A breathtaking Glen Coe engagement shoot
From a proposal in the mountains of Skye to their intimate ceremony by a Scottish loch, Lynsay & Ken’s wedding story has their love of the outdoors at its heart and breathtaking scenery running through it. Just back from walking the West Highland Way for their honeymoon, they took a little time out to tell us all about their incredible engagement shoot in Glen Coe and Glen Etive. We are more than a little in love….
Was it love at first sight?
I met Ken over 8 years ago on a night out for Chinese New Year. We both just started chatting and we both really got on, so things naturally progressed. He proposed in April 2015, at the top of one of the Black Cuillin mountains on the Isle of Skye.
Were you expecting him to pop the question?
It was a surprise, me and Ken had spoken about marriage but I had no idea he started to plan the proposal 6 months before! I thought the Isle of Skye trip was another fun holiday and when we were hiking, I still had no idea what he planned when we got to the top. I was absolutely shattered when we got to the top and all I wanted to do was to eat my sandwich and walk back down as it was freezing at the top. Ken kept insisting to take my time and that I had to wait for him to finish his… then we were chatting and he said some sweet words and it happened. I had tears in my eyes and I was laughing. I was laughing at myself for crying and getting so emotional. I am so glad he proposed at that moment because five mins after when we were walking down, the clouds opened up and huge hailstones started to fall from the sky!
Why did you pick this location?
Me and Ken love the outdoors. We love to hillwalk when we can and Glen Coe just wows both of us everytime we drive past or hillwalk in that area. It is a very fitting location for us as we did get engaged on top of a mountain! So the outdoors really do have a special place in our hearts. Hearing that Chantal and Scott ( The Gibsons) were up for heading to Glen Coe for our engagement shoot we were over the moon! We wanted this shoot to reflect our relationship and who me and Ken are, and Chantal really did capture this in the photos.
And what about the big day itself?
The big day has passed now for us, it was held on 24th May this year at Lodge on Lochgoil. A small intimate wedding with close family and friends. A fantastic venue with amazing scenery and that is what me and Ken were looking for when we were looking at different venues. The treehouse at the venue was just so magical and it really was such a magical day with people who care and love us being able to witness a special moment for me and Ken.
Then for our honeymoon we decided to keep the outdoor theme going and walk the West Highland Way. This was on both our bucket lists and a test for our new marriage! We made it back to Glasgow both in one piece and with smiles on our faces. A great achievement and beginning to our marriage.
Well that was a beautiful way to start the week! Anyone longing for a trip to the Scottish Highlands with their true love now? Or tempted to try an outdoors honeymoon perhaps? Christina x
Images copyright of The Gibsons