Of course when I think of Sabrina and David I think of a tandem! They arrived complete with smiles and a tandem on the roof of their car.
After a beautiful ceremony by the lochan which included jumping the broom they headed off on their tandem around the nearby countryside, complete with tin cans rattling from their wheels. So much fun when they were joined by a couple of local children from the village on their skateboards!
David and I met through a cycling club in North London during which David was committed to cycling a 1400km event; London:Edinburgh:London; a special time which cemented our love and bond.
As keen road cyclists we headed to the Scottish Borders with our tandem to get married as well as ride some of the route which he battled through when we got to together. It seemed fitting and finding the tranquil setting of Roulotte Retreat became another beautiful piece of our story.
The website does not do Roulotte Retreat justice! Avril and Alan have created something truly unique with so much heart and soul.... We were married outside in their gorgeous wildflower meadow following our lovely vegan breakfast hamper in our Roulotte. We enjoyed a simple stress-free morning and it was more than we could have ever asked for. We took Avril up on her recommendations for a local meal in the evening and photographer to capture our day. Both were great and having this support took all the fuss we wanted to avoid, out of the day.
We thought we may miss our family and friends but Avril and Alan more than made up for that by making us feel supported with their kindness and enthusiasm on our special day.
To describe our elopement and what Avril and Alan have created at Roulotte Retreat as 'magical' sounds a little over romanticised, but it truly was, and it will be a day we will never forget!
We feel blessed to have shared our special day with Avril and Alan and our wonderful registrar, Jane who came recommended by them. Jane was a lovely calming energy who made the ceremony stunning, lifted our excitement and alleviated our nerves!
Thank you all again