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Lauren & David – Trash The Dress

This amazing Trash The Dress weekend took me to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. Just getting there felt like an achievement, not least because the ferry had crashed on our intended route and all sailings had been cancelled. It resulted in mad cross country dash for Lauren and David with a 3 hour drive in the dark (and a 5am start!) from their mini moon cottage in the Isle of Skye. Meanwhile I was waiting in Ullapool, cursing storm force winds which had threatened to cancel all sailings that day. This was our only window of opportunity, so we were franticly exchanging texts and biting our nails! Thankfully Lauren, David and Arya (German Shepard) made it in time. So a bride and groom, dog, wedding dress, veil, bouquet, photographer, cameras and 2 cars all sailed to the Isle of Lewis and drove south to Harris. The next morning we were up at the crack of dawn and looked at the sunshine in disbelief! With the first shots in the bag by 8am, you just knew the effort to get there had been worth it. The highlight came right at the end with some extra shots of cani-crossing (a world first we think!) where Lauren ties herself to Arya with a harness and lets the dog run, pulling her behind. Right on cue, a rainbow appeared and presented a beautiful backdrop to the already exotic colour palette. Here are some of my favourites…