Isla and Greg’s rugged and romantic elopement wedding at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in the Scottish Highlands had everything we love about adventurous outdoor weddings in Scotland. After exploring numerous venues, they found that they couldn’t get Alladale out of their heads—it was something truly special, the perfect place for them to celebrate their wedding with just their closest friends and family.

      Our photography takes us to so many incredibly beautiful locations, for which we are truly grateful, but the moment we drove through the gates of the Alladale estate, we were touched by its very special beauty, too. Alladale Wilderness Reserve is a 23,000-acre estate 1.5 hours north of Inverness, which conveniently has an airport! The team behind the estate are really committed to keeping their corner of Scotland truly wild, or ‘re-wilded’, by replanting indigenous forests and reintroducing Scottish highland plant and animal species. Arriving at Alladale is like stepping back in time—the whole valley is yours (without tourists or other visitors) and the dramatic landscapes, rich colours, and general sense of calm that completely takes your breath away! We could not envisage a more perfect setting for an intimate elopement wedding celebration.

      Isla and Greg’s day dawned peacefully. They began their morning preparations separately: Isla with her bridesmaid Gael in their cosy cottage, while Greg and his brother and Best Man got ready in a neighbouring farm house. Greg opted for traditional Scottish tweeds and kilt, while Isla had chosen a gorgeous bohemian wedding dress from Unbridled Boutique. After opening gifts and personal notes from each other in they, Greg and Isla stepped out into the majestic glen for their ‘first look’, before accompanying each other to their stunning ceremony location framed by an incredible floral arch created by florist extraordinaire, Wild Gorse.

      After the ceremony, Isla and Greg took some time our to explore the beautiful glen. We feel it’s so important for couples to take a little moment to themselves during their wedding day, just to pause and enjoy that feeling on being newly married. Being November, the days are short in Scotland, and with the twilight closing-in we made our way back to the main lodge where the Alladale team had created a sumptuous feast using delicious locally sourced ingredients. After a riotous round of speeches, and the cutting of their cake, the evening ended with a sparkler exit as darkness fell over the valley, and they adjourned to the neighbouring farmhouse to party into the small hours.

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      Oh man the atmosphere and styling are to die for. I want to visit Scotland and this just makes we want to do it more. Beautiful!

      Oh my GOODNESS! These photos are absolutely STUNNING and so magical! I absolutely love the moody vibes and the landscapes are just out of this world!!

      So in love with these Scotland colors and the fog. The entire day has such a FEELING to it.

      Holy cow this is so stunning!! The detail on her dress is amazing!

      So much mood and beauty here! You captured this perfect day, perfectly!

      Ahhh this is so magical!! Obsessed with his kilt and how it matches all the fall colors 😍😍😍

      Wow omg I can’t believe this is real life! And YOU are a magic maker! These images are INSANE! I’m so happy for you to have that kind of talent! It’s phenomenal how beautiful your work is!!!!!

      All I have to say is… wow! Absolutely stunning work

      Their Scottish Highland wedding is so freaking gorgeous! I love that you captured the setting, the magic, and the moments. It’s a truly beautiful capture. Great work!

      That mpoody toning fits the scenery perfectly. Really great work!

      Samantha Mitchell

      Okay, wow. I am speechless. This gallery had be hanging on every image. Plus the photos of the dog throughout, my heart! What a beautiful day!

      This gallery is STUNNING. Scotland always has me, and the pictures.. so emotional!

      Wow, Jim + Katy! You really captured the rich, velvet textures of the day and incredible landscape. I am constantly in awe of your beautiful country and all the incredible places that are so well protected and rewilded. Thank you for sharing such beauty and meaning. What a lucky couple, Her red shawl is everything and then her tartan cape, to die for.

      This Scottish Highlands wedding is everything and beyond. You convey such a powerful story in the way you capture your images. The kilt is amazing! My favorite shots were the ones in the evening, especially around the dinner table!

      Oh my gosh, these are freaking STUNNING!!! I love the mood, the tones, the details, and the nature shots. Every moment is captured, every emotion is captured. PHENOMENAL!

      This looks straight out of a fairytale! Gorgeous!

      Scotland is just absolutely breathtaking for elopements! Love this so much!

      Wowwww these are incredible! Scotland looks like an absolute dream location for a wedding! You captured their story and connection perfectly!

      So many wonderful moments! You perfectly captured their day.

      My husband and I loved scrolling through all of your amazing images. Your moody style is gorgeous!

      I always love how you document the moody vibes of Scotland! You’ve got it nailed down beautifully. These two look like they had such a magical and adventurous elopement day!

      Talk about an epic place to get married in Scotland! You guys totally captured the moodiness of the highlands and the emotion of the day.

      I’m convinced the Scottish Highlands is the PERFECT place for a fairytale wedding. This is gorgeous!

      these photos are so so so good!!!

      These images are so full of emotion! The location was beautiful and I loved the dinosaur cake topper!! 🦖 ❤️

      Amazing images! I lOVE how you captured every moment!

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