Elopement at The Isle of Skye: Skye + James

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Australia natives, Skye + James, traveled far from home to tie the knot in one of the most raw + picturesque parts of Scotland – the always beautiful Isle of Skye. For this duo, the most important collective decision they made was that an elopement felt like the right thing to do. What could be better than starting their marriage off in the very place that Skye’s father named her after! :) Skye says, I think it was pretty much the eve that James proposed that we both knew what WE wanted to do. The Isle of Skye is a place that we have wanted to visit together for many years and for many reasons and we just knew that it was the perfect place for us to start on our biggest adventure together. Five months later we travelled 17000km from Sydney to Loch Coruisk, a place that we had never seen before. We had no idea what to expect. It was a huge risk but we knew that as long as we were together the day would be a fun adventure.

She adds, If you are considering eloping, our advice is to be courageous, pick a place that is special, book the best photographer you can (in Skye + James’ case that meant Kitchener Photographyto capture the day and go on an unforgettable journey together. We couldn’t agree more!

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Scotland

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Karen Willis Holmes Sydney

We are crazy in love with Skye’s Karen Willis Holmes sequin gown, which she paired with ankle boots from Wanted Shoes for the perfect look for the rugged surroundings.

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland first look

first look

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Couples considering an Isle of Skye elopement, check out Misty Isle Boat Trips to transport you right to the heart of the Cuillin Hills in Loch Coruisk.

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Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

flower crown

tie ceremony

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Skye: From sunrise to sunset, the entire day was completely unforgettable to me. Waking up in our thatched cottage, seeing each other ready for the first time, heading to the port to board our boat, the children at the local school waving to us and wishing us luck as we headed to Lock Coruisk, the sheer beauty of the surrounds as we journeyed on foot to our ceremony location, the ceremony, the first kiss, the journey back to our cottage, everything was faultless. A particular highlight for me was our hand fasting ceremony as it was such a unique way of symbolising the two of us becoming forever intertwined.

James: The moment I saw Skye for the first time was my most memorable moment. Leading up to it I was standing outside our thatched cottage waiting for Skye to put her wedding dress on. Aside from having a little laugh to myself about the fact that I knew and didn't care that I was signing up to be constantly waiting for her to get ready 'until death do us part' I also had a moment to appreciate the gravity, beauty and significance of what we were doing so that when I eventually saw her I could see a future wife, and a partner and a companion on our adventure of life. All emotional walls were down and it was just me and her, perfect!

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Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Karen Willis Holmes Sydney

flower crown

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Karen Willis Holmes Sydney

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cheers

The sweetest cheers!

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

Scotland Isle of Skype elopement

The beauty of the modern day Elopement is that there are no rules and no limitations. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by family and friends that love and support us no matter what decisions we make in life. Even if some take longer to come around than others, they will come around eventually. We shared our plans with our families and loved ones from the moment we decided to elope which gave us the opportunity to celebrate before our adventure with high teas and buck nights and upon our return. We held an intimate ceremony with our immediate family at Wendy Whitely’s secret garden in Sydney shortly after our return along with quite a number of celebrations that followed!

photography: Kitchener Photography // location: Loch Coruisk via Misty Isle Boat Trips Isle of Skye, Scotland // flower crown: Janet from Simply Flowers // wedding dress: Karen Willis Holmes Sydney // sweater poncho: Forever New // shoes: Wanted Shoes // socks: Calvin Klein // hair + makeup: MAC cosmetics // nails + lashes: Obsession Nails Sydney // groom attire: The Scottish Accessories Shoppe // wedding dinner: Coruisk House // accomodation: Marys Thatched Cottages Elgol, Scotland // videographer: Mr Webster Films

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Rent a Photo Booth with Showtime Photo Booth

showtime photo booth

Photo booths are such a fun way to not only keep your guests entertained at your wedding, but capture playful candids + silly set-ups of your favorite people having a total blast. For couples located, or tying the knot, in the UK, we’re excited to introduce you to Showtime Photo Booth: London’s premier choice for weddings + special events! Showtime will capture those special little moments at your celebration in a very unique, fun + informal manor. The memories will remain in your hands for a lifetime to look back on + enjoy year after year. And Showtime’s booths print super sharp pictures incredibly fast, but also look stunning inside + out, making them the perfect addition to your occasion.

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Another awesome reason to choose Showtime Photo Booth? They have an option to bring along delicious snacks (like that amazing tower of French macarons!), that will save you the hassle of looking for several different suppliers + help keep your guests’ energy levels up throughout the event. Super key in getting the best photo booth snaps if you ask us! ;)

If you’re ready to consider Showtime Photo Booth to help capture fun memories of your wedding day, visit their website for more information! And you can see more of their photo booths in action on their Facebook page and get photo tips + other fun updates by following SPB on Twitter!

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Modern Brooklyn Wedding: Brianne + Alex

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Brianne + Alex established from the beginning that they wanted their wedding to feel like a dressed up dinner party, with a clear sense of intimacy + familiarity. For these two, the big day wasn’t only about them. They wanted to celebrate the fact that almost everyone they cared about was in the same place at the same time. A pretty amazing fringe benefit of throwing a wedding, in our opinion. Their petite guest list helped further lend an intimate feel to the day, and Tinsel and Twine created a warm, family-style atmosphere with lush florals + loads of candelight. Brianne tells us Having a small wedding was one way for us to share the day with each and every guest.

We love how Brianne + Alex crafted their wedding to feel uniquely them. And as you’re about to see firsthand, their sweet, laid back + undeniably cool personalities shine through in Amber Gress‘ stunning images from the day!

modern invitation

classic white heels

modern square ring

Alex actually designed Brianne’s ring in tandem with local NYC jewelers, Ken & Dana Design. Isn’t it gorge? Way to go, Alex!

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Houghton wedding dress

modern first look

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brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

We’re completely obsessed with Brianne’s gorgeous, minimal Houghton dress. These two seriously make such a stylish couple!

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Houghton wedding dress

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

brooklyn wedding

ceremony program

industrial chairs

indoor Brooklyn ceremony

indoor Brooklyn ceremony

indoor Brooklyn ceremony

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indoor Brooklyn ceremony

indoor Brooklyn ceremony

Brianne: I feel like everyone says this, but it’s impossible to pick just one! I have my top 10. Or maybe 20...But here’s two that come to mind: The moment I saw Alex at the end of the aisle. I was awestruck! My music had started, I was walking up the stairs with my mom and dad, and when Alex came into view every single other thing melted away, all the little stresses of the day, anything other than how excited I was to get up there and marry him.

Second moment was dancing with my mom and two sisters to Manic Monday by the Bangles, a record that prompted a lot of living room dance parties when I was growing up. When Alex and I got engaged, my older sister was battling leukemia, and we were scared she wouldn’t be able to travel for the wedding. Not only did she make it (and officiate) but she was and still is in remission. Having both my sisters and my mom with me the day I married the love of my life, all of us able to jump around and sing our hearts out: pure joy.

Alex: I can’t pick just one moment either. It’s too hard! So here’s two as well:
When I first saw Brianne walking down the aisle — she appeared at the top of the stairs and it was like the rest of the world went blurry. Then she started toward me, and everyone stood, and it was like walls rising up, blocking out everything and everyone... I only saw her.

Walking back together hand in hand — we kissed at the end of the ceremony, and an uncontrollable sense of happiness swept through me. The music started playing, all our friends and family threw confetti, and it was absolutely magical as we almost danced back down the aisle together. I was the happiest man on earth.

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garland arbor

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Brooklyn Wedding

Their sunset cocktail hour took place at Jane’s Carousel and involved lobster rolls and Dark N’ Stormy floats. B + A say it was one of their favorite parts of the entire day. And these carousel shots of them are just way too cute!

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Brooklyn skyline

industrial reception

For the reception, Tinsel and Twine set the long farm tables with lengths of flowering garlands and the glow of clustered candles, creating such a cozy dinner party feel.

industrial reception

garland runner

garland runner

industrial reception

table number

Processional: Groom + Bridal Party: Married Life – Michael Giacchino (from the movie 'Up'); Bride: Hysteric – the Yeah Yeah Yeahs

Recessional: Boom Boom – The Animals

First Dance: A Sunday Kind of Love – Etta James

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spakrler cake

Try not to worry about what anyone else thinks a wedding should look like. All your guests want is for you to be happy (and, in our case, also an open bar and a whole lot of 90s rap to shake it to). Also, you will probably spend more money than you thought you would and DIY less. Don’t be hard on yourselves!

photography: Amber Gress // venue: Smack Mellon Brooklyn, New York // planning, design + florals: Tinsel and Twine // dress: Houghton // bridesmaids dresses: Rebecca Taylor // groomsmen: Ben Sherman // makeup: David Maderich // suit: Brooklyn Tailors // bride’s shoes: Vince // groom’s shoes: Paul Smith // invitations: Designed by Bride and Groom Printed by Swayspace // rings: Designed by Groom and made by Ken & Dana Design // lounge furtniture: Patina Rentals // dj: Beat Train // cake: One Girl Cookies

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