Monday, 28 February 2011
I have been working on this project for many months and can now start to spread the word about this utterly, magnificent venue.
Fasque House, just 25 minutes from Aberdeen, at Fettercairn is to open its doors for the first time by businessman Douglas Dick-Reid and his wife Heather who have created a spectacular wedding venue and conference centre.
The historic Georgian mansion, the former family home of William Gladstone - one of Britain's most famous Prime Ministers, is to host an exhibition of some of the best wedding service providers in the North East of Scotland in a bid to help brides plan their big day free from stress.
Everything from florists to photographers will be on hand on Sunday, March 27 at the first free exhibition of its kind to be held at Fasque House.
Fasque House is one of Scotland's most prestigious private stately homes boasting several reception rooms and bedrooms, including a self-contained three-bedroom bridal suite, over three floors and 33,500sq ft of elegant space.
Weddings and civil ceremonies can be held inside the magnificent entrance hall in front of an elegant double cantilevered staircase, believed to be the largest of its type in the UK, which is naturally lit by a giant ornate cupola.
Corinthian columns, arched doorways, decorative stucco cornices and ceiling roses adorn the reception rooms along with decorative marble or timber fireplaces and original cast-iron grates which provide a luxurious insight into the grandeur of a bygone age.
Outside the house acres of rolling lawns, peacocks, white deer and an abundance of wildlife provide an ideal romantic backdrop for wedding photographs.
This is going to be a very popular place for and it's only just over two hours drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Friday, 25 February 2011
Now I've never been much of a golfer but it was nice to meet 'Old Tom' Morris at Coodham House yesterday.
Tom was on hand to help present a plaque in honour of one of golf's heroes, James Ogilvy Fairlie, founder of the Open Golf Championship.
Scottish Minister for Enterprise, Energy and Tourism Jim Mather was also there to oversee the event set up by the Links Association.
If you like your golf, this is the place to live.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
I was out working today, wait for it............ in the sunshine!
For the first time in about five months it was nice to move about without a jacket on and when I got back to the office, the crocuses had appeared.
This made me happy as it is a sure sign that better and warmer weather is on the way.
After the winter we've just had, I hope it's a long hot summer.
But I won't be holding my breath on that happening.
Here is a wee reminder of the -16 C temperatures.
Sunday, 20 February 2011
I have always been amazed by the skill of the make up artist.
Sarah is currently on a course on the craft at Clydebank College and needed some photographs to illustrate her work. The model for the shoot was Lauren who reminded me a bit of Ena Sharples when I first saw her coming through the door.
It was only the hair net now !