Isle of Skye Elopement Highlights Video
We’ve taken the ‘best bits’ of Alanna and Brianna’s feature-length wedding video and created this shorter ‘highlights edit’. Our newlyweds specially chose the music.
Isle Of Skye Wedding Video Elopement – Alanna and Brianna
Alanna and Brianna travelled from Wisconsin in the USA for their small and intimate elopement wedding on the Isle of Skye.
What a great day we spent with these wonderful girls. What a fabulous journey they made (not only in air miles but in something much more powerful) in making their dream Scottish destination wedding one of the most beautiful and memorable of the year.
We met the girls and their lovely family at their holiday cottage, Willowbank Cottage, Broadford, on Skye early in the afternoon of the wedding. The atmosphere was calm and relaxed. Family and friends drank Mimosa cocktails as Jonathon, and I captured video and photos of the wedding preparations.
Later, Brianna went into the garden with her family and waited for ‘the first look’ of the beautiful bride Alanna. What an emotional moment as Brianna saw Alanna in her stunning wedding dress for the first time. After some hugging and kissing, we made our way with Alanna and her wee Granny to the wedding ceremony as Brianna, and the wedding guests followed in separate cars.
The day before the wedding, Alanna and Brianna took a drive to the north of the island. They had a ‘recce’ around the area to find the perfect location for the wedding ceremony. They had considered the beautiful Fairy Glen, with its Hobbit-like features but found their ideal spot away from lots of tourists and the congestion of cars. A place that still offered the most sublime viewpoint and had plenty of parking (a rare find on Skye), making it easily accessible for the entire wedding party.
We were delighted with their choice of location at a place called ‘The Quiraing‘. Photographers can easily follow the ‘crowd’ of other creatives by taking couples to the same places. Sadly, often there’s nothing fresh or necessarily creative about shooting the same photos at the same locations.
Thankfully, Alanna and Brianna wanted something different and unique.
Stepping away from the popular wedding spots on the Isle of Skye, the girls were willing to go off the beaten path.
A short hike from the car led them to an extraordinary place offering wonderful views across Skye. The backdrop of The Quiraing was both imposing and inspiring.
Alanna and Brianna chose to celebrate their love and union in a wonderfully personal humanist wedding ceremony.
The Quiraing is a spectacular, jaw-dropping landslip on the eastern face of Trotternish, a peninsula at the northernmost point of the Isle of Skye.
This place and its romance take your breath away.
It’s a place where you go to…just be. It’s that old thing about nature. It makes you feel great. It’s good for the soul and even better for the mind. A place where you can think, dream and fall in love with its remoteness. A place where you can reminisce on the past and look forward to the future. This is a special place full of wonder and amazement. A mystical place that you could never tire of. A rich beauty that rewards the memories you make and take away will stay in your heart forever.
So somewhere on a rugged hilltop is our couple’s magical little spot where they tied the knot in the ancient Celtic handfasting tradition.
As we stood filming and photographing, this pair of lovers, best friends, and soul mates became one. We knew we were witnessing something wonderful. Their beautiful humanist wedding ceremony brought laughter and tears and was personable, with just the right level of humour, as Neil spoke of Alanna and Brianna’s love story.
A modern-day love story, Alanna and Brianna met online. They started off as friends, but over time, together three years, their relationship and love for each other grew stronger and blossomed into this celebration on the Isle of Skye.
Our newlyweds shared their first drink as a married couple, each taking a sip of sweet whisky liquor from the Quaich, an ancient Scottish tradition symbolising love, trust, and the bond they share.
So much emotion in one day as our newlyweds were congratulated with hugs and kisses. A few group photos were taken of the happy couple with their friends and family. Guests then made their way to the Uig Hotel for some refreshments.
Making full use of the glorious scenery Jonathon and I took Alanna and Brianna for their newlywed photo shoot. The weather was kind and let us get the drone in the air. There was lots of kissing, precisely what’s needed on a wedding day!
Congratulations to Alanna and Brianna. It’s been a pleasure being your destination wedding photographers.
Our Favourite Isle of Skye wedding photos
Here is a selection of our favourite wedding photos from Alanna and Brianna’s Isle of Skye elopement wedding.