Adventurous Isle of Skye Elopement

A wild and moody Isle of Skye elopement with a sweet and adventurous couple. This is why I absolutely love being a Scottish Elopement Photographer.  Days like these, spent with fun couples in amazing locations! James and Michelle flew in from Singapore for their Isle of Skye elopement and decided to stay at some sweet accommodation in Uig, near the famous Fairy Glen.

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bride and groom elope to the old man of Storr on isle of skye

We all met in Portree the day before for a little food and spent some time getting to know each other in person. We also shot some pre-wedding images around the harbour area with views out to the Cuillin mountains. It was a bluebird sunny day with a wonderful sunset, which couldn’t have been more different to the following morning as Skye delivered us some of its finest rain and wind…

isle of skye roads
Uig on the Isle of skye
bridal preparations for skye elopement
groom preparations for skye elopement
bridal preparations Scottish elopement
isle of skye accommodation
wild gorse floral arrangement
bridal preparations
Isle of Skye elopement bride
Bride doing make up during Isle of skye elopement
Groom getting ready during isle of skye elopement
Bride and groom getting ready on the Isle of Skye
isle of skye elopement shot by sean bell photographer
bride during elopement on SKye
reflections of a bride during elopement on Isle fo skye
bride and groom on the isle of skye
Isle of skye accommodation
bride at the window during skye elopement
scottish elopement couple on the Isle of skye
 

The Fairy Glen

After some relaxed morning preparations for James and Michelle we headed for the Fairy Glen. Here we spent a little time running around the fern, watching waterfalls and spotting sheep!  We then gathered together in the lee of the wind and held a ceremonial exchange of rings. With lot of hugs and laughter and a chance to marvel at this enchanted wee place, it was a beautiful few moments.

elope scotland couple at the fairy glen on skye

A heavy downpour saw us running to the car though and we soon departed for the Quiraing. First though, a stop off at the Skye Brewing Company. Both James and Michelle are craft beer aficionados so any chance to sample some local ale and they were 100% all in!  We headed to the brewery shop and all picked up a few bottles of some of the islands finest Amber nectar! (Skye Blonde is now a firm favourite!)

skye brewery on isle of skye
fairy glen houses on the Isle of skye
couple and a waterfall in Scotland
sheep and elopement couple Isle of skye
james and Michelle, married on the Isle of skye
bride and groom at the Fairy glen on skye
fairy glen elopement on the isle of skye
isle of skye landscape
Scottish elopement by sean bell photographer
sean bell photographer isle of skye elopement
isle of skye elopement ceremony with rings
scottish elopement ceremony with rings
scottish elopement ceremony
elopement in scotland by sean bell photographer
isle of skye elopement couple at the fairy glen
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couple kissing during their isle of skye elopement
scottish elopement couple on Isle of skye
scottish elopement couple and sheep on the Isle of Skye
isle of skye elopement couple at the fairy glen
Isle of skye elopement of James and Michelle
sheep on the isle of skye
a couple walking at the fairy glen after they eloped to scotland
couple climbing in the fairy glen after their elopement
Isle of skye elopement in the fairy glen
couple hugging during their isle of skye elopement
fairy glen elopement on the isle of skye
scottish elopement couple hugging on Skye
scottish elopement photographer sean bell
Isle of sky elopement couple standing at the fairy glen
isle of skye elopement couple at the fairy glen
isle of skye elopement tartan blanket
scottish elopement couple
scotland elopement photographer sean bell
A couple hug at the fairy glen during their isle of skye elopement
couple walking in the fairy glen on the isle of skye
Isle of skye brewing company brewery
a couple at the skye brewing company
Isle of skye brewing company
beautiful shot of the quiraing on th eisle of skye
scottish elopement runaways during their wedding on skye
skye couple shot by scottish elopement photographer sean bell
bride and groom at the quiraing during their skye elopement
couple hug on skye during thier scottish elopement by Sean Bell photography
bride standing at the quiraing
quiraing bride standing in the wind
bride and groom runnin gduring isle of skye elopement
scottish elopement by sean bell photography
isle of skye elopement
couple portrait during their isle of skye elopement
Isle of skye elopement couple at the quiraing
a couple during thier isle of skye elopement
old man of storr elopement
fern on isle of skye
portrait of a couple at the fairy glen on skye
skye elopement couple James and Michelle
sheep on the isle of skye
a couple portrait on the isle of skye elopement
groom and wild gorse flowers
bride and groom and wild gorse flowers
bride dress on the isle of skye

The Old Man of Storr

Both James and Michelle were keen to make the hike up to the Old man of Storr, a famous volcanic pinnacle on the East of the Island. The walk is around 30 minutes but as we arrived the rain was torrential, we waited to see if it would abate but it kept lashing on down as we hid in the car. After about 15 minutes we made a decision to go for it regardless!

And off we went, hiking into the howling gales and sideways rain.

I was absolutely loving being in amongst the elements but I was worried for James and Michelle, as I looked back to check though all I could see were smiling faces. All good! Let’s move on.

elope scotland couple at the old man of storr

We arrived at the Storr and wandered in amongst the amazing rock formations. James and Michelle then went full scramble mode and climbed a neighbouring stack! They found an elevated position and as they reached the top of this, the rain stopped.

A gentle shimmer of light appeared as the Sun tried to break through the cloud and it suddenly felt like all the battling through the rain earlier had been worth it. We were being rewarded.

We then were treated to some amazing views as the Sun bounced off the wet rock and lit up the surrounding crags. 

road to the old man of storr on skye
old man of storr in the rain on the isle of skye
couple in the rain
couple waking in skye
 isle of skye elopement couple
old man of storr elopement
old man of storr on skye by sean bell photography
 isle of skye elopement couple
 isle of skye elopement couple climbing at the storr
scottish elopement photographer sean bell
isle of skye elopement couple climbing old man of storr
isle of skye elopement couple standing on the old man of storr
elope to scotland isle of skye elopement couple
isle of skye views to the sea
couple walking on the isle of skye during old man of storr elopement
tree stumps near the old man of storr
old man of storr on the isle of skye
old man of storr elopement
isle of skye elopement

The place was silent, with nobody else around, wonderful! It was pretty sweet to watch them up there together between those mighty spires. Two lovers immersed in that rugged and majestic landscape, together, alone. An epic Scottish love story filled with a bit of everything. Im so grateful to James and Michelle for being such adventurous souls and that they put their trust in me to capture their Isle of Skye Elopement.

If you are looking for a Scottish Elopement photographer or need some advice/ideas for eloping in Scotland, I would love to hear from you! 

4 Comments

    • Thanks so much Neil, really appreciate that! I guess it was worth battling the elements and heading to the Storr then. Really looking forward to being back up there for more windswept highland elopements. No doubt you and Tanni are too!? Take care.

    • Hey Christophe! Thanks man, means a lot, really appreciate the kind words. We have to brave the weather quite a bit here in Scotland, the ‘all in/go for it’ approach usually works out best..

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