Woodland , Water and Rock
Neil and Flora’s Scottish elopement in Galloway forest on a Sunny spring day in April. The Galloway forest is a dark sky area and a place of outstanding beauty with a remote vibe and stunning Lochs and Woodlands.
Many couples who decide to elope to Scotland will head straight for the hotspots like Glencoe, Isle of Skye and the North West Highlands and for good reason, these are stunningly remote parts with some epic locations brimming with rugged scenery, but the landscape and woodland of the lush rolling Scottish Borderlands of Galloway should’nt be ignored and can definitely offer a sometimes quieter and perhaps a more accessible alternative.
Although not as mountainous as our Highland areas, being in the Galloway Forest Park still felt like some parts of the Cairngorms, its definitely worth considering as a place for your elope to Scotland.
Neil and Flora stayed stayed (along with their handsome Labrador, ‘Scout’) at the secluded Corrafeckloch Cottage in the heart of the forest, the cottage is situated next to a beautiful pond so they decided to hold their intimate ceremony there too, out on the Jetty, between the water and the woodland.
It was a quiet morning, such a peaceful setting , with the Sun streaming in through the cottage windows, Neil and Flora got ready separately, enjoying a glass of Whisky whilst both writing each other notes into little books they had made for the day.
Neil even drew a sweet cartoon picture of their doggie ‘Scout’ which was a lovely touch and brought a tear to Flora’s eye!
Living fairly close by to the area, Neil and Flora knew of its many charms and some cool spots to go after the ceremony. I had committed to doing an recce for epic locations and found the area around Glen Trool, but they were excited to show me around some of their local walks too.
After an emotional ceremony by the pond and conducted by their local minister, we enjoyed a small glass of champagne and cake before we (along with great videographers Olive and Thistle) all jumped in the cars and fired along the country roads towards Glen Trool. We then spent the late afternoon running wild between the heather, throwing stones into the river and also managed to catch some low slung evening Sun that was stripping beautifully through the trees as we wandered and explored this amazing forest
Awesome day with these two beauts and of course, their sweet doggie, Scout.