Can’t describe how beautiful this ceremony spot was, Charlotte & Mitch found it on their trip to Scotland in springtime after they wandered into this valley randomly on the last stop before heading home. Their hearts were set on Glencoe from the beginning and having the opportunity to go up there and explore a bit more was really worth it! I couldn’t have chosen a better spot for these two!
Walking down the aisle or walking onto the isle? You choose when you choose to elope in Scotland!
We made all the necessary plans and a couple of months later, here we were with their closest family members and Humanist celebrant Neil Lynch with his dog Tanya by his side, all ready for Charlotte to walk down her aisle – easy 30 min hike amongst the hills of Glencoe and then a quick jump across the stepping stones onto a little island in the river.
For Charlotte & Mitchel getting married intimately just with their closest ones just made so much sense. Especially as they love the outdoors and saying your vows surrounded by the beautiful landscapes is something really special for them.
They picked this location secretly, not telling their guests where exactly is the spot they will get married at. And the day before they spent a couple of hours building stone crossings across two streams so the whole party can make it to the magical island in the river with dry feet.
On the day of, we met at the car park in Glencoe and Mitch lead the way as we hiked for half an hour into the hills, crossing the streams and carrying all the bags with food for a picnic after the ceremony.
Then Charlotte made her way with her mum, dad and sister, stopping briefly before the river crossing and then jumping from rock to rock to get on the island. The ceremony was fun and sweet, with the Lord of the Rings soundtrack and surprisingly no midgies! It even started to drizzle a little bit and it added to the mood.
Wedding picnic with family and hiking up hills for views
After the ceremony and group photographs, we all sat down for a picnic, while trying to shield from the midgies who were in full power once the drizzle stopped, it was late summer in Scotland after all. And slowly we made our way back to the cars.
Then we went for a little hike up the nearby hill with a beautiful view of the valley and even ended up driving down Glen Etive in search of the most beautiful waterfalls just to find two ladies with a tandem bike who kindly offered it for a photo – we couldn’t say no.