This is the moment a newly-wed bride climbed a massive rock formation in the mist in her wedding gown – and was mistaken for a GHOST by French tourists.
Emma Anderson, 29, and Craig MacVicar, 38, tied the knot on the Isle of Skye with just a lone piper and a photographer watching them exchange vows.
The couple, who have been together two years, had a humanist ceremony outdoors at Honeycomb Rock, Elgol.
But photographer Andrew Rae suggested they hike up iconic land formation The Old Man of Storr for some pictures.
Emma’s wedding dress was ruined after the trek and she had to bin it – but laughed it off.
Tourists visiting from France even mistook her for a ghost.
Emma said: “It was honestly so misty and muddy throughout the day but it was so surreal. We are both quiet outdoorsy so weren’t scared to hike up there.
“We walked past a few people and they were so surprised at the state of my wedding dress.
“A French couple thought I was a ghost because it was so misty and I had a white dress on. But then other people congratulated us.”
The pair, who have been together two years, originally planned to have the ceremony at Loch Coruisk which would have required them to get a boat.
But the night before they learnt the weather would be too wild to sail.
Vet Emma, from Aberdeen, traipsed through muddy bogs in her hiking boots to pose for the dramatic pictures.
In the windswept shots, Emma and Craig embraced while her dress was blown around in a gale.
The train of the dress became rain-sodden, and covered in mud.
Emma said: “I had to wear hiking boots under my dress the whole day. My dress soaked up a lot of mud by the end of it.
“The dress did not survive. I had to put it in the bin, it was beyond repair.”
The couple chose to get married on the Isle of Skye because Craig’s family are from there.
Emma added: “It’s a beautiful place with perfect landscapes.
“Craig loved it, we had such a good day.
“I would do it again.
“It was just Craig and I and we had two witnesses, which were the piper and photographer, and we also had a person conducting the ceremony.
“We just wanted it to be a big personal day with just the two of us.
“Our families are laid back so we are having a reception in December for them.”
Photographer Andrew Rae, said: “The Old Man of Storr is quite an iconic site in Skye.
“The lower parts of the dress had to be in an IKEA bag on the way home.
“It was a team effort on the day.
“Right up until we started climbing, we didn’t know if that would work.
“It’s quite Wuthering Heights-esque.
“The ceremony did happen, but about two hours away from where it was supposed to be.
“It is quite fortunate it didn’t happen as it was supposed to.
“On Skye, the weather is so unpredictable.”