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Scots couple enjoy magical ceremony as they tie knot at Skye’s Fairy Pools

A Scots couple shared the “perfect day” as they married at one of the Isle of Skye ‘s most magical locations.

Tommy Harrison, 34, wed Emma O’Neill, 30 at the Fairy Pools as stunned tourists looked on.

Taking place on the August 15, the intimate ceremony was attended by family only, with the wedding party hiking for about an hour to reach the beauty spot.

Stunned tourists look on as the pair tie the knot.

The pair, who have been together for 12 years, chose the popular location having enjoyed their first family holiday when they initially got together.

They share a daughter, Aliyah, aged seven, and Tommy also has daughter Bryonie, 15, from a previous relationship.

Having been engaged since 2012, the couple, from Stevenston, North Ayrshire, planned their wedding in eight weeks after Tommy’s mum, Lillian, 60, had a mastectomy to treat breast cancer.

Emma wore a silk and lace gown with Tommy dressed in a kilt, sporran and traditional regalia.

His brother, David, 30, played the bagpipes in front of stunned tourists.

None of their guests had ever visited Skye before, which is one of Tommy’s favourite spots due to the stunning scenery.

Tommy said: “I just love the scenery – that’s where me and Emma and Aliyah had spent a holiday for the first time, in a campervan.

Scots couple enjoy magical ceremony as they tie knot at Skye's Fairy Pools
The happy couple hiked for an hour to reach the stunning location.

“I wanted to take my mum there because she’s not been feeling well.

“I think it was everyone’s first time there.

“We planned it in eight weeks but we’ve been engaged since 2012.

“Having the wean delayed everything, and one day I just woke up and said to Emma ‘do you want to get married?’.

“We wanted to but something would come up like the car would break down, the wedding we had cost about £3,500.

“There was a crowd of onlookers, it was really busy.

“We just managed to get them out of shot.

“It was like being a mini-celebrity for the day, a lot of tourists want to see a Scottish wedding.”

He helped gran-of-three Lillian across the stepping stones.

Emma managed to keep her dress dry for most of the day which Tommy said he was surprised at, and she wore Converse trainers rather than heels.

Tommy, who also works as a gas engineer, said: “I was shocked at how she kept her dress dry.

“I held my mum’s arm to help her across the stepping stones.

“There’s quite a lot of midges but they weren’t at the top.

“I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect day.”

The wedding party stayed at a country hotel the night before, and Tommy said the day was made even better by having the best food he had ever tasted.

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He said: “I was blown away by how nice the place was.

“It was the best food I’ve ever had.

“We checked in the night before.”

The weather was also perfect although it rained later in the afternoon spoiling plans to travel around Skye.




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