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Highland Wedding Fair: Tie the knot in style with help from the big day experts

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Wedding Belles.
Wedding Belles.

There are few occasions in life more exciting (and stressful!) than organising your wedding.

From choosing the venue, flowers and catering to finding the perfect dress, photographer, entertainment and show-stopping cake that will please every picky palate, there is a lot to plan!

But don’t panic, you will find everything you need to create your perfect big day at the Inverness Courier Highland Wedding Fair on Sunday, March 26, 11am to 2pm.

The fair returns to Eden Court and will feature over 50 exhibitors, many of them multi award-winning specialists and suppliers who have worked their wedding magic for years.

You are in safe hands!

The fair is a must-visit event for all couples organising the big day, no matter what stage you’re at in the planning.

No wedding is complete without beautiful blooms. Picture: Callum Mackay
No wedding is complete without beautiful blooms. Picture: Callum Mackay

There will be exhibitors who can help you with every aspect of your big day; from venues, photography, flowers and catering to gorgeous wedding gowns, occasion wear for mothers of the bride or groom, and guests, celebrants, jewellery, hair and beauty specialists, and much more. If you have just got engaged – congratulations! The fair is your perfect starting point to get some inspiration about your venue and theme.

Are you planning a traditional Highland wedding complete with a piper, a lavish event in a spectacular location that can welcome hundreds of guests, or perhaps a more intimate and bespoke service you can share with your nearest and dearest?

But if you are right in the middle of organising your wedding and you are still searching for some of those all-important elements such as flowers, entertainment, the cake, then come along on Sunday.

Creatures of Habit Cakery, Isle of Skye. Picture: James Mackenzie
Creatures of Habit Cakery, Isle of Skye. Picture: James Mackenzie

The beauty of the fair is that everything is there for you all under one roof.

You don’t need to worry about making appointments or travelling about to meet suppliers, they are waiting for you!

Clava Mains. Picture: Callum Mackay
Clava Mains. Picture: Callum Mackay

Take your time, relax, browse and meet the exhibitors who will be delighted to showcase their products and services, and chat through your ideas.

Entry to the fair is free and the first 50 brides-to-be will receive a goodie bag.

You can register for your free ticket at www.eventbrite.co.uk

Ensure your big day hits all the right notes

From the rousing skirl of the pipes to a fantastic live band or DJ, the music you choose will really help set the tone of your wedding!

Here are some ideas to ensure your big day hits all the right notes...

Nothing encapsulates a traditional Scottish wedding better than the rousing sounds of the bagpipes.

They are ideal for those special moments such as announcing that you are now officially married as you walk down the aisle for the first time as a wedded couple, or arrive at your reception to be greeted by all your family and friends.

At the fair meet Spud the Piper and the Loch Ness Piper who can advise on the best ways to incorporate the bagpipes into your wedding.

Spud the Piper. Picture: James Mackenzie
Spud the Piper. Picture: James Mackenzie

The Electric Cherries are a five-piece band who will get your party started and keep the floor filled with top tunes, from 50’s rock ‘n’ roll to pop, disco and more! They will even create a set list just for you.

Electric Cherries.Picture: Gary Anthony
Electric Cherries.Picture: Gary Anthony

Wonderland are so much more than a wedding band and will have you and your guests on your feet all night.

From covers spanning Elvis to Dua Lipa to ceilidh and DJ music mixes – or a bit of everything – you can be sure of a fantastic night of entertainment as you celebrate with family and friends.

Time to dust off those dancing shoes!

Dress to impress

Whether you are looking for your dream wedding gown, a fabulous ensemble as the mother of the bride or groom, or some beautiful finishing touches to complete your look, you will be spoiled for choice on Sunday.

Here are a few ideas...

Alexandra Bespoke offers a range of unique and hand-crafted accessories for your hair, jewellery and custom leather jacket painting.

Alexandra Bespoke.
Alexandra Bespoke.

You may find your dream dress from boutiques Angharad Bridal, Wedding Belles, and With This Dress.

For mothers and other special ladies, Rouge Boutique has beautiful occasion wear and accessories for the big day.

Rouge Boutique. Picture: Gary Anthony
Rouge Boutique. Picture: Gary Anthony

And the boys haven’t been forgotten!

Ben Wyvis Kilts will ensure you are never off kilter with its selection of traditional dress for hire or made-to-measure kilts in a wide range of tartans.

Exhibitors can’t wait to meet you

Sunday’s fair is a great way to chat with the very best wedding specialists and suppliers from across the Highlands and beyond all on the same afternoon!

Here are some of the fabulous exhibitors you can meet...

If you’re looking for the perfect ring that won’t break your budget, ATB Jewellery specialises in beautiful bespoke bands at an affordable price.

Wedding parties can enjoy exclusive use of Durn House, a magnificent Georgian mansion in Aberdeenshire, perfect for both intimate ceremonies and larger weddings.

Look your best self on the big day with bridal make-up and hair by Charlene O’Malley and Laura Ross.

No wedding is complete without beautiful blooms, from bouquets and buttonholes to dressing your venue.

The Highland Florist offers stunning arrangements using flowers and foliage to create unique tones and textures.

Whatever your theme, colour scheme or vision, decor specialist, Kirsteen’s Kollection, will dress your venue to perfection.

Add some fun elements to your reception to entertain your guests with Pixels Photobooth, and mobile bars, the Cocktail Den and Piaggio Bar.

The fair is a great opportunity to meet photographers – remember, they will be with you on the big day! You can catch up with Alison White, Michael Carver, Wild Roses, Fitlike, Karen Thorburn, Andy Allan, Ceamara, and Highland-Photography.

Exhibitors include:

  • Alexandra Bespoke
  • Wonderland
  • The Kingsmills and Ness Walk Hotels
  • LilyRoseCakes
  • The Highland Florist
  • Dream Events by Sarah
  • Sonas Collection
  • Karen Thorburn Photography
  • Highland Castle Entertainment
  • Fitlike photography
  • Creatures of Habit Cakery
  • Macdonald Drumossie Hotel
  • Spud The Piper
  • The Electric Cherries
  • The Cocktail Den
  • Ben Wyvis Kilts
  • Angharad Bridal
  • Alison White Photography
  • Kirsteen’s Kollection
  • With this Dress
  • Fuze Ceremonies
  • Ceamara Photography
  • Wild Roses Photography
  • Durn House
  • Highland-Photography
  • Charlene O'Malley & Laura Ross
  • Highland Hospice
  • The Piaggio Bar
  • The Loch Ness Piper
  • Rouge Boutique
  • Wildwoodz
  • Humanist Society
  • Grant Event Hire
  • Clava Mains
  • Sligachan Hotel
  • The Fat Pigeon Wine Co
  • Susan the Celebrant
  • Andy Allan Photography
  • ATB Jewellery
  • Agnostic Scotland
  • Pixels Photobooth
  • Pretty Little Princess Events & Luxury Wedding Corners
  • Wedding Belles
  • The Only Occasion
  • Blue Moon Boudoir
  • Aviemore Resorts
  • Eden Court
  • Michael Carver Photography
  • Highland Love Stories
  • Hannah Cambridge Illustration
  • Struie Media Productions

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