Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye Elopement
My most recent trip to Loch Coruisk to photograph the adventurous elopement of this Canadian couple (supported by their VERY camera shy parents) provided a little drama with spectacular light and slightly choppy seas as we left the tiny village of Elgol. Having had the added bonus of being piped aboard Misty Isle’s newest member of the fleet, the Maid of Coruisk, by a talented local lass we soon found our sea legs.
Loch Coruisk is reachable only by boat or on foot and the journey to the loch adds so much to the sense of anticpation and arrival for the wedding party. Gabi and PJ were soon exploring the boat and marvelling at the mountains that surrounded us as we approached the landing area. The seals in the nearby colony watched us quizically.
Disembarking from the Maid of Coruisk meant tying up alongside sister ship the Misty Isle and meeting their passengers as we climbed across the deck and up the landing steps. Gabi and PJ felt rather like celebrities as they were applauded and cheered en route to their wedding.
For the quiet humanist ceremony we choose a quiet spot on an rocky island on the river Scavaig that flows out of Loch Coruisk. The back drop of Garbh Beinn rising straight from the sea and the waterfall that dropped away into the sea below us were utterly perfect.
After the ceremony parents returned to the boat for hot chocolate and shortbread while Gabi, PJ and I carried on to Loch Coruisk to explore, take photographs and revel in the tranquility and scenery that surrounded us. It was another perfect Loch Coruisk elopement day.
Sailing back on now calmer waters the sun warmed us and after some more photographs on the beautiful white sand beach at Elgol the wedding party headed back to Coruisk House to celebrate over an intimate dinner.
Accommodation and Reception: Coruisk House, Elgol
Flowers: Simply Flowers Isle of Skye
Celebrant: John Howieson