As we head into the second half of 2022 (how the heck did that happen?!), the August-September issue of Tie the Knot Scotland looks at easy ways to make your big day look good, from knockout bridal gowns to events stylists, and rounds up some of the most handsome real weddings to have taken place recently…
Hands up if you spend a large chunk of your life doing it for the ’Gram? There are tons of ways you can up the visual impact of your wedding if you just know you’ll be hungry for likes and comments.
For example, have you ever thought about making an entrance to your reception in a different look? Then you’re going to want to check out our pick of budget-friendly second dresses. Of course, your first gown should still be the star of the show and we’ve got plenty of inspiration on that front too, from statement styles in our ‘Be Your Own Bride’ photoshoot, to covetable labels and designers currently at Scottish boutiques.
What could be more photogenic than an impeccably co-ordinated bridal party? First up, for mums, we capture the ensembles that stores are most excited about for autumn 2022 against the magnificent Chatelherault in Hamilton. We also run down current occasionwear trends and reveal how much cash mamas might expect to part with in search of their outfit. The fellas aren’t forgotten about either in our groomswear section that’s filled with dapper kilts and suits.
Venue decor is another aspect that can be pure Instagram gold if approached correctly. Thankfully, there’s a wealth of vendors ready to help you transform your setting. We chat to eight of them in ‘Decor Dreams’.
There’s no shortage of aesthetically pleasing nuptials to look at in our bumper real weddings section. We hear from a couple whose stunning jewel-toned big day almost didn’t happen because their venue wasn’t finished in time, while another’s was an eye-catching multicultural mix of Nigerian, Manx and Scottish traditions, with many guests even making their own outfits from colourful African fabrics.