Sally and Christian

One of the most laid back couples we have had the opportunity to host for their elopement!  Just imagine .... the morning of your wedding lying around on the deck in the sunshine, accompanied by Bear, our dog.  As Sally gets ready Christian creates a beautiful flower chain around the champagne flutes and offers one to his beautiful bride-to-be, Sally. They then get into their wedding gear and head for the side of the lochan and get married and enjoy their first dance - just like that!  Wow that was one relaxing elopement!

"We find it hard to put into words how perfect our Elopement at Roulotte Retreat was, but we'll have a go... Christian and I didn't want a conventional wedding, we wanted a wedding that reflected us. The setting at Roulotte Retreat was ideal for our midsummer elopement.

We stayed in the beautiful Gitana. Her walls were carved with wild strawberries, hidden fairies, butterflies and leaping hares - just magical.

We spent the morning of our wedding exploring Melrose before heading back to our Roulotte to get ourselves ready for the ceremony, making time to lie in the sunshine with a pre-wedding glass of champagne or two.

Our Wedding Ceremony was held next to the lochan in the middle of the meadow, surrounded by thousands of wildflowers. We exchanged vows, held a traditional hand-fasting ceremony and then took the opportunity to capture some memories around the meadow with our photographer.

Following the ceremony we headed back to Gitana where Avril had prepared the most beautiful ice bucket full of champagne, flowers and foliage, which we enjoyed with a platter of cake and cheeses.

Later in the evening Priya delivered the most delicious selection of Indian food straight to our Roulotte door.

Sitting outside beautiful Gitana in the late midsummer sun in the eco-hot tub, we were surrounded by nature, just the two of us - it was just perfect.

Avril, Alan and Bear their dog were wonderful hosts and witnesses. We can't wait to return to Roulotte Retreat to reminisce. Thank you!"