Our December-January issue is out now and you can read it here for free

Love a twinkly, festive wedding? Then cosy up with the December-January issue of Tie the Knot Scotland and be inspired. It’s got Scotland’s most romantic castle venues, dreamy winter dresses for brides and a wealth of stylish looks for grooms. It also features loads of advice from real couples whose love stories will warm your cockles (and it’s probably cheaper than putting the heating on). Read it here for free

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The December-January issue of Tie the Knot Scotland has landed and it is full of other helpful nuggets of wedding wisdom, from celebrants’ suggestions on how to personalise a ceremony, to everything you wanted to know about throwing confetti but were afraid to ask.

If the thought of wearing a long, pristine ivory gown strikes fear into you – it’s a double-whammy trip and stain hazard after all, haha – you’ll also want to check out our feature that’s filled with practical advice on walking in a wedding dress, what to do if any marks appear on it on the day and how to approach ‘going to the ladies’ in one.

Left image shows a bride and groom cheering after getting married at Balbirnie House in Fife and right image shows a couple in the street outside the Scotsman Hotel in Edinburgh
Left: Featured in our real weddings section, Hannah and Matthew went back to the drawing board after Covid forced them to postpone their wedding (Photo: Andy Hamilton Photography); Right: Another featured couple, Kalyn and Bret jetted in from the States to marry in Edinburgh (Photo: NC Photography)

Who better to learn from than those who’ve trodden the aisle before you? Our fantastic real weddings section features advice and inspiration from across the style spectrum, as usual. We hear from brides and grooms who got totally unique rings designed and went to town with their transport choices. We also chat to four couples who went over and above to make their day exactly as they wanted.

right image shows a bride and groom kissing on a boat in front of the Forth Rail Bridge and left image shows a bride jumping as part of a sack race outside Dunkeld House Hotel
As part of the ‘Something Different’ feature, we chatted to Stacey and Brian who had a surprise wedding at Inchcolm Abbey (Photo: Chic Photo by Jacqui) (above left) and bride Yngvar (above right) who planned her wedding at Dunkeld House Hotel around the youngest members of the family (Photo: Top Table Photography)

Elsewhere in the magazine, cool and contemporary kilts and suits for grooms take centre stage against the backdrop of the chic Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh, while wintry looks for brides are the focus of our ‘Season’s Greetings’ photoshoot that’s set against the romantic backdrop of Blair Castle in Highland Perthshire. If a fairytale fortress like that appeals as a wedding venue, you won’t want to miss our round-up of Scottish castles.

Left image shows a bride wearing a high-necked lace wedding dress from Amy King Bridal and Beauty at Blair Castle and right image shows a bride and groom at Kimpton Charlotte Square Hotel in Edinburgh
Left: We photographed luxe winter looks for brides at Blair Castle, including this gorgeous high-necked lace number from Amy King Bridal and Beauty; Right: How dapper are these tartan trews from Slanj Kilts that we captured as part of our photoshoot at Kimpton Charlotte Square in Edinburgh? Shown here with a sleek and chic dress from Joyce Young Design Studios

Pick up the December-January issue at larger supermarkets, WHSmith and selected retailers, read it here for free or treat yourself to a subscription, priced from £12 for three issues.