Exciting news – Issue 4 of our indie wedding magazine is available now, to read online for free! The Elopement and Destination Wedding Issue features over 100 pages of inspiration and insider tips for your modern, unique Scottish wedding.
Picture the scene (sorry, couldn’t resist a cheeky Trainspotting quote)… Instagram was in its infancy, Pinterest was relatively unknown and there was no Scottish wedding blog to inspire folks planning their weddings from afar.
When we started We Fell In Love back in 2012, the driving force was to have a warm and welcoming online space where we could shout about all the amazing, unique places couples can get married here in Scotland. And the incredibly talented wedding creatives, small businesses and badass brands producing beautiful work week after week.
It’s been a seven-year love song to Scotland (so far!). And it still blows our minds when couples based all over the world get in touch to say they simply couldn’t have planned their Scottish wedding without WFIL.
Time and time again we’ve found ourselves absolutely smitten by the stories that our wonderful readers share with us – from Heather & Rosemary, a queer interracial couple who were always made to feel safe and welcomed in Edinburgh, to Laura’s spontaneous proposal to Adam in the Angus glens.
We’ve also seen a steep rise in the number of folks eloping to Scotland over the years. And a huge increase in tourism to areas of the Highlands and Islands in particular, where some remote communities are struggling with the sustainability issues that this brings.
On that note, we’d encourage you to shop local and support small businesses when you can during your time in Scotland. Take advice from folks who know the land and the elements here (our weather is notoriously unpredictable!), and leave only footprints behind you.
While your wedding may be small, by doing so you can play a big role in helping to support the local economy. And as you’ll see from the stories that follow, the first class, personal service that is offered here in Scotland is pretty hard to beat.
Having said all that, we can’t hog all the wedding action! So that’s why we’re also travelling to France and Italy in this issue, to hear from two couples who exported their celebrations to Europe.
We hope you enjoy this issue lots – see you in Scotland soon!
Christina & The We Fell In Love Team