We'd like to think that when Lauren & Beau are old and recounting the story of how they wed on Scotland's Isle of Skye, that they'd recall how only the sheep were witness to it, how the gusting wind and surging waves sang them down the aisle, how time stood still.
Looking out to sea, as the light danced on the horizon, we were all left with a feeling that Nature had woven a magical spell in which these two lovers had become as entwined as the rain within the protection of her clouds.
"Our souls have known each other a long time," she cried. "We've been at home with each other ever since."
Lisa & Steve // Scottish Highlands
Time often takes us by surprise in the unfolding of life. How is it we ended up standing here, now, in the delicate strands of our journey to find each other?
We’ve crossed oceans, climbed mountains, made our way through urban jungles all to say I am here with you and that is something time will never change.
Mélanie & Matthieu // Dalhousie Castle
Parisian couples always seem to exude a certain air of sophistication in the most understated of ways. You'd imagine Mélanie & Matthieu sipping coffee on a cobbled street corner in Montmartre, browsing pages of books in Le Bibliothèque Mazarine, strolling down the banks of La Seine some evening in spring.
Yet they chose to swap Parisian couture for Scottish heritage and a year after Matthieu surprised Mèlanie at Dalhousie Castle by asking her to be his wife, they returned for an intimate wedding day.
These two are writers and their love of words and romance was evident throughout their day, choosing to hold on to each other through any version of who they find themselves to be. "I promise I shall stay beside you, from the field of reality to the ocean of dreams, from close shore to distant star."
Sara & Michael // Dalduff Farm, Ayrshire
There is something about telling a story that these two absolutely own.
Of course, as actors, this is to be expected. Yet without the necessity for words, Sara & Michael pull you into their unfolding fairytale...his glinting glances towards her, her delicate touch of his hand, the overflow of emotion in the ways they both laugh or in the path of a solitary tear.
It all conspires to weave together a timeless love story in the here & now, celebrated in style and surrounded by family & friends.
Julia & Michael // Crear, West Coast
“I know that love can be loud and jubilant. It can be dancing in the swampy mud and the pouring rain at a festival and shouting “YOU ARE FUCKING AMAZING” over the band.
And I also know that love is a pretty quiet thing. It’s a lying on the sofa together drinking coffee, talking about where you’re going to go that morning to drink more coffee.
I know that love happens under the splendour of moon and stars and fireworks and sunsets but it is also a quiet, reassurring, relaxing, pottering, pedantic, harmonious hum of a thing; something you can easily forget is there, even though its palms are outstretched beneath you in case you fall.”
DOLLY ALDERTON - Everything I Know About Love
Serina & Mike // Lake District
Nena & Dani // Ibiza, Spain
Love was always meant to be indelible, inked under the skin like a lover's tattoo whose beauty is worth the pain and time it takes to heal.
And so it is that love always finds a way of drawing souls together. For Nena & Dani, Ibiza is where their lines connected and freedom coloured the space between.
Naturally, they returned to where it all began, gathering their tribe under Ibiza's autumn sun to say "Soy tuyo para siempre." The grace and style of love's art embodied in each other's arms.
Sarah & Emma // Ravensheugh Log Cabin
Here’s to us, my love…
To the winsome & cavalier shenanigans of two hearts that collided in the clinking of gin, conversations carrying on till sunrise, where the blinking light wooed each other back to the ocean’s rise and fall, the smell of sea salt and smoky embers, only to gather us up again in wool blankets, canvas teepees and an unexpected, inexplicable hug that has lasted a lifetime.
Here’s to these, my love, and the many more to come…
Lucy & Pete // The Hermitage, Perthshire
It’s not hard to fall in love with Autumn - the drawing-in of the evenings, its russet colors and ripened hedgerows inviting you to gather in, fill your glass, and cosy up together. Which is exactly why Lucy & Pete decided to get married during, what will be no surprise, our favourite season of the year.
These two are so natural, living nearby in their cottage with their two spaniels, hens and ducks, growing their own vegetables, picking chanterelles in the wood. They embrace the chaos that nature sometimes brings, knowing that things grow if you’re patient enough to wait.
Their journey together speaks of the same rhythms which is why their day was so perfectly framed by the beauty of their surroundings - the poetry of old trees that have been there for years, preparing for the newness of seasons ahead.