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Not just in Spirit
Further to a very successful launch in China in March, the new Tartan Spirit by Joyce Young range is now available on line at www.tartanspirit.com . Inspired by Scotland's diverse land and seascapes, Tartan Spirit is all about stunning contemporary creations that celebrate the country's precious fabrics - Harris tweed, cashmere and tartan.
The National Trust for Scotland's magnificent Leith Hall near Huntly will re-open this summer following a four-year closure. The elegant Music Room is perfect for ceremonies for 40 guests, and marquees can cater for up to 750 in the beautiful grounds and gardens.
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!
GWD's graphic designer, Jennifer McAdam, had a second daughter on 18th June. Amy is delighted with younger sister Mia who, at just a week old, photographed beautifully for Carol Frost.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hogging the Limelight
Scott Hogg of Scott Hogg Photography was announced the British Institute of Professional Photographers (BIPP) UK Wedding Photographer of the Year in June. Scott, who is an Associate of BIPP, was presented with his award, for his image "Grandfather", at the awards ceremony aboard the PS Tattershall Castle on the Thames in London. Further to this win, Scott has been shortlisted for the BIPP overall Photographer of the Year title, which will be announced in December.
Scott also won 3 major awards at the Scottish Master Photographers Association (MPA) awards in Glasgow in May with wedding imagery. Scott won Reportage Wedding Photographer of the year, Classic Wedding Photographer of the year and overall Scottish Wedding Photographer of the year.
Nicholas Frost won the MPA Contemporary Wedding Photographer Award and he and his wife, Carol, were also shortlisted in 2 categories.