My Shetland adventure for the wedding of Lisa and Lee started when I received a email the day before I was due to fly North with a Northlink Ferry confirmation. The email read “Hi Nicholas, This is the confirmation for the booking of the boat. Hopefully we won’t need it”. After various phone calls to the airport on Thursday, and with all the flights heading to Sumburgh cancelled due to fog, I headed to the ferry port with a long rocky night ahead of me and an early start in the morning.
I was met from the ferry by the grooms father – as if he didn’t have enough to do with a few days of traditional Shetland Wedding celebrations ahead of him. I was taken to the beautiful Busta House Hotel one hour and ten minutes from Sumburgh. The hotel is rich with history – the earliest part of the house was built in 1588 and allegedly even has its own ghost frequently seen by guests. But not me – I couldn’t hang around to meet it as the bridal preparations were well underway.
The wedding was planned to perfection and the rain even held off for Lisa and Lee to have some gorgeous photographs taken on the stunning coastline around Busta Voe and the northern coastline. The Shetland landscape was breathtaking and the newlyweds were great fun to photograph. The party continued back at the hotel with a traditional ceilidh band taking the celebrations into the wee sma’ hours.