Intimate Autumn Elopement by The Green Loch Aviemore Scotland
Autumn is hands-down my favourite time of year. In Scotland it comes with it’s challenges for a wedding photographer: unpredictable, often cold, wet and windy weather and fewer hours of daylight. So getting married at this time of year takes a certain amount of courage, nevermind by a remote loch with only the trees for shelter just an hour or two before sunset.
I first met Victoria & Juan just a few days before their wedding. It was clear straight away that they had a vision for the day and that the photography was of huge importance, not least because most of their family in Argentina would be unable to attend the ceremony.
This blog post will only tell part of the story of their day. It was a small, intimate and emotional gathering of closest family, an intensely private and personal experience that I felt so lucky to be welcomed into. This is the part of the story that Juan & Victoria have kept just for themselves and their families.
What I will share is Victoria’s stunning golden forest fairy inspired dress and foraged bouquet. Juan’s family heirloom brooch. A deserted highland loch all to ourselves. Tartan blankets around the fire pit to fend off the cold and the drizzle. Warm smiles and embraces and the most glorious golden light.
“Waking up to see your email was the best wedding gift we could have hoped for. There are no words in the english, spanish speaking world that would do it justice but let’s go with OH MY GOD THEY ARE FREAKING EPIC!
They are everything we didn’t even know we wanted and needed and some more. They are genuine, and real and so warm that you are unable to feel the cold weather!
It was an absolute pleasure to share that day with you, you made it so easy for everyone to feel comfortable and it’s so easy to see you were enjoying yourself too, which we could only hoped for! You went above and beyond talking to everyone, giving me a lift to the loch and all in all so much fun to be around.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Victoria & Juan”