Elopements have had romantic associations for centuries and are as popular as ever across Scotland for modern couples of all ages. If you are thinking to elope or get married at short notice, as quickly as possible, it’s good for you to know that you can be married no sooner than 29 days after your legal application to be married is received. There is no period of residency required, though you do have to make a plan to collect the legal paperwork in person so need to factor that into your plans – if you drop us a line we can give you a full overview of what you need to do whe
WONDERING HOW TO ELOPE TO SCOTLAND IN 2021?
Weddings for two and elopements in the North of Scotland are our speciality and here is an account of another fabulous real life occasion from 2020 to inspire you.
CHANGES TO YOUR ORIGINAL WEDDING PLANS?
Having to re-think your plans for a big, traditional family wedding? Myraiel and Nathan did just that when they decided to have a wedding for two, and very kindly said Will and I were amazing to work with and that they would love to be featured in a blog, so here it is - Myraiel and Nathan’s Real Life Wedding, held at Duffus Castle ruins near Elgin in Moray, The Highlands.
PASSION AND PERFECTIONISM
I’m always on the look out for inspiration, whether I hear some tender vows on a film, or I see a version of a ritual in a TV series or in a magazine, or perhaps a colleague mentions something new and different and my ears prick up.
THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND CASTLE TRAIL
There are so many castles in Northern Scotland that there's a 'Castle Trail'! Be inspired by castles that would be amazing settings for your ceremony of marriage or vow renewal.
COSY AND COLOURFUL
There's something that feels very cosy about an Autumn wedding and they are often really beautiful, especially if you love trees. Brides and grooms to be, often choose rich oranges, reds, browns and yellows as their colour scheme, and outfits and floral and harvest arrangements match. Some decorate the indoors with autumnal colours, but some even go as far as choosing an outdoor location to surround themselves with colour in nature.
YOUR MARRIAGE APPLICATION CAN BE SIMPLE
Applying to be legally married in Scotland is easy if you have the necessary paperwork to hand and can adhere to the specific timings - you cannot apply more than three calendar months before, and no later than 29 days before. Some couples have found it time consuming to bring together all the paperwork needed to apply, but if you do everything you need to do in advance, it's then very simple to include the necessary legal elements as part of your ceremony on the day, so read on to find out what's involved.