If this isn’t a picture-perfect elopement, we don’t know what is!

Like you, we were gutted when the new restrictions came into play last week BUT we found some comfort in knowing truly wonderful weddings are still possible! Don’t believe us? Say hello to Ritchie…

If this isn’t a picture-perfect elopement, we don’t know what is!

“Katie and I planned our wedding for February 2021 at Hazelhead Park Café but when we realised our 50 guests wouldn’t be able to come, we decided to elope!


“We hired a cottage in Ballater, just the two of us and our 10-month-old daughter, Sophia. My family have had a caravan there for generations and I spent a lot of my childhood there so getting married in the town meant a lot to me. We did wish we could have had our families with us but it wasn’t meant to be.

“Our photographers Rhea and Clarke doubled as our witnesses, and nobody outside of our suppliers knew about the wedding beforehand. Everyone was very surprised when we called them that night! Our friends and family all understood our decision and difficult position.

“After the ceremony, we had an amazing meal at an Indian restaurant in the town and brought boxes of cupcakes instead of a wedding cake – they went down a treat.

“We had the best day as a family and Sophia was so good. We definitely plan to have a big party of some sort in the future. Here’s hoping things will be a bit more normal by our first anniversary!”


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