Launched in 2011, We Fell In Love is a bridal blog dedicated to Scottish weddings. Created by seasoned wedding photographers Christina Golian and Alie Calvert, be inspired by Scotland’s traditions, history and heritage.
Name: Christina Golian
Blog: We Fell In Love
How did you get into bridal blogging? With its sublime scenery, wonderful hospitality, incredible venues and super talented suppliers, we felt that Scotland really deserved its own, dedicated wedding blog. After several years in the Scottish wedding industry (as photographers) we finally gave up on trying to persuade others to start such a blog and decided to do it ourselves! We launched We Fell In Love almost five years ago and what an incredible journey it has been so far. We can't wait for the next (very exciting) stage!
What do you love most about weddings? The love, the joy, the laughter, the dancing... Have you been to a ceilidh? The energy is incredible! We love when a couple stamp their personality on their day and are true to themselves, that really shines through. Scotland is a very welcoming country (the nation collectively rejoiced when same sex marriage was made legal) and we feature love stories in all their forms, from big, bold and beautiful celebrations to wonderful wee weddings for two.
What’s the most underrated aspect of any ceremony? From handfastings (where the couple are literally bound together) to drinking whisky from the quaich (the Scottish cup of friendship), there are so many wonderful Scottish traditions that can be incorporated into the ceremony. Scotland is one of just ten countries in the world where Humanist ceremonies are legal, and couples are really able to personalize this part of the day. It's beautiful to see!
Your secret to staying calm under pressure? We're lucky to work as part of a fantastic, supportive team—it's more like a family really—which helps when we're on deadline or launching an exciting (and sometimes terrifying) new project. We're big fans of the outdoors, going trail running or for a hike in the hills is an amazing way to get our equilibrium back.
Most unique wedding you’ve ever featured? It's hard to choose as one of the best things about Scotland is that you can get married practically anywhere here—on a mountain, in a distillery, by a lighthouse, the list is endless! We recently featured a breathtaking biker elopement on the white sands beach of Luskentyre, in the Isle of Harris. It was a spontaneous, very personal celebration of two people in love, with a good amount of serendipity too (one of Scotland's top photographers just happened to be on the beach that day to capture the moment for them!).
Your number one piece of advice for any blushing bride? Do it your way, whether that's the fairytale castle wedding of your dreams or eloping to a remote and romantic island. All that really matters in the end is that you are marrying your best friend.