, I know, it’s gentleness
And understanding in one word
Or in brief letters. It’s preserved
By trust and by respect and awe.
These are the words I’m feeling for.
Two people, yes, two lasting friends.
The giving comes, the taking ends.
There is no measure for such things.
For this all Nature slows and sings.”
One of the nicest things about having a humanist wedding is that you can really personalise it (including as much or as little of the official language as your like) and really making it unique and special to you as a couple.
After the elopement ceremony it was time to explore Glencoe and show Ross and Sarah some of our favourite off-the-beaten track spots. We love to combine a bit of exploring into an elopement day, it’s a great way to see some of Scotland’s amazing landscape and capture some relaxed and natural photos along the way!
“These are amazing!!!!! Thank you so much. We had the most wonderful time on our wedding adventure with you guys and will have the incredible memories for many years to come. We can’t speak highly enough of both of you and everyone that has seen our pictures has commented on how spectacular they are! Thanks once again.” – Sarah & Ross
If you are planning an intimate wedding for two in Scotland, do feel free to get in touch. We love helping couples plan a really unique and special elopement in Scotland.