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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

Bride and groom toast each other at their Highland wedding picnic

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

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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