10 gorgeous wedding dresses for 2021 in Scottish bridal boutiques now

Just because your 2021 big day is looking less big doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your dream gown. Scotland’s wedding dress boutiques in Glasgow, Kilmarnock, Irvine, Edinburgh, Dunfermline, Dundee, Kirkcaldy and Aberdeen bring out their best for next year

Ivory Grace Aberdeen Willowby by Watters Stars Align wedding dressStars Align gown by Willowby by Watters, £1,795, Ivory Grace

Ivory Grace, Aberdeen

“The ethereal, romantic A-line Stars Align gown from Willowby by Watters has a plunging neckline and shooting-star embroidery, accompanied by clear beading and sequins,” reveals Kayleigh Brown, owner of Aberdeen’s Ivory Grace. “It’s available to order in two different colourways: Sunbeam, with gold embellishments; or Misty Violet with silver finishes. The dress has a casual bohemian edge, so could be rocked equally as well at a grand do, a wee get-together or an elopement.”

Amy King Bridal and Beauty, Kirkcaldy (below left)

“Iris by Rebecca Ingram is our star gown,” says Amy King of Kirkcaldy’s Amy King Bridal and Beauty. “It’s easy to wear with its beautiful lace sleeves and flirty, flowing skirt. Add your own twist to the dress by styling it with a flower crown to make it bohemian, or embrace its relaxed glamour by donning a diamanté headpiece and sparkling jewellery.”

Amy King Bridal Rebecca Ingram wedding dress and Sassi Holford lace wedding dress
(Left) Iris gown by Rebecca Ingram, £POA, Amy King Bridal and Beauty (Right) Sanda lace gown, £POA, Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford (above right)

“Sanda is crafted from truly exquisite lace, making it one of my rarest and most sublime designs to date,” says designer Sassi Holford, whose gowns are available at Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow, Ivory Grace in Aberdeen, Rachel Scott Couture in Edinburgh and Charlotte Grace Bridal in Doune. “The intricate details harmonise with a corseted fit-and-flare silhouette that skims the contours of the female form in the most divine way.”

Kathleen Richmond Couture, Kilmarnock

“Luna by Demetrios is an enchanting, magnificently embellished ballgown,” says Barry Richmond at Kathleen Richmond Couture in Kilmarnock. “It’s adorned with whimsical, beaded lace over shimmering glitter tulle and features a striking neckline, long sheer sleeves and illusion button-down back. It was love at first sight when we saw it. We’ve nicknamed it ‘The Snow Queen’ and it has proven to be a massive hit with our brides-to-be.”

Kathleen Richmond Couture Kilmarnock Demetrios wedding dress
Luna ballgown by Demetrios, £POA, Kathleen Richmond Couture

Joyce Young Design Studios, Glasgow (below left)

“Rieko is strikingly simple,” reflects Joyce Young of Joyce Young Design Studios, based in north Glasgow. “The fabric is a heavy silk crepe with a little stretch – so refined, but contemporary at the same time. As the gown is part of our couture collection, it can be modified with your choice of detail.”

Joyce Young Rieko wedding dress and Reflections Bridal Ellis Bridals wedding dress
(Left) Rieko silk crepe couture gown, £POA, Joyce Young Design Studios (Right) Rosalind mikado gown by Ellis Bridals, £POA, Reflections Bridal Boutique

Reflections Bridal Boutique, Kelso (above right)

“Glamorous yet subtle, Rosalind by Ellis Bridals is a modern-day princess gown in lush mikado,” says Carol Donald of Kelso’s Reflections Bridal Boutique. “With a failsafe drop waist that’s finished with a beaded belt, this timelessly elegant gown is perfectly suited for both intimate and extravagant weddings. Every bride wants to feel like royalty after all!”

Kudos Bridal Boutique, Edinburgh (below left)

“We absolutely adore this sexy fit-and-flare gown from Essense of Australia,” says Louise Kelly at Kudos Bridal Boutique in Edinburgh. “Style D2988 has a delicate lace underlay with statement beaded embroidery over the top. The off-shoulder straps, paired with the modern cut-outs and unusual train, make this our top gown of 2020 – it leaves our brides feeling absolutely incredible.”

Kudos Bridal Boutiques Edinburgh Dunfermline wedding dresses Essense of Australia and Maggie Sottero
(Left) Style D2988 by Essense of Australia, £1,799, Kudos Bridal Boutique (Edinburgh) (Right) Lydia-Ann by Maggie Sottero, from £1,615, or £1,745 with detachable sleeves, Kudos Bridal Boutique (Dunfermline)

Kudos Bridal Boutique, Dunfermline (above right)

“The gorgeous Maggie Sottero style, Lydia-Ann, has fantastic beadwork and is available with detachable sleeves, meaning brides can have two looks in one,” says Megan Carberry at the Dunfermline branch of Kudos Bridal Boutique. “It’s a brilliant solution if you want to switch up your look from day to night, or from a smaller ceremony to a larger reception.”

Dream Brides, Irvine [below left]

Morilee’s Arabella brings all the drama,” laughs Kirsty Grant at Dream Brides in Irvine. “It’s a fresh, feminine take on a classic favourite. This stylish and flattering gown combines a sleek satin halterneck with a fabulous flounced tulle skirt and cathedral-length train. It can be worn with or without the glittering, detachable underskirt – although who doesn’t love a bit of sparkle?”

Dream Brides Morilee wedding dress and Innate Bridals Romantica wedding dress
[Left] Arabella halterneck gown by Morilee, £1,350, Dream Brides [Right] Demelza lace dress by Silhouette by Romantica, £765, Innate Bridals

Innate Bridals, Dundee (above right)

“Demelza by Silhouette by Romantica is a plus-size gown that has a lot of presence, without being in your face,” says Keira Stocks at Innate Bridals in Dundee. “It’s ideal for a smaller, intimate celebration.”