Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life and for that reason, your choice of where to get married could be your most important choice to date. There are so many things to consider when choosing your location and we’re happy to help. If you haven’t seen it then check out our guide to the legal process of marrying in Scotland and in particular Dumfries and Galloway.

There are so many reasons as to why Scotland makes the perfect wedding destination that it was hard to choose. We have selected five that we feel will help you to decide to say ‘I do’ in the most beautiful setting.

Location. It is hard to find anywhere else in the whole of the UK with such beautiful and breathtaking scenery. From the backdrop of stunning mountains and heather-covered hills to the rugged coastline with golden sands to the majestic lochs and forests. There is something for everyone. Dumfries and Galloway is a hidden gem, quiet and unspoilt; it offers a magical wedding destination away from the maddening crowd.

Hospitality. You will be guaranteed a warm welcome wherever you go in Scotland. But in Dumfries and Galloway, we are proud of our wonderful hotels, restaurants and castles. Wherever you choose to get married you will find a welcoming smile and exceptional hospitality. It might be helpful to take a look at a rundown of large wedding venues in the region to give you some ideas.

Food and drink. Scotland is famous for its good food and also it’s whisky. Relax in the venue of your choice and enjoy good Scottish fare and a wee dram. Whether you prefer seafood or traditional Scottish cuisine. Much of the food is sourced locally and you can enjoy Galloway beef, lamb, venison, salmon or scallops.

Freedom to marry where you want. Unlike the rest of the UK, you can choose to say your vows wherever you like in Scotland …. If you would like something a bit different for your wedding day why not choose from one of our beautiful beaches, a forest glade, high on a windswept hill or in a medieval Scottish castle.

Tradition. Scotland is full of wonderful traditions which make it such a romantic place to marry the person you love. From the timeless sound of the bagpipes to the traditional kilt and sporran. Is there a better way to make your special day a day to remember?

Dan Baillie is a wedding photographer in Dumfries and Galloway. If you’re looking for a creative wedding photographer then please get in touch by clicking here or just give me a call on 01671 830504