Recommended Suppliers

Recommended Suppliers
Below are a number of the local suppliers that we have worked with in the past and that we would trust and recommend to our customers.


We don't put any pressure on our couples to use these suppliers but know from experience that they are good at what they do. Please feel free to contact them should you wish to do so.

Photographers & Florist

Giles Atkinson Photography

Duncan Ireland Photography

Willow Kirkcudbright - Florist

Giles has been photographing weddings professionally since 2008 and is a well established wedding photographer in Dumfries and Galloway.  

Giles prefers a relaxed, reportage style when shooting weddings, choosing to document the day by capturing moments as they happen. Although his style is mostly natural, Giles does like to photograph portraits with a wow factor, which require a certain amount of direction.

My style of photography is natural and true to life, my photographs have impact because of the moments in them: you won't see any Photoshop fads or effects to give them drama, just real emotion, careful timing and dynamic composition.  

At your wedding I'll be a friendly face, carefully looking, composing, often in the background - you may not notice I'm there for much of the day. And I'll chat with your guests, develop a friendly rapport - once they feel comfortable with me they'll forget I'm there and the photographs just flow.

There is no more special an occasion in life than your wedding day, so choosing the right florist takes on added significance. Willow of Kirkcudbright take a personal approach when planning and creating stunning floral arrangements for your wedding.  

We work closely with you to ensure that you have the flowers of your dreams, whether you are planning a simple ceremony or a more elaborate celebration. We offer care, support and imagination to suit every occasion and every budget.

Music & Make Up, Dresses & 'Do's

Weddings by Charlotte Boyd

You deserve only the very best for your special day, as the regions only award winning bridal house our unique guarantee to you as a Charlotte Boyd Bride is stunning gowns, beautiful surroundings and unsurpassed service......ALWAYS.  

First class award winning service. Personalised appointments in beautiful surroundings. A large collection of gowns from respected designers. Warm, friendly, professional & dedicated Bridal Stylists. Guidance & reassurance from the first time you walk through our doors until the moment you walk down the aisle.

The Flashes Band

Don't let looks deceive you - despite their youthful appearances, the band have over sixty years experience of filling dance floors and delighting party crowds across the UK. The Flashes sound is built on upbeat songs, energetic grooves and powerful vocal harmonies.  

The Flashes are all professional musicians. Richie Hamilton plays guitar, Bruce McKenzie provides bass and Chris Henry keeps the party driving from behind the drum kit - all three share vocal duties. All multi-instrumentalists, the band switch instruments for a fun ceilidh set - including calling the dances for all experience levels from total beginners to experienced dancers.

The Hub Hair & Beauty

The Hub is a modern Hair and Beauty Salon in Kirkcudbright.  

Our aim is to provide top quality service at affordable prices, suitable for everyone!  

We offer a range of services to brides and bridal parties, from preparations for hen parties, to everything you need for the big day. We can provide tan, waxing, manicure & pedicure, hair cut and styling and a relaxing massage in the lead up to your wedding. Then on the big day we can style your hair and do your make up, ensuring you look your very best.


The Selkirk Arms

Cragganmore Holiday House

Cairnsmore Cottage

Located in the picturesque harbour town of Kirkcudbright, The Selkirk Arms is about 15 minutes from GG's Yard.  

The Selkirk is renowned for great food, offering a range of dining options from bar food to fine dining, with an emphasis of local sourcing and provenance.  

The Selkirk has 16 en-suite bedrooms and offers a range of deals and special breaks. Highly recommended


Located 10 minutes from GG's Yard, Cragganmore Holiday House is right next to the beautiful Carrick beach.  

A luxury self catering property with three bedrooms and sleeping seven, Cragganmore is a gorgeous place to stay.  

A relaxing coastal hideway, Cragganmore is the perfect place to go and relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings


Cairnsmore Cottage is located 5 minutes from GG's Yard just outside the lovely town Gatehouse of Fleet.  

Cairnsmore Cottage is a three bedroom cottage, with a king size bed in each bedroom and a log burning stove in the living room.  

A lovely cottage offering a secluded retreat for upto 6 people


The Ship Inn Gatehouse

Mossyard - Lodges & Cottages

Auchenlarie Holiday Park

Established in 1794 this historic inn boasts a 4 star Scottish Tourist Board rating and is the perfect base for a relaxing break in beautiful Galloway in the South West of Scotland. You are always assured of a friendly welcome, delicious home cooked breakfasts, an extensive drinks selection and a comfortable bed at the Ship Inn in Gatehouse of Fleet.  

The Ship Inn has eight guest rooms, all of which have been recently refurbished to a high standard, with internet enabled flat screen smart TVs and Porcelanosa® bathrooms with bath robes and complimentary toiletries.

A stone's throw from GG's Yard, Mossyard offers luxury accommodation on the beach front, in stunning surroundings.  

With seven self catering properties, Mossyard offer something to suit everyone and each of the luxury lodges and cottages offer sea views and luxurious interiors.  

From the welcome basket on arrival, to the impeccable service throughout your stay, Mossyard really does offer the highest level of luxury accommodation.

Just two minutes down the road from GG's Yard, Auchenlarie offers a range of accommodation options  

From chalets and holiday homes to caravans and camping, there's definitely something for everyone at Auchenlarie.  

Run through the Hoseasons group, Auchenlarie also has sister companies Anwoth Holiday Park and Galloway Cottages near GG's Yard.