Annie Loughlin wedding celebrant

Let me help you plan your dream small wedding to enable you to experience a relaxed, natural, bespoke wedding ceremony, in Scotland’s wild and beautiful west coast of Argyll!

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It’s important you do what feels right for you on your wedding day, which one of the most significant days of your life.
If you’ve found your way to this website, chances are you are wondering why so many couples choose an elopement wedding and how to elope.
Hopefully on the next few pages, some of your questions about weddings will be answered.

But first I will introduce myself!
My name is Annie Loughlin and since 2008 I have been a wedding celebrant with the Humanist Society Scotland, registered to conduct legal weddings in Scotland.
In that time I have conducted over 500 wedding ceremonies throughout Scotland, but mainly  in beautiful wild Argyll on the West coast of Scotland.
These couples were from a variety of countries, as well as UK, many of whom chose small weddings and elopements, so I am experienced in knowing how to make your wedding day special. I can also advise you on the many Scottish customs such as handfasting, quaich, oathing stone, and can guide you through the necessary legal paperwork.

I aim to create a warm and open relationship with all couples choosing to marry in Argyll, helping you create the wedding ceremony of your dreams, whether you live in the UK or abroad.
I have absolutely LOVED each and every one of the many elopement wedding ceremonies I have conducted!
No two ceremonies are ever the same, as each is personal and unique and I find when couples choose an elopement wedding, we can co-create something really special, where your love can really shine through, in a natural, relaxed, intimate, bespoke wedding ceremony, in a stunning setting in nature, amongst the wild splendour of Scotland’s west coast of Argyll.
I have lived in Argyll for over 30 years, so know many of the secret woodlands, hills, beaches and gorgeous places we are lucky to have, where you can have your wedding ceremony. In fact we are totally spoiled for choice for beautiful locations here! (What a fabulous job I have!)

To find out more about me, check out my profile;
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and click on the Instagram and Facebook links at the bottom of the page.

And please feel free to contact me for a free consultation chat!
T: 07919966444.


Annie Loughlin wedding celebrant
Annie Loughlin wedding celebrant
Annie Loughlin wedding celebrant

what couples say

“We originally booked a huge wedding day, with hundreds of guests, then we got to the seating plan. This was the most stressful experience of our lives! So we made to decision to forget this time- consuming task and elope to Scotland! Scotland has always been our happy place so it made perfect sense. Once we found our celebrant Annie, everything fell into place. To say the day was a dream come true would be an understatement. Annie made it such a stress-free relaxing, perfect day for us, and most of all we remember every little detail about it, which we don’t think would be the case if we had had a huge, busy day. It was so private which made every detail all the more special. Not to mention an hour after we were married we were on the beach in our wellies with our dog/best man. We would recommend Annie and eloping to any couple!”

Andrew & Dominic

“My husband and I eloped during lockdown in April 2021. We’d talked about having a big wedding, but it just wasn’t something we wanted, as neither of us like being the center of attention, and the thought of walking down the aisle with everyone staring at me always filled me with fear, which I didn’t want to feel on my wedding day! So we decided to elope, planning everything with Annie our celebrant, in a little over a month. Apart from our parents, we didn’t tell anyone what we were doing. There was something so exciting and so romantic about it – the thought of running away to get married. We didn’t need to follow tradition, or meet people’s expectations, or have a big flashy wedding. We were just two people in love who wanted to commit to each other forever. All we needed was each other, and it was the best day of our lives. If we could do it all over again, we wouldn’t change a thing. Thank you Annie!”

Nicola & Alan

“We choose Scotland to get married as we were planning to holiday there, in a little remote cottage where we had stayed before. We thought it would be a fabulous location for a very private and intimate wedding without being watched on ‘Our Day’ by a number of people. Annie guided us through everything and helped us have the day of our dreams. And we had a great party when we got back to celebrate with friends and family. We couldn’t have chosen better!”

Poppy & Andy

“We just wanted a simple, beautiful, ‘get-away-from-it-all’, no fuss no frills but meaningful wedding, with two friends as witnesses, which our celebrant Annie helped us achieve! We had some wonderful fiddle music from the talented Archie McAllister, and a day to look back on with joy. We are SO glad we chose this.”

Patti & Alistair