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On This Day... Derek & Shelly's Armadale Castle Elopement!
05 September 2020

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

On this day...  5 September 2013, we were shooting Derek and Shelly at one of our favourite locations, the magical ruins of Armadale Castle.

Sadly, weddings no longer take place at the Castle (although we did get to go back for a Game of Thrones styled shoot last year!) so that makes these wedding photographs even more special.

Derek and Shelly were high school sweethearts a number of years ago but, sadly, they separated due to fear of responsibility.  Life went on but Derek never married. 

Around 30 years later, he set out to find Shelly.  Although he was not much of a social media buff, he managed to track her down on Facebook and sent her a message.  For various reasons, Shelly never saw that message for a number of months but when she did, they began corresponding. 

“It was as though the years had melted away,” Shelly stated.  They talked daily by ‘phone and wrote until finally, last year, they met up at Las Vegas - almost 30 years to the day since they had last seen each other!

Derek went on to propose in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Disneyland.  He was originally from Dunoon (although he now has a U.S. accent) and shared with Shelly how beautiful Scotland is.  It is appropriate that they chose Armadale Castle as the venue for their romantic elopement.

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Shelly's luscious bouquet came from Donald at Loch Duich Plants.  It was just out of this world!

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

The Castle ruins make for a spectacular background - with quite a bit of diversity.  

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

The buildings, although connected, almost look like two different castles!

Isle of Skye Wedding Photographer Elopement Photo

Shelly was very adventurous, willing to climb anything!

Isle of Skye Wedding Photographer Elopement Photo

Whether it was ruined castles, trees or even climbing frames, Shelly would climb it!

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Armadale Castle Isle of Skye Wedding Elopement Photographer Photography Elope Photo

Derek and Shelly, thank you for letting us share your wedding day all those years ago.  Never lose your adventurous spirit! 

 


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