Pinebank Chalets

Simon + Tanja's Wedding in Aviemore

Aviemore holds a very special place in my heart and I have been going up there for many years so I'm always happy to have a reason to make the 10 hour journey up there to stay with my good friends the Micklethwaits who own and run Inshriach House and Estate. Simon and Tanja made the move 18 months ago from London life to take over Simon's family business to become the third generation to run Pinebank Chalets, turning their life from the daily commute to daily snowboarding.

The wedding took place at the idyllic St John's the Baptist Church, Rothiemurchus. Tanja and the bridal party got ready at the Highlands Hotel and arrived in a 1964 Humber Sceptre MK 1 courtesy of Ross at The Dell of Abernethy and Morris Minor white Cabriolet from Bygone Drives.  As they arrived a handful of snow fell - it was all very pretty and romantic.

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Food by Good Highland Food.  We ate roasted red pepper, sweet potato, chilli and coconut soup with oak bury crusty organic bread followed by rare roast fillet of Caithness beef with red wine jus, fondant potatoes and parcels of fine beans and Morayshire carrots.  To finish we had panna cotta with a strawberry compote and homemade shortbread.

Flowers by Country Harvest, Kingussie

Dress by Dress 2 Impress, Inverness by San Patrick

Shoes by Irregular Choice

Tipis by Highland Tipis

Hair by The Retreat, Aviemore

Make-up by Kate Higham

Ale by Cairngorm Breweries

Djs were Owen and Gordie from The Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore