Morning everyone! I thought I’d start the week by getting away from it all with this wonderfully different and personality-filled Scottish wedding. Who’d like to join me and get away from it all for five minutes? Come on… you’ll adore this.
Scottish wedding? Yes – my little wedding blog likes to explore further than the English borders, and this is an irresistible celebration I absolutely had to share when my friend and great wedding photographer Jonathon Watkins got in touch.
Heather and Gavin chose the Inner Hebridean isle of Kerrera for their wedding day. It’s remote – wedding transport for the day included the ferry and a tractor and trailer. Footwear was wellies and hiking boots. The scenery is spectacular, the images stunning and the entire wedding day so perfectly created around the charm of the isle and its ruined castle.
The Isle of Kerrera is home to the ruined Gylen Castle, which adds to the amazing sense of history and ancient charm of the setting for Heather and Gavin’s wedding day.
The theme for the wedding day was natural, in whites with a gorgeous creative twist – I love the peacock feathers standing from Heather’s wedding bouquet. The bouquet and wedding flowers are by Petals of Oban.
The wedding venue. Wow… and below, Heather and her bridesmaids. I love the colours, I adore Heather’s dress and that gorgeous wrap – more of which later. For now, check out the ribbons on the back of the tractor!
Heather’s wedding dress is from Barnardos (love her to bits for that!) and she looks amazing – most of all I want to be her, sat on the back of a tractor looking across the island to the wedding marquee: I love the sense of adventure, I really do!
Time for our beautiful bride to make her entrance – a little different to most walks down the aisle! The photograph from the top of the hill captures the whole view, and from a perspective Heather won’t have seen. (I saw on the Photoglow facebook page one of the wedding guests commented that Jonathon was leaping around like a mountain goat to get the very best shots – I can really see why. This is amazing!)
Wedding guests with an assortment of folding chairs, picnic blankets and sheepdogs listen to readings and the waves splashing against the shore below. (Am I romanticising this too much? I love it, I really do!!!)
Above and below, two of my favourite photos from the wedding day. The setting is so beautiful: expansive skies, the wildest natural landscape and beautiful blue sea. The perspective gets me too: great UK wedding photography by a dedicated (and sprightly!) up and coming photographer. Have I mentioned Jonathon Watkins is based in Cheltenham? Must be hilly there too… 😉
Thank you to Jonathon Watkins, intrepid Gloucestershire wedding photographer, for sharing this lovely adventure of a wedding day with us today. I have never seen a wedding like it and I’ve loved every image. See more from Jonathon in this elegant Ellenborough Park bridal shoot or visit his wedding photography blog on facebook for more.
The wedding details are as follows:
Hair: Marianne at Rutherfords, Oban
Makeup: Heather (bride)
Bouquet: Petals of Oban
Cake: Susan Law, The Mallard Hotel, Gullane
Suits: The Kilt Hire Co, Edinburgh
Bridesmaid dress: Karen Millen (from eBay)