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A Spectacular Wedding Venue on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile

16 Aug 2018

Located on Edinburgh’s historic Royal Mile, The Signet Library is one of Scotland’s most spectacular venues. Here you can hold you wedding in the Lower and Upper Libraries for 40 – 200 guests.

The Signet Library, situated in the very heart of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town, is the unique wedding venue of choice for brides and grooms who are searching for a magical combination of breath-taking setting, glamorous design, and perfect hospitality. Here you can hold your wedding in the lower and upper libraries for 40-200 guests. The venue is unique in that it’s hugely flexible with several rooms on two floors to accommodate nuptials of any scale; civil, religious and humanist ceremonies can all take place here.

The impressive Lower Library has a wonderfully long aisle that is perfect for a dramatic entrance as well as being ideally suited to showing off a lengthy bridal train. The Lower Library provides an elegant setting for your wedding ceremony and is also perfect for your drinks and canape reception.

Lead your guests up the stunning grand staircase to the Upper Library for your Wedding breakfast and glamorous evening affair.

The grandeur of the Upper Library will wow your guests when set for your wedding breakfast before you dance the night away.

Don’t just take it from us though, here’s what Signet brides, grooms and even a mother of the bride, have to say: 

“It truly was the very best wedding I have ever attended not just because it was our only daughter’s wedding but from the beginning of our day with you until the last guest left every moment was just perfect. The venue is stunning, iconic and formal yet the ambience is warm, comfortable and relaxing. It has that WoW factor that other venues can’t compete with. Your attention to fine detail has to be commended and I would recommend you highly to any perspective couples who are planning to get married. They would have their perfect day.”

Carol, Mother of the Bride

Your time management, crowd control and MC-ing were spot on. We were very lucky to have you with us on our big day and I’m especially grateful for your warm hospitality that shone through regularly. Please pass on our most heartfelt thanks to everyone at The Signet Library who helped to make our reception such a smash. Not only was the food delicious, but the servers presented it beautifully and with great precision. The bartenders were friendly and knowledgeable and treated each guest like royalty. I know that there were many people behind the scenes who worked tirelessly to make it all happen so smoothly. I can’t imagine having had our reception in a more beautiful place than The Signet Library.

Erica and Ed

“We were delighted with how things ran on the day and truly appreciate the huge amount of work you did to make the day so special. The standard of the food throughout the day was exceptional, as was the interaction of the staff with our guests. Our guests were awestruck by the venue, and particularly complimentary about the Upper Library. Thank you again.”

Tom and Laura

If you’ve always dreamt of a winter wedding in Edinburgh we still have availability for 2018/2019, our team of fantastic event designers will be on hand to guide you through every step of your planning whether you’re planning your wedding in as little as 3 months or further into the future. Find out more here:

To find out more about the Signet Library, contact our team of event designers on 0131 225 0652 or

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Bespoke Luxury Wedding bands at Jewellery By Design Linlithgow

13 Aug 2018

With a combined 42 years in the jewellery business, we have the experience and technical ability to make your perfect wedding band. 

We use traditional hand tools as well as cutting edge technology to achieve what we believe to be an unrivalled service.

Whether you require a plain handmade shaped band or an ornate diamond set wedding ring to match the shoulders on your engagement ring we will cater for your needs.

Here are a few recent examples of our work, showing completely different designs and methods of meeting the customer’s brief.

Bespoke diamond set wishbone wedding band to fit pear cut diamond solitaire engagement ring.

Having asked us to reset her pear cut diamond solitaire engagement ring in a brand new platinum mount, Lynnemarie from Dunsmore’s Dogs in Alloa asked us to create a shaped diamond band that would compliment the engagement ring. She wanted to incorporate round brilliant cut diamonds in a claw setting in a shape that wouldn’t detract from the stunning simplicity of her pear cut diamond.  This required the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) software in order to develop a wax from which the casting of the ring was taken. The diamonds were then hand set in the workshop at Jewellery By Design. The soft wishbone shape subtly mirrors the point of the pear cut stone creating a beautiful marriage of the two rings.

Hand made shaped wedding band to fit ornate leaf style engagement ring.

Hannah tasked us with creating a plain gold band, shaped to fit beside her engagement ring. One of the challenges with this job was to create a band substantial enough to serve as a wedding ring while retaining the delicate nature of the engagement ring’s design. By varying the width and weight of the band to mirror those of the engagement ring, we feel we achieved the desired look.

Ladies and Gents Celtic style wedding band set.

Lynne and Scott were keen to have wedding bands with a common theme. Lynne’s engagement ring has a bespoke Celtic woven style shank and a contemporary three stone setting. The challenge with

Lynne’s ring was the varying pattern width and length around the shank, as this proved difficult to mirror while making the band fit perfectly beside it. This issue was overcome through the process of wax carving a fitted band by hand and casting from it. The resulting ring is a perfect fit and the pattern is faithful to the original design. Scott requested a straight edged flat court wedding band with a pattern to match Lynne’s ring. This was achieved through sketching the pattern and laser cutting the surface of the ring. Whilst the two rings look different, they share the Celtic theme from the engagement ring.

To enquire about bespoke wedding bands get in touch the following ways:

Pop in for a chat and a free quote at: 121 High Street | Linlithgow | EH497EJ

Give us a call: 01506 239292 | Email us:

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8 Aug 2018

Situated on the Capital’s historic High Street amongst medieval buildings and cobbled streets, the Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel is a truly atmospheric and stylish intimate wedding venue, fusing picture-perfect backdrops for weddings pictures and sophisticated celebratory spaces with five star state of the art facilities.  


Romantic Radisson Collection

The five star 136 bed boutique hotel is at the heart of Edinburgh’s beguiling Old Town and immersed amongst some of Edinburgh’s most historic streets. It invokes the city’s vibrant, creative and charismatic appeal – injecting new colour into a dramatic backdrop. The hotel has breath-taking views down the Royal Mile, the Old Town and across the Firth of Forth. Classic Scottish design, attentive service and premium facilities make Radisson Collection the perfect romantic wedding venue.


Inside there’s nothing less than a multi-award winning restaurant Cucina and award-winning cocktail lounge Epicurean, intimate spa, gymnasium and a spectrum of inspiring bedrooms and stylish designer suites. From bold flourishes through to subtle sophistication, each room offers an exceptional setting with colourful décor, elegant bathrooms. Then there’s the selection of events spaces.

Say I Do in Style

Radisson Collection is arguably one of the city’s most stylish venues for luxury weddings, blending style with substance to present a range of versatile wedding suites suitable for whatever wedding you have in mind.


Licensed to hold civil, religious and humanist ceremonies, Radisson Collection has a number of romantic spaces set against contemporary design, with prices starting at just £350. There is a secluded courtyard just for you and your privileged guests. Enjoy your ceremony for up to 40 people in an ethereal, candlelit garden, a special place amongst the flowers to share your vows surrounded by your loved ones. Drinks can be done in the dreamy courtyard space too. Or alternatively, say I Do in one of the three versatile events spaces each with their own identity. The Tartan Room holds up to 60 people whilst Cucina holds up to 100. Five star service and food comes at standard and the events team is open to fun, quirky ideas for the ultimate unique wedding.

Evening reception room hire is from £500 offering magical spaces to fill with family, friends and laughter. Radisson Collection Royal Mile can cater for up to 60 wedding guests and as little as 10 for more intimate wedding experiences.

Wedding Packages

Radisson Collection Royal Mile specialises in one of a kind, bespoke wedding packages but also offer a range of all-inclusive wedding packages (minimum numbers required). The Truly Madly package costs £80 per person and includes a glass of prosecco on arrival, three course wedding breakfast with tea or coffee, half bottle of house wine per person, glass of prosecco for the toast, overnight accommodation for the bride and groom plus tasting menu, dedicated wedding planner and individual menu, place cards and table plan.


There is also the Enchanted package at £95 per person that includes everything within the Truly Madly package plus chair covers and ties, flower table centres and canapes during reception. The Happily Ever After package at £125 per person includes a Scottish piper, an extra glass of Prosecco at the reception, four course meal and mineral water. Special offers are available for Sunday weddings.


Under One Roof

There’s something undeniably freeing about having an entire wedding in one location. Being able to stay under one roof throughout – from the night before, through the ceremony and celebrations, all the way to the morning after – takes the stress out of the big day and allows the bride and groom to relax.

You can spend the night before and enjoy a pre-wedding party in Epicurean, get ready in your spacious bridal suite the morning of your wedding complete with panoramic views of the magical city and decadent decor to enhance the scene. It is the perfect place to luxuriate, get ready to look your best, and feel the excitement of it all.


Then, just downstairs you can have your intimate ceremony and drinks reception, five star wedding breakfast and evening do all in the hotel. Once you’re there, you’re there – you can just relax and enjoy every minute.


Dedicated wedding and events team

The dedicated wedding and events team are there to put prospective brides and grooms at ease and can be as involved as required. They can organise every detail or just offer advice and support, but no matter how much help you want from them, their warm and friendly service will put you at ease. And as Radisson Collection only host one wedding a day, you’ll receive the team’s undivided attention.


For more information or to book an appointment with the weddings team please contact 0131 220 666 or email

For more information, please visit our WEBSITE


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Freja Designer Dressmaking

7 Aug 2018

Should I have my wedding dress made?

Having your own wedding dress designed and made for you is a magnificent and personal experience and yet, something many brides do not consider, but it’s a wonderful treat, and that’s just how your wedding dress should feel.

I would like to tell you how it is to have your very own wedding dress designed and made for you.  

Firstly, at Freja Designer Dressmaking, all our garments are designed and handmade in our Edinburgh city centre premises.

You can choose from many types of materials including lovely silks and laces. And a huge selection of motifs and beadings and many other options.

We have our own, small exclusive collection in the shop, you can come in and order from directly, or you can choose elements from the collection and add your own personal touches, or we can design a dress for you with each and every element chosen just by you, for you.

We start off by meeting you to discuss ideas, cuts, look at materials, try on wedding dresses. Then we sketch up the ideas we’ve discussed and work out costings for your options. You can then place your order by paying a deposit . We then make you a sheet fabric (toile) version of your dress, you come in for a fitting and we will look at the general lines of your dress, the fit, and the shape. We will discuss necklines, and the fullness of your skirt, and potential sleeve lengths.   At this stage you should have a good feel of the fit and style. We then do any alterations agreed, cut out your materials and make up the real dress. We invite you back and pin in, to check everything over and then finish your dress.  

As everything is made on the premises, we can work with tight timelines, and we have often had brides with great weight loss or who had a baby during their wedding planning. We have lots of experience working with such situations.

Having your dress made is such an exciting process. We will give you expert advice in what will work and doesn’t work, but we truly embrace your participation, at any level you would like to partake.

We have a great knowledge of the Luxury Scottish Wedding venues, and we know what will work well in the venues. We will guarantee you your wedding dress will be made to the highest standards.

Here is a testimonial from Sophie who got married at The Principal George Hotel, here is what she says:

Mette created exactly what I was looking for, I couldn’t have been happier with the way it turned out. I was a bit nervous at first about getting a dress made in case it wasn’t how I imagined but the process Mette has in place and the prompt communication from her made me feel at ease that it was going to be exactly right. Thank you! x

Photograph by Karol Makula Photography

Here is a bride from a Mansfield Traquair a Luxury Scottish Weddings venue, Sheelagh had a bespoke 4 piece for her wedding. Here is what Sheelagh said about our service:

My gorgeous dress was designed and made by the incredible Mette at Freja Designer Dressmaking in Edinburgh.  After trying on many dresses, I was disheartened as couldn’t find one that was right for me. I decided to see Mette, (she designed my sisters incredible wedding dress the year before) I had a drawing and a rough idea. She sat with me and helped me establish exactly what I wanted and helped me create the dress I knew I would love. We picked fabrics and played with the design as we went along. She is incredibly kind and fantastically creative!

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Here is a bride from Borthwick Castle, another Luxury Scottish Wedding venue.  

Captured by Enchanted brides

Gemma From Preston field House,  

By Duncan Holmes Photography.

Photographed by Alice the Camera.

Photography by Lee Howell Photography

Photography by Duncan Holmes

Photography by Napier Photography

Freja Designer Dressmaking | 75-79 Cumberland Street | Edinburgh | EH3 6RD

0131 556 5407 | | WEBSITE

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Couture Event Decor

1 Aug 2018

Luxury Wedding Stylists and Services.

Based in the quaint town of West Linton, Couture Event Decor is a family run business specialising in delivering premium wedding decor and services to a variety of weddings and functions.

Director, Janice Hoskins is passionate about the services she provides and with over 30 years of experience in the industry, she is always on hand to assist in styling your special day. Available for hire and design collection, Couture Event Decor is uniquely versatile and have designed a vast array of weddings in fantastic venues throughout Scotland.

Sky bar, Edinburgh - Alternative Wedding Style.

From city chic to country vintage, the team have provided flawless designs for a range of weddings including classic vintage, black and white, rustic romantic Italian and alternative.

Couture Event Decor, Classic Vintage.

Country Vintage Dresser.

Couture Event Decor - Candelabras and floral designs. 


In Scotland, there are numerous jaw dropping locations and venues to choose from for your special day. Whether your style is a castle manor house, a barn conversion or a traditional boutique style hotel, Couture Event Decor has everything you will require to achieve the perfect atmosphere for your special day.

Equipped with a range of chairs, chair covers and aisle runners, Couture Event Decor can add charm and elegance to your day.

“A great way to use all your venue decor to its full advantage is to use your reception decor to also define your aisle for the wedding ceremony. You can frame the aisle by dressing the outer chairs differently or by using lanterns and flower petals” - Janice Hoskins.

A selection of chair covers and designs.


Couture Event Decor are very pro-active in providing new ideas for the weddings they design. Their aim with all their decor is to build an outstanding set for your wedding that will excite and amaze your guests. With a variety of floral and foliage design options, candelabras and lanterns, Couture Event Decor will brighten up your venue and set the romantic scene of your dreams.

Having owned and operated Jenners Flower Shop, Marchmont Flower Shop and more recently Eskbank Flowers, the team have now combined all their fabulous floral arranging services with Couture Event Decor.

“We are on hand to create stunning wedding bouquets and floral arrangements, advising on seasonal options, giving fresh ideas which suit your wedding style and guiding you through styling your wedding venue.” - Janice Hoskins.

Candelabras are a real favourite and classic centrepiece which are available in a range of heights and colours.

“Silver candelabras are perfect for the a black tie wedding. Rose Gold and Soft Gold are perfect for a classic look and crystal are perfect for a vintage or softer look.” - Janice Hoskins.

Candelabras and Florals to frame the aisle.


A sophisticated drinks station is the perfect way to break the ice and get your family and friends talking. We have a bespoke champagne bucket and can set up a charming champagne bar! Each of our Vintage Hire Items has a story of its own and its history will add unique personality to your wedding.

Champagne not your thing? Not to worry, we are self-proclaimed ginthusiasts and would take pleasure in building a quirky gin bar for your big day. Featuring all your favourite gins and garnishes!

Bespoke champagne bucket and champagne bar design.


A sentimental touch is a key element for any wedding. Couture Event Decor like to work with couples and get to know them so that they can build the dream look for their day. Small details including crockery, napkin holders and centre pieces are important to remember. Adding these simple touches can result in a gorgeous wedding setting that your guests will never forget.

It’s in the details- table decor, crockery and glassware.

To arrange your styling appointment contact: Janice Hoskins | 07899 995445 | |

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Cluny Castle

20 Jul 2018

Situated in tranquil Aberdeenshire countryshire, Cluny Castle truly is the most majestic, secluded and enchanting venue. 

From the first breathtaking glimpse of this magnificent castle, Cluny will certainly add the wow factor and capture the imagination of your guests. Nestled in acres of wooded parkland and completely hidden from view, as you approach Cluny through the beautiful main gates, the tree lined driveway opens out onto beautiful sweeping lawns where the impressive panoramic view of the main facade emerges and this hidden gem and stunning castle is slowly revealed.

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Dating back to 14th century, this magnificent crenellated mansion with beautiful grounds is far from being a museum piece. In fact it remains to this day a much loved family home owned and run by 25-year-old Cosmo Linzee Gordon and offers you and your guests a wonderfully secluded and romantic setting to celebrate your ‘special day’ exclusively and in complete privacy.

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Determined to preserve the castle that has been in his family for generations, Cosmo is now welcoming the public into his home, and allowing brides and grooms to live out their own fairytale within its historic walls.

“Cluny Castle is an incredible property and my beloved family home,” he says. “Renowned for its romance, seclusion and enchanting setting, I am very excited for others to be able to experience this wonderful castle first hand.”


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If you’re searching for an exclusive-use venue with oak panelling, suits of armour and glistening chandeliers, Cluny Castle ticks all the boxes.

“It is a true hidden gem and it offers a private chapel like no other,” says marketing and events manager Fiona Jones.

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Perfect for the ultimate fairytale wedding beyond compare, Cluny has its very own private Chapel at the heart of the Castle, complete with its own private courtyard entrance for your guests’ arrival.

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The unique chapel complete with stunning stained glass windows, dark oak pews and seating for up to 100 guests, creates the most wonderfully romantic atmosphere and truly magical setting in which to exchange your vows.

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As guests admire the magnificent surroundings and enjoy the celebrations, the bridal party can take time out to enjoy some wonderfully secluded spots within the beautiful grounds and stunning interiors of the castle for photographs. These provide the most amazing locations and backdrops for you to capture magical moments perfectly and create lasting memories for years to come.

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copyright Rubislaw Studio


Hidden from view, Cluny’s secluded setting makes it ideal for a perfectly private wedding celebration.

For the smaller more intimate weddings up to 24, the beautiful Dining Room & Drawing Room make a stunning and memorable setting to celebrate your special day.

The incomparable Tenants’ Hall, seating up to 94 guests, is a superb and truly unique setting for dinner and dancing! Perfectly situated directly below our Chapel, its beautiful stained glass mullioned windows and parquet flooring make it the perfect location for guests to enjoy the evening’s festivities.

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Or for larger weddings, we have several sites within the stunning grounds for a marquee, all of which enjoy the magnificent backdrop of the Castle. Planning and designing your marquee wedding is exciting and fun. Whether you want an informal country style marquee with simple styling or an opulent vintage style wedding, You choose any size, layout, theme or style, clear windows or panoramic roof to take advantage of the stunning background and beautiful evening skies, the only limitation is your imagination. Marquees really are a wonderful blank canvas for you to create an unforgettable wedding completely unique to you.

Marquee Esselmont Marquees

Marquee Esselmont Marquees


Offering you the flexibility and freedom of choice, you can select from our wonderful panel of exclusive catering partners that we have handpicked to work with. All of who enjoy an enviable reputation for designing and delivering fabulous food, exceptional service and creating the ‘wow’ factor in their menus. Innovative and artistic and using only the very best locally sourced, seasonal produce, the team of chefs you choose will provide you with an amazing and memorable culinary experience for you and your guests to savor.

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As well as being a simply beautiful setting for your wedding, we are delighted to have completed the first phase a very exciting renovation project, which includes the full upgrade of our West Wing apartment and also the complete refurbishment of the top floor of the castle introduce six fantastic brand new en suite bedrooms and bathrooms with a further 2 to be completed by the end of 2018. This will therefore mean that in addition to complete exclusivity of the castle and grounds for a wedding, we will be now also be able to offer overnight accommodation to bridal parties sleeping up to 26 guests.

“We have approached the refurbishment with bold and creative ideas. However, we are very conscious of respecting the castle’s unique history and building on its remarkable heritage. We wanted to create designs and spaces that reflect Cluny Castle’s distinct Scottish identity that is luxurious yet retains a warm, welcoming and relaxed charm. “I look very much forward to extending a warm welcome to our guests here at Cluny,” says Cosmo.

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Cluny Castle is very much an exclusive use venue offering you complete privacy with an intimate feel. We pride ourselves on remaining as flexible as we can for you and tailoring your day exactly how you would like it to be. Offering a superior and imaginative service with exceptional attention to detail, we help guide you through every aspect of your wedding to ensure that your special day is absolutely perfect in every way.

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“Our flexibility means that we always aim to cater to everyone’s individual requirements as we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our brides have a magical experience at Cluny,” says Fiona. “Seeing people smile and making the customers happy is what is most important to us.”

So whether you’re planning an intimate wedding, a relaxed affair in the Tenants’ Hall or a sumptuous marquee celebration on the lawn, Cluny Castle can help you realise your dream day.

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“A truly unique wedding venue and a hidden gem, one which we are forever grateful for finding! Our guests were amazed by Cluny. The Chapel is simply stunning and the grounds are quite beautiful, a magical castle and such a secluded and romantic setting. We loved every minute there, it was very, very special. Thank you so much to the fantastic, kind and incredibly attentive staff at Cluny for making our day so special and memorable, your hospitality was quite simply superb.”

“For anyone looking for a unique wedding venue with charm, history, style and that wow factor, look no further. We have just had a family wedding here at Cluny Castle, and it was simply magical. We have had so many compliments, our guests were simply blown away. The chapel is stunning and the grounds of Cluny Castle estate are just as you expect them to be, a lovely country retreat, ideal for that something different. Our heartfelt thanks to the Cluny team for leaving us with such wonderful memories of such a spectacular day.”

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For more information or to arrange your own personal tour of Cluny Castle and discuss your plans further, please contact us on 01330 833 302 or email

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Why should I hire a Wedding Planner?

19 Jul 2018

There are a number of different professions within the wedding industry that refer to themselves as wedding planners; Hotel Wedding Coordinators, Venue Stylists, even some Travel Agents get referred to as Wedding Planners. They may offer a wedding planner service or help you in other areas of your wedding, however many of them are incredibly busy and can have three weddings every weekend. This means that they are far too busy to be concentrating on each wedding and planning it from start to finish.   

So who really is a wedding planner and how can they help you plan the wedding you’ve always dreamed about?  

A wedding planner is someone who is dedicated to your wedding from start to finish. They are with you every step of the way, from finding you dream venue, to helping you into your beautiful gown. They will take care of every element of your day no matter how big or small. Some Wedding Planners even offer elected services which focus on certain aspects of your day i.e. a One month services where they take over all our supplier liaisons on the run up to your wedding and are present on the day. 

At Anna Elizabeth we pride ourselves with being present at every step of the journey. From day one we attend every meeting with our couples to make sure every tiny detail is covered and to get to know our couples that little bit more. 

Picture this, you’ve just got engaged to the love of your life, you are on cloud 9 and you’ve been planning your dream wedding *secretly in your head* since you were young and someone suggests hiring a wedding planner. You immediately think to yourself ‘But I want to plan my own wedding, why do I need a wedding planner?’ 

Hiring a wedding planner doesn’t mean you aren’t planning your own wedding. They don’t tell you what’s happening on your special day, YOU tell them. They simply pull it all together for you. 

The Benefits of hiring a Wedding Planner

Save Time 

You want everything at your wedding to be perfect, so you may spend hours trolling through social media and google to find the perfect suppliers. You may then find that they aren’t available on your day and you have to start again - a very time consuming and frustrating experience.

Hiring a wedding planner saves you from this pain. They will do all the research for you, contact the suppliers to make sure they are available on your date before presenting them to you. You still have the fun of choosing who you work with, but you’ve saved a lot of time and heartache. 

Save Money

Weddings are expensive, there’s no way of sugar coating it! Many wedding planners have good relationships with suppliers in their area and by going through them you can get yourself a significant discount. 

No Stress

Planning a wedding and working full time can be hard. Having a job that frequently has you working long hours can leave you very little time to plan your dream day and this can become very stressful. A wedding planner can help relieve you from that stress. By doing all the research for you and liaising with suppliers it will drastically cut your stress levels. Anything you want for your day, just ask your planner and they will be more than happy to do it for you (providing it’s in the budget!).  

Best Venues and Suppliers

Wedding planners usually know everyone in their industry, if they’ve not directly worked with them they know about their services. This can result in you having the best of the best at your wedding. A wedding planner will be able to tell you which suppliers will fit with your theme and be able to create the vision you’ve always dreamed about. 

Knowledge and that little added Extras

There’s always that little something you forget about or that added extra that can make your wedding stand out from the rest and leave your friends talking about it for weeks to come. Whether its forgetting to check that your blank canvas venue has toilet facilities and heating to having that surprise performance that leave your guests speechless. A wedding planner has done and seen it all and can help you make it a day you’ll never forget. 

Anna Elizabeth Weddings & Events | Edinburgh
01316 220452 | | WEBSITE

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18 Jul 2018

Multi Award winning service with over 9 years in the makeup industry and another 7 years Makeup and hair in the wedding industry.

If you are looking for a personal professional service with lots of knowledge and experience, Caroline Stewart makeup Artistry is the place to book.I now have reached over 700 weddings with all sorts of styles, looks, age groups and skin tones. I am so thankful every day I get to do what I love the most.

For me the look on a clients face once you have made them feel glam for their big day or a special event is everything. To know you helped them feel perfect and beautifully polished wither it be a soft natural look to full glam and glitz.

After working for many prestige makeup companies in Edinburgh. I decide to go back to college and learn everything makeup and hair. I studied for 3 years learning new techniques tips and tricks, which gained me so much experience and knowledge into the industry. I started my own business 7 years ago which has been the best decision I made. 

I can’t thank all my clients enough for being so fabulous and letting me e part of their big day.

I thought I would share with you some of my amazing clients along with some shoots I have also been involved in.


She was like something out of a fairy tale. 

As I massive Disney fan this look had me blown away. Catherine was like a queen out of one of your fairy tale books.

With her skull crown to her dark purple eyeshadow. I really loved everything gothic about this.


The traditional look is more so elegant and fun to do. I think for these looks the makeup is suited to the clients but still very soft but glam at the same time. For makeup, choosing the right colours  to compliment the client and their bridal party. Hair to suit the style the client is looking for and to match up with any hair accessories or veils.When choosing the look we go through images at consultation stage to decide what they like and don’t like. We look at the colour theme in their wedding including bridesmaids dresses. So everything is tied in perfectly.Here are just some of my favourites.


Check this gorgeous Mumma out !!!

Mothers of the Bride/Groom can be very daunting for some to have makeup and hair done. I absolutely love working on maturer skin and bringing out their best features while making them photo ready for the big day.

Every time I go past this photo in my gallery this Mother of the bride just blows me away. I think you will agree she looks incredible.

And don’t worry if your mother or grooms mother/ grandparents do not wear much makeup. I can just make sure they are camera ready with a softer amount of makeup, fix their hair or helping put hats and fascinators on.


I am very humbled by the amount of clients who have taken time to vote for me in these awards. Just a reminder of how hard work pays off. I have built my business from scratch, so to be nominated out of hundreds of artists and to get the recognition is amazing.

Caroline Stewart Makeup Artistry and Hair styling.

WEBSITE | EMAIL | 07831 561 099 | FACEBOOK 

INSTAGRAM: @chachmua

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Borthwick Castle

17 Jul 2018

Selecting a wedding venue is always exciting but can also be a challenging decision. We are here to make it elegantly simple. Nestled in one of the most beautiful rural settings, 30 minutes from Edinburgh, majestic Borthwick Castle provides the perfect setting for a magical wedding experience. 

Individual and exclusive, our dedicated team here at Borthwick prides itself in creating a bespoke and unique experience for each one of our clients. Whether your plans are for luxury, kinship or intimacy (or all three) our expert team at Borthwick can cater to any request to create a truly bespoke and memorable experience. We work closely with our wedding couples throughout the planning stages and help them along the way to make their dreams become reality in a magnificent and elegant Castle that’s sure to linger in the memory of all your family and friends. 

Each of the Castle’s twelve unique bedchambers has been exquisitely refurbished with painstaking historical detail, whilst ensuring the most luxurious and modern conveniences for our guests to experience. Each bespoke room boasts breath-taking views of the surrounding countryside. 

Built in 1430, Borthwick Castle is steeped in history. Mary Queen of Scots herself stayed here on many occasions throughout the 1560s. Our unique bedchambers are situated throughout the castle mainly accessed by spiral staircases and secret doorways.   

With planning the ‘big day’ comes the task of selecting the perfect menu for you and your guests to enjoy. With Borthwick Castle, our experienced culinary team headed by chef- Derek Johnstone can create a bespoke menu suited to your requirements, ranging from an elegant three course menu or a six course medieval banquet. Your dining experience will take place in The Great Hall, which is a perfect blend of medieval grandeur and home-from-home comfort. 

The Gatehouse is our haven set aside especially for the couple and bridal party. Upon arrival, you will be able to relax and decompress with your family and friends before the ceremony. In this way, final preparations can get underway in the luxurious surrounds of this incredible suite. It also acts as the perfect escape for any newly-wed couple after a day of creating treasured memories. I n 2016, The Gatehouse received its most extensive interior makeover – an award-winning piece of master craftsmanship wholly in keeping with this great Castle’s authentic history.

At its centre lies an exacting and formidable replica of the four-poster marital bed of King Henry VII and his wife Elizabeth of York, which was originally created in 1486. In old English, the austere and atmospheric text featured on the back board comes from the first book of Corinthians, 15:56: 

‘The sting of death is sinne, and the strength of sinne is the law’ 

Winter Weddings

Winter weddings are a unique and unforgettable experience at Borthwick Castle. The Castle is a true winter wonderland, with its roaring fires, twinkling Christmas trees, picturesque rolling countryside and warm Scottish welcome. We find that the couples who choose a winter wedding at Borthwick Castle discover, as they go through their experience, the profound natural beauty within its environs at this time of year, so perfectly complemented by the warmth of its welcome. 

Please contact Amy at who is ready to help you create the wedding that’s perfectly right for you.

Borthwick Castle | North Middleton | Gorebridge | Midlothian | EH23 4QY

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16 Jul 2018

Our Top 10 designs of the season!

1. Eleganza.


Laser cut design in a range of fabulous shimmering colours from pearlescent ivory and silvery grey to gold glitter for the ultimate bling! This lovely laser cut design comes in two formats – either a four folded square with each side opening out or in folder format with a matching laser cut pocket which includes your reply card.  Finish with your choice of ribbon and embellish with Swarovski crystals or pearls. 

2. Silver Thistle.


Our ever-popular design with thistle illustration decorated with Swarovski crystals or pearls and tartan ribbon. Sprinkled with a touch of glitter. Your invitation insert includes a perforated reply section. Personalise with your shade of ribbon and change the colour of the thistle to suit.

3. Edinburgh.


From our Platinum Collection, featuring our most luxury designs, this is an all-time favourite for Scottish themed weddings. Produced in a rich metallic violet card with a luxury crystal studded Celtic love knot brooch and wide tartan ribbon. The invitation insert includes a glittered thistle. Complete with matching reply card.

4. Ivory Hearts.


A classic yet simple design featuring two raised embossed ivory hearts with Swarovski pearls on entwined glittered strands with Swarovski crystals and silver metallic hearts. Your invitation insert again incorporates a perforated reply section.

5. Rennie.


This invitation is Iin the Rennie Mackintosh style with Swarovski crystals and ribbon and design details in your choice of colour. Using a Mackintosh style font completes the detail. Incorporating a perforated reply section.

6. Flair.


Intricate laser cut design shown her in gold glitter with a rich red satin ribbon. Supplied with Reply card. Available in other glitter colours and plain pearlescent colours.

7. Verona


Also from our Platinum Collection, wrapped in graphite grey satin ribbon with added Swarovski crystals and embellished with a crystal studded heart. This is a pocketfold design and includes your Reply card.

8. Pink Rose


Pearlescent blush pink laser cut pocketfold design with pink satin ribbon and bow detail, with a Swarovski crystal heart. Co-ordinating invitation insert with glittered corner detail and matching reply card in laser cut inside pocket. Many other colours are available. 

9. Lily


Pearlescent dark grey laser cut pocketfold design with graphite satin ribbon and bow and charming crystal flower. Your invitation insert and reply card also features a glittered corner detail. Many other colours are available.

10. Highland


In our beautiful violet metallic card, this wallet invitation features your initials with Swarovski crystals and wrapped in tartan ribbon. The invitation is a pull-out card backed with the same violet card and has a glittered thistle in the corner.

Laurel – Our Newest Addition


Our laser cut designs are increasing in popularity and we are regularly adding to our collection. Our latest is ‘Laurel’ in the new champagne gold pearlescent card. Tie with a contrasting luxury satin ribbon bow.

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