Sigh… Charmmie and Ryan, Charmmie and Ryan… What can we say about this couple from California except that they were two of the sweetest and funniest people that we’ve had the pleasure of hanging out with on an island for 3 days. Seriously, Charmmie had us in stiches the entire time.
We’ve traveled to the Isle of Skye, The Isle of Mull and other parts of Scotland for elopements and weddings but one place we’d never seen in person was The Isle of Islay. Being a massive whisky geek (Isla has 8 distilleries), this part of Scotland was always on our radar and we were super-excited when Charmmie and Ryan told us of their Scottish elopement plans to fly to Isla and tie the knot.
We caught short flight on a small plane from Glasgow to Islay airport and we can clearly remember being greeted by these guys waving from afar as we walked off the tarmac towards the terminal. Meeting Charmmie and Ryan for the first time was such a cool moment and we knew right away that the next few days with these guys on the island was going to be bloody amazing.
We discovered right away that we all shared a passion for whisky and spent the day visiting a few of the distilleries around the island and soaking in the atmosphere of this amazing part of Scotland. After an afternoon of scouting we found a really cool spot for their ceremony and all went to a local pub for dinner and a few drinks together.
The next morning we visited The Islay Woollen Mill (the guys that designed the attire for ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Rob Boy’) and drove back to the house to get ready. After a super-chilled out morning getting ready together (and one of the most moving ‘first looks’ we’ve witnessed), Charmmie and Ryan tied the knot with a short and sweet ceremony on the majestic cliff sides of Islay.
We seriously love these guys and we can’t wait to see them again this year in their neck of the woods!