Our January-February 2019 issue is out now

Did Santa leave a sparkler under the tree for you? Or did you literally ‘ring’ in the new year with a proposal? Let us wish you congratulations and point you in the direction of our first issue of 2019

issue previewPacked with almost 400 pages of inspiration and advice, our new issue is a solid jumping-off point for anyone feeling a little overwhelmed at the prospect of organising a wedding.

Or if you’ve been engaged a while, has another January rolling round made you determined this is the year you actually will take the plunge? We’ve got your back too – this edition covers everything from beauty dilemmas to the decorative stylists you need to know about – and will have you ticking off that to-do list quicker than you can say ‘Priyanka Chopra’.

From left: bountiful bows adorn this Sassi Holford ballgown, backdropped by The Balmoral’s Walter Scott Suite; sassy occasionwear courtesy of Rinaldo Girasoli, shot at Dunkeld House Hotel

Talking of which, the Indian actor’s totally extra 75ft tulle trail will no doubt spawn a craze for uber-cathedral-length veils, but what else will brides be wearing this year? We predict Bardot necklines, capes, sleeves and much more besides in our dress trends overview. Elsewhere in our bumper fashion offering, our shoot team headed to The Balmoral in Edinburgh to capture an array of stellar styles currently on the rails at Scottish boutiques. There’s a star-spangled bodysuit, a bow-adorned ballgown and even a white tuxedo-and-trousers combo. WANT.

Mothers of the bride and groom are given special treatment too in a dedicated 40-page focus, as we discover the new season’s most sensational occasionwear, some of which was shot against the majestic backdrop of Dunkeld House Hotel in Perthshire. Ever-flattering pastels and neutrals are in, but so too are drop hems, prints and faux fur for those slightly more daring mamas.

As ever, our extensive venue section revels in the wealth of incredible settings that Scotland offers for big days. We pit urban addresses against rural locations and round up spots with pretty walled gardens, alongside all the location-hunting tips you need.

From left: Rosh and Zuby’s stunning east-meets-west wedding photographed by Creative Captures by Asim; Disney fan Corrina married Ian at Glentruim Castle in the Highlands with Ryan White Photography on camera duties

And if all that’s still not enough fuel to stoke your planning fire, turn your attention to our real-life weddings. We chat to one Disney-obsessed bride who wove as many references of her fave films into her magical celebration at Glentruim Castle & Cottages as possible, while another shares her story of scouring bridal ateliers in Pakistan for the dress of her dreams – in just the right shade of pink in order to keep all the family happy.

Pick up a copy of Tie the Knot Scotland from selected Scottish retailers, or make it your new year’s resolution to never miss a copy by treating yourself to a six-issue subscription for just £18.