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The BRAND NEW Autumn/Winter 2014 issue is out now! It includes:
  • Over 228 pages of essential wedding advice
  • Over 500 listings in print and online
  • Win thousands of £'s of exclusive prizes
  • Local brides real life stories
Latest News


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.

Congratulations to Meldrum House Hotel

Meldrum House Hotel has been awarded 4 gold-star status by the National Tourism Organisation. The award was given to them after a visit from members of VisitScotland's Quality Assurance team. VisitScotland's Gold Award recognises the highest levels of excellence within their VisitScotland star grading and shows that they excel in customer care and hospitality. Well done to the team at Meldrum House Hotel!

Food for Thought

Balmakewan now offers catering services not just at Balmakewan House.

So, even if you're not holding your wedding at Balmakewan, you can enjoy their top class food using the best ingredients from the Balmakewan Farm and local Laurencekirk area.

To receive sample menus, please e-mail

On Your Bike

nick and calum

Photographers Nicholas Frost and Calum Riddell are swapping cameras for cycles and cycling from London to Paris in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Nick (who recently won another award this time for his baby rather than wedding photos) and Calum have already raised over £4,000 for their nominated charity but, as the duo don't set off on the 4-day ride until 2nd July, there is still time to support them by clicking here.

On The Move

Tracy Allan opened at The Hair Room in Banchory Business Centre on Saturday 29th March, so Tracy is now available both in Banchory and Peterculter.

On the same day, Chicabelle Make-Up Artistry joined forces with hair stylist Donna at her beautiful venue, Oak Hair Salon in Drumoak so that Frances (Roberts) can concentrate on the make-up artistry that she is known for.

Enchanted Boutique got the keys to new premises in Kemnay mid-April. Jemma will keep Enchanted Boutique's Facebook page current with details.

A Trio of Decades

cakes by design

Three Grampian wedding suppliers are celebrating 10 years in business in 2014 - Avorio, Cakes by Fiona Barnett and Isabelle Randall. Everyone at GWD congratulates them on this significant achievement and wishes them well for the next ten years!


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In This Issue

Catherine Stott discovered that when Ashleigh Waller, the daughter of the owner of Perfect Bridal Rooms, married oil and gas executive, Andrew Thomson, in St Andrews on 5th July 2014, it wasnt just the wedding dress that was bespoke and absolutely perfec ... (more)
Claire McBain discovered how the brother of GWDs Jennifer McAdam, Russell Gibb, enjoyed a picture perfect country wedding when he married Emma Singer at Logie Country House on 17th May 2014. ... (more)
Claire McBain discovers that when David Flett, the lead vocalist of The Big Show, got married at Norwood Hall Hotel on 20thApril 2014, hes happy for his bride, Rachel Legdon, to hog the limelight well for most of the time! ... (more)
The Aberdeenshire towns of Peterhead and Fraserburgh are known for their, mainly friendly, rivalry. Claire McBain discovers how, on Saturday 28th June 2014, Roberta Elaine Cay from Peterhead and Eric John Summers (known as EJ) from Fraserburgh put their r ... (more)