A wedding at the edge of the world.
Sarah and Paul had a gorgeous DIY fest on the stunning Isle of Great Bernera in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Sarah grew up on the tiny island, situated off the larger Isle of Lewis. We only left Great Bernera for the ceremony at Stornoway Town Hall in Lewis, the scenic drive between the islands was such a feast for the eyes.
The celebrations at Bosta Beach, at the north end of Bernera, were held in a marquee at the edge of a cliff with the stunning backdrop of the Atlantic ocean. The epic sunset that night was breathtaking, filling in marquee’s windows with it’s warm glow. The portraits we created under that light are some of my favourite to date.
The couple decorated the marquee with the most beautiful DIY creations, loving crafted over the planning months. They really thought of everything, each area had something new to discover. Using local suppliers where they could, and along with the help of family and friends, what they created was nothing short of magical. For a small island community it was an impressive feat. It just goes to show what amazing things can be created with the good team work of kind people.
Sarah and Paul have the biggest hearts and are incredibly thoughtful people in every way. It wasn’t just a day for themselves, it was about family. With the couple taking time out after the ceremony to visit Paul’s grandmother so she could congratulate the newly married couple.
Not only are they kind souls but Sarah and Paul were so wonderful to work with. I can’t thank them enough for being so welcoming to myself and my husband, who joined me on my travels, and the whole island community.
Even as a fellow Outer Hebridean, I was blown away by all the beauty. I simply can’t wait to photograph more weddings on these very special islands. If you’re an Islander planning a wedding at home, let the story of their day inspire you..
This is how you do Outer Hebrides weddings.
This wedding was featured on: Rock My Wedding.
Wedding dress – Eleganza Sposa, Glasgow
Bridesmaid dresses – Biba, House of Frasers
Videographer – Shoot it Yourself
Wedding invites – LittleIndieStudio on Etsy
Canapes and Cake of Cheese – The Good Food Boutique, Stornoway
Band – Catch 22
Silent Disco – Silent Noize Events
Marquee – North of Scotland Marquees – Nairn
I have never seen views like it, with the gorgeous rustic marquee set up near Bosta Beach at the north end of Great Bernera, taking full advantage of the Atlantic ocean and wild Outer Hebrides backdrop.