It was my first time in Isle of Skye when Kait and Phil asked me to photograph their elopement there.
I was incredibly excited to be a part of their adventure and felt so lucky that I could be their wedding photographer. Two absolutely wonderful people, so so in love. Their pre-wedding photoshoot the day before the elopement was an amazing start to something even more beautiful.
Summer Isle of Skye elopement
Isle of Skye is one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen, it’s dark, atmospheric and so dramatic.
Portree Harbour was where Phil saw Kait in her wedding dress for the first time and being a witness of that was incredible. We were all surrounded by gorgeous Scottish scenery and they were surrounded by their loved ones when committing to sharing their life together.
After spending some time in Portree we all headed to Fairy Glen where Kait and Phil got married.
Kait and Phil – the love story on Isle of Skye
How did you meet?
We met working at Disneyland.
Why did you choose Scotland for your elopement?
Kait: It kind of started as a joke. In 2016 my best friend Bri (who ended up officiating the ceremony!) and I traveled to the UK and I joked that someday I’d elope there. When we got engaged, we knew a typical wedding wasn’t going to work for us. The timing, logistics and stress of it all didn’t make sense for our story. I kept joking that we could always elope in Scotland and Phil being the most supportive, easy-going, up-for-anything partner I could hope for finally responded “why not?” and the plan was in motion.
Was it the right choice?
Kait: Absolutely. We couldn’t have asked for a better setting, adventure, or people to start this chapter with (our vendors and photographers especially!)
Phil: Yes it was. It was the most beautiful setting to marry my best friend.
How did you feel when you fell in love?
Kait: I felt so happy, anxious and at peace all at once. Falling in love with Phil was effortless. It’s like I’d loved him all along.
Phil: Like I had finally found my true best friend. Someone who understood me and cared for the real me. I didn’t feel like I had to be anyone but myself with her and that she accepted that person.
What do you love about each other?
Kait: I love Phil’s demeanor. He always has this sense of calm about him. He grounds me. I love his laugh. I work so hard to earn it because it’s my favorite. I love the person I am when I’m with him. I get to be my most vulnerable, authentic self while working on being a better, stronger person. I love the patience he shows me.
Phil: Her sense of humour, strength, compassion and willingness to be there for everyone. Kait can do anything. She is a superwoman who can’t be shut off. And who would want to? She is the most inspiring person I know and I can’t imagine not living in awe of her every day.
What does love mean to you?
Kait: Love means choosing one another again and again. Love is compassion, respect, optimism and hope.
Phil: Love is taking care of each other. It’s finding “home” in that other person – that no matter where I am with her, it feels right. It’s falling head over heels for them every day, more and more.
Getting married in Isle of Skye
I can now say – without a doubt – that Isle of Skye immediately became one of my favourite places in the world. Getting married there is an amazing idea, especially if you adore Scotland and a traditional wedding is not for you.
Eloping in Isle of Skye is such an adventure and its amazing scenery will not disappoint you.
Dress: Dreamers and Lovers
Suit: Grooms Grotto
Flowers: Heavenly Blooms
Make-up: Eilidh Matheson make-up
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