Small Scottish wedding -New Castle Lachlan – Rachael and Alistair

Big Scottish wedding or small Scottish wedding? 

Massive celebration, or a more intimate occasion? 

Castle Lachlan near Strachlur in Argyll was the scene for Rachael and Alistair’s gorgeous intimate small wedding. Their dog, Daisy, was in attendance as bridesmaid.

I had photographed Alistair and Rachael and Daisy at Kinnoull Hill for their engagement session in the summer. The autumnal weather gave their wedding day a much cozier feel by contrast.

After Claire Digance performed their ceremony, we wandered along a dirt track road to the old Castle Lachlan. Wellies, brollies and a hoisted up wedding dress are the perfect accessories for exploring a dirt track. If you’re planning on exploring the Scottish countryside, check my main tips for the ideal things to include in your day!

For a small Scottish wedding, it was a perfect setting – a house that you can hire for you and a handful of guests, your very own Scottish castle. It has beautiful scenery, and if you’re happy to go with whatever the elements throw at you it really feels amazing. The woodland track leads to the shoreline of Loch Fyne, it’s incredibly pretty and wild, which is exactly what you’d expect from the west coast of Scotland. 

Castle Lachlan really is a wonderful Scottish venue for small weddings. It’s small, cozy, and doesn’t need a lot to make it special. 

This wedding was featured on Love My Dress.


Dress: Catherine Deane
Celebrant: Claire Digance
Shoes: Irregular Choice
Venue: Castle Lachlan





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