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Essential Information For Couples Eloping To Or Getting Married On The Isle Of Skye
16 September 2018

For couples eloping to the Isle of Skye, it can be an exciting, but daunting, prospect to plan your elopement!  

For our dedicated elopement page, you can visit our brand new Let's Elope! page!  Here you can find details of our very special offer for couples eloping to the Isle of Skye.

Here you can find information on:

Outdoor Locations, Indoor Locations, Florists, Hair and Makeup Artists, Transport, Wedding Cakes, Celebrants and Musicians. 

Legal information on getting married in Skye and Lochalsh can be found here.  We also put together a blog about the different registry offices on the island and the lovely registrars who you might choose to take your wedding ceremony.  

As Isle of Skye wedding photographers, we have had the delight of photographing couples in love amid the beautiful Scottish landscape.  Is there a location that's special to you?  Let's go there!

Isle of Skye Outdoor Elopement Venues:

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Quiraing - an extraordinary landscape for an extraordinary occasion!  

Where?  You can find the Quiraing after around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree.  At the top of a winding road, there is a car park, enabling you to walk just a few feet off the road and have the Quiraing as your background.  If you wanted to have your ceremony up the Quiraing itself, the walk takes around two hours but is definitely worth the trek.

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Loch Coruisk - there's something romantic about a location that is only practically accessible by boat.  Surrounded by Skye's jagged mountain range, The Cuillins, the loch is often wreathed with atmospheric mist.  There is a strong possibility that you will see seals and, occasionally, dolphins on the journey – making this wedding location a favourite for couples with children. 

Where?

Boat trips leave from Elgol, which is located approximately a 30-minute drive from the town of Broadford..  Once there, the terrain is fairly easy to walk, but sturdy boots are recommended as the path can be muddy.  Once on the shores of the loch, you can choose whether to hold your ceremony on a windswept cliff or by the loch itself. 

To book your boat trip, you can contact Misty Isle Boat Trips or Bella Jane Boat Trips.     

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Fairy Pools - magical, intensely-coloured pools with a backdrop of jagged Cuillins add drama to your wedding day.  The name itself suggests something special – but the location exceeds your wildest dreams.  

Where?

Located close to the Talisker Distillery, the Fairy Pools are around a 35-minute drive from the town of Portree and can be found in Glenbrittle.  Getting to the Fairy Pools will require a 20-minute walk both ways, so you might want to wear boots and carry your wedding shoes for this one!  The terrain is easy as there is a path to walk on, but there are large stepping stones and mud to navigate.  There are a number of different pools where you could have your ceremony, including by several waterfalls.  

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Elgol - if you don't fancy the boat trip to Loch Coruisk, or the weather is unfavourable, Elgol Harbour makes a gorgeous alternative.  

Where?

Head to Broadford and take the turning marked Elgol - located next to the Broadford Hotel.  After a journey of about half an hour, you will find yourself by Elgol Harbour. On a rainy day, the Honeycomb Rock forms a large, overhanging shelter - a perfect place for a ceremony in the rain! 

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The Old Man Of Storr - an intriguing rock, formed by part of the Trotternish landslip.  

Where?

Having your wedding at the foot of the Old Man of Storr would take around a 45-minute long walk up hill, on fairly easy terrain.  It can get muddy and boggy in places, so sensible footwear is advised.  Alternatively, the Old Man could provide a backdrop to your wedding photographs.   

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Staffin Bay - crashing waves and magical scenery combine to create a stretch of beautiful coastline.  

Where?

Staffin Bay is located near to the Quiraing, Duntulm Castle and the Old Man of Storr and is around 17 miles north of Portree.  

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Neist Point Lighthouse - iconic, delightful and surrounded by beautiful views, this is an unusual and dramatic wedding venue.  

Where?

Neist Point Lighthouse can be found near Glendale.  The walk directly to the lighthouse takes around 45 minutes down a concrete path.  However, if you opt to park in the car park and walk along the coastline, with the Lighthouse as a backdrop, this would save time and still result in impressive views.

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Fairy Glen - wind-sculpted green hills, still pools and abundant beauty makes this one of Euphoria's top elopement spots.  

Where?

It is located very close to Uig, where the ferry goes to the Outer Hebrides.  In winter, the terrain is slippery with ice.  During summer, however, it's an easy walk to the top.    

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Sligachan - stunning scenery and the option to have your wedding ceremony on the ancient bridge, makes Sligachan a terrific wedding location.  

Where?

It is located in the middle of Skye, an easy distance from Portree.   

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Talisker Bay - a gorgeous Skye beach with shining sands.  

Where?

Talisker Bay is close to Glenbrittle and the Fairy Pools, in the north of Skye.  The walk will take you along easy terrain on a road that fades into a dirt track.  It should take around 20 minutes each way.  

Coral Beach

Coral Beach - dazzling white and beautifully windswept, this "beach" is one of Skye's top beauty spots.  

Where?  

The Coral Beach car park located at Waternish, around a 10 minute drive from Dunvegan Castle.  The walk is along easy terrain and takes around 25 minutes each way.    

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Brothers' Point - incredible land formations and an awesome view of Kilt Rock, this has fast become one of our favourite wedding locations.

Where? 

Check out our Brothers' Point Virtual Walkthrough, where we guide you through the terrain involved.  

Isle Of Skye Indoor Wedding Venues:

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Eilean Donan Castle - you're right, this one isn't on Skye!  It's very close though, and is a spectacular, stunning wedding venue.  The Castle has a dedicated wedding planner, the amazing Rona, who works hard to make sure your day is beyond your loveliest dreams.  It's sumptuous, luxurious and gorgeously Scottish.  We have love photographing proposals, engagement sessions, elopements and weddings here!  

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Cuillin Hills Hotel - luxurious interiors combined with superb catering make this hotel one of Euphoria's favourite wedding locations!  We have worked with their superb wedding organiser, Janet, on many occasions.  Her professionalism, combined with a deep love of people, enables her to help make each individual wedding go smoothly.  

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Duisdale House Hotel - we can't enthuse enough about Duisdale!  Beautiful inside and out, with professional staff and excellent surroundings, this is a perfect wedding venue!  Their luxury yacht is also available to hire for smaller weddings.

Kinloch Lodge - beautiful grounds and a beautiful interior make this venue a superb choice for your south Skye wedding.

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Dunvegan Castle - there's something romantic about getting married in a castle and Dunvegan Castle is just extraordinary.  Combining history with beauty, it makes a stunning backdrop for wedding photographs and a memorable location for your wedding day.

Sligachan Hotel - hold a license to perform wedding ceremonies on the historical bridge close to the dramatic Cuillins.

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Skeabost Country House Hotel - set amid beautiful scenery and on the edge of a loch, this hotel is a fabulous wedding venue.  Weddings are usually held in the conservatory (below) but can also be held in the billiard room.  Recently, Skeabost became the sister hotel of Duisdale Country House Hotel and Toravaig Hotel and has been extensively renovated, looking absolutely stunning!  

Flodigarry Country House Hotel Wedding Photographer

Flodigarry Hotel - located in ancient woodlands in north-east Skye, this is a hotel with a romantic Jacobite past.  As a wedding venue, it boasts spectacular views and was the place KT Tunstall chose to have her wedding ceremony.  It is located in the north of Skye, close to the iconic Quiraing, Old Man of Storr, Staffin Bay and Duntulm Castle.  You will be warmly welcomed by hosts, Paul and Bette Temming.  

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Sconser Lodge - this hotel is gorgeous inside and out - with so many opportunities for creative photographs!  Stunning views to Raasay, coupled with a gorgeous interior, make this a favourite indoor Skye wedding venues.  You will receive a lovely welcome from Craig and Lisa.  

For examples of weddings we have photographed in the gorgeous Skye locations, feel free to view our galleries.

Isle of Skye Wedding Flowers:

Sconser Lodge Wedding

Flowers by Carole - Carole takes great pride in her work and the results are stunning.  She kindly allowed Euphoria Photography to interview her to get more details about her work.

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Loch Duich Plants - Donald creates gorgeous floral works of art.  He is located close to Eilean Donan Castle.

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Simply Flowers - Janet is based in Broadford and we have worked with her bouquets at various weddings.

Isle of Skye Wedding Hair and Makeup:

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Bee Bonnie - Heather Campbell will travel round the island.  She does both hair and makeup to ensure you look your gorgeous best.

Skye Beauty

Skye Beauty - Lynn is a fully qualified beauty therapist and will ensure you look radiant on your wedding day.

Isle of Skye Wedding Transport:

Bygone Drives Classic Car wedding service will ensure your wedding day starts with all the glamour and romance that all brides deserve on their wedding day, from the red carpet to the complimentary champagne."

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South Skye Carriages - offering a unique and romantic option for your wedding transport.  Their beautifully presented Clydesdale horse and carriage is available for weddings and special occasions throughout Skye and the surrounding area. 

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Some remote wedding venues, like the dramatic Loch Coruisk, are only accessible by boat.  Misty Isle Boat Trips or the Bella Jane can take you there.

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Top Class - a selection of gorgeous cars provided by the amazing George.  They also have a horse and carriage option too!  We have worked with George at a summer Flodigarry Hotel wedding - you can view it here.

Isle of Skye Wedding Cakes:

Jann's Cakes - Jann specialises in wedding and celebration cakes, uniquely tailored to your own individual design.  Jann is located at 46 Kilmuir, Dunvegan, IV55 8GQ.  Telephone: 01470 521730.

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Cakes by Fiona MacKinnon - Fiona produces delicious and gorgeous bespoke wedding cakes.

Isle of Skye Registrars and Celebrants:

Some eloping couples opt to be married in the registry office by one of the experienced registrars there.  We've written a blog to help you get to know them and decide which registry office to get in contact with.  However, we find many eloping couples love to be married out of doors, in one of Skye's scenic locations.

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John Howieson - John is willing to travel to most terrains on the beautiful Isle of Skye.  We love this image of him marrying this eloping couple at Talisker Beach!  John is a Humanist celebrant.  

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Sonja Eckl-Riel - Sonja can conduct wedding ceremonies in both German and English, offering a ceremony that reflects the couple's beliefs and relationship.  Sonja is an interfaith minister.

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Penelope Hamilton - Penelope is a Humanist celebrant who regularly travels to the Isle of Skye to conduct her heartfelt wedding ceremonies.  Penelope only covers Skye during the warmer months, so please be sure to check her availability in advance.  

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Davina McCluskie - We worked with Davina at a gorgeous Fiscavaig Beach Vow Renewal!  She is based on Skye and conducts wedding and elopement ceremonies as part of a husband and wife team.

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Neil Lynch - Elgin-based humanist celebrant, Neil, regularly travels to Skye to conduct wedding ceremonies.  

Isle of Skye Musicians:

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Skye Piper Ally K - Ally is great to work with and a talented bagpipe player!  

Lea MacLeod - A skilled bagpiper, Lea enjoys playing at weddings on the Isle of Skye and at Eilean Donan Castle.

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Piper On Parade - Dougie headed up to Skye to play at the Quiraing at this elopement.

Featured Elopements:

It's such an honour to have our work featured on a number of destination wedding and elopement blogs.  Our featured elopements can be viewed on the wedding blogs listed below:

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Offbeat Bride - John + Melanie - Bicycle-Themed Isle Of Skye Elopement.

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Artfully Wed - Michael + Leagh - Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye Elopement.

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So You're Getting Married - James + Leoni - Vintage-Style Quiraing + Staffin Bay, Isle Of Skye Elopement.

Loch Coruisk Elopement

Fly Away Bride - Jordi + Bego - Loch Coruisk, Isle Of Skye Elopement.

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Huffington Post - Eilean Donan Castle Elopement - See Who Got Married This Weekend.  

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Simply Elope - Keir + Gemma - Isle of Skye Elopement.

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Huffington Post - Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye Elopement - See Who Got Married This Weekend.

Isle of Skye Elopement

Simply Elope - Samuel + Ruth - Duisdale House Hotel, Isle Of Skye Elopement. 

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Huffington Post - Isle of Skye Elopement - See Who Got Married This Weekend.

Finally here is a very special YouTube video of some of the amazing elopements we have been honoured to shoot at some of Skye's most beautiful locations!

Elopements Elsewhere!

As well as documenting Isle of Skye elopements, Euphoria is also available worldwide!  Please get in touch to tell us all about your elopement plans!  

As seen on wedding blogs, Offbeat Bride, Fly Away Bride, Simply Elope, How He Asked by The Knot, DIY Bride, Easy Weddings, We Fell In Love, WonderWed, You & Your Wedding, Bride Story, Wedding Lovely, Wedding Photographer Society, Two Bright Lights and WedInspire.

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We are available for assignments anywhere in the world, including Iceland, Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Coruisk, Dunvegan Castle, The Quiraing, The Old Man Of Storr, The Fairy Pools, The Fairy Glen, Neist Point Lighthouse, Talisker Bay, Fiscavaig Bay, Glenbrittle Bay, Staffin Beach, Braes, Broadford, Elgol, Sligachan, Staffin, Dunscaith Castle, Duntulm Castle, Castle Moil, Glasgow, Birmingham, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris, Isle of North Uist, Isle of South Uist, Isle of Raasay, Isle of Eriskay, Flodigarry Country House Hotel, Duisdale Country House Hotel, Toravaig Hotel, Skeabost Country House Hotel, Cuillin Hills Hotel, Sconser Lodge Hotel,  Kilchurn Castle,  Armadale Castle, Luskentyre Beach, West Highland Hotel, Mallaig, Knoydart and Plockton.  

 


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