As you know, it's difficult to know what the situation will be like in the summer. As such, please be aware that all the plans for the wedding are subject to change.
In particular, it's highly possible that the number of people we can have at the wedding will be limited, and so we're planning on live streaming the wedding so that those who cannot make it in person due to travel or wedding size restrictions can still join us virtually.
More information about the current UK and Scotland government policies relating to the COVID-19 pandemic can be found at the links below.
*UPDATE* To help keep everyone safe, we've decided to split the wedding reception into two parts, each attended by half of the guests. Emails have been sent out letting people know which group they are in and with further details on how this will work.
*UPDATE* In order to facilitate the two receptions, the ceremony has been moved to 10am BST.
So many of our generous friends and family have already bought everything on the list! You can visit it to donate to our chosen charities or give to our house deposit fund.
If you'd like to give us something more specific send us a message!
Cara comes from the small town of Thurso in the Highlands of Scotland, and the wedding ceremony will be held right in the middle of Thurso at St Peter's and St Andrew's Church. Later in the day, the Meal, Speeches, and Ceilidh will happen in the Mey Hall, 20 minutes drive east of Thurso.
Have a look at Thurso on a map - it may be a long journey but it's worth it! If you're planning to drive, you just need to hit the A9 at Perth and follow it to the end. Trains come all the way up to Thurso Train Station, but if you're planning to fly the closest airport is Inverness. Remember to leave a few hours for the last leg from Inverness to Thurso.
With the rise of the North Coast 500, Thurso and the surrounding areas have become popular destinations in summer. It's worth booking as far in advance as possible to ensure you get somewhere to stay. Don't limit yourself to Thurso, there will be more accomodation options available in the surrounding area.
Unfortunately, both the church and Mey hall do not have copious parking. If you can't find any spaces around the church, we encourage you to park on Janet street just by the river, which is just a few minutes walk from the church.
Please feel free to send us a message if you have any questions about logistics or anything else!
Wherever you're staying, it's probably near a beach! Thurso beach is walking distance from anywhere in the town, and the spectacular Dunnet Beach is en route to Mey.
Take a picture by the famous signpost (we don't charge money like they do at Land's End), and enjoy the view with an ice cream!