Unique wedding ideas

By | 05/06/2014

Here at Albabride we are always looking out for unique wedding ideas

Every year on the last week in May thousands of people travel to the Scottish Island of Islay, why you might ask yourself, surprisingly it is for the Whisky Festival.

There are eleven distilleries on the Island and every year they have open days giving you the opportunity to sample their whisky, culture, music, dancing with a friendly warm atmosphere, this would certainly make a unique wedding.

Are you a whisky lover or simply a collector why not try the last week of May it is without a doubt the best time to go.

First bottle of whisky made at Bowmore Islay

First bottle of whisky made at Bowmore Islay

Bowmore Distillery

Bowmore Distillery

There is a good selection of places to rent around the Island, some properties have quite a bit of land so making it ideal to have your wedding in a Marquee for a smaller party it can be held in the house,Islay estate have some properties which have beautiful settings, you do need to get in early,places are booked very quickly as is the ferries should you want to take a car. Islay does have a small airport for those who would like to fly from Glasgow.

Islay house in the evening

Evening view of Islay House

Islay house makes a lovely setting, it has recently been bought and there are plans to refurbish it certainly worth looking at.

There are many islands around Scotland with wonderful sandy beaches and each one has something unique to offer, I so love the Hebrides and in particular the west coast with its dramatic landscaping and many castles, makes a wonderful back drop to any wedding.

Beautiful beaches of Tiree

Beautiful beaches of Tiree

Brad Pit and Angelina Jolie cruised around these Islands they are ideal for a complete getaway and privacy. Good place for water sports and in July they have their music festival.

Looking across the island

Looking across the island

If you are someone who likes to walk or cycle why not visit the radar station with its steep climb and wonderful view is worth the effort.

So no matter what size of wedding you want Tiree can provide a unique experience not only for the couple but for the guests to. If that is a bit too remote for you there are plenty of other places to explore around Scotland.

Broderick Castle in the Isle of Arran

Broderick Castle in the Isle of Arran

A castle that has seen many changes over the years has stood through battles and has its own tale to tell, surrounded by lovely gardens and stands under the shadow of Goatfell. Arran has lots to offer and is popular with hill walkers. The Isle of Arran lies of the west cost of Ayrshire and has plenty to offer, just hop on the ferry from Ardrossan Harbour.

 

Castle grounds

Grounds of Broderick Castle

 

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