Dream teams: autumn indulgence with a sprinkle of hope at Auchen Castle

Eloping looks all the more appealing thanks to this dose of autumn wedding inspiration at a Scottish castle where intimate most definitely equals atmospheric


bride and groom in trees at Auchen Castle
What a wedding under Covid-19 restrictions may lack in terms of guest numbers, it certainly makes up for in intimate charm and intricate detail. Vicki Woods of wedding photography and film company Willow & Wilde wants to reassure couples who are in the midst of turbulent and uncertain times that their dream day can still be realised.

“The shoot came about to inspire couples who have sadly been affected by the current Covid-19 restrictions. As numbers are being reduced we wanted to show how venues can transform their spaces into beautifully styled, intimate settings.

“We hope the shoot gives couples impetus to be creative with their small plans and to spend that little extra on the finer details, supporting their local wedding industry at a time when they need it the most. We also hope that it gives them the determination to keep on going and look to the future with hope.”

Arranged by Willow & Wilde’s new project, Styled by Willow & Wilde, the amber and red floral displays and bouquet from To A Mountain Daisy against the opulent gold crockery from WhiteHouse Crockery add warmth and glamour to this intimate shoot. It also gave the Willow & Wilde team a chance to get to know local suppliers in their new home, Dumfries and Galloway. “We moved to area in the summer, so it was great to get to know some of the creatives in the area. The venue, Auchen Castle, is stunning and is undergoing lots of new and exciting plans, so we are very much excited to see these unfold over the coming months and be a part of this wonderful team of people who make weddings here magical.”

Photography Willow & Wilde
Props and styling Styled by Willow & Wilde
Auchen Castle
Flowers To A Mountain Daisy
Wedding dresses Anne Priscilla Bridal
Crockery WhiteHouse Crockery
Car The Dumfries Limo
Piper Callum Watson
Celebrant Paula Floyd
Groom’s kilt MacGregor and MacDuff
Stationery The Paper Doll
Hair Elegant Bridal Hair Styling
Makeup Make up by Hania

Bride at Auchen CastleDrone shot of bride and groom outside Auchen Castle

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