Today I am very excited to share this breathtaking Trash the Dress shoot on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
The Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis are at the North west corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles.
The Hebrides are known as the “long island” as they stretch for 100 miles.
The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Isle of Lewis, and has a short border, shown by a ‘dashed’ line on the Harris map. Harris has a wide range of landscapes, all of which have their own charm and interest.
On the west coast lie some of the most spectacular beaches of Britain with large open machair areas. In the north, the terrain is rugged, mountainous and has a Lunar feel to it..
The east coast is more isolated and has some of the oldest rocks in the world, being dated at some three thousand million years old.
The exposed rocks are a result of scouring by the glaciers in the Ice Ages. The area is known as ‘The Bays’ because of the many small, quiet inlets. These inlets are populated by small villages, each with their own unique character.
Images are by Stuart Craig Photography.
Stuart shares his recollection of the couples shoot…
“This amazing Trash The Dress weekend took me to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.”
“Just getting there felt like an achievement, not least because the ferry had crashed on our intended route and all sailings had been cancelled.”
“It resulted in mad cross country dash for Lauren and David with a 3 hour drive in the dark (and a 5am start!) from their mini moon cottage in the Isle of Skye.”
“Meanwhile I was waiting in Ullapool, cursing storm force winds which had threatened to cancel all sailings that day.”
“This was our only window of opportunity, so we were frantically exchanging texts and biting our nails!”
“Thankfully Lauren, David and Arya (German Shepard) made it in time.”
“So a bride and groom, dog, wedding dress, veil, bouquet, photographer, cameras and 2 cars all sailed to the Isle of Lewis and drove south to Harris.”
“The next morning we were up at the crack of dawn and looked at the sunshine in disbelief!”
With the first shots in the bag by 8am, you just knew the effort to get there had been worth it.”
“The highlight came right at the end with some extra shots of cani-crossing (a world first we think!) where Lauren ties herself to Arya with a harness and lets the dog run, pulling her behind.”
“Right on cue, a rainbow appeared and presented a beautiful backdrop to the already exotic colour palette.”
Thank you so much to Stuart for sharing his outstanding imagery, and this incredible trash the dress shoot on the Isle of Harris.
The images perfectly capturing once again the amazing rugged natural beauty that Scotland has to offer.
A fabulous couple + dog, a glorious backrop, a beautiful sunrise and isn’t the rainbow at the end just wonderful.
Photography: Stuart Craig Photography
Bouquet: Mood Flowers
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