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New Tipi Wedding Venue in the Heart of the Cairngorms

The new wedding tipi at Inverdruie at Rothiemurchus Estate in the Scottish Highlands where Wide Sky Weddings will be creating magical weddings.

New Tipi Wedding Collaboration As a Highland Wedding Planner it is always exciting when a new wedding venue opens up here in the Highlands of Scotland.  I was delighted when the team at Rothiemurchus, contacted me to tell me about their fantastic, new Tipi wedding venue. This splendid Tipi is now being offered as a Highland wedding reception venue that goes together with an intimate loch side ceremony. Rothiemurchus Estate Rothiemurchus is a Highland estate set in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. The estate offers the visitor a 13th century castle, spectacular...

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Sustainable Wedding Catering

Aggie is preparing a sustainably produced wedding meal in the Highlands of Scotland

Being a Wedding Planner sustainability is something that I am very conscious of.  On average a pre-pandemic UK wedding was emitting a shocking 14.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and a third of a metric tonne of solid waste. So, I make it my business to find ways for my wedding couples to be as sustainable as they can when planning their wedding. Sustainable wedding catering is a HUGE consideration when planning your wedding if concern about the climate is an important issue to you. In this blog I am chatting with Aggie Galicka, owner of Heavy Metal Munchies, based in Carrbridge,...

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Sustainable Wedding Rings

A sustainable wedding ring made by The Third Aye in the Cairngorms National Park, Highlands of Scotland with Wide Sky Weddings

Within my wedding planning business I try to be as sustainable as I can be.  I also like to work with suppliers who share my respect and love for the natural environment.  Businesses who aim to be as sustainable / green / eco-friendly as they can be. Weddings are known to have particularly high carbon footprints and I am always looking for ways that my couples can cut their footprint down. Wedding jewellery can be a contentious issue these days. However, there are ways to avoid these issues.  In Nethy Bridge, in the Highlands of Scotland, I am privileged to share the...

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Wedding Venue Spotlight – Balfreish Barns

Tables set up for a rustic wedding at Balfreish Barns in the Highlands of Scotland

As a wedding planner in the Highlands of Scotland, it is important to keep visiting venues to increase the options that I can suggest to my clients. This week I discovered an exciting new Scottish wedding venue. Balfreish Barns. Although I usually work within the Cairngorms National Park, I decided to venture out a little further towards Inverness when I heard that there was a rustic barn available to hire for weddings. Credit: Abrightside Photography Credit: Katie Grainger Well, what can I say, I loved it. Balfreish Barns is located near Nairn in the Highlands of Scotland. It is owned by...

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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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A Mystical, Magical, Styled Highland Wedding Shoot in the Cairngorms – Part 1

Elopement with Wide Sky Weddings at a loch in the Scottish Cairngorms

One autumnal day in September a team of talented wedding suppliers led by a Cairngorms wedding planner – me - appeared in a few magical locations in the heart of the Cairngorms. This was to become a styled Highland wedding shoot with three aims: Firstly, to provide fresh images for the gallery on my website; Secondly, I wished to highlight the beauty of the Cairngorms in the autumn. So many couples automatically decide on a summer Highland wedding. However, each season in the Cairngorms can be spectacular with the different colours and looks. Autumn is also my favourite season. Colours...

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

It is easy to have an eco or sustainable wedding in the Highlands of Scotland

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 know that...

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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...

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