Winter wedding in Scotland

As winter blankets Scotland in a soft, snowy embrace, more and more couples choose this enchanting season for an outdoor wedding or elopement. The breathtaking beauty of this cosy season is the reason why!

Miranda and Glynn chose to tie the knot in January, as they wanted a quiet, intimate celebration with their loved ones among frost-kissed highland landscapes. I hope their winter wedding photos will provide you with inspiration.

In this blog post, we'll also explore the many reasons why winter weddings in Scotland are a magical choice for couples seeking a unique and unforgettable celebration.

Hair & make-up: Bonny's Wonderland

Celebrant: Ian MacLean

Accommodation: Kingshouse Hotel



Landscape of Glencoe covered in snow
Kingshouse Hotel in Scotland
Kingshouse Hotel in Scotland
Bride's wedding gown hanging in the window
Quaich and bridal bouquet
Sun rising above Glencoe
Deer antlers on the wall of Kingshouse Hotel in Scotland
Groom getting ready before the vow exchange
Groom looking out the hotel window and writing his vows
Bride putting her earrings in and looking out the hotel window
Bride standing by the Kingshouse Hotel window in her suite
Bride putting her boots on before the ceremony
Bride walking up to the groom before the private, pre-ceremony vow exchange
Bride laughing happily next to the groom
Bride reading her private vow to the groom
Bride reading her private vow to the groom with snowy mountain landscapes in the background
Groom reading his private vow to the bride standing by his side
Buachaille Etive Mòr covered in the snow in the winter
Frozen ferns
Misty, snowy landscapes of wintry Glencoe
Frozen river and trees - winter in snowy Glencoe
Groom awaiting the arrival of the bride before their Buachaille Etive Mòr winter outdoor wedding
Groom and the guests awaiting the arrival of the bride before their Buachaille Etive Mòr winter outdoor wedding
Bride being walked down the aisle by her parents
Bride walking down the aisle at her Scottish winter wedding
The beginning of Buachaille Etive Mòr winter outdoor wedding
Bride and guests sharing laughs during the outdoor winter wedding in the highlands
Bride's parents witnessing the wedding
Bride and groom holding hands at their humanist winter Scottish wedding
Father of the bride handing the bride and groom their rings
Father of the bride handing the bride and groom their rings
Bride and groom holding hands at their humanist winter Scottish wedding
Bride and groom holding hands at their humanist winter Scottish wedding
Buachaille Etive Mòr winter outdoor wedding - winter weddings in Scotland
Bride and groom sharing their first kiss at Buachaille Etive Mòr winter outdoor wedding - winter weddings in Scotland
Newlyweds getting ready to share their first toast together by drinking from the Scottish quaich
Newlyweds getting ready to share their first toast together by drinking from the Scottish quaich
Newlyweds getting ready to share their first toast together by drinking from the Scottish quaich
Newlyweds sharing a kiss after their winter ceremony in Scotland
Newlyweds sharing an embrace after their winter ceremony in Scotland
Buachaille Etive Mòr in the winter
Bride and groom embracing with Buachaille Etive Mòr in the background
Frost-covered ferns in the highlands of Scotland
Mist rolling over the mountains in Scotland
Winter wedding photos in Scotland
Winter wedding photos in Scotland - bride and groom in a warm embrace
Winter wedding photos in Scotland - groom kissing the bride's forehead
Black and white winter wedding photo in Scotland
Bride and groom kissing on Glen Etive road in the highlands
Bride and groom walking down Glen Etive road in the highlands
Bride and groom holding hands and walking down Glen Etive road in the highlands
Bride and groom holding hands and walking down Glen Etive road in the highlands
Winter weddings in Scotland - Glen Etive road wedding
Winter weddings in Scotland - Glen Etive road wedding
Deer grazing in front of the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe
Bride and groom standing in front of grazing deer in front of the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe
Bride and groom standing in front of grazing deer in front of the Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe
Fireplace at Kingshouse Hotel in Glencoe
Bride and groom sharing a toast of whisky and champagne
Bride and groom embracing in front of the fireplace
Deer looking into a car window in Glencoe
Roads in the highlands in the winter
Bride and groom walking up to the Three Sisters viewpoint in the highlands
Mountains of Scotland
Bride and groom embracing at the Three Sisters viewpoint in the highlands - Glencoe winter wedding photos
Bride and groom embracing at the Three Sisters viewpoint in the highlands - Glencoe winter wedding photos
Bride and groom kissing at the Three Sisters viewpoint in the highlands - Glencoe winter wedding photos
Black and white Glencoe winter wedding photos
Groom kissing bride's hand
Highlands wedding photos in the winter
Winter wedding photoshoot
Winter elopement photos in Scotland
Bride posing against snow-capped mountain peeks in Glencoe
Bride posing against snow-capped mountain peeks in Glencoe
Bride posing against snow-capped mountain peeks in Glencoe
Bride posing against snow-capped mountain peeks in Glencoe
Bride posing against snow-capped mountain peeks in Glencoe
Bride and groom having a hug
Close-up shot of bride's engagement ring
Close-up shot of bride's engagement ring
Portraits of groom
Bride and groom dancing
Bride and groom holding hands
Black and white photo of bride and groom
The Study viewpoint in Glencoe
Bride and groom kissing at the Little White House of Glencoe
Bride and groom walking towards the Little White House of Glencoe
Bride and groom holding hands and walking in Glencoe
Mist-covered mountains of Scotland



Why choose winter for your wedding in Scotland

As the crisp chill of winter descends upon Scotland, the landscapes are painted with the delicate brushstrokes of ice and snow, setting the stage for dreamy outdoor romance-filled weddings. But what are the reason why you should consider the frosty season for your celebration?

Beauty of snowy winter landscapes

Winter transforms Scotland into a picturesque wonderland, with snow-capped mountains, frost-kissed forests, and sparkling lakes creating a stunning backdrop for wedding celebrations.

As temperatures drop, lakes and rivers freeze over, creating a serene and otherworldly landscape. The stillness of the water, captured in its icy embrace, reflects the world around it like a mirror, creating a sense of tranquility and peace that is unmatched by any other season. Waterfalls look like cascades of water freezing in mid-air, forming intricate ice sculptures that glitter in the sunlight.

Whether you're exchanging vows against the backdrop of a snow-covered castle or posing for photos in a winter wonderland of glistening snow, the beauty of Scotland's snowy landscapes is truly unrivalled.

Quieter and more intimate atmosphere

Winter weddings in Scotland often boast a quieter and more intimate atmosphere, with way fewer weddings taking place during the colder months. This creates an opportunity for couples to enjoy a more personal and meaningful celebration surrounded by their closest friends and family.

Fewer crowds in popular areas

With fewer tourists flocking to popular areas during the winter months, couples can enjoy a more private and intimate wedding experience. Whether you're saying I do against the backdrop of a historic castle or exchanging vows in a tranquil forest glen, you'll have the space and serenity to truly be in the moment. No loud crowds, no interruptions.

Greater availability of accommodation options at lower rates

Winter weddings in Scotland offer the added advantage of greater availability of accommodation options at lower rates. With fewer tourists visiting the country during the off-peak season, couples can take advantage of discounted rates and enjoy a luxurious stay in cosy lodges, boutique hotels, or historic castles.

Shorter days and better light

While winter days may be shorter, they offer a unique opportunity for capturing the soft, golden light of sunrise and sunset. The low angle of the sun during the winter months creates a magical ambiance that's perfect for capturing romantic moments and creating stunning wedding photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. Greater opportunity for capturing sunrise and sunset light will have a wonderful impact on your wedding photos - photography is all about light, after all.

It's the cosiest season

After you've exchanged your vows, picture a cosy evening by the fireplace with a dram of whisky in your hand. And if you're in luck, you might get a good view on deer grazing just outside of your hotel. Just like Miranda and Glynn were lucky to witness after their ceremony!



Choosing winter to tie the knot

In conclusion, winter landscapes hold a special kind of beauty that is both captivating and peaceful. From snow-covered mountains to frost-adorned forests, each scene is a testament to the power and majesty of ever-changing nature. So bundle up warmly, venture outdoors, and immerse yourself in the magical wonder of winter's embrace.

Leave me a message here and let's plan your dream winter Scottish wedding together!

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