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Vow Renewals…. Could This Be For Us?

A group of friends celebrate with a couple who have renewed their wedding vows

Have you been married a while but would like to re-live the romance of your wedding day?  Are you approaching  a ‘milestone’ anniversary and looking for a memorable way to mark the day? Was your wedding day a disappointment? You didn't get the day you both really wanted, because your parents had paid for it? Perhaps you've been through an extremely tough time in your lives and are in need of something incredibly special to cheer you and your family up? Or are you just simply a pair of romantics? If any of these scenarios sound like you, maybe you should consider Vow Renewals....

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Wedding Planner – To Hire or Not To Hire

hiring a wedding planner such as Lindsay Coleman from Wide Sky Weddings

Are you sitting on the fence about whether to hire a Wedding Planner to help you plan one of the most important days of your life?  Are you worried that you just can’t find the time necessary to create the wedding you have dreamed of since you were young? Do you want to elope, just the two of you, and get married somewhere that you have never visited before? But you have no idea how to even start the process? Well, today I am looking at the ‘pros’ of hiring a Wedding Planner. A right-hand man or woman to be your support, solve all your problems and make your dreams happen. Someone...

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Top 5 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Wedding Weekend

Save the Dates

These days it is quite common for couples to live a distance away from their close friends and family, seeing them only at important occasions.  Weddings are one such event in a couple’s life where favourite people should be present.  Because these loved ones may have to travel a long distance for the wedding, there is a trend emerging to hold a “weekend wedding” instead of a “wedding day” which ends once the clock strikes 12. Weekend wedding celebrations become more of a mini holiday allowing you to spend more quality time with the people you care about the most. If you are...

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Why an elopement might be right for you

An elopement couple enjoy a walk in the mountains on their wedding day

Over the last few years, thanks to the pandemic, the perception of elopements, or eloping, has changed.  The past stigma of running away to Gretna Green to get married has thankfully faded. Now elopements are celebrated as a beautifully intimate choice for couples to make and start their marriage. Saying that, an elopement isn’t for everyone. Many couples still want the big wedding. But an elopement can be a stunning adventure and a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience.  If you are currently engaged and on the fence about eloping, read on, to find out whether it’s the right decision...

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Is the Intimate Wedding Still the Way Forward?

Groom lifts up his bride at their intimate wedding

As restrictions are lifted again and we shake ourselves down and get ready to live life again, newly engaged couples may start thinking ‘BIG’ for their wedding. The wedding world during Covid had brought about a necessity for an intimate wedding rather than a choice. However, as we now emerge blinking into the sunlight once again, there is no longer a limit to the number of guests permitted at a wedding. The choice is back in the hands of each couple to decide. Pre-Covid, the trend was to have a big celebration. Guests would come from far and wide to celebrate in large expensive venues....

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Planning a Dream Destination Wedding

A destinationA married couple walk through a field of sunfllowers at their destination wedding.

Does your heart yearn to tie the knot somewhere that isn’t your home?  Maybe it is a country where you met each other, or a place you have spent time or travelled together, a place you dream of visiting, or quite simply a crazy vision that you concocted together one romantic night during lockdown. In your rational minds you go through the problems that you envisage..... Could it really be possible?Could we really travel there?Would our friends and family be able to come too?How on earth do we start?Where would the wedding be?What would it look like?How do we find out about the...

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Going Green: How to Plan A Wedding That’s Awesome And Eco-Friendly

planning an eco wedding with Wide Sky Weddings

Are you planning your wedding and wondering whether to make it an eco wedding? 'Eco' or 'sustainable' weddings are growing in popularity. With so much in the news about climate change, there has never been a more important time to do our bit for the climate and our future on this planet.  Eco weddings can play their part. Because of this, sustainability is one of the core values of my business (take a look at my Sustainability Policy). As a Highland wedding planner in the Cairngorms National Park I am always looking to work with suppliers who share this same value.   Fact: Did you...

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Tackling Unpredictable Weather On Your Wedding Day

Tackling a rainy wedding day

Scotland is famous for its weather and it is this elephant in the room that may be putting you off considering the Highlands of Scotland for your wedding destination.  But stop right there. Do not cross Scotland off your list but consider the positives that Scottish weather can bring to your special day.  Yes, you heard correctly….. Firstly your wedding photos can be incredible in less than sunny weather. Photographers actually prefer the day NOT to be sunny.  You can get the most dramatic images of your day with wind and rain set against a mountainous backdrop or with big droplets...

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What Kind of Wedding Ceremony is Right for You?

getting married in the Cairngorms, Highlands of Scotland

If you are about to read this post, then you are considering your wedding or the renewal of your vows in Scotland. Firstly, congratulations on your brilliant choice of location! The ceremony itself is key to your wedding planning. Yes, the party and all the gorgeous details are special, but it is the ceremony that really holds the meaning and the heart of a wedding day. The great news is, that ANYONE from any country, faith or sexuality can get married, change a civil partnership to a marriage, or renew their vows here in Scotland. What could be more romantic or adventurous than doing so...

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Planning a Summer Wedding in the Cairngorms National Park

Highands wedding planner

One of the reasons that I adore living here in the Highlands of Scotland, and especially within a National Park, is the amazingly different seasons we get here.  Each is special in its own way and any seasonal wedding, whether a winter, spring, autumn or summer wedding will be set against a stunning backdrop. Today I am thinking of the summer months and what makes a summer wedding so special.  The clincher has to be the amount of daylight we get, it is around 18 hours each day, and who can say that this isn’t a major plus when it comes to enjoying life and celebrating something amazing? ...

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