Guardswell Farm Wedding | Ellie & Rob
The story of Ellie & Rob
This is the story of Ellie & Rob and the journey to their wedding at Guardswell Farm. This is a story that warms my heart whenever I think about it.
At the start of 2020, Ellie and Rob just happened to be visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Japan at the same moment. Despite being two strangers, Rob said hello to a girl with red hair looking over her map and checking where to go. After a quick chat, they went their separate ways.
At the next viewpoint, they bumped into each other again and started chatting. They then started walking together and were soon exchanging life stories. From the minute they met, they didn’t leave each other’s side for 48 wonderful hours. They then had to fly back to their homes. Rob was living in England, and Ellie was living in Australia.
They knew that what they had found was something very special. They made the long-distance work for 5 months. Every day they would video call. They would wake up to daily life updates and thoughtful messages about how much they missed the other.
Ellie & Rob had flights booked to visit each other, but 2020 made that impossible. Ellie decided to leave her life in Australia behind to be with Rob in England. As she sat in the airport, she felt a calm certainty in knowing that she was making the right decision. As their celebrant Claire said so beautifully during their ceremony, perhaps 2020 did them a favour. They could have gone back and forth between countries, but instead, they fast-tracked their decisions.
After that moment in time where their paths crossed in Japan, followed by months separated 10,583 miles apart, to being reunited at Heathrow airport, Ellie & Rob then eloped at Guardswell Farm in Scotland. A place where they could have a simple elopement outside in nature. Filled with walks, cups of tea and sips of prosecco, free from distractions, and surrounded by incredible Scottish scenery. Their flowers were made by the talented folks at Gloam and their ceremony was led by one of my favourites, Claire the Humanist.
You can take a look through my guide to eloping in Scotland for more locations and ideas.