Loch awe Scotland wedding

A scotland castle wedding

Oh what a wedding this was. For those of you that follow my insta, you’ll know how much I adore Scotland and this wedding was just a total dream.

Set on the edge of Loch Awe, Argyll Chalets made the perfect venue to this chilled out couple. Jess & James actually got engaged here, so it was somewhere that was so special to them both, they wanted to share that with their most important people.

Jess went for an Autumnal colour scheme which contrasted perfectly with the blues of their loch side backdrop. She got the incredible Gez from Folky Dokey to make her and her bridesmaids flower crowns and her bouquet from dried seasonal flowers. James and Jess’s dad went together to get their suits from Richard Smith and kept them both as a surprise for Jess on the day.

Their ceremony was conducted by a local registrar at the edge of the loch. The amazing thing about Scotland is there are no laws about where a wedding must take place so you can literally get married ANYWHERE (as long as you have permission of course). Jess also decided to write her own personal vows to read to James during their pictures.

Untraditionally, Jess and James decided rather than taking a last name they would instead merge their last names (isn’t this the cutest idea!). So Pollard and Allen became Pollen and cleverly they incorporated a few little bee themed items into their day to represent this, including James’s gorgeous honeycomb cufflinks.

Near their venue was the most incredible Castle, unfortunately though it was a small trek over a very muddy field… did that bother them? Did it ‘eck! They were both more than happy to get a little dirty knowing the picture would be totally worth it. At one point Jess even said ‘If I fall over get a picture, because it will be funny tomorrow!’ I mean if your dress isn’t dirty at the end of the day, you’ve not had enough fun.


Scotland elopements and weddings

Lauren Elliott Photography

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