Couple lose luggage ahead of dream destination wedding, islanders help them wed

Photo courtesy of Amanda Riesel

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The missing bags meant they were without their outfits for their big day. And because of this, they began to consider calling off the wedding.
  • That’s when their photographer, Rosie Woodhouse, stepped in and planned a few things that would ruin the wedding.
  • Rosie reached out to the Isle of Sky community on social media and the response from them was overwhelming.
There’s nothing more heartbreaking than watching your dream destination wedding fall apart after months of planning.
Amanda and Paul Riesel had traveled 6,400 km from the United States to the Isle of Skye in Scotland to get married.

Everything seemed perfect for the American couple until they landed in Scotland to find all their luggage was missing.

The missing bags meant they were without their outfits for their big day. And because of this, they began to consider calling off the wedding.

That’s when their photographer, Rosie Woodhouse, stepped in and planned a few things that would ruin the wedding.

Rosie reached out to the Isle of Sky community on social media and the response from them was overwhelming.

Amanda and Paul were gifted a selection of eight wedding dresses, kilts and suits by the community, according to a Metro report.

And when everything was ready, the couple were able to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Skye landscape for their destination wedding.

“I was pretty sure we could shake things up for this couple, I knew Skye would pull through. I think Amanda was making me happy at midnight, she really wasn’t expecting anything,” said said Rosie, who helped organize everything.

The couple got everything others get at a regular wedding, from dresses and costumes to makeup and decorations, they were offered just about everything.

Yet, without their baggage, the couple adapted well to all the gifts and clothing of the islanders.

“There were no strings attached, it was just pure, genuine love for complete strangers, that says a lot about the community.” islanders,” Amanda said.

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