IT'S been a disastrous year for people who spent long months organising their perfect wedding, only to be let down at the last minute by Covid-19 restrictions or other factors outwith their control.

But now, conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland, has come up with some new coronavirus-compliant wedding packages for couples looking to plan their ceremonies soon – and with some breathtaking backdrops to make that special day even more memorable.

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The charity protects some of Scotland’s natural and national treasures which provide a very special settings for wedding celebrations. To cater for current restrictions, the charity has created new packages which offer couples the chance to tie the knot in a stunning location, great food and wines and the dedicated attention of the its expert team to ensure it all runs smoothly.

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Rebecca Sloan, at the National Trust for Scotland, said: “Normally, the only tiers we need to think about at weddings are how many the cake should have, but that’s all changed. The options we’ve put together are still full of style, sophistication and sparkle and can be tailored to make a personalised day, full of memories.”

Trust wedding packages also come with a joint membership, so that couples can spend their first year of marriage enjoying and exploring all the beautiful places in the charity’s care.

The packages:

Elopement – this lovely package is perfect for couples looking to focus on each other on their wedding day. A choice of beautiful locations, plus the ceremony, flowers and a romantic picnic are all included for £999.

Micro-wedding – available at Brodie Castle, Castle Fraser, Culzean Castle, Fyvie Castle, Mar Lodge and Pollok House, this package is for weddings of up to 20 people in 2020/21 and includes a three-course meal. Prices start from £3600.

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