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Your Elopement is MORE than a wedding

May 18, 2024

Eloping used to mean sneaking away for a quick, secretive wedding.

Today, it’s transformed into a grand adventure that encompasses more than just the ceremony. If you’re considering an elopement in Scotland, you’re not just planning a wedding day; you’re embarking on a memorable journey filled with breathtaking landscapes, unique experiences, and intimate moments.

At The Elopement Company, we specialise in crafting elopement adventures that span 7-14 days, offering a bespoke experience starting at £12,995. Here’s why your elopement is more than just a wedding day.

Table of Contents

  1. The Evolution of Elopements
  2. Why Choose Scotland for Your Elopement
  3. Crafting Your Elopement Adventure
  4. Unique Experiences Beyond the Ceremony
  5. The Elopement Company: Our Process
  6. Client Testimonials: Real-Life Elopement Adventures
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Planning Your Elopement: Next Steps

The Evolution of Elopements

Traditional Elopements vs. Modern Elopements

Traditional elopements were often a spur-of-the-moment decision, driven by the need for secrecy or simplicity. However, modern elopements are carefully planned, intentional events that focus on the couple’s desires for an intimate and personal celebration. These contemporary elopements are characterized by their emphasis on unique locations, personalized experiences, and extended celebrations that go beyond the wedding day itself.

The Rise of Destination Elopements

Destination elopements have surged in popularity as couples seek more meaningful and adventurous ways to tie the knot. Scotland, with its stunning landscapes and rich history, has become a premier destination for couples looking to combine their wedding with an extraordinary travel experience.

Why Choose Scotland for Your Elopement

Breathtaking Landscapes

Scotland boasts some of the most picturesque landscapes in the world, from the rugged Highlands to serene lochs and ancient castles. The natural beauty of Scotland provides a stunning backdrop for your elopement, making your wedding photos truly unforgettable.

Rich History and Culture

Scotland’s rich history and culture add a unique dimension to your elopement. Whether you’re exchanging vows in a centuries-old castle or exploring historic sites, the sense of history and romance is palpable.

Variety of Locations

From the Isle of Skye to Edinburgh, Scotland offers a diverse range of locations for your elopement. Whether you prefer a coastal setting, a mountain backdrop, or a historic urban environment, Scotland has it all.

Crafting Your Elopement Adventure

Comprehensive Planning Services

At The Elopement Company, we understand that your elopement is more than just a ceremony. That’s why we offer comprehensive planning services that cover every aspect of your elopement adventure. We take care of everything from accommodation and activities to dining and photography, ensuring that your experience is seamless and stress-free.

Tailored Itineraries

We create tailored itineraries that reflect your interests and preferences. Whether you’re an adventure enthusiast, a history buff, or a couple looking for a relaxed getaway, we design an elopement adventure that’s perfect for you.

Luxury and Personalisation

Our elopement packages range from £12,995 to £30,000, allowing us to offer a wide range of luxurious and personalized experiences. Whether you’re looking for a cozy cottage stay or a lavish castle wedding, we cater to your specific desires and budget.

Unique Experiences Beyond the Ceremony

Adventure Activities

Scotland is a playground for adventure lovers. Imagine hiking the Highlands, kayaking on a pristine loch, or exploring the rugged coastline. These activities add excitement and memorable moments to your elopement adventure.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in Scottish culture by attending local events, visiting historic sites, and enjoying traditional music and dance. These experiences enrich your elopement and create lasting memories.

Romantic Escapes

Take time to enjoy romantic escapes such as a private picnic on a remote beach, a stargazing night in the countryside, or a luxurious spa day. These intimate moments are what make your elopement more than just a wedding day.

The Elopement Company: Our Process

Initial Consultation

Our process begins with an initial consultation to understand your vision, preferences, and budget. We take the time to get to know you as a couple, ensuring that every detail of your elopement reflects your unique love story.

Custom Planning and Coordination

Once we have a clear understanding of your desires, we create a custom plan for your elopement. This includes selecting the perfect location, arranging accommodations, planning activities, and coordinating with vendors. We handle all the logistics, so you can focus on enjoying your adventure.

Post-Elopement Services

After your elopement, we offer post-elopement services such as photo and video editing, album creation, and even planning anniversary or vow renewal adventures. We aim to create a lasting relationship with our clients, helping you celebrate your love story for years to come.

Client Testimonials: Real-Life Elopement Adventures

Staci & Cam’s Castle Elopement

Staci and Cam got in touch for a castle elopement. We opted for a castle ruins on the North East coast We arranged a 10-day trip including castle tours, distilleries, museums and galleries. Accommodation included 5* hotels and woodland lodges. They also had a second wedding photoshoot in the mountains of Glencoe towards the end of their trip.

Merida and Eugene’s Highland Adventure

Merida and Eugene had loved Scotland from afar – inspired by everything Outlander, Harry Potter, Braveheart and even Brave. We arranged an itinerary taking in sites from the filming locations to other places that inspired their stories. A second photoshoot at a castle in the East followed midway through their trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the elopement packages?

Our elopement packages include accommodation, activities, dining arrangements, celebrant and photography services. Optional services can include hair and make up, flowers for the wedding couple and activities such as castle entry and guided tours. We handle all aspects of your elopement adventure, except for legal paperwork and car hire.

How far in advance should we book our elopement?

We recommend booking your elopement at least six months in advance to ensure availability and ample time for planning. However, we can accommodate shorter timelines depending on your needs and our schedule.

Can we customise our elopement itinerary?

Absolutely! We specialise in creating bespoke itineraries tailored to your interests and preferences. During the initial consultation, we’ll discuss your vision and create a custom plan that reflects your desires.

What if we want to include guests in our elopement?

While elopements are typically more intimate, we can accommodate small groups of guests. We’ll work with you to ensure that your guests are included in the celebration while maintaining the intimate and personal nature of your elopement. We tend to not plan the whole trip for any guests that you choose to bring (except your own children) but are happy to make available any resources we have to make their trip as easy as possible

How do we handle the legal requirements for getting married in Scotland?

We provide guidance on the legal requirements for getting married in Scotland, but you’ll need to handle the paperwork for visas and the marriage schedule. We’ll assist you in navigating these requirements to ensure a smooth process. In general, it is an easy process to follow.

The Elopement Company

Planning Your Elopement: Next Steps

Contact Us for a Consultation

Ready to start planning your elopement adventure? Contact us for an initial consultation. We’ll discuss your vision, preferences, and budget, and begin crafting your perfect elopement experience.

Explore Our Packages

Visit our website to explore our elopement packages and get inspired by the various options available. Whether you’re looking for a short getaway or an extended adventure, we have a package that suits your needs.

Follow Us on Social Media

Stay updated with our latest adventures and get inspired by following us on social media. See real-life elopements and get a glimpse of what your own adventure could look like.

Join Our Community

Join our community of couples who have chosen The Elopement Company for their special day. Share your experiences, get advice, and connect with others who understand the magic of eloping in Scotland.

Your elopement is more than just your wedding day. It’s an adventure, a celebration, and a journey that reflects your unique love story. At The Elopement Company, we are dedicated to making your elopement an unforgettable experience that goes beyond your expectations. Contact us today to start planning your dream elopement adventure in Scotland.