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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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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 2

Couple at Castle Roy in Nethy Bridge

‘Team Wide Sky Weddings’ in Action! Jewels We arrived at the first location for my styled Highland wedding shoot, a stunning loch in the Cairngorms National Park. Here we met Catriona Parmenter, the photographer, and Amy Ferguson who provided the most beautiful jewellery. Amy from The Third Aye uses only Fairtrade and recycled silver and gold and ethically sourced gemstones which made her the perfect jeweller for my shoot. Sylwia’s ring was both an engagement ring and wedding band lined up together to depict the contour lines of the Cairngorm Mountain range. James’s wedding band featured...

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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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