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Getting Married in Scotland’s Majestic Highlands

Bride and groom enjoy their outdoor Highland wedding in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland

Are you dreaming of a fairytale wedding set amidst the breathtaking landscapes of the Highlands of Scotland? Picture this: exchanging your vows with your fiancé against a backdrop of mystical mountains, ancient castles, and sparkling lochs. If this sounds like the wedding of your dreams, then let me guide you through the exciting adventure of getting married in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. Choose Your Highland Hideaway First things first, you'll need to select the perfect venue to set the stage for your love story. The Highlands of Scotland boast a plethora of romantic settings,...

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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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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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Planning a Destination Wedding

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

Could a destination wedding be for you? 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. Have you got engaged this Christmas? Whilst you have most likely let your imaginations run riot over a glass of bubbly and a mince pie or two, your rational minds may have gone through the problems that you envisage..... Could it really be possible? Could...

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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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