Our journey starts here
On 6th January 2018 we will dress our very last wedding. So I want to share some of what has made weddings so very special for me.
The secret behind a well-styled wedding is knowing how to work with the best features of the wedding location while allowing your own personality and style of celebration to shine. Understanding colour palettes, textures and space and then knowing how to marry that with your visions and aspirations is what makes the difference between a well-dressed wedding and a memorable one.
“I was particularly drawn to vintage and rustic wedding styles and love the textures that wood, lace and china lend to the ambience of a space. One of our most memorable vintage-style weddings incorporated the bride’s family china as a decorative centre-piece, styled with beads and flowers during the day and soft candle-light at night. We loved that there were personal pieces familiar to many of the family there, which were beautiful, meaningful and immediately reflected the personality of the couple.
“I also love it when a couple are not afraid of bringing richer colours to their palette. Out with plain white. In with plum, navy, purple, gold, silver. There are so many examples of how a wedding can transform to a rich luxury look, simply by the addition of coloured linen. Ditch the chair cover entirely and you can probably achieve this look for minimal extra spend. And so your day will look very different to the next.
“But my favourite commission is one where a couple choose a venue which is a blank canvas – a rustic space, a steading, a village hall, a marquee, so often chosen by our couple because they want to put their own stamp on it and have their own personalities shine throughout the day. It is “your day, your way” and that is what we love most.
“The ethos which underpins everything we do is to go beyond our client expectations. From the moment we meet to the day itself and beyond. To help them form beautiful visual memories of the day and impress their guests as they enter the space.
“It has been an honour for us to have been a part of so many couples “wedding day journey”.
“Once in a while right in the middle of an ordinary life love gives us a fairytale” Anon
“This day I will marry my best friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, love” Author Unknown
Highland Occasions by Design,
Banffshire AB37 9DL
Tel: 07976 918185