Get to know new Highlands wedding planner Wide Sky Weddings

Planner Lindsay Coleman is based in the Cairngorms and brings local knowledge, diverse professional experience and an interest in sustainability to the Scottish wedding planning scene

A styled shoot image: a bride and a groom toast champagne during a picnic in the woods
This styled shoot by Wide Sky Weddings is a masterclass in boho glamour (Photo: Catriona Parmenter)

Got your sights set on tying the knot amid the rugged romance of the Highlands? We know just the person to help you do it. Lindsay Coleman of Wide Sky Weddings is a newly established independent wedding planner specialising in destination weddings in the Cairngorms National Park, Inverness and Moray. Having previously worked in media and marketing in London and as a venue co-ordinator, Lindsay’s got style, vision and serious organisational skills.

She offers a range of services: full planning assistance for couples starting out; three-month co-ordination for those who need a hand with the nitty-gritty in the run-up to the big day; and she can also source venues and suppliers for couples who want to keep more control but need help finding the best team and venue.

Left: a portrait of Lindsay Coleman, founder of Wide Sky weddings; Right: a couple pose in a boat on a loch with a bouquet between them
Left: Lindsay Coleman, founder of Wide Sky Weddings, is based near Aviemore; Right: Co-ordinating the groom’s tie to the bride’s bouquet is a thoughtful styling detail that makes for a cohesive look without being too matchy-matchy. (Photos: Catriona Parmenter)

She’s also keen to work as sustainably as possible, as she explains: “Living in a national park, there is a strong principle amongst people to protect both the park itself and the wider environment. There is a ‘leave no trace’ philosophy here, and I will ensure that after a wedding day ends, there will be nothing left behind. I will be more than happy to suggest to my clients ways that they can be more sustainable with their wedding plans should they so wish, although if this isn’t their bag, that’s fine too.”

A sunny picture of a couple embracing by the side of a loch
With an excellent understanding of the local area, Lindsay has hot tips for the most photogenic spots (Photo: Catriona Parmenter)

Lindsay clearly has big goals, but what’s her proudest achievement so far? “I would have to say it’s my first styled shoot that I did in September. I put together a team of fantastic local wedding professionals who dedicated their time and energy to help me create a stunning collection of wedding images. It is a great insight into what can be created for couples coming to the Cairngorms to get married in September.”  We predict a flock of couples heading up the A9 pronto!