There is something about telling a story that these two absolutely own.
Of course, as actors, this is to be expected. Yet without the necessity for words, Sara & Michael pull you into their unfolding fairytale...his glinting glances towards her, her delicate touch of his hand, the overflow of emotion in the ways they both laugh or in the path of a solitary tear.
It all conspires to weave together a timeless love story in the here & now, celebrated in style and surrounded by family & friends.
Mélanie & Matthieu // Dalhousie Castle
Parisian couples always seem to exude a certain air of sophistication in the most understated of ways. You'd imagine Mélanie & Matthieu sipping coffee on a cobbled street corner in Montmartre, browsing pages of books in Le Bibliothèque Mazarine, strolling down the banks of La Seine some evening in spring.
Yet they chose to swap Parisian couture for Scottish heritage and a year after Matthieu surprised Mèlanie at Dalhousie Castle by asking her to be his wife, they returned for an intimate wedding day.
These two are writers and their love of words and romance was evident throughout their day, choosing to hold on to each other through any version of who they find themselves to be. "I promise I shall stay beside you, from the field of reality to the ocean of dreams, from close shore to distant star."
Lauren & Beau // Isle of Skye
We'd like to think that when Lauren & Beau are old and recounting the story of how they wed on Scotland's Isle of Skye, that they'd recall how only the sheep were witness to it, how the gusting wind and surging waves sang them down the aisle, how time stood still.
Looking out to sea, as the light danced on the horizon, we were all left with a feeling that Nature had woven a magical spell in which these two lovers had become as entwined as the rain within the protection of her clouds.
"Our souls have known each other a long time," she cried. "We've been at home with each other ever since."
Lucy & Pete // Devon, England
When you live in the heart of Scotland yet grew up in glorious Devon, you'd be forgiven for not being able to decide where to celebrate your marriage. So why not do both?
Back in the Autumn, Lucy & Pete had an intimate wedding surrounded by close family in The Hermitage, Dunkeld. Now in the Spring, it was time to throw a party back in Lucy's childhood Devonshire home.
Imagine something between a Jane Austen novel & The Great Gatsby and you will get the idea of how the day unfolded. Vintage cars, homemade picnics, flowing dresses and single malts to match, Lucy & Pete's wedding celebration was both a delight to capture and a memory to cherish.
Ana & Rowan // Glencoe, Highlands
We got together on a crisp November morning. The leaves were still frosted from the cold night before, the snow-capped mountains reminding us that winter was coming. Seasons change quickly in the Scottish Highlands.
We met Ana & Rowan to take a walk through some of their favourite places. Glencoe has become home for these beautiful souls in the past year, perhaps unexpectedly. They told us that’s what happens when you follow your heart. Their love for nature and each other is all they need.
We spoke of finding the light...the spaces, movements and shifting moments that allow it to shine through. As T.S. Eliot wrote, “So the darkness shall be light, and the stillness dancing.” That’s when beauty emerges.
And so we watched as these two wandered, gazed and danced their way through forest and glen, giving us glimpses into the spaces that keep holding them together.
Lucy & Pete // The Hermitage, Perthshire
It’s not hard to fall in love with Autumn - the drawing-in of the evenings, its russet colors and ripened hedgerows inviting you to gather in, fill your glass, and cosy up together. Which is exactly why Lucy & Pete decided to get married during, what will be no surprise, our favourite season of the year.
These two are so natural, living nearby in their cottage with their two spaniels, hens and ducks, growing their own vegetables, picking chanterelles in the wood. They embrace the chaos that nature sometimes brings, knowing that things grow if you’re patient enough to wait.
Their journey together speaks of the same rhythms which is why their day was so perfectly framed by the beauty of their surroundings - the poetry of old trees that have been there for years, preparing for the newness of seasons ahead.
Corinne & Matt // Lake District, England
We like journeys that bring us back to our beginnings, perhaps transformed, a little different, more whole. So it was with Corinne & Matt, returning from their lives overseas to Matt's home village in the iconic Lakes for their wedding day.
Our morning began early with a swim off the pier, a favourite pastime of Matt's childhood. Then back to the cottages where he grew up and he & Corinne got ready to say “I do." The day was simple - join together at one end of the village then walk to the other to celebrate.
These two embody each other...no beginning or end. As expressed through the poetry of Norman MacCaig during their ceremony, “Knowing the way a circle would describe its roundness, we touch two selves and feel, complete and gentle.”