Summer Weddings are Hotting Up
By Gemma Thompson, wedding and events co-ordinator The tinkling of champagne glasses in the courtyard; the gentle floral scent of peonies wafting through the air; yard after yard of beautiful white silk and lace. Summer wedding season at Maryculter House Hotel is almost upon us! As wedding and events co-ordinator, I absolutely love helping couples to plan their perfect day, regardless of the season. But there is something very special about summer weddings – and the extra dimension that our historic country house hotel brings – that gets the whole team very excited indeed. At the start …
Planning a wedding fit for a king – and queen
The countdown is officially on! The wedding of the year is just months away and anyone who is about to get married – and let’s face it even those of us who are not – is eating up every bit of gossip about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding plans. The marriage of monarchy and Hollywood promises to be a both a regal and ritzy affair: no expense will be spared for the wedding celebrations of the nation’s favourite sweethearts. But, take away the multi-million-pound budget, and Harry and Meghan face exactly the same planning dilemmas as …
Wedding guest list etiquette – and how to avoid those awkward moments
You’ve got the dress, booked the venue, agreed the menu and briefed your photographer. That’s the bulk of the work on planning your wedding done, right? Wrong! The trickiest part of planning any wedding – finalising the all-important guest list – is yet to come. As someone who has helped countless numbers of newlywed couples celebrate the happiest day of their lives, Maryculter House Hotel wedding and events manager Beverley Mackinlay knows a thing or two about how to get it right…and has lots of top tips on how to avoid getting it very, very wrong. Here, …