real wedding –  an isle of skye elopement like you’ve never seen before

5 August 2021

You know when a set of images is so good you do an audible gasp? That’s today’s blog, an absolute treat of an Isle of Skye elopement that’s equal parts style-led and ethereal. Modern and magical. Contemporary and cinematic. Basically: really bloomin’ beautiful.

It comes courtesy of the wonderful David and Martyna at Wonderful and Strange, Scottish wedding photographers and all-round lovely people. It’s this perfect combination that no doubt endeared them towards today’s stunning couple, Katie and David, who travelled from Manchester for their intimate elopement (and a minimoon afterwards!)

For their accommodation, Katie and David chose the iconic Black h in Harlosh, a sleek, modern building with a jet-black frontage that’s nestled away amongst the rugged Skye landscape. They both got ready there in separate rooms (we absolutely love the anticipation captured in the image of them both making final adjustments just inches away around the corner from each other) before heading out for their ceremony.

Katie’s bridal styling was perfectly suited for the modern-meets-ethereal vibe of the day, as she wore a dreamy Charlie Brear dress (bought from The White Closet), a headpiece borrowed from By Rotation, and a super soft white jumper to guard against the chill. David wore a gorgeous grey three-piece suit from Moss Bros. As the wind whipped around them, the sheer bows on the shoulders of Katie’s dress floated behind her, as did her wavy blonde hair.

As is common with any Isle of Skye elopement, the weather was wonderfully wild, experiencing a bit of everything – including the sun, which came out to grace their portraits with a stunning, soft light that made everything look like it was straight out of a dream. Katie later swapped her headpiece out for a flower crown made by Bloom HQ that matched her bouquet and David’s buttonhole, a minimal arrangement of dried grasses and stems that made a maximum impact as the sunlight diffused through it.

After their cliffside ceremony, Katie, Martyna and the 2 Davids headed off on an adventure around some of their favourite spots, including Quiraing, Fairy Glen, and then finishing up by the sea at around 9.30pm. Along the way, in addition to the beautiful landscapes they came across, they also made friends with a lot of animals – sheep, lambs, and a very friendly horse who lived next door, to name just a few.

To see more shots from this dreamy Isle of Skye elopement – and get inspiration for your own Isle of Skye elopement plans with the list of brilliant suppliers involved – keep scrolling!