As part of our elopement series, we’ll be looking at beautiful places all over the world where you can, and should, elope. And this week, we’re looking northwards to the wild landscapes of beautiful Scotland.
Did you know that, unlike England and Wales, you can get married basically anywhere in Scotland? No roofs needed! And with Gretna Green ensuring the romantic connotations of this wild land, there are more than a lions share of stunning places to get wed north of Hadrian’s Wall.
With glens, mountaintops, forests, beaches and loch banks to choose from, Scotland is the perfect escape for an elopement wedding. No big parties, just you, your fiancé, celebrant and witnesses and the great outdoors. Oh, and don’t forget your photographer!
Isle of Skye Elopement. Photography: The Kitcheners
Isle of Sky
Eloping to the Isle of Skye is pure romanticism. Known as ‘The Misty Isle’, you’ll be waking in the footsteps of many celebrities as it is commonly used as a film location. And we can see why; the beautiful, rugged and wild scenery plays the perfect backdrop for weddings.
Isle of Skye Elopement. Photography: The Hendrys
Isle of Skye Elopement. Photography: The Ferros
One of the most famous glens in Scotland, Glen Coe, is the perfect location for elopements for couples who don’t want to adventure too far into the wild, but still want to get married in the Highlands. Well known across the globe, Glen Coe is home to Glen Etive, used in James Bond: Skyfall.
Glen Coe Elopement. Photography: Ewa Labuda
Glen Coe terrain. Photography: The Kitcheners
Glen Coe Elopement. Photography: Maureen Dupreez
Isles of Harris and Lewis
If a beach is more your thing, then you may want to check out the Isles of Lewis & Harris. There are endless possibilities for outdoor ceremonies with breathtaking backdrops and impressive long beaches. So if you are longing to get away from the crowds…head here for your opportunity for a wild, rugged ceremony and photographs to die for!
Isle of Harris Elopement. Photography: Maureen Dupreez
Featured Image: The Kitcheners