Full skirts, glamorous silhouettes and luxurious embellishment – these are unashamedly confident wedding gowns from Scottish boutiques and designers that’ll put brides centre stage
Left: Luna embellished ballgown in embroidered lace over shimmering glitter tulle adorned with intricate beading on a long-sleeved illusion bodice by Demetrios Platinum, £POA, Kathleen Richmond Couture. Lunar Branch hairpins, £35 each, and Lunar drop earrings, £35, Alexandra Bespoke; Right: Dress as before, Kathleen Richmond Couture. Lunar blossom crown, £245, Alexandra Bespoke. 18ct white gold floral twist round-brilliant bridal ring set, from £2,300, Diamond Heaven. Bouquet of VIP roses, Wizard of Oz dahlias, anemones, pampas grass and selection of dried flowers, made to order, Olive Flowers Glasgow.
Antonia dress in wild silk with detachable large bow from the Couture Collection, made to measure in a choice of colours, £POA, Joyce Young Design Studios. Martella earrings, £30, and Pena hairpins, £29 each, Alexandra Bespoke. Round-brilliant diamond 3.5mm channel-set platinum eternity ring from £1,600, and round-brilliant diamond triple-row vintage engagement ring in platinum from £2,045 (natural diamond), from £1,600 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven. Bouquet of roses, thistles and foliage, made to order, Blossom & Bloom.
Left: Detailed sparkly lace gown with plunging neckline, low scooped back and cascading train (style D3153) by Essence of Australia, £1,499, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh). Pena hairpins, £29 each, and large Odette hoop earrings, £45, Alexandra Bespoke. 18ct white gold round-brilliant diamond channel-set shaped wedding band, from £890, and 18ct white gold round-brilliant diamond halo shoulder-set engagement ring, from £1,490 (natural diamond), from £950 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven. Bouquet as before, made to order, Olive Flowers Glasgow; Right: Lynn mikado gown with voluminous skirt, sweetheart neckline, plunge back, gently draped cap sleeves and chapel train by Pronovias, £2,495, Kavelle Couture. Orchid crown, £60, Alexandra Bespoke. 18ct white gold elegant round-brilliant claw-set eternity ring, from £1,150, and 18ct white gold princess diamond double-halo split shoulder-set ring, from £2,200 (natural diamond), from £1,450 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven. Earrings, model’s own.
Right: Nurit curve-hugging mermaid dress with beaded embroidered lace, 3D floral motifs and detachable A-line skirt with sparkling beaded belt by Enzoani, £2,835, Amy King Bridal and Beauty. Silver leaf and pearl headband, £79, Kate Dillon Designs. Linear 18ct white gold necklet set with 4.50ct diamonds, £11,615, matching bracelet set with 3.50ct diamonds, £8,065, and drop earrings set with 1.00ct diamonds, £2,585, Ian Mundie & Son. Platinum round-brilliant diamond claw-set eternity ring, from £1,250, platinum oval diamond engagement ring, from £1,700 (natural diamond), from £1,090 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven; Left: Dress and accessories as above, but shown without detachable skirt.
Christiana gown with sheer, plunging V-neckline with sparkling beaded trim and crystal beaded, embroidered lace appliqués on bodice and tulle skirt by Morilee, £1,500, Dream Brides. One-of-a-kind Celeste crown, £150, Celeste earrings, £32, and Celeste pendant, £39, Alexandra Bespoke. Platinum round-brilliant diamond claw-set eternity ring, from £650, and platinum oval and round-brilliant diamond trilogy ring, from £1,600 (natural diamond), from £1,050 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven. Bouquet as before, made to order, Blossom & Bloom.
Venice V-neckline full princess ballgown in layered tulle, sequin tulle and floral lace appliqué (style 18570), around £1,500, Victoria Jane. Esme headband, £80, and small Odette hoop earrings, £39, Alexandra Bespoke. 2mm classic court platinum wedding band, from £350, and platinum emerald-cut diamond classic solitaire, from £1,280 (natural diamond), from £790 (lab-grown diamond), Diamond Heaven.
Fabienne shimmering mikado off-the-shoulder A-line wedding gown with 3/4-length sleeves, cuffed V-neckline and belt (style 69651), around £1,500, Ronald Joyce. 18ct white gold double-row bracelet set with 2.25ct diamonds, £5,440, and 18ct white gold double-row drop earrings set with 1.33ct diamonds, £2,675, Ian Mundie & Son. Platinum round-brilliant diamond claw-set wishbone wedding band, from £750, and platinum radiant diamond halo shoulder-set engagement ring, from £2,000 (natural diamond), from £1,400 (lab-grown diamond), both Diamond Heaven. Bouquet (on sofa), made to order, Blossom & Bloom.
Top left and right: Floral ballgown with beaded straps and encrusted sparkle under layers (style D3157) by Essence of Australia, £1,799, and two-tiered veil with deep horsehair edge by Richard Designs, from £210 depending on length, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Dunfermline). Eugenie padded headband, £80, Alexandra Bespoke. Round-brilliant diamond channel-set platinum wedding band, from £700, and modern round-brilliant platinum and diamond trilogy ring, from £1,200, Diamond Heaven. Bouquet as before, made to order, Olive Flowers Glasgow. Inset: Wedding car detail, Anvil Wedding Cars
Above and below: Royal Windsor wedding car, £POA to hire, Anvil Wedding Cars. (Thank you to chauffeur Terry Lloyd.)
Dress as before by Essence of Australia, £1,499, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh). Accessories, as before, Alexandra Bespoke. Rings, as before, Diamond Heaven.
Photography Kirsty Anderson
Styling Nicola Cameron
Hair Maureen Crolla, The Bride to Be
Makeup Georgina Kane, I Do Makeup by Geo Kane
Model Mhairi Fergusson, Colours Agency
Shot on location at Auchen Castle, Beattock, near Moffat, Dumfriesshire. Thanks to Sarah and the team there.
Hidden in the enchanting Moffat hills, Auchen Castle is a breathtaking wedding venue like no other. Offering an array of majestic spaces, whimsical grounds and fairytale rooms, you can design your special day as you wish, be it a spectacularly grand event or, simply an ‘I do’ for two in the most intimate of settings.
Discover candlelit turrets, gilded staircases and snow-capped gardens, as you celebrate with all those you hold dear, or make the most of its seclusion as you whisper your vows between the two of you…
Tel: 01683 300407
Amy King Bridal and Beauty
Anvil Wedding Cars
Blossom & Bloom
Essence of Australia
Ian Mundie & Son
Joyce Young Design Studios
Kate Dillon Designs
Kathleen Richmond Couture
Kudos Bridal Boutiques
Olive Flowers Glasgow