24 Feb 2014
Take a fabulous couple, one dog, an intrepid registrar, two great photographers and a cool February day. Wave a wand of Roulotte Retreat magic and what do you get? The most lovely, tiny wedding. It was a real privilege to be a part of this special celebration for Zulfi and Greta who travelled up from London to elope in the beautiful Scottish Borders last weekend.
The ceremony took place outside Ruby the pretty bowtop gypsy caravan.
Jane Norman, one of the Borders lovely Registrars, donned her hiking boots and married Zulfi and Greta at midday on Saturday 22 February 2014.
Zeppelin behaved immaculately – apart from one momentary lapse in concentration caused by an approaching chicken.
Zulfi and Greta’s hands were joined by tying a piece of tartan in the ancient Celtic marriage ritual ‘handfasting’ as a symbolic way of representing their union as a married couple.
…. and Alan and Avril, Roulotte Retreat’s enthusiastic and welcoming owners, were the official witnesses.
After the ceremony, the couple posed for pictures on the little jetty in the meadow.
… and then walked back to the Studio for a glass of fizz before departing for a celebratory lunch in Melrose.
Why not consider eloping to Roulotte Retreat It couldn’t be easier with a convenient rail link from London to nearby Berwick upon Tweed. Treat yourselves to fabulous breakfast hampers available from Roulotte Retreat and let us organise taxis, restaurants, a bouquet, photographs and whatever else you might like to make your wedding elopement a unique celebration. Rest assured you’ll received a warm Scottish Borders welcome at this enchanting place.
Beautiful images from Lloyd and Alex Aikman Smith from Aikman Smith Photography, Melrose.