Photography by John Baikie Photography
A year and a half after first meeting, Ruairidh got down on one knee and proposed to Jillian on a weekend away to Loch Torridon. Their thoughts soon turned to the wedding: “We wanted a celebration that was relaxed and fun but with some sentimental aspects too,” Jillian says.
Perched above a beautiful beach with views out over Loch Shieldaig, a bothy built by Ruairidh’s dad over 50 years ago seemed an idyllic location for the wedding ceremony. The logistics of getting to the remote location meant the couple decided to invite just 30 friends and family to the ceremony.
The couple had chosen Achnagairn Castle, near Inverness, for their wedding meal and reception. Smitten by Achnagairn’s unstuffy character, they had decided one evening there wouldn’t be enough, choosing to make a ‘wedding weekend’ of it instead. “Our close family and friends stayed in the house and the lodges in the grounds for the whole weekend. We had the complete run of the place from Friday (the day of the wedding) until Sunday,” says Jillian.
Venues Remote bothy for the ceremony then Achnagairn Castle
Photography John Baikie
Dress La Novia, Edinburgh
Catering Good Highland Food
Groomswear Campbell’s of Beauly
Bridesmaids Simply Bridesmaids, Edinburgh
Flowers & event décor Angela Stewart
Transport Highland Caterhams