Mallory and Will’s beautiful Scottish elopement wedding at Killiehuntly Farmhouse in the Cairngorms National Park was relaxed and romantic, and demonstrates that you absolutely don’t need over a year to plan a super-special wedding day! Will & Mallory contacted us during the first week of January…and they eloped on 5th February (the same year!) We hope their story will inspire any other couples currently considering a spontaneous elopement adventure in Scotland to go for it!
Will & Mallory are from Dallas, Texas. They met at law school and dated for six years before getting engaged in Kyoto during a trip to Japan. Having explored the more traditional wedding venues in their area, they felt a little unenthused—none of the places they visited felt quite right for them. That was until they hit on the idea of a destination elopement in Scotland!
“We love to travel so we knew that we wanted a destination wedding. We looked at a lot of different places and times of year but we were having trouble narrowing it down. In the end, we decided that something small and low key would fit us best. We loved the wild and moody vibe of Scotland and finding a fantastic photographer that was available made the decision easy!”
Will and Mallory considered several Scottish elopement locations, but eventually settled on Killiehuntly, an artfully restored farmhouse, because they loved the simple Scandinavian decor and the stunning backdrop of the Cairngorm mountains. Having run the idea of an elopement passed their parents, who were super-supportive, their plans quickly began to take shape.
Mallory’s parents and brother were excited to join them on their elopement adventure, and combine celebrating their daughter’s marriage with their first ever trip to the UK! Will’s parent’s would have loved to come, but due to an elderly relative who needed care, they opted to be there in spirit instead (sending some champagne to help them celebrate in style!)
Mallory and Will’s elopement wedding was so stress-free, intimate, personal and fun. We hope that their story will help other couples, who might feel that a large-scale wedding isn’t quite right for them to envisage what a smaller, elopement-style wedding might look like! Scroll down to see the full story of their day.