Posts Tagged ‘wedding directory’

Scotland has long been a very popular holiday destination for tourists from around the world. And now it has a growing reputation as a favourite destination to tie the knot.

Here are some of the reasons:-

1 There are no residency requirements. So wherever you and your fiance come from, you can get married in Scotland. You don’t have to live here. You don’t need UK citizenship. All you have to do is complete the necessary legal formalities and you can marry within 24 hours of arriving here.

2 You can get married anywhere!! On a beach, in a castle such as Stirling Castle, up a mountain, in a hotel such as Duck Bay Hotel, by a loch such as our very own Loch Lomond… your choices are limitless.

3 You can have either a civil or a religious ceremony. The civil ceremony does have to be licensed by the local authority. But there are now so many venues licensed for civil ceremonies that you should have little difficulty finding somewhere.

4 A religious ceremony, conducted by a minister can be held anywhere – boats, beaches, hotels etc. Willing and adventurous ministers can always be found, like our very own Reverend Miller!

5 Ceremonies can even be conducted by non-religious celebrants, including certain officers of the Humanist Society.

6 The choice of venues is staggering. From modern Glasgow to historic Edinburgh; from the rugged, breathtaking beauty of the Highlands to the tranquil Loch Lomond; from istunning castle to the small village church, Scotland has it all.

7 You can fly into Glasgow, Prestwick, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Inverness airports and be close to your wedding venue from the start.

8 So many people around the world have Scottish ancestry and love to search out their roots.

9 What better clothes to wear at your ceremony than the kilt, made especially for you in your own tartan. Why not contact Totally Tartan Kiltmakers to help?

10 And what better accompaniment as the bride enters the wedding venue than a Highland wedding tune played on bagpipes!

These are just some reasons to get married in Scotland, and if looking for a particular location, why not consider having your wedding at Loch Lomond?


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Big Wow Weddings is THE online Scottish wedding directory to help you find the best wedding suppliers in Scotland.

Big Wow Weddings is now under new management and small changes are being made to the site over the coming months – images, categories etc. However, advertising rates will remain the same!

Whether you reside in the Highlands, in Loch Lomond, in Edinburgh or the Borders, you will find all you need within our directory to give your wedding the WOW factor.

At Big Wow Weddings our aims are simple….

* to offer brides an online one stop shop to plan the biggest Big Wow of a Wedding Day.
* to help make their planning experience stress free, enjoyable and memorable.

Our easily navigated online directory boasts the best of the best wedding suppliers and venues in Scotland. We’ve brought together a directory of Scottish suppliers that brides can only dream of accessing all in one place.

Planning a wedding should be one of the most enjoyable and memorable experiences of a lifetime….but we all know it can be one of the most stressful. Our online directory is run by individuals both experienced in the wedding industry and qualified in wedding & event management. Big Wow Weddings is designed to lend a calming, helping hand; to help make planning your big day a breeze.

Big Wow Weddings lists a wide variety of suppliers including venues, stationery designers, photographers, musicians etc. We also post details of upcoming wedding fairs and other wedding related events.

Coming soon!!! A special offers category – detailing current special offers and discounts our suppliers are offering.

Our aim is to offer the ultimate one stop shop in stress free planning….
…its that simple!

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StarWeds Wedding Organiser App for iPhone & Android

Enjoy the benefits of organising your wedding on your Android or iPhone. Search through our wedding suppliers anytime, anywhere or even find nearby suppliers wherever you are.

Organise your wedding through the convenience of your Android (2.2+) or iPhone. Get a point in the right direction to the very best suppliers for your wedding.

Search for StarWeds on the Android Market or the Apple App Store to download the StarWeds app for FREE.

Amazing features:
Find out what’s around
Source local wedding suppliers around your area. Perhaps finding your nearest florist or venue that’s convenient for you. You’d be surprised by what’s around!

Directions from your location
Find the way to your selected supplier by following the on-screen directions within the map. Organise your day by visiting supplier to supplier with peace of mind that you can find them easily.

Organise your wedding
Build up a list of your wedding suppliers to create your perfect wedding all in one convenient place. Bookmark your favourite suppliers so you can easily contact them. You can even attach notes to save quotes and appointments. There is a countdown timer to your big day, a to do list and a budget planner.

Call or Email
Contact a wedding supplier by phone or by email all through the convenience of your Android or iPhone device. The StarWeds app is the quick, easy and FREE way to source the very best suppliers.

Offers and Events
We have our own dedicated IT team working on the app, on a daily basis, which means that we will be bringing a lot of exciting and unique features which are not available elsewhere in the market place. We will be bringing you the very best offers and keeping you informed of events across Scotland. If you have any feedback or features you would like to see, then please don’t hesitate to contact us at contact@starweds.co.uk.

For more information, visit our website: http://www.starweds.co.uk/directory

Scottish suppliers – get listed & receive 10% discount

The StarWeds iPhone/Android Directory can widely expand your reach to potential clients. The smart phone industry is booming with millions of iPhone and Android users in the UK and this is rising at a staggering pace. To maximise your exposure, the StarWeds App is available FREE of charge to couples via the Apple App Store and Android Market.

We are the market leader of wedding apps in Scotland as no other wedding app offers the same amazing features on both Android and iPhone. This will maximise your business exposure to brides with smartphones for the best possible value.

It is only £29.99 per year to be listed on the app. For further information and to sign up please visit http://www.starweds.co.uk/advertise.

**DISCOUNT! Enter the promo code 8YKZM29L when you sign up to receive a 10% discount, so you will get a year’s listing for only £26.99.**


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Hopefully this collage will provide you with some ideas if you are thinking of a PINK themed wedding. When visiting any of the websites, and placing an order, dont forget to mention you found their details here!


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Tell us more about Amethyst Photography, how you got started etc

Amethyst Photography grew from a hobby that developed over years. I had an interest in taking pictures, but nothing more, but after a spell working for the Inland Revenue, I spotted an opportunity to work for an international photography company, I went down south to Swindon to train, however that didn’t work out, as I felt their service to clients was appalling and that they were a financial consideration only, so I decided to give my own business a go.

So in 2006, the savings were raided and equipment bought, and Amethyst Photography was born.

We began marketing locally and built the website, www.amethyst-photography.org.uk and in 2008 as work steadily grew, I opened a studio in Stockton on Tees and its now in its third year there.

We now have 3 part time photographers and a makeup artist working for and with us.

What services do you offer (eg wedding, portrait etc)?

I began primarily as a wedding and portrait photographer, but over the last few years, requests for various services have meant the company now covers all styles of photography, from weddings and portraits, to maternity, makeover, boudoir, model portfolios, event and commercial styles.

Basically if someone asks for it, and we can do it, we are more than happy to give it a go, within reason that is.

What areas do you cover?

I thought initially that I would be working in the Teesside area, but through word of mouth, demand for our services began to spread around the country and we now also have bookings for destination weddings, our first in Cyprus being in 2011.

What makes you different from your competitors?

In a world that works at 100mph, we decided that the most important thing to us was that clients were 100% happy with what we did. We believe that our customer service is second to none in the photography world and our personalities make having photographs taken a pleasure rather than a chore. We are so certain that clients will like what we do, that we offer free photoshoots for all of our studio services and if the client doesn’t like what we have shot, then they don’t pay a penny. In almost 5 years, no one has ever declined our images. In fact on freeindex.co.uk, we are ranked as number 2 out of almost 4000 wedding photographers on customer satisfaction.  http://www.amethystphotography.freeindex.co.uk/

What do you enjoy most about your job?

I have always been a people person, and love to share in the clients time with us, if that involves having to drive wedding guests to church,  carry flowers or as we often do, dress brides then so be it. Whenever we do a wedding, we understand that both bride and groom may be nervous, or feeling stressed, but with our experience, we guide them through with fun and laughter. To hear clients comment afterwards on how easy going, yet professional we were, makes it all worthwhile

Can you tell us about your favourite wedding that you have shot?

Wow, there have been so many weddings now that to pick put one particular one would be really difficult, however iIn 2009 we covered the wedding at Middleton Lodge nr Richmond in North Yorkshire of Rebecca and Matthew, a professional couple who had travelled North from London for their wedding, which was themed around Alice in Wonderland, so shooting photos of guests dressed as characters and taking part in events from the book, was an amazing day, and when they faked a first dance to look as if the CD of the romantic music had broken, then for a stream of dancers in fancy dress to appear in the marquis and join in with YMCA with them was phenomenal

What have been your key achievements?

Over the last few years, becoming one of the busiest photographers on Teesside was a major achievement, as well as the opening of the studio, however the greatest achievement in my eyes are the thank you cards from our clients, and seeing the tears of happiness in a brides face after watching her wedding DVD slideshow in our viewing room

What are your plans for the future?

Our plans are really simple, to grow and grow and grow. We want Amethyst Photography to become a major name in photography around the country, for prospective clients to feel that they are important to us as a company and possibly, just possibly, the chance of maybe franchising the business model

How can our readers contact you?

Your readers can contact me in lots of ways. They can email wayne@amethyst-photography.org.uk, use the contact form on our website www.amethyst-photography.org.uk, they can telephone 01642 887630 or 07724 997696 or they can pop into the office/studio at 7 Hambletonian Yard, Stockton on tees, Cleveland TS18 1DS, opening times 10am – 2pm Wed – Sat, we’ll even throw in a cup of tea or coffee if they visit us 🙂

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His hello was the end of her endings
Her laugh was their first step down the aisle
His hand would be hers to hold forever
His forever was as simple as her smile
He said she was what was missing
She said instantly she knew
She was a question to be answered
And his answer was “I do”


Marriage is about giving and taking

And forging and forsaking

Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving

Caring and Sharing and screaming and swearing
About being together whatever the weather

About being driven to the end of your tether

About Sweetness and kindness

And wisdom and blindness

It’s about being strong when you’re feeling quite weak

It’s about saying nothing when you’re dying to speak

It’s about being wrong when you know you are right

It’s about giving in, before there’s a fight

It’s about you two living as cheaply as one
(you can give us a call if you know how that’s done!)

Never heeding advice that was always well meant

Never counting the cost until it’s all spent

And for you two today it’s about to begin

And for all that the two of you had to put in

Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness

Too late you’ll discover that marriage is madness.


On your wedding day, you will vow true love, and a new beginning—
With memories to cherish and treasure.
On the days to come when you two disagree—
Those moments will vanish with pleasure.

In all the world, and with all the people you have met—
Through all the words spoken.
You have followed your hearts and let it lead the way—
To where the bond of love lies unbroken.

Now be true and live as friends and lovers—
A new life awaits you.
Stand hand in hand at the alter—
And whisper “I do”.


“The art of a good marriage”

A good marriage must be created.
In marriage the little things are the big things…
It is never being too old to hold hands,
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day,
It is never going to sleep angry,
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives,
It is standing together and facing the world,
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family,
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways,
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget,
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow,
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful,
It is not only marrying the right person, it is being the right partner.


Yes I’ll marry you, my dear,
You may not apprehend it,
But when the tumble-drier goes
It’s you that has to mend it,
You have to face the neighbour
Should our Labrador attack him,
And if a drunkard fondles me
It’s you that has to whack him.

Yes, I’ll marry you,
You’re virile and you’re lean,
My house is like a pigsty
You can help to keep it clean.
That sexy little dinner
Which you served by candlelight,
As I do chipolatas,
You can cook it every night!

It’s you who has to work the drill
and put up curtain track,
and when I’ve got PMT
it’s you who gets the flak,
I do see great advantages,
But none of them for you,
And so before you see the light,
I do, I do, I do!

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