Katie & Devin - St Anthony's Chapel elopement in Edinburgh

A couple of months back I was contacted by Cheryl, Katie’s mom – on behalf of Katie and Devin about their plans to elope in Scotland.

Cheryl told me all about their plans to have an outdoor Scottish elopement surrounded by Edinburgh’s epic scenery.

So, since their entire family have a special love for Scotland, after completing the formal marriage paperwork in the US where they are from – Katie and Devin they travelled to tie the knot in Edinburgh, together with Katie’s parents.

From the beginning of our conversation via email, Cheryl mentioned I was their first choice as their Edinburgh wedding photographer. So of course, I was absolutely delighted! They want to say their vows to each other, hopefully a bagpiper will play and then some magnificent photos of them will be taken. We saw your photos online and felt you captured the essence of what Katie wants for their elopement in Edinburgh. Your photos are beautiful. 

Arthur’s Seat outdoor elopement at St Anthony’s Chapel

After their travel all the way from Ohio, Katie and Devin exchanged their personal vows on a warm September evening. Their ceremony at the ruins of St Anthony’s Chapel overlooking St Margaret’s Loch was beautiful in every way.

So it was a truly unforgettable day with ever-changing weather – including sunshine, three rainbows, and then lots of rain. However, the weather forecast the day before had mentioned thunderstorms which we thankfully avoided! Meanwhile, Katie and Devin were enjoying these precious moments and embraced whatever the day brought them. In conclusion, with a laid-back approach to Scottish weather your day can only end up being more enjoyable and adventurous. Which is why outdoor weddings are best for couples with a relaxed approach and no expectations!

After their beautiful, intimate ceremony in Holyrood Park, we walked around Royal Mile and Holyrood Park to capture some more wedding photos of this beautiful couple in their wedding attire.

Wedding suppliers:

Accommodation: Scotsman Hotel

Bagpiper: Roddy the Piper

Flowers: Narcissus Flowers

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Outdoor summer elopement in Edinburgh

I think that Katie and Devin’s outdoor elopement in Edinburgh proves that you really don’t have to travel all the way to the Scottish highlands if you want to marry among some epic scenery.

And you have so many options when planning your outdoor wedding in the Scottish capital!

After I delivered their final and complete gallery of wedding photos to Katie and Devin, I got so many nice emails from both the couple and Cheryl, Katie’s mom. So I cannot express how rewarding it is when my clients are head over heels in love with the photographs I have provided them with.

Cheryl emailed me saying: Thank you again for everything – you have lifted a huge load off of our shoulders with the wedding planning. And you just made my weekend and I’m sure Katie’s as well. You’ve been an absolute dream photographer to work with and we can’t thank you enough.

Katie’s response to receiving her final gallery was: Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our wedding day the most magical day of our lives. We can’t even begin to tell you how much we love every single photo. Again, thank you for everything. Our day will be able to be forever remembered because of you! 

If you’re planning to elope in Scotland’s capital, but you don’t know where to start, please don’t worry! I have a ton of valuable resources available to help you craft the most beautiful day of your lives.

My Edinburgh Small-wedding and Elopement Guide will provide you with lots of inspiration and planning advice.

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