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 the very beautiful Elgin Cathedral. I little medieval gem right in the heart of Elgin. Dating back to the 13th century it is steeped in history, most famously the great fire and later attack which left it damaged beyond repair. It is now partially restored and sees many visitors throughout the year. And of course it is available for your wedding ceremony.
The Chapter House is the only remaining section which is completely covered and enclosed and so offers a sheltered spot for an indoor ceremony. But if the sun shines and such is your wish, a hasty change round can bring all your seating outdoors into what remains of the central choir and presbytery. The approach by the bride down the nave is almost ethereal. With so many reception venues around the region it lends itself to a “two centre” wedding perfectly. One of my favourite combinations in fact – as you can surprise your guests with two “reveals”. Total indulgence – not once but twice.
It’s a simple folding chair is use at the Cathedral. But dressed with an almost shroud like chair cover, all floaty and dreamy, then topped with endless choice of finishes. From simplistic sash, to luscious organza, to vintage lace, our rustic 100% jute eco friendly hessian to dramatic theatrical damask. There are so many beautiful creative styles to hide your seat your guests may never know (or care) what lies beneath. We also work with some of the regions best florists to help complete the look. It really is one of my favourite spaces to dress.
Then following your wedding we also offer to serve your celebration drinks to guests while photos are taken. A chance for friends and family to catch up over a glass of fizz or a warming dram before heading off to the wedding breakfast at your chosen venue. If you are looking for the perfect reception venue to hook up to your Elgin Cathedral wedding then do contact us during your planning phase. Combination venues offers some excellent Highland Occasions By Design exclusive styling deals too.
Highland Occasions by Design,
Banffshire AB37 9DL
Tel: 07976 918185