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Highland Occasions By Design
Silver wedding

I often get ladies come to me and say “I bet your job is amazing”. Well of course it is. I wouldn’t do it if it wasn’t. But they only see the finish of a chair with a beautifully tied bow or a flourish of “diamonds” on the table as the...


So you finally found your venue. Next task – finding a chair cover supplier. I wish I could have a pound for the number of times I have asked “what type of chair is it” to be told “it’s just a bog standard chair” or “oh I don’t know”. I realise...

Take a seat


Highland Occasions By Design are proud to be one of Brodie Castle’s (NTS) approved wedding suppliers. On Sunday 22nd March Brodie Castle will be opening its doors to couples considering this lovely venue or any of its suppliers for their big day. You will find caterers, cakes, vintage china, florists,...

Highland Occasions By Design website

“I need a new website”. A random thought that entered my head somewhere between leaving a Moray Business Week event last November and arriving home. I blame Mhairi McLean. Mhairi is a creative writer who writes copy for busy people and businesses. She too was at the event where Jackie Waring as...

All about that web


Last week was our first show of the season. I say “first” as if we do lots but the truth is we do only a small number. There are just so many to choose from now and with several every week during the early months of the year you could...

It’s Show Time!

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I was just thinking today about how times have changed when it comes to the format of the “big day”. With so much variety in the way our couples are approaching their wedding day it got me thinking. What would be mine if I had married in 2015 instead of...

My perfect wedding

All inclusive packages

Today I want to talk a little about venue packages which are “inclusive” of venue styling aspects. Over the years I have been contacted by many a B2B looking for chair covers etc at short notice having discovered their “inclusive” package was not as inclusive as they might have thought....


Last month I talked about dry hire of table linen. Today I want to talk a bit more about how it features in your “grand scheme” The provision, type and colour of table linen is often overlooked as you view the bigger picture on your big day.  If “bad” table...


As venue stylists with many years practice in the industry we know and understand the importance of having a good quality table linen as a basis. After suffering untold “let downs” with poor quality hired in linen in our early days, we decided to invest in our own stock. This...

Location matters

We are often contacted for prices and asked “why do you need my date and my venue”? Well here are just a few reasons why location, venue and date matter: Date Here at Highland Occasions we choose to cap the number of bookings in each date so as to make...

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Highland Occasions by Design,
Gallowhill Cottage,
Banffshire AB37 9DL

Tel: 07976 918185

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