A Romantic Elopement on the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

A romantic elopement to the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

”We just didn't want to wait any longer to get married so we eloped to the outer hebrides.“

They were both so excited to be getting married and it was so sweet to hear Ashley giggling with happiness throughout the ceremony.

Afterwards the bride put on a shawl that matched the groom’s tartan and followed us in their car to beaches around the north coast for awe-inspiring and beautiful couple pictures against the ocean, the sand, the sea and the dunes. We did have to chase after the bride’s veil a couple of times as the wind blew it away though!

There were just 6 of us in total, the couple, Margaret Soraya, the photographer I partner up with when I film Scottish elopement weddings, the celebrant and the bothy owner; Margaret and the owner of the bothy acted as witnesses to their wedding, alongside a few curious sheep in the next field.

It was an idyllic setting for an ‘Outlander’ elopement style wedding and you really do feel like you've escaped from the world here!

Stuart and Ashley decided they couldn’t wait to get married after they already had to postpone once, and opted for an elopement style wedding on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, just the two of them.

They stayed in a tiny bothy on the island with a few sheep in the next field for company, and got married right outside, on the edge of the cliff, with the sound of the sea and the waves.

Although it was quite chilly, they couldn’t really have had better weather as the sun came out for their wedding and for the afternoon.

The celebrant drove to them to perform the wedding and the photographer and the bothy owner served as witnesses for the couple. The groom was dressed in his family dress tartan for his kilt, jacket, a full dress sporran and a plaid brooch from his mother’s side of the family.

The bride wore a gorgeous fitted white sequinned dress with drop-down straps with a veil.

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escape to the

outer hebrides

A long, long distance away from anywhere and anyone, a truly romantic location for couples who want a simple and meaningful wedding with just each other.

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