Why Dunglass Estate is a cool place to elope

So, why Dunglass Estate elopement is cool? Beautiful home in East Lothian focusing on wedding venues, a 40 minutes drive south from the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. The estate, surrounded by forest from the one side, has an old church chapel and secret, walled garden with the glasshouse. And on top of that is located by the North Sea bay. You have to see it to appreciate it fully. It is a cool place for an intimate forest elopement or old church elopement. It is romantic, a lovely venue for the couple which prefer a luxury of having a roof alternative in the worst-case scenario, instead of rugged, wild elopement in the Scottish Highlands.

Workshop: Photography Farm

Workshop Leaders: Devlin Photos & Sean Bell

Hair: Pin Up Hair Glasgow

Makeup: Cat Robertson Makeup

Model Couple: Rebecca & Rob Scott (@thescotts_modelcouple)

Design and Styling: We Are Gloam

Floristry: We Are Gloam

Dresses: Unbridaled and Sanyukta Shrestha

Suit: Beggars Run

Crown: Rene Walrus (@tiarastrash)

Veils: Ann Marie Faulkner

Veils and Crowns: @frejadesignderdressmaking

Rebecca and Rob – The Scotts Couple

The styled event, organised by Photography Farm, was all about elopement ideas and to show how calm and relaxed elopement wedding can look. Rebecca and Rob, the real deal couple were just a perfect bride and groom. We started the shoot on a cold, rainy morning in late October. Morning at Dunglass Estate elopement preparation was all about detail photography and experimenting with the light and shadow. Experiment, the keyword for me if we are talking about wedding and elopement photography.

Elopement in the forest – ferns and Nick Cave song

Luckily, the day cleared out with breaks of sun. We moved to the forest for a styled wedding ceremony. I love elopements in the woods. It makes you connected with nature, makes you feel grounded and relaxed. Well, the forest makes me well-grounded, at least. I believe we all desire that kind of connection with nature.
To make all of us feel like a real wedding ceremony, someone played a song “into my arms” by Nick Cave from the phone. It should be a mandatory hymn for the lovers. I adore this song and artist, so I was over the moon hearing it! Styled photo-shoots can be emotional and exciting too. The couple were walk-in ferns, very photogenic plants which grow almost everywhere in Scotland’s wilderness.

Elopement celebration ideas – The glasshouse

It may be unusual and not to everyone’s taste. I found it romantic and somewhat sweet, an intimate celebration with your loved one in such a cool, airy place. That’s the beauty of intimate elopements and micro weddings. Almost everything is up to your imagination, including ceremony. Scotland’s law made it easy for couples willing to get married. On the end of the day, we even sneaked a few additional photos in the nearby “secret garden” place as the sun was about to fade and the light was spectacular. The whole day was just magical from the start to the end. The venue, nature, glimpse of the autumn sun added that special feel to the entire event. The perfect day with amazing people around me.