Marie Smith is the owner and lead stylist of Highland Occasions. Her company’s phrase, “together we make your event extra special,” springs directly from her open personality and her genuine enjoyment in making people happy.
Marie is quite simply passionate about planning and bringing bespoke, creative styling to your events. She loves exchanging ideas with clients, considering event locations in detail and creating something meaningful and, ultimately, memorable for each individual she works with. That may involve corporate styles with clean, contemporary lines or soft, vintage elements for weddings but a common feature throughout is that locations will always be dressed to reflect the personality and celebration-style of her clients.
In Marie’s early business days, it was her talent for running events and her reputation for being excellent at it that drew her away from the business world into the realm of weddings, private functions and corporate events. Marie still draws from her previous project and management experience in seamlessly styling the various locations and enjoys working closely with her small and highly productive support team to make things happen. In 2015 her achievements saw her awarded Moray Business Women “Business Woman of the Year”. And so the Marie we see today is a confident, experienced, creative venue stylist with an enviable client list. She is a woman who, together with her clients, has created some really special events.
On 6th January 2018, Marie will hang up her apron for good. After almost 13 years (that’s a lot of chairs dressed and bows tied) and plans to spend more time with family and friends. Don’t expect her to be idle for long. We will look forward to seeing what she turns her hand to in the future.
Highland Occasions by Design,
Banffshire AB37 9DL
Tel: 07976 918185