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Village Life comes to Aberdeen


Village Urban Resorts opened its doors in December. For weddings, a dedicated special events planner is available to smoothly guide you every step of the way. The Inspiration Suite offers space for up to 130 guests, with smaller, more intimate suites also available. The exclusive Viva Urban Spa offers a range of ESPA treatments in preparation for the big day.

Photography reaches new heights!


Taking wedding photography literally to a new level, Janie Barclay Photography has added a string to their artistic bow by venturing into aerial photography, giving couples a new dimension to their wedding.

Janie said: "Aerial photography visually enhances what we already offer our couples. We are really excited by our new creative take on wedding photography and think both brides and grooms will enjoy seeing their day from above.”

New wonder machine


Innocent Aesthetics invested in a new machine at the end of last year – an Elixis Elite. It provides a non-invasive treatment, using radiofrequency with ultrasound to target fat reduction, reshape your body and tighten the skin – with long-lasting results. Already a hit with Innocent Aesthetics’ clients, it has been booked solid ever since arriving!

Ruby Celebrations for Sinclairs

Sinclairs Jewellers of Inverurie is celebrating 40 years in business with a series of charity events. Founded in 1975, the family firm was the ‘Time Sponsor’ for Run Garioch in March, has an afternoon tea/fashion show in May and a golf day in August – both at Meldrum House, and will hold its 40th Anniversary Ball at Thainstone Exchange at the end of October.

Eco-friendly luxury for Valentine

Valentine Chauffeur Drive is awaiting its first hybrid vehicle – a Range Rover Autobiography SDV6 diesel-powered electric hybrid. The top-of-the-range eco-friendly and luxurious model has 200 mm of extra legroom and Wi-Fi.

Possibly the first such wedding car in the northeast, the Autobiography is one of several new vehicles being added to Valentine’s fleet in the first six months of 2015. Due to arrive in June, it is available for both existing and new bookings


baby ruby

Make-up artist Lyndsay Alexis had a baby girl on the 29th January. Ruby Alexandra Leslie was born at 11.31pm and weighed 4lbs 15.5ozs to be exact! Lyndsay and dad Grant are over the moon.


The multi-award winning Dusk Cocktail Bar on Langstane Place is already recognised as a stylish place to enjoy and learn about the finest and freshest cocktails in Aberdeen. But do you know about the Dusk away from Dusk service? ... (more)
It is important for brides-to-be to schedule in some genuine relaxation in the build-up to the big day. The good news is that Village Urban Resorts have opened their first hotel in Scotland. ... (more)
The most amusing and printable entry will win dinner, bed, breakfast and champagne for two ... ... (more)

In This Issue

Catherine Stott spoke to GWD prize-winner Hannah Moneagle who married Ryan Darnell at Meldrum House Hotel on Saturday 9 March 2013 ... (more)
How difficult is it for a wedding photographer to be the other side of the camera? Catherine Stott discovers that Rhea Moir coped pretty well when she married Ryan McKenzie at Aswanley on 4th October 2014. ... (more)
Catherine Stott discovered that getting married and moving house within the space of a few weeks was a stroll in the park for PE teacher, Lynsey Johnston, and architect Richard Tinto, who married at Fasque House, Fettercairn on Saturday 9th July 2014. ... (more)
Catherine Stott spoke to Facilities Manager Carmen Fraser who married Health & Safety Manager Mike Ewen on Friday 13th February 2015. ... (more)
Catherine Stott spoke with lawyer Stacey Walker who married her childhood sweetheart and fellow lawyer, Robbie Kennedy, at the Chester Hotel on 27th December 2014. ... (more)
Catherine Stott spoke to administrative assistant Treena Giles who married freelance cameraman Elliot Hornell on 20th September 2014. ... (more)