Wild and romantic Isle of skye wedding & Elopement photography

Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding

Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding

 Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding

Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding

An Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding can sound like a bit of a gamble weather wise, but with amazing timing and a breeze ruffling the most stunning dress it was perfect for Ellie and Andrew. It’s no secret that I adore my job photographing weddings and elopements in the north west Highlands of Scotland, on the Isle of Skye and the surrounding islands, but when the chance comes along to photograph a family wedding at one of the most gorgeous wedding venues, Eilean Donan Castle, my love for my work increases exponentially!

I photographed Ellie and Andrew’s engagement images in October 2018. Complicated schedules meant we shot early one morning as they arrived on Skye and I departed later that day to Iceland. The light and the rainbow show it was clearly meant to be!

Engagment photoshoot Isle of Skye
Isle of Skye enagement photoshoot. Couple in sea with rainbow

And then the day of the wedding… surrounded by family and friends this adventurous and athletic couple tied the knot with nods to their heritage, their shared past and wild partying to celebrate their future. With long and deeply felt family roots on the Isle of Skye there was never any doubt that Ellie and Andrew would marry in the Highlands and Eilean Donan Castle was the perfect setting for their wedding day. The entire day was like a joyous ceilidh in which the couple swept everyone along with their infectious happiness and enthusiasm for life and love, along with moments of raw emotion – look out for Ellie’s grandfather speaking in Gaelic at the wedding –  the father and daughter dance that brought the whole room to tears!

It could not have been a greater pleasure to photograph and share the joy of this day.

 Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding
Rainbow at seaside engagement photo shoot
Engagement photography Isle of Skye at seaside with rainbow
Engagement photoshoot on beach with mountains Isle of skye
detail of lace wedding dress Isle of Skye
Wedding dress hanging on balcony during wedding prep Isle of Skye
Bridesmaids helping bride with wedding dress Isle of Skye
Piper leading bride to wedding bridge Eilean Donan Castle
Black and white image bride during wedding ceremony Eilean Donan Castle
Black and white image bride during wedding ceremony Eilean Donan Castle
Black and white image bride and flower girl wedding ceremony Eilean Donan Castle
Bride's veil caught in breeze courtyard Eilean Donan castle wedding
Group photo wedding guests Eilean Donan Castle
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Bride and groom on slipway wind ruffling dress Eilean Donan Castle
bride and groom moody sky Eilean Donan Castle
Bride and groom kiss courtyard Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Eilean Donan Castle winter wedding
Bride and groom on bridge Eilean Donan Castle
Bride and groom on bridge Eilean Donan Castle
First dance Dornie Hall Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
First dance Dornie Hall Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
First dance Dornie Hall Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
First dance Dornie Hall Eilean Donan Castle wedding photography
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo
Ceilidh Isle of Skye wedding dance Horo

 

 

Huge thanks to Heather at Bee Bonnie, Robert at MacDonald Studios, Fiona at Cakes by Fiona MacKinnon, Donald at Loch Duich Plants, Jenny, Wendy and team at Eilean Donan Castle, Lesley Simpson, Humanist Celebrant, Penny Hardie Photography, Tartan Heart Events  and Horo (the band) for being such a dream to work with. 

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