Today I am thrilled to share an intimate and romantic Argyll Elopement at Honeymoon Bridge, and Rest and Be Thankful .
Images were captured by Bear and Butterfly Photography.
Sarah of Bear and Butterfly Photography is a Glasgow based UK & Destination photographer specialising in newborn photography, weddings & elopements capturing the moments that make it all worthwhile.
I hand over to beautiful Bride Liv to tell us their story..
How did you meet?
We first met in December 2018 when we began working together.
We were friends at first but quickly realised there was a spark there and we went on our first date a few months later although I thought it was just as friends.
We didn’t go on another date for another month and this time I realised it was actually a date, and it went from there!
Tell us about the proposal…
I organised a weekend in London for Kieran’s birthday in October 2019.
Kieran is a big American football fan so the plan was to see the sights of London on the Saturday, go to the American football game on the Sunday and do some more sightseeing on the Monday.
On the Saturday we went to the London Eye, Kieran had plans to pop the question when we got to the top however the queue to get in was massive so I suggested going back on the Monday when it might not be so busy.
Cue the panic for Kieran who had a ring in his pocket and a proposal plan that had gone out the window!
We took a walk across the river and sat on the top of a river boat to have a drink, Kieran couldn’t wait any longer and popped the question there and then.
It was perfect, just the two of us with the boat to ourselves and enjoying the views of London.
Tell us about your Wedding planning / Elopement journey…
We began wedding planning pretty much right away, we were both so excited.
We wanted to have a fun filled and relaxed day and chose the first venue we seen, Arta.
We fell in love with the decor and the Spanish feel of the venue, and I enjoyed designing and making all of the stationery/invites.
We had great fun cake tasting, making playlists for our DJ and browsing dresses/kilts.
Then came COVID!
When Covid began just a few months after becoming engaged we quickly changed our plans.
We cancelled our big day… we just didn’t want to spend a lot of money on our wedding day and not be able to fully enjoy it.
We then played with the idea of eloping.
The Pandemic made us realise that we didn’t have to have a big day that cost thousands of pounds to celebrate our love for each other so decided that we wanted to elope, just the two of us (and our dog Polly!)
We settled on Honeymoon Bridge in Argyll for our elopement ceremony.
We loved the name, the idea of being married in the woods and it was surrounded by gorgeous scenery which we knew would be fantastic for some gorgeous photos to help us remember the day forever.
Best Bit of the day…
Standing at the Rest and Be Thankful after our ceremony and taking in the breath taking scenery and realising we had done it!
It really was a moment to be thankful for!
Advice for other couples…
Be open to change! Our day went from having over 100 guests to having just the two of us and one furry guest!
Remember why you are getting married, your love for each other and that all of the shiny things don’t really matter!
Our day was so stress free and relaxing and I wish everyone could have that on their wedding day.
Take a look at the film by Arrow Productions…
Locations – Honeymoon Bridge, Argyll and Rest and Be Thankful
Photography – Bear and Butterfly Photography
Humanist – Alex Moore Humanist Celebrant
Brides Dress – Chi Chi London
Grooms Suit – Marks & Spencer
Flowers – Little Petals EK
Hair – Southside Studio
Make Up – Lara Mercer Make Up
Nails – Sophisticated Nails
Videography – Arrow Productions
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