Scotland Elopement


an hour outside of Glasgow’s international airport is a tiny hilltop town called Balfron . we drove the windy streets of Scotland’s countryside to reach it, made our way down a long, sheep covered drive way that led to our home for the next few nights . an airbnb straight from the heavens would be the place where Jac + Chelsea would spend their wedding weekend, along with Josh + I and the videographers April + Clint.

jac + chelsea have been together nearly 11 years . starting in their adolescence and growing up together, loving + learning each others faults, strengths, joys, weaknesses, humor, love languages . they know each other like the back of their hands, and with their families knowing & loving them together, eloping to Scotland on their 11th anniversary, a dream destination in both of their minds, was a no-brainer .

the days leading up to their wedding day, we spent our time filled with jet-lagged delirious laughter, wine-filled nights by the fire, playing ridiculous games (where we got to know each other all too well), eating every meal together, and driving on narrow winding roads throughout the countryside . when we woke up that Saturday morning on their anniversary, we came downstairs to Jac + Chelsea making breakfast together, as they always do, but this time with grand anticipation . the rain was heavy outside, but it made no difference . joy was overflowing .

it was such an honor getting to be not only their media team, but their guests – their friends – their people . I helped curl Chelsea’s hair and pin it up, April helped her into her dress, and the guys helped Jac with his final touches and retrieve the bouquet . 

once chelsea was ready, she met Jac outside to let him see her for the first time in her dress . everything became so true + real for them in that moment . so with giddy hearts, we drove into the Loch Lomond National Forest, trekked through the rain and found some coverage in the woods . we all stood and documented as Jac + Chelsea stood through tears, vowing their hearts + lives to one another . 

over the next couple days, we celebrated with them over fish + chips at a local pub, enjoyed more fireside wine + conversations, explored + captured portraits of the two of them exploring Scotland ... as husband + wife. we ended our time together with a drive into the fearsome and beautiful Scottish Highlands, epic views & vastness to no end . 

jac + chelsea, thank you for having us on this wild adventure with you . your elopement was one for the books and we’re so honored and happy to have been along for the ride . here’s to you lovers! 
check out the video from Ethnos Creative at the bottom!

video: ethnos creative
floral: myrtle + bracken
dress: rue de seine from a & bé bridal
airbnb: 17th Century Scottish Cottage

see jon + klara's swedish wedding here.