Dramatic Destination Wedding at Carlowrie Castle


Carlowrie Castle in Edinburgh has to be one of our favourite venues. It combines the historical charm and beauty of a tradtional castle with a stunningly luxurious and modern interior. It really does tick all the boxes. We were therefore delighted to help American couple Tanya and Aaron with planning their destination wedding at the venue.

Planning a wedding from abroad can be a very daunting task. With no one to turn to for personal vendor recommendations or an idea of what is available in close proximity to your venue it can be difficult to know where to even start.

This is why hiring a wedding planner for a destination event is an absolute necessity for pulling together your dream day and staying sane in the process.

Straight away our bride and groom were able to tap into our 20 years experience and through our trusted bank of suppliers we were able to provide the perfect hair and makeup stylists, florist, photographer, Reverend and DJ to ensure that everything they envisaged for their dream day came true.  

Tanya and Aaron wanted to create a dramatic and romantic look for their wedding day, incorporating lots of beautiful Autumnal touches into their styling.

Using our video consultation service we were able to work with the couple in the US from our design studio in Glasgow, filming many different looks for them to consider.

We narrowed the table styling down to a beautiful combination of our latte St Tropez Linen with accents of beautiful deep burgundy Taffeta.  The table was beautifully dressed with a stunning layered combination of our gold beaded and latte lattice charger plates for an extra luxurious feel. Our elegant swirl crystal glasses completed the table design perfectly.

For the table stationery a combination of beautiful bold menu cards and perspex table names weere chosen, which matched beautifully with the colour palette of the linen.  

To bring in the Autumnal element that our bride was looking for we worked with our florist, Planet Flowers to create the most jaw dropping floral arrangements for the wedding, combining deep crimson blooms with stunning foliage and leaves. Differing heights were used for the table arrangements to create interest and diamanté accents on some of the vases added an extra touch of luxury.

Special thanks to Martin at McLellan Photography for the lovely images below,





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The Verdict

"We were absolutely thrilled with how everything turned out for the wedding, and how exquisitely your vendors were able to meet and surpass expectations for our vision of the wedding. We have received so many compliments for how this was the best wedding that any of our guests had ever attended, and I could not agree with them more. The decorations were absolutely enthralling and created the exact kind of atmosphere we wanted to have for our storybook wedding. The flowers and candle accents were wonderful and the trees provided such an enchanting backdrop to everything. The DJ was superb and the cake was absolutely beautiful. The hair and makeup artists were so wonderful to work with and were some of the best I had ever come across in the level of detail in working with different features and hair styles that they were then able to mold into unique and beautiful creations. Thank you for all of the hard work planning and organizing the event and for being so patient with us as overseas wedding clients. Your team was incredibly professional and worked so well with the Carlowrie team which made the evening seamless.

Thanks Suzy & Kasia for everything!!

Tanya and Aaron"


88 Events has been at the forefront of luxury weddings in Scotland for over 20 years and are experts in all areas of wedding design and planning.

Whether you decide to plan your wedding yourself or simply need some help with certain elements of your wedding, we have a suite of services to suit almost every client's requirements.

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