Location, Location, Location
The Highlands of Scotland are jam-packed with sensational ceremony spots (both indoors and outdoors) and while some couples know exactly where they’d like to say “I do”, others are understandably a little overwhelmed by the choice. Here at Bog Cotton, we love helping our couples narrow down the perfect Scottish elopement locations and we’re more than happy to offer suggestions based on your geographical preferences so do get in touch if you need some guidance.
While it’s true that couples are able to tie-the-knot whenever and wherever they desire in Scotland, it’s worth noting that elopers looking for the quintessential wilderness experience need to bear in mind that they must specify the exact location they intend to marry when filling in their paperwork. Unfortunately, simply scribbling down Glencoe/ Cairngorms/ Skye as a location will not cut the mustard with the Registrar, who will want to see a specific location on the form. This location can be the name of a carpark, a loch, a mountain, Ordnance Survey markers or a prominent landmark. On the surface, this doesn’t sound like too much of an inconvenience, that is, until you start factoring in the good old-fashioned Scottish weather.
As we are all aware, it rains a LOT in Scotland and while the majority of our eloping couples fully embrace their big day, come rain or shine, what if you don’t really relish the prospect of a soggy ceremony?
If this is you, then our advice is to have a plan-a (for sunshine) and a plan-b (for storms) and this is where the “exact location” situation can get a little complicated, but fear not because it’s actually simpler than you might think!
Why not make like gorgeous Zahra & Angus, who booked Driftwood House above Camusdarach Beach for their wedding ceremony. By having Driftwood House on their Marriage Schedule, Zahra & Angus gifted themselves the flexibility of having three amazing ceremony options: the beach directly below the property, the incredible terrace or the cosiness of a chic indoor ceremony (as it happened, the weather was WILD so option 3 reigned supreme). After the ceremony, Zahra & Angus braved the weather and the results of their wet and wild photoshoot are fantastic!
There are hundreds of fabulous self-catering options which allow for this level of flexibility so do get in touch if you’d like us to point you in the right direction.