Over a year later than originally planned, with nothing but sunshine and blue skies ahead, we embarked on an epic journey from our home in Cornwall to Scotland's west coast. After a quick stop in London, and another in Edinburgh to pick up supplies for our big day (Mum’s tartan wool blankets as something borrowed, blue, old and new), we set off to our elopement in the Isle of Skye.

The journey was no mean feat because, in the year that had passed, we had welcomed our seven-month-old baby girl into the world. After multiple stops, countless swipes through Rock-A-Bye Baby playlists and a monumental wrong turn, we made it to Invermoriston where we met our incredible florist, Julia, from Wild Gorse. She presented us with the most stunning spring floral bouquet I had ever seen and even a daisy crown for baby.

We were finally ready to reach our secret getaway and get the party started.

Beyond the snow-capped rolling mountains, vast lochs and winding Scottish roads, we reached Supernova in Carbost, and it was a dream come true. Perched on the edge of the village with views across the water and enclosed by a white picket fence, we knew this was going to be one special homestay.

The next day we did some last-minute preparations for our ceremony and picked up our paperwork. The beauty of a Scottish elopement is that you can marry anywhere you like and after having moved to Cornwall to live by the water, we were drawn to the soaring mountains of the Quiraing. The thought of hiking up the hills to finally say I do, after a year of nos, felt too exciting to ignore.

We always knew we wanted our day to be the most relaxed and informal it could be, and as we built up such a great relationship with our celebrant, Rona, and our photographers, The Caryls, we knew we weren’t under any pressure to stick to set times or locations.

After a slow morning getting ready, writing our vows and eating breakfast, we ventured out into glorious sunshine and blue skies. It wasn’t quite the moody Scottish weather we had secretly hoped for, but we were blessed with a freak April heatwave, and so we lapped up every ounce of it. Our ceremony was more perfect than we could ever have imagined. We exchanged vows, we shed tears for loved ones, and we gasped at how far we had come over the years.

We meandered around the Quiraing and ended our day back at the chapel with a specially prepared three-course meal that we had chosen from Cullain Catering. The day was long, but unlike the whirlwind of a big wedding, chatting to family and friends, we made sure we would remember and savour every moment.

When we finally put our feet up at midnight, we knew we were the luckiest couple on the planet because everything had aligned so perfectly.

Images by The Caryls