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Highland Occasions By Design

At the beginning of June we were back at Aswanley celebrating the marriage of Vicki and Ewan. Vicki came to me with a few thoughts on their wedding theme. Her colours were to include a navy blue but not through the more common solution of a navy sash but something a...

Beautiful Elgin Cathedral weddings

I remember my first full year in the North East of Scotland. I had brought my styling business from the North West of England and was now faced with building a new trusted reputation in our new location. So that meant lots of research. And that was when I discovered...

Elgin Cathedral Weddings

Charity Ball

Back in November I had the pleasure of dressing a fabulous event on behalf of Moray Business Women. Moray Business Women are a group of women working or in their own business in Moray. And they are all about “women supporting women”. Each year they choose a charity to support...

An Inspirational Event

Highland Occasions By Design bespoke wedding styling

Earlier this year I was very honoured to be contacted by the very beautiful Muckrach Country House Hotel (formerly Lodge) just outside Dulnain Bridge with an invitation to be part of their exciting launch into all things wedding! For those who don’t know, Muckrach, once a Victorian Shooting Lodge, has...


Aswanley is a private family owned estate set in the beautiful Deveron valley near Huntly. It has been in the same family for several generations and is still very much home to the family. A unique venue with a warm welcome and a big heart, you can be sure your...

A Steading for a Wedding

Royal Stewart Tartan

Laura first contacted me in April 2014. Laura was based in London along with her fiance Mark but they planned to “come home” to Laura’s family village of Tomintoul in the Cairngorm National Park to marry. For some of you, Tomintoul might be more famously associated with Terry Wogan jokes...

A Wedding in the Village

In May of this year I had the pleasure of dressing the reception and dance for Diane and Martin’s wedding day. Their ceremony was held at a local church and their reception at The Laichmoray Hotel in Elgin. We first met back in Autumn 2014 here at our Bothy studio....

Martin and Diane May 2015

Wedding Ceremony Deskford Castle

I first met Linsey and Alan way back in January this year. As they began to describe their plans to wed in the grounds of their home I really felt so much excitement. Their story is one of coincidences and had their house viewing taken a different turn that fateful...


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

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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

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