It’s the most wonderful time of the year – the December-January issue of Tie the Knot Scotland is out now! And if you can’t be bothered venturing outside in the winter chill, treat yourself to a hot choc or mulled wine and read it here for free
After a rollercoaster two years of restrictions, postponements and cancellations, can brides and grooms finally look forward to unfettered ceremonies and celebrations? We don’t want to jinx it, but we’ve forayed into 2022 this issue and we’re excited about what’s on the horizon.
In our trends feature, Scottish suppliers get their crystal balls out and predict what they think will be key big-day themes over the next 12 months, covering everything from being more eco-friendly to fresh ideas for decor.
There’s a joie de vivre about the bridal fashion looks that lie ahead too. Brides will be clamouring after fun and frivolous oversized bows; daring and dancefloor-ready thigh-high splits; glamorous off-the-shoulder silhouettes and romantic removable sleeves if our bridal trends feature is on the money.
We also spotlight some of the most decadent dresses at Scottish boutiques right now in our bridal photoshoot, set against the backdrop of the equally sumptuous Auchen Castle in Dumfriesshire.
Little did we know that when we photographed the latest combos for grooms on location at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club near Edinburgh, that POTUS would be taking up residence there the week after! I’m sure Mr. Biden would give his seal of approval to the stylish kilts and suits we’ve lined up.
If gingerbread lattes and frost-sprinkled wreaths are your raison d’être, you’ll want to check out our winter wedding venues feature, where we bring you 10 Scottish spots that are even more magical when the mercury plummets. Meanwhile, our venue decor focus suggests how one might decorate nuptials cosily at this time of year – no mistletoe in sight.
Our five real weddings are sure to warm your cockles too. We hear from a couple that planned their wedding in just nine weeks and another who juggled house moves, bereavement and a new baby while planning theirs. The bottom line is: where there’s love there’s a way.