Our February-March issue is out now and you can read it here for free

The first issue of 2022 has landed, ready to help couples kickstart their wedding plans! It has wedding venues galore and advice on everything from wedding dress shopping to how to style your ceremony setting…

Issue 76 montage Tie the Knot Scotland

Congratulations if you’ve recently got engaged! Once you’ve come down from cloud nine, we’re here to help you realise your dreams. Equally, if you’re getting married in 2022 and on a mission to sort out those last few bits and bobs, we’ve got your back.

If you’re in the former camp, the first thing you’ll want to pin down is the venue. As one of our featured brides says in our real-wedding section, organising everything else becomes much less daunting once that biggie is ticked off the list. Our fun venue-selector quiz might help you identify what type of setting suits you, while water-babies will appreciate our run-down of Scottish locations next to the sea.

The Boathouse of Dougarie
Fancy getting married by the sea? Boathouse at Dougarie is just one of 10 waterside venues covered in our feature (Photo: Arran in Focus)

If you’re a bride tying the knot this year, we hope you’ve already started shopping for the dress – but if not we’ve got advice from industry experts on what to expect when visiting boutiques and trying on gowns. For style inspiration before you go, check out our ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ photoshoot that highlights an array of the most gorgeous dresses and designers.

Mums of the bride and groom are singled out for special treatment (and quite right too) in our occasionwear focus. We hear from real mamas about their outfit choices and capture the season’s most striking ensembles against the impressive backdrop of Cameron House on Loch Lomond.

A bride wearing a wedding dress and two ladies wearing occasion wear dresses at Cameron House
Left: Our ‘Drop It Like It’s Hot’ photoshoot showcases gorgeous wedding dresses like this one from Innate Bridals in Dundee; Right: We headed to Cameron House to capture the latest looks for mothers of the bride and groom, including these from Frox of Falkirk

You’ll be spending a lot of time with your photographer on your big day, so securing one that’s on your wavelength is crucial. We meet 20 of Scotland’s finest to help you in your quest and show off some of their recent work in our real weddings section. From the two brides who had not one ceremony, but three, to the Glasgow couple whose decor plans were thrown into disarray when their car boot filled with props wouldn’t open(!), a wealth of planning tips and inspiration awaits from those who’ve done it before you.

Two brides in a field with mountains and a bride and groom outside The Bothy in Glasgow
Left: Alison White Photography captured brides Rachael and Tash who married in the Cairngorms. They had two ceremonies and a tea ceremony! Right: Joan and James had to contend with the stress of a dodgy car boot retaining all their wedding decor, but all came good in the end (Photo: Francis J Smith Photography)

Finally, don’t miss our advice on incorporating your dog (and other animals) as part of your wedding, while the green-minded might like to take note of our ways to make your nuptials kinder to the environment.

Pick up the February-March issue at larger supermarkets and selected retailers, read it here for free or treat yourself to a subscription for just £18