The most surprising thing about this wedding – it’s not a styled shoot! It looks so perfectly polished that you just won’t believe that but it’s not! Ana and Stephen chose to elope at Kilchurn Castle in the picturesque Scottish Highlands, only bringing along Lilli Kad to photograph their intimate exchange of vows and celebratory dinner.
The groom is from these places and the couple decided to elope here to celebrate their union. Due to the temperamental weather in Scotland and the remote location of the these little castle ruins, it was unrealistic to organize the wedding with family and friends at Kilchurn Castle, especially since they wanted to have an outdoor ceremony. They created their dream with a team of vendors and then celebrated the wedding with family and friends in a less formal way.
They wanted to let the landscape run through the theme, and Alice Beasley obligingly created the most whimsical installation on a nearby tree for the ceremony. With the castle in the background, the entire ceremony had a very Celtic feel to it. Of course it rained halfway through the ceremony (it wouldn’t be Scotland if it was sunny all day), but that wasn’t really a problem. The wedding reception was styled with moody florals, dried flower petals and ethereal stationery, such a table setting is a great idea for a fall wedding.
The bride was wearing an ethereal ivory wedding dress with no sleeves, wide straps and V-neckline and some delicate lace detailing. The groom was wearing a white shirt and a traditional kilt as he’s from Scotland. The bridal bouquet was done with dramatic and moody blooms.