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Winter Weddings

Posted on 28th June 2017

For those couples who are finalising the details for your winter wedding here are some top tips and ideas you may find useful in the winter time

  1. Plan extra travel time and check the weather! This is very important as the winter weather can be wild, well, so can the summer weather in Scotland too, however it is more likely that delays could be possible.
  2. Dress appropriately – Your bridal party should consider wearing clothing that will keep you extra warm. Faux fur stole, velvet cape, tights underneath dresses, opt for long sleeved dresses.
  3. During winter the scenery/landscape at your venue will be different than during the summer – I know this may seem like an obvious point however if you do book your venue in the summer time ask to see some example images of the outdoors/landscape. Also plan out the photography time line with your photographer taking into consideration that it will get darker sooner.
  4. As it gets darker much earlier during the winter you should take advantage and have lots of candles & tealights to create a romantic atmosphere at your reception. If you venue does not allow an open flame you can always opt for an LED candle to create the same effect.
  5. Colours and winter tones - Colours that work well together
    • Natural, White & Greens
    • Mauve, Grey & Neutral
    • Navy, Coral & Gold
    • Cranberry, Orange & Ivory
    • Peach, Gold & Green
    • Berry Red & Dark Grey
    • Gold, Burgundy & Green
  6. Check out what Christmas décor your venue already has in place as it may save some of the budget when it comes to venue dressing.
  7. Snow! As much as the wedding images would look fabulous with a snowy backdrop don’t get too caught up on this being a factor when you book a winter wedding.
  8. Hot drinks on arrival is a great way of ensuring your guests receive with a warm welcome on a cold winter day. Mulled wine is always a great option!

Stay warm and enjoy the day!


The Barn at Dalduff Farm

Posted on 12th May 2017

We had the pleasure of viewing The Barn at Dalduff Farm and WOW we were very impressed with this beautiful setting and fantastic space available for couples looking for a rustic style wedding!

A beautifully converted barn with indoor and outdoor reception areas. You can even get married in their garden if the weather allows it! They also have a gorgeous cottage for the bridal party to get ready in the night before. Have a look at some of the images.... truly stunning! We would recommend getting in touch with Jeny and the team if this looks like your dream venue!

We are delighted to be a recommended supplier for this beautiful venue!

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Seasonal Flowers

Posted on 1st May 2017

If you are unsure of what flowers are in season for your date then check out our guide below:

Spring Flowers

Agapanthus, Anemone, Anthurium, Aster, Bouvardia, Calla Lily, Carnation, Cherry Blossom, Cornflower, Chrysanthemum, Cymbidium orchid, Delphinium, Forget-me- not, Freesia, Genista, Gerbera, Gloriosa, Heliconia, Hyacinth, Hydrangea, Iris, Lily, Lily of the valley, Lisianthus, Muscari, Narcissus, Nigella, Oncidium Orchid, Phalaenopsis orchid, Phlox, Ranunculus, Rose, Stephanotis, Sunflower, Sweet pea, Sweet William, Tulip.

Summer Flowers

Agapanthus, Alchemilla, Anthurium, Aster, Bouvardia, Carnation, Cattelya orchid, Celosia, Cornflower, Crysanthemum, Dahlia, Delphinium, Freesia, Gerbera, Gypsophila, Hydrangea, Iris, Lavender, Lily, Marigold, Mint, Nerine, Nigella, Oncidium orchid, Peony, Phalaenopsis orchid, Phlox, Rose, Stephanotis, Sunflower, Sweet pea, Zinnia.

Autumn Flowers

Acacia, Alstroemeria, Amaryllis, Anemone, Anthurium, Aster, Bouvardia, Calla Lily, Carnation, Cattleya orchid, Celosia, Chrysanthemum, Cymbidium orchid, Dahlia, Delphinium, Echinops, Euphorbia, Freesia, Gerbera, Gladiolus, Gloriosa, Gypsophila, Hydrangea, Hypericum, Iris, Lilac, Lily, Lisianthus, Marigold, Nerine, Oncidium orchid, Phalaenopsis orchid, Phlox, Rose, Stephanotis, Sunflower

Winter Flowers

Agapanthus, Amaryllis, Anemone, Anthurium, Berries (Brunia, Hypericum, Viburnum), Bouvardia, Calla Lily, Carnation, Chrysanthemum, Cymbidium orchid, Dusty Miller, Euphorbia, Freesia, Gerbera, Gloriosa, Gyp, Hyacinth, Hydrangea,Iris, Lilac, Lisianthus, Lily, Muscari, Roses, Ranunculus, Tulips


Blairquhan Castle

Posted on 14th April 2017
The stunning exterior of Blairquhan Castle

We had the pleasure of visiting a stunning exclusive use wedding venue situated in Ayrshire - the luxury Blairquhan Castle. We received a very warm welcome from Tracey in the wedding and events team who took the time to show us the fabulous facilities available at this spectacular castle set in over 200 acres of beautiful parkland and private gardens. The Castle is steeped in history and is truly a home from home!

Just one of the four suites available
The castle at night

It has four stunning function suites that can cater for up to 100 guests so you have a choice of where your wedding can take place! The castle also has 15 individually designed bedrooms and cottages available too! It is definitely worth a visit if a castle is your dream venue! You have to have a look at the walled garden too, it is a truly romantic setting for your wedding images.

The interior of the ceiling of the castle's majestic tower
A ceremony setup

We love Blairquhan and are delighted to be a recommended supplier for this fabulous venue!

This way to the Walled Garden...
The walled garden

Why you need a planner

Posted on 31st March 2017

Here at BME we have been planning weddings and events for many, many years now and we have put together a list of reasons why we think it is to your advantage to have a wedding or event planner on board:

  1. Help to set your budget – The budget is one of the most important factors when organising your wedding or event! A planner can help set a realistic budget for the services you need to book, they will help you keep within your budget and they have an extensive list of suppliers and contacts to give you options when booking services.
  2. Help with prioritising the planning process – A planner will give you guidance and support through the planning process so you are doing things in the right order and not leaving anything out!
  3. Keeping you grounded – Planning can be stressful and overwhelming. A planner will help keep you grounded and focused. They will assist with the decision making, what’s important, what’s not and what you need to do.
  4. Back-up Plan - There is always a plan B! Most will assume that plan A will work however occasionally this is not the case. A planner will have a back plan and also be able to execute this plan to ensure little or no disruption to your wedding or event.
  5. Experience - You should do research when looking into a planner to see what experience they have and also if they have references too. An experienced planner with numerous events under their belt will have the knowledge and contacts to ensure everything runs smoothly and without a hitch. Having experience allows the planner to take away any stress, leaving you relaxed knowing that everything is going to plan.
  6. Time Management - An experienced planner will manage the running of your wedding or event, liaising with supplier/staff to ensure that everything runs to time.
  7. And finally - a planner will give you peace of mind and confidence for your event or special day!