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Planning a 2021 Wedding?

As we ease out of lockdown, it is a time to look forward and start to make plans or pick back up on the plans we had before.  So much has been put on hold; events; conferences; concerts; marathons; weddings; family celebrations and much more.

 

At Conifer Events we have been quietly working on some fantastic wedding events for early 2021, we understand that planning any Special Event takes a lot of work, care and consideration and our events will certainly help!

 

Planning a 2021 or beyond wedding or still looking for that perfect venue?  Either way our Wedding Events can help, we have planned them perfectly to be as beneficial as possible to all your wedding planning needs and of course a great day out for all!

 

#1 Roodlea Barn Wedding Showcase

 

 

Our first event is a Wedding Showcase Day at the beautiful Roodlea Barn, this stunning Barn is in South Ayrshire and is only 10 minutes from Ayr Town Centre.  On Sunday 17thJanuary we will take over this beautiful Venue between 12-4pm, the full Venue will be set for a wedding, perfect if you are looking for a wedding Venue, come along, have a look around and chat to Roodlea’s wedding team who can give you all of the information on their Venue and packages. We will also have a host of fantastic wedding suppliers who will be exhibiting everything from cakes to flowers and much more.  Enjoy complimentary drinks and nibbles and you won’t want to miss our fantastic prize giveaway with the winner being announced on the day. Reserve your complimentary space – BOOK NOW

 

#2 Get Wedding Ready!

 

 

Our next event is out ‘Get Wedding Ready’ event which will be held in The Old Dr Bells Baths in Edinburgh on Sunday 7th February between 12-4 pm. This will be a wedding event with a twist, not just your typical wedding show! Our Get Wedding Ready Event will have everything and more to get you ‘on point’ for your special day. We are working with very talented Dr Nestor Demosthenous, who will be giving his expert advice on the day…. now that is not to be missed! We will also have a host of our finest wedding suppliers including florists, photographers and many more! Ohh and did we mention the live music, fashion show and makeup masterclass! Tickets for this event are only £10 per person and are selling fast…BOOK NOW

 

#3 Fruin Farm Wedding Showcase

 

 

Then, on 7th March as Spring creeps up upon us we have another wedding showcase in the stunning Fruin Farm.  Fruin Farm is set on 5 Acres of beautiful Countryside amongst the foothills of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, it is only a 30-minute drive from Glasgow Airport,  again whether you have booked your venue or not, this event is for you, no venue yet, come and check out this beautiful barn in the picturesque setting or if you already have your Venue but still some final bits to organise, come along and browse our selection of handpicked wedding suppliers who will be delighted to assist you. This will be a fun-filled day with complimentary drinks and nibbles, live music and much more!

Reserve your complimentary space – BOOK NOW

 

If you’d like any more information or have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can reach me at hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

 

We look forward to welcoming you to fantastic events!

 

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Scotland – A Destination Wedding

Famed for its breath-taking landscapes, majestic ancient castles and stunning natural beauty, Scotland is the perfect destination to host a wedding. 

 

 

For many US citizens, getting married in Scotland would be a dream come true! And it can definitely become a reality, but there are a few steps you need to take first.

So, what exactly do you need to know before you begin to plan your dream wedding in Scotland as a US citizen?

The first thing you need to know is: you’ll need to apply for a marriage visitor visa. This will enable you to get married in the UK and will be valid for 6 months so you can use it to explore the country after your wedding. The earliest you can apply for this visa is 3 months before your date of travel, you should have your visa within 3 weeks of applying. The application will cost you £95 or roughly $115.

 

Registering your marriage in Scotland

To get married in Scotland you must by law lodge marriage notice forms and the associated documents to the registrar in whose district you intend to be married. After completing the forms, they must be posted (emails will not be accepted) to arrive between 10-12 weeks before the date of marriage, and at the very latest 29 days before. All of the forms are available from the National Records of Scotland.

 

 

The Ceremony

There are two different types of ceremony you can have in Scotland:

  1. A Civil Ceremony- This can take place in a registration office, or anywhere agreed with the registrar, with the exception of a religious premises.
  2. A religious or belief ceremony- This can take place anywhere approved by a registered celebrant.

The most popular option is the civil ceremony as most wedding venues have already been approved for civil ceremonies. Once you have found the perfect venue, it is important to confirm your date with both the venue and the registrar’s office to make sure both have availability.

 

Conifer Recommends

If you’re coming all the way to Scotland for your dream wedding you will want your venue and its surroundings to pretty spectacular. Somewhere unique, somewhere that wow’s you, somewhere you can’t wait to create memories to last a lifetime in.

Here at Conifer we specialise in making this happen! Whether it’s an old converted barn, one of Scotland’s exquisite castles, or a small intimate venue steeped in Scottish history. We’ve got you covered.

 

Crossbasket Castle

 

 

A luxurious affair, Crossbasket offers the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable wedding experience for you and your guests. Complete with a four-storey private bridal tower and an array of opulent public rooms including a Grand Roosevelt Ballroom with space enough to welcome over 250 people, Crossbasket Castle promises a truly magical experience.

The spectacular 16th century tower and 18th century castle is tucked away on the outskirts of the bustling city of Glasgow overlooking the stunning waterfalls on the River Calder transporting you to the tranquillity and beauty of a vast country estate.

 

The Brig O’ Doon

The Brig O’ Doon House & Hotel is one of Scotland’s most iconic wedding venues, situated within the historic village of Alloway, an area of outstanding natural beauty. The impressive banqueting hall with its breath-taking views of the famous Brig o’ Doon immortalised in Robert Burns’ famous poem ‘Tam o’ Shanter’ make it a truly unique venue. The banqueting hall can seat up to 180 guests.

 

 

Brig o’ Doon House provides the perfect setting for a distinctly Scottish themed wedding for bridal parties who wish to embrace their Scottish heritage. All arrangements can be made to ensure your wedding has a truly Scottish flavour, including tartan dressings and embellishments, bagpipes, heather, thistles, whisky miniatures and, needless to say, some classic and imaginative Scottish cuisine – something the Brig o’ Doon is renowned for.

 

 

Neidpath Castle

Getting married at Neidpath Castle will be an experience like no other. The Castle is totally exclusive, with entrance to the public only available by arrangement. Couples seeking a romantic and historic setting, will love the atmosphere. The rough stone walls, roaring log fires, sumptuous tapestries and profusion of candles, are breathtaking.

 

 

Situated above the River Tweed and just minute’s distance from Peebles, the interiors and grounds of this venue are beautiful to say the least and will have your wedding photographs looking incredible. Neidpath has, in the past, welcomed diverse people through its doors, from Mary Queen of Scots, to Sir Walter Scott, and Wordsworth wrote a poem about it. It has been used as a film set, hosted medieval fairs, musical evenings, historical re-enactments and so many other exciting occasions – and we can think of no better addition to that list than your wedding.

If you have any queries about getting married in Scotland, or even just want to find out about some of the exquisite venues the Country has to offer. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Drop me an email on Hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

That’s all for now!

Hannah

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A Snapshot of our Supplier Network

At Conifer we work with an amazing network of wedding suppliers. We believe in building and maintaining excellent relationships which means we work as a team enabling us to deliver a wedding or event seamlessly.

Having been in the wedding business for over 10 years our “little black book” of contacts is bulging at the seams. Our couples are always asking us how we know so many fabulous suppliers and how we can negotiate the best prices with them. The answer is simple. Loyalty & trust. Without the dedication and quality of our suppliers we would not be able to deliver the sheer number of exceptional weddings year after year…….. Our couples really can rely on Conifer to recommend the most exquisite and reliable suppliers.

Here is an insight into a couple of the fabulous suppliers we work with for our weddings and events.

 

Ad-Media – Wedding Photographers

Choosing the perfect photographer for your wedding is an important and daunting task. You need to make sure you have done your research and found the ideal style of photographer to best fit your wedding day. You want to make sure you can trust your photographer to capture all the right moments perfectly. After all this is your big day and these memories will last a lifetime, so you want those memories captured in an image that will tell your story forever.

Aryan is the founder of Ad-Media, specialising in Photography & Videography. He loves creating visually stunning content, especially at Weddings where every moment is so emotionally charged. Wedding photography is very personal. Aryan aims to capture not only the important moments, but also the best moments which often go unnoticed.

“….As a wedding photographer and videographer, I find it fascinating, challenging and extremely satisfying to create photos and videos that ‘speak’ to you as they tell the story of your day – in an honest and tasteful way.”

Check out his blog “Here’s everything you need to know about Wedding Photography” which will give you an insight into the different photography styles there are and how you go about deciding the perfect one for you!

 

Blooms – Wedding Flowers

 

Whether you are clueless about carnations or a pro on peonies, choosing your wedding flowers is a big task. There are so many questions to be answered… What’s in season? What kind of flowers will match my theme and colour scheme? Will my budget cover the flowers I want?

A lot of couples think that it will be more cost effective to organise the flowers themselves. However, sourcing and arranging flowers is a lot of work and would leave the bride and bridal party exhausted and stressed out. Although it might initially seem cheaper, by the time all the supplies have been sourced and delivered, and all the time and effort has been put in, it actually doesn’t work out cheaper. Using a professional florist doesn’t need to break the bank and will ultimately leave you with an amazing set-up that you couldn’t have put together yourself.

Elaine from Blooms has been in the industry for 34 years and specialises in creating bespoke floral arrangements for a multitude of clients. Elaine says that there is no ceiling to floristry varieties or design. Whether you want something grand, contemporary or something with more of a personal touch she will create a unique floral style which will reflect yours and fit perfectly into your wedding day.

Contact us about our Wedding Supplier Network

Just remember, your wedding photos will last a lifetime, your flower choice can make all the difference to the look of your day!

Of-course, we cannot name each and every one of our suppliers otherwise we would be writing a story and not a blog! Keep tuned for future blogs where we will give some new insights into some more of our wonderful supply network.

For now if you would like more information on any of our suppliers and to know how Conifer Events can help with your wedding planning, drop us an email and let’s chat. You can reach me at hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

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Something To Look Forward To

Keeping Positive 

Let’s be honest, this pandemic has really taken its toll on the majority of us. Whether you are a key worker stacking shelves to keep us all fed, whether you’re on the frontline of the NHS risking your life every day to save others, or whether you’re simply doing your best to stay home and help stop the spread of Covid-19. We’re all in this together and there is a light at the end of the tunnel!

Team Conifer are working on creating some absolutely fabulous events which we will be hosting in the latter part of 2020 and trust me, they are not to be missed!

So, here’s a few things to look forward to:

 

#1 Get Wedding Ready

When: Sunday 30th August 2020

Where: The Old Dr Bells Baths, Edinburgh

Conifer Events are teaming up with some of Edinburgh’s finest Beauty and Wedding suppliers to present this fantastic “Get Wedding Ready” event. You can expect some beauty and cosmetic demonstrations, as well as some excellent discounts. We are also collaborating with a fab make-up supplier who will be delivering a make-up masterclass on the day, a local Bridal Boutique and many more.

You’ll pick up a glass of fizz on arrival and make your way into this exquisite venue, not forgetting to enjoy some of the delicious canapes also on offer. After taking advantage of some of the excellent discounts and offers, you’ll be able to take part in the make-up masterclass before enjoying the fashion show from our Bridal Boutique. And of course, not forgetting to pick up your free Gift Bag before you leave packed with goodies and discounts from all of our suppliers worth up to £75!

Tickets for this event will be available very soon via EventBrite. Keep your eyes peeled for us to release them, as there will be limited numbers available.

 

#2 The Gincident

When: 18th September 2020

Where: Conifer Events HQ. 1 West Regent Street, Glasgow.

Conifer Events presents “The Gincident”. For this gintastic event we are teaming up with Craig from Merchant’s Heart, and Pilgrims Gin to bring you more than just your average Gin Tasting.

Craig doesn’t just produce a “mixer” for your spirit, he has created a Spirit Enhancer, every flavour in the collection is designed to perfectly complement premium spirits, and elevate drink-making and drinking to a whole new level of enjoyment.

And what better spirit to pair with Merchant’s Heart than Pilgrims Gin, a small batch handcrafted gin, made using Scottish spring water and carefully selected botanicals to produce a unique, yet smooth taste.

Tickets will be available shortly via EventBrite so keep your eyes peeled!

 

#3 The Annual Conifer Ball

When: 5th November 2020

Where: The Marriott Hotel, Glasgow

Our Annual Conifer Ball is our biggest and glitziest event of the year and this year it’s 007 themed! We’re proud to be partnered with the Beatson Cancer Charity for a second year running and will be fundraising for them on the evening, to help support more of their phenomenal work.

Red Carpet Arrival along with an extravagant Bubbly Reception. You’ll then make your way into the Clyde Suite where Gina McKie will kick off the evening 007 style! After your delicious 3 course meal accompanied of course by a couple of glasses of wine, expect some world class live entertainment, drink an exclusive Conifer Martini from our pop-up bar, and try your hand at some blackjack or roulette. And who knows, you may even get the chance to meet Mr Bond himself!

You’ll also get the chance to win some fantastic raffle prizes donated by some of our valued partners. We will be running a silent auction throughout the evening too, where there will be some amazing items up for grabs. And remember, every penny raised will be going to such a wonderful charity!

Tickets are available now on EventBrite. Don’t miss out, click here to book now!

If you have any questions about any of these events, or simply want to get in touch don’t hesitate to drop me an email on hannah@coniferevents.co.uk

That’s all for now. Stay safe and take care!

Hannah x

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