Isle of Mull elopement
One of my best photographic experiences from the last summer was trip to Isle of Mull to document Sabella & Chris’ engagement. The couple have planned to elope to Mull but having some issues with the paperwork they decided to postpone their wedding ceremony and have an adventure elopement style photoshoot instead. Isle of Mull was an unknown territory for me and I love exploring new places with my couples.
Sabella lives in Florida while Chris is based in Edinburgh. Campervan trip around Scotland was a very special adventure for them. We’ve met outside Duart Castle which is roughy 10 minute drive from the port of Craignure. The castle was being renovated so we couldn’t use it much for our wedding photos. We wandered around and took a few photos among fern. From here we traveled up north by rugged coastline making stops at ship wrecks and waterfalls.
Our final destination was the most amazing beach on the island, Calgary Bay, with beautiful white sand and blue waters. Sunset shoot on a beach was the perfect end of the day. I can say that Isle of Mull is one of the best places to elope in Scotland. It’s not only great for elopement, but also a micro wedding. Check these wedding venues which offer packages for couples who want to get married in Mull.
Duart Castle-a castle near the cliff with great views. Wedding ceremony takes places either in the morning, or after 4pm-5.30 when the castle is closed for public.
Calgary– unique venue located next to the famous beach. Calgary is suitable for smaller weddings up to 48 people and offers a few options for a wedding ceremony, both indoor and outdoor.
Tobermory Hotel – a venue suitable for hosting smaller wedding receptions.
Glengorm Castle – self catering B&B near Tobermory.
Iona Abbey – located on Iona island. To get there, take a short ferry trip from Fionnport on Mull.
To arrange wedding ceremony registrar/celebrant, contact Tobermory Area Council Office 01688 301024.
Isle of Mull wedding photographer
To sum up, Isle of Mull wedding is not difficult to organise, but will require to do some planning ahead. The island is not big but you can find local suppliers, make up artists and florists. Other vendors, like wedding photographers, will happily travel to Mull as it’s not too far from the mainland Scotland. The earlier you book the better as it might be difficult to book an accommodation or a ferry last minute.
How to get to Isle of Mull
The easiest way to get to Mull is ferry ride from Oban to Craignure by Calmac Ferries. The journey takes 46 minutes and there are 10 sailings daily in the summer, Monday to Sunday. Check Oban to Craignure timetable.