To Say I Do
To Say I Do
Did you know that guising (or trick-or-treating) actually originated in Scotland? True fact. This Halloween we’re taking a gander at the spookiest places to say ‘I do’ in Scotland. When it comes to spooky, we’re rather good at it…
There’s something wonderfully romantic about elopements and we loved Samantha andPeter’s wedding in the magical, misty ruins of Dryburgh Abbey, captured by Elemental Weddings.
Not only did they plan their wedding from overseas, but they also managed to fit in a spot of ghost-hunting on the night of their wedding. Ghost chanting monks anyone?
Scottish castles and ghost stories go together like hand-in-glove. One famous tale is that of Lady Catherine of Dalhousie Castle. Legend goes that she died at aged 16 of a broken heart after being banished to the castle tower in 1695 after being caught with a stable hand.
Many have reported sightings of her around the corridors and turrets of the Castle. If you fancy booking Dalhousie Castle for your wedding (and meeting Lady Catherine for yourself perhaps) check out Kerry and Rory’s wedding. No ghosts were spotted, but plenty of fun was had. (Photo by Dylan Nolte Photography).
When it comes to eerie places, the old vaults of Edinburgh are pretty high up there. The infamous serial killers Burke and Hare were alleged to have hunted in the Edinburgh Vaults.
For a slice of Edinburgh spooky then The Caves (part of the old vaults) is the perfect spot. We love how cosy it feels, yet hints to a mysterious past. Louise and Neil’s wedding shows how much fun can be had when past meets present. (Photo by Ryan White Photography)
When it comes to castle ghost encounters, Stirling Castle has its fair share, with tales of Highlanders, Green ladies and even our much-loved heroine Mary Queen of Scots, haunting the grounds.
Amy and Eric’s epic Stirling Castle wedding is one to fall in love with time and time again. Anyone who picks Guns N’ Roses for their first dance is up there in our book. (Film by Cherry Tree Films)
Dunrobin Castle is a beautiful castle apparently haunted by the ghost of a young girl. The story goes that in the 15th century the Earl of Sutherland imprisoned a girl from a rival clan, with plans to marry her. She tried to escape by climbing down a rope of sheets, but fell to her death. Sounds of her crying are claimed to still be heard coming from the room to this day.
Less sounds of crying and more sounds of laughter at Maren and Kyle’s wedding where they enjoyed a traditional Bavarian beer lifting contest well into the wee hours of the night. That’s bound to keep the ghosts at bay for sure! (Photo by SDM Photography).
Any Halloween weddings planned? We’d love to hear all about them…Alie x