A Breathtaking Elopement in Scotland

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Some weddings remind us that the day really is about two (or three) people. It’s an intimate experience that can be shared with hundreds of family and friends or by a close circle, like Laura and JP’s elopement at the historic Arthur’s Seat in Edinburg, Scotland (presumed to be one of the possible locations in Camelot), captured by the amazing WeddingCity Photography. Their gorgeous location and adorable family has made this real wedding one of our all-time faves.

More from the beautiful bride, Laura, below…

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On Meeting Her Other ‘Fish’:

“It doesn’t seem real but 3 and a half years ago we didn’t know that each other existed and now we are a family of 3 (5 including our fur baby boys). We met online on the dating website Plenty of Fish where we found there is, indeed, plenty of fish. We each met a few pleasant, funny and downright weird “fish” before we met each other! But we soon both left the site as we found in each other that we both fitted together perfectly. What I was looking for was someone to share adventure, family and laughter together and we found it in each other.”

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On Family Life:

“Once we felt we had enough happy adventures to hang up our walking boots for a short while we settled down to family life and we were blessed to welcome our darling boy Rhys to the world. Really I feel like I have everything I ever wanted. A kind, funny, patient man who is my best friend, a beautiful boy who links us forever and has been a wonderful source of joy (his cuteness makes up for any sleepless nights he may have caused us!) and we are also lucky to be surrounded by the best family and friends whom have been very forgiving of our naughty elopement!”

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On the Proposal:

“JP proposed with a bit of help from his boy. They woke me one morning with a lovely surprise. Rhys was wearing a baby vest that said “Mummy, will you marry my Daddy?” How could I refuse? Especially when JP suggested a romantic wedding on a hill in Scotland!”

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On the Elopment:

“Our elopement on Arthur’s seat was the magical, romantic wedding we both dreamed of. We felt it fitted us perfectly and we got to say our vows on the hillside in our boots and thanks to both Serena’s and our luck, the sun shone in beautiful Edinburgh. The sun has always shined in Scotland for us and Serena has yet to photograph a rainy wedding!! If you want a dry but slightly cloudy day for your wedding then Serena is your perfect choice! :-)”

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On Tradition:

“The hand binding ceremony is a Celtic tradition where the phrase “tying the knot” originates and we loved the ceremony and the way the photography came out. The ribbons were our something borrowed from my mum so that made it even more special. The humanist vows reflected our values and beliefs about marriage and life perfectly. Rhys was the perfect wedding guest, our best man, ring bearer and my something blue!”

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Photographer: WeddingCity photography//Hair Stylist: Circles Bridal Hair//Other Location: St. Anthony’s Chapel//Specialty Foods: Balblair Whisky//Dress Designer:French Connection//Location: Grayfriars apartments//Officiant: Ken McMillan//Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Moss Bros//

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