Siobhan and Ben got in touch with me last autumn, after their original plans had to be postponed due to Covid, they fell in love with the idea of elopement in the Scottish Highlands, where Siobhan was born. They visited the beautiful Loch an Eilean and fell in love with Cairngorms. Coincidentally I was just in the area at the time, so I went for a little location scouting hike immediately after our initial call. And once I’ve sent over the pictures, it was clear we have the wedding location.
A place where two rivers meet
Time flew by and the day came, Siobhan & Ben came up to Scotland with their closest family members spending a week at a cottage near Glenlivet in Speyside. Walking in the countryside and picking flowers and foliage for Siobhan’s handmade bouquet.
From Norwich to Deeside, to a place where two rivers meet, surrounded by lush pine woods and hillsides of Cairngorms. Siobhan walked down the aisle amongst the pines with her dad, as Ben awaited her by the river. They joined hands in traditional hand-fasting ceremony, exchanged rings and had a toast from a quaich – artisan made in a Scottish town of Ullapool, where Siobhan was born. After the ceremony we walked along the river and then headed off to Braemar for a meal at the magical Fife Arms, taking some photos along the way.
Cozy evening by the fire
After the dinner everybody cozied up by the fire in the Whisky Cellar of Fife Arms. How fitting for a couple who met in their local pub.
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Location: Deeside, Cairngorms, Scotland | Reception Location: Fife Arms, Bramar | Photographer: Ceranna Photography | Celebrant: Gary Smith (Humanist Society of Scotland) Wedding Dress: Roksanda – @roksandailincic | Flowers: foraged from around the Cairngorms by Anna Page – @annagracepage | Bride’s ring: bespoke by Norwich brand Studio Adorn – @studio_adorn | Bride’s Jewellery: Michael Michaud – @michaelmichaudjewellery | Shoes: Rouje Paris – @rouje | Groom’s Ring: Beaverbrooks – @beaverbrooksthejewellers | Groom’s suit: Hugo Boss – @bossBlackwatch | Tartan wrap: The Tartan Blanket Co – @tartanblanketco | Make up and hair: Bride herself
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