Couple surrounded by tourists during Fairy Pools wedding

Tommy Harrison and Emma O'Neill married in the intimate ceremony with just family despite a crowd of tourists.

Couple surrounded by tourists during Fairy Pools wedding Tommy Morrison via SWNS

A couple who married at the Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye were surrounded by an audience of tourists who had hiked to the beauty spot.

Tommy Harrison, 34, married Emma O’Neill, 30, in a small ceremony on August 15.

The couple, who have been together 12 years, share a daughter, Aliyah, aged seven, and Tommy also has daughter Bryonie, 15, from a previous relationship.

They chose the Fairy Pools having spent their first family holiday there with Aliyah in a campervan when they first got together.

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.

Tommy Morrison via SWNS

It took them around an hour to hike up, with Emma wearing a silk and lace gown and 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 beauty spots.

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.

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

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

Tommy Morrison via SWNS

“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 £3500.

Tommy Morrison via SWNS

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

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

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

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