Marion and Evan’s Log Cabin at Ravensheugh wedding was very relaxed. Oh, what a day it was. Because the family and their friends were to come from France up to two weeks before the wedding, we did not know if it would take place at all.
Friday. August 20th. We’re on our way to a summer outdoor wedding in Scotland, at Log Cabin art Ravesnheugh. It was going to be a beautiful day. Some sun, gentle breeze, clouds and rain for the evening. We passed the first gate. We were greeted by the “Evan & Marion wedding” sign. After the next bend “Parking” and an arrow leading to Log Cabin at Ravensheugh. A magical corner appeared to our eyes. As I wrote with Marion, I could see the whole picture in front of my eyes. Moreover, I met them at the end of June and we walked around the venue. Marion and Evan were describing to me what and where would be. The reality turned out to be even more beautiful. Rustic-style wooden tables stood to the right under a huge tree. On one side, there were beads of lights that were to be turned on in the evening. The white tablecloths on the tables danced gently in the wind. A hammock was suspended between the trees. There were baskets with warm blankets in two places. On a small table under a tree were three 5 litre bottles filled with water, peach and lemon lemonade. The wooden wedding arch faced Bass Rock. It was crowned with a round wreath of dried flowers. The chairs, each other, stood on either side of it, forming a semicircle. Hand-made triangular garlands fluttered over the fence. On the right side, there were six large tents in which the guests lived. In front of each, there was a sign with the name of the Scottish village on the tent. Some people also lived in Aviemore and some in Glencoe. There was also Edinburgh.
There was a carefree atmosphere around. The boys were playing Pétanque. Some friends and family members relaxed in the hammock. Some of them ate breakfast in the open air. Some helped to prepare the snack table. No stress. No timeline. We only knew what time the hairdresser was going to be, the ceremony was going to take place and what time the food truck was due.
At lunchtime, we each got a bamboo plate and fork. Two enormous bowls of pasta with pepper and salt were brought to the table. Some people ate standing up, some sat on a leather sofa, some at the table. We just sat down on the grass. A simple lunch with the most beautiful view of the blue sea and the beach.
And so time passed slowly. One by one, people to the tents disappeared, only to go out in elegant clothes in a moment. All the boys wore kilts. Marina and her two friends were preparing themselves in a cream-coloured tent that stood a little out of the way. They were laughing and getting ready for the ceremony.
Friday, not the thirteenth, but:
The celebrant’s car broke down and the ceremony was delayed (and this is the best thing about an intimate wedding – no one was stressed about it. The preparations were made calmly. There was just more time to talk with long-lost friends and family).
During tying the knot, we had to interrupt the ceremony and we all walked along with the chairs to the small wooden building. First the witness and bridesmaids, then mom and finally Marion was attacked by flying ants. There was a lot of laughs.
LOG CABIN AT RAVENSHEUGH WEDDING / SUMMER OUTDOOR WEDDING IN SCOTLAND / LAID BACK WEDDING IN SCOTLAND
I am writing this post four months after the wedding but I still remember as if it was yesterday. The relaxed and joyful atmosphere was amazing!