Our Services

Bridal Wear Alterations and Restyling

Wedding dress alterations
Groom, father of the bride & best man

Bridal Wear Design and Made to Measure

Wedding dress
Bridesmaids dresses
Second-time bride
Men's waistcoats, cummerbunds, bow-ties



Ring cushions
Bow ties

Our Area

Serving the Grampian area including
Aberdeenshire and
Morayshire and also the area of Invernesshire

Grantown on Spey
Spey Bay
Still to come


Type of wedding, type of service

Reception Venue

Wedding Dress

Bridesmaids & their dresses


Wedding Cake


Guest list

Save the date/Invitations


Gift List

Planning Your Wedding

Most of the things we do get better with practice but organising your wedding is something you have to get right first time. You probably have a vision in mind of how your wedding day will be. Turning that vision into reality takes careful planning and organisation. There is plenty of advice available from different sources and you may feel you can organise everything yourself, depending on the size and type of wedding you want and the number of people you can rely on to help.

On this page you'll find links to different people who can help with various aspects of planning your wedding - from sending out the invitations to the marriage ceremony, the reception, the photographer,  the cake, jewellery and pampering yourself in readiness for the big day.

Wedding Planners

The last thing you want is to be stressed on your wedding day and it's worth talking to some wedding planners to see if you would prefer to have someone who has had lots of practice to take some of the weight off your shoulders.  A good wedding planner is worth their weight in gold - they will give you a list of all the elements to include and they'll help negotiate with the different people involved - often making savings you couldn't. They'll give you a diary planner and remind you of appointments - and the nearer you get to the big day the more pleased you'll be to have an experienced person to 'hold your hand' , leaving you time to enjoy a bit of pampering in the run up to your big day.

For more information on wedding planning www.diamondsandpearlsevents.co.uk

Style of Wedding & Type of Service

The choice of Venue for the Ceremony and the Type of Ceremony are the first things you think about when planning your wedding - You want it to be a truly memorable and meaningful ceremony, reflecting your own beliefs and commitment to each other.

Once upon a time you had a choice between a religious wedding in church and a secular wedding in a registry office and it had to be in the bride's parish.  But now the possibilities are endless so you can really personalise your wedding and make the ceremony deeply meaningful to you both as a couple. You can be married in the location of your choice at home or abroad, on a beach, on a hillside, on a lake, in a marquee in the garden, in a castle or in the grounds with the castle behind you - the choice is yours and there are celebrants both religious and humanist who can help you to tailor the Wedding Ceremony of your dreams.

Many people don't think about religion much at all until it comes to the milestones in their lives such as weddings and christenings. Just because you don't go to church it doesn't mean you don't want a Christian wedding and to make traditional vows. But maybe you don't want the formality of a church setting and would prefer a location which you feel is more romantic and meaningful to you.

The Rev. Dr Judith Hampson  is friendly and approachable and will help you to bring together all the elements that are important to you. She can advise on the legal requirements and can tailor a ceremony especially for your personality. She is an ordained interfaith minister (you don't have to belong to any particular faith or one of you might be religious and the other not) and she can perform your ceremony in any location of your choice in Scotland. You can phone Judith on 01309 674817 or email judith@context-uk.com or look at her website www.wedding-ceremonies-scotland.co.uk

If you prefer a Humanist ceremony you can choose a Humanist celebrant to tailor your ceremony to your own views. It will be secular (non religious) and you will be able to make a commitment to each other in a way that is meaningful to you and is recognised by the Registrar General in Scotland as a legally binding marriage.

Janet Donnelly and George Caldow are two Humanist celebrants who will be happy to help you plan your special celebration. You can find out more at www.humanism-scotland.org.uk

or contact: Janet at www.janetdonnelly.co.uk

or contact George at www.georgecaldow.co.uk  email georgecaldow@gmail.com


After all the hard work of organising your Wedding you want to have a perfect photographic record of a wonderful day to look back on in the years to come, so a good (and empathetic) photographer is a must. Talk to a few and look at samples of their work to find one to suit your style and budget.

www.scotthogg.com    email: info@scotthogg.com tel 01358 723209 01309 674516

www.emmacheer.com  email: emma@emmacheer.com

www.ceamaraphotography.com    email moragmartin23@yahoo.co.uk  tel: 07772875717

www.katrinareidphotography.co.uk  email: info@katrinareidphotography.co.uk  tel: 01888 544236

Wedding Dress

You, as the Bride, are the star of the show,  the centre of attention and will be in almost all the photographs so Your Wedding Dress will be captured on film forever. Budget for the best you can afford and make sure it's going to show you to your best advantage.  You can't beat having it made to measure but don't forget, if you get one off the peg it can be altered to fit.

Reception Venue

The type of reception you want will determine the venue you choose. Here in Moray you have a great selection to choose from to suit the mood of your celebration.             

four star bed and breakfast elgin          Ardgye House     www.ardgyehouse.co.uk

Ardgye House the perfect wedding venue, Elgin Morayy
Ardgye House - the perfect wedding venue

Situated near Elgin in the heart of Morayshire, Ardgye House is one of the finest examples of Edwardian architecture to be found and provides an elegant backdrop for a memorable wedding day.

This gracious mansion house stands in 150 acres of it's own grounds and enjoys an exquisite panoramic view over the beautiful Laich of Moray and out across the Moray Firth to the rolling hills of Sutherland in the North.

It's idyllic woodland setting supports a variety of flora and fauna. Beautiful rhododendrons, cherry trees and daffodils take pride of place. A stroll through the grounds may be further rewarded by sightings of deer, ducks, squirrels, badgers and foxes.Only 5 minutes drive from Elgin town centre.

 Durn House   


Portsoy Aberdeenshire AB45 2XT      TEL 01261 843424

For A Unique Country House Wedding

Located along the spectacular Moray coast, Durn House is a Scottish Geogian Mansion, steeped in history and an ideal wedding venue for couples looking for an elegant and intimate location for their special day.

 The Loft


The Loft, East Grange Farm, Kinloss email: info@eastgrange.co.uk  tel 01343 850111

For a wedding reception with a difference contact Victoria Butler

Newton Hall  & Conference Centre


Inverness Road Nairn, IV12 4RX   tel: 0843 178 7133 /0843 178 7134

Wedding Fayre at Newton Hall

Sunday 6th October  2013  12 -4pm

 Knockomie Hotel


Gratown Road, Forres, IV36 2SG  email:stay@knockomie.co.uk  TEL: 01309 673146

 Strathpeffer Pavilion


The Square, Strathpeffer, Ross & Cromarty, IV14 9DL

email: enquiries@strathpefferpavilion.org    TEL: 01997 420124

For the Perfect Highland Wedding