Quintessentially Scottish celebration with Eilean Donan’s breathtaking backdrop

Andrew Spence & Kirsty Law

10th November 2018

Venue | Eilean Donan Castle, Kyle of Lochalsh
Photography | Beautiful Life Wedding Video and Photography


“We decided on our venue before we were engaged. My sister had always said that she wanted to get married at Eilean Donan Castle and it was a joke between us that I would steal her venue.

Andrew and I went for a day out there and we just fell in love with the castle and the scenery. We had the ceremony inside the castle and the reception at Dornie Hall which faces it. In the end, my sister didn’t mind that we got married there.

We had a bit of everything in the ceremony from drinking from a quaich to handfasting and a religious reading. It meant a lot to us to have friends and family involved in the service.

I wanted Scotland to play a big part in my wedding, especially because lots of our guests had never been to this part of the country before. In everything we did from the venue, the food and the reception, we managed to give it a Scottish spin.

We hired a videographer who captured the day perfectly; this meant that we could see things that we might have missed. Andrew also got see me cross the bridge with the piper.”

Top tip: “You will stress and worry about the smallest things. Don’t! Use your wedding party, organisers and suppliers to do things for you and then you can enjoy the day more.”

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