Moodboard: contemporary Caledonia with trendy tartan touches


It’s St Andrews Day at the end of the month and it’s got us feeling all patriotic. With couples becoming more and more adventurous and keen to follow the latest trends that hit the wedding industry like waves – 2013 called, it wants its Gatsby moodboards back – having a Scottish-inspired big day has fallen off the radar a bit. Pipers and kilts are still in demand, but you’re much more likely to request a table plan with quirky illustrations and cool typography than one that pays homage to your homeland. Find a stationery suite that can do both! Contrary to what every American you meet on holiday thinks, Scotland doesn’t look like a shortbread tin. Contemporary Caledonia awaits…

Eriskay gown, £POA, Tartan Weddings collection by Joyce Young Design Studios

Heritage of Scotland tartan high heel shoes, £49.40, available from iluvltd at eBay
White stag head wall decoration, £39.99, Amazon

Faux lavender bouquet, £POA, Three Isles Designs (Photo: Steven Gallagher Photographer)

Thistle pendant in sterling silver, from £86, Sheila Fleet

Prince Charlie kilt outfit in Heritage of Scotland tartan, £250, Kilt Society

Floral Antler collection, from £15 for a pack of 10 RSVP cards, A Little Thing Called Love

Whisky miniature, from £5, Tomatin Distillery

Three-tier tartan cake from the Boutique range, £POA, Special Days Cakes
Issa bridal headband, from £145, Maggie Mowbray Millinery

Silver Celtic ring, £POA, The Ringmaker

Larch & Lavender candle, £22, Scottish Fine Soaps

Amethyst thistle kilt pin, £20, Kilt Society

Mr And Mrs tartan personalised wedding sign, £19.99,

Black Watch tartan dog kilt, from £28.50, Dugz

Blue gentiana, blue thistle and pitto greenery buttonhole, £POA, Showers of Flowers