Our January-February issue is out now!

The latest issue of Tie the Knot Scotland magazine hits shelves on 9th January! Fancy a peek inside?

Has a new year ever been so hotly anticipated as 2017? For most it’s because of the worldwide events and wave of celebrity departures in 2016, but for a lucky few, there was one very special date added to your new diaries: the big day! Whether you’ve been patiently planning with a carefully thought-out countdown, or you got engaged over the festive season and fancy a whirlwind engagement, keep the latest issue of Tie the Knot Scotland close to hand as we’ll share the inside scoop on stylish Scottish weddings and reveal what trends lie ahead for the new year.

With festive family visits behind you, and the usual scan of mantlepiece photos as your uncle tells his golfing stories again, you might be thinking about your dress. Your aunt’s eighties puffball might look comical now, but at the time it was achingly on-trend. We’ve picked the brains of a clutch of Scottish bridal stylists to find out what dresses they think will never date, but if the thought of something classic isn’t floating your boat, they’ve also shared what gowns they’d dress a fashion-forward, take-the-flack-from-nieces-two-decades-later bride in.

While we’re on the subject of fabulous frocks, we need to gush over our super-stylish photoshoot at quirky Glasgow hotspot Sloans. The venue has been holding weddings for over 200 years, but still held its own against dresses that have just hit the rails. We also headed to newly rebranded hotel The Principal on Edinburgh’s George Street with our pick of gorgeous outfits for MOBs and MOGs from Scotland’s occasionwear boutiques. There’s some stunning contrasting looks, but we’re really digging the cohesive splendour of two different cuts in the same tone, as pictured below. Think your mum would be up for it?

From left: Alex Aikman Smith shot at the historic venue Sloans in Glasgow’s Argyll Arcade; our ‘mums’ looking pretty in pink in front of Hamish Campbell’s lens

While we like to consider ourselves experts in the world of weddings, don’t just take our word for it! This issue we’ve chatted to more real life couples than ever to hear what their experience was like. From deciding between picking a band or a DJ, to figuring out how to get from A to B, there’s more case studies than you can shake a stick of personalised rock at.

With a new year comes a new crop of trends, so our Jan-Feb edition has got you covered for staying ahead of the pack. Put scented bouquets and drip cakes on your radar, and chat to your other half about your thoughts on first look shots before the ceremony. We’ve also indulged our wanderlust with a look at multi-destination honeymoons, so get ready to party or explore a city before heading to the beach to chill with your new hubby or wife.

Our real life weddings section is, as ever, brimming with beautiful and unique big days. The team was blown away by Vanity Fair-inspired glam group shots by Aboyne Photographics, cooed over breathtaking beach sunsets at Seamill Hydro, but this wedding at Cambo House took the crown. Jennie and Euan stamped their personalities over every aspect of the celebration, from her rainbow sparkly jacket and pom-pom headdress, to food trucks serving fish n’ chips and burritos – plus Jennie’s mum, who happens to work as a minister, conducted the ceremony. Ob-sessed!

Photo: The Curries

One of the most popular articles on the site focuses on Scottish barns, so we thought we’d take another look at the subject in our bursting-at-the-seams venue section and find out the new names you should know. We also have a snoop at what other byres and stables can give you that rustic vibe that proves so popular.

You might be on a budget this month, but at just £3.90, our latest issue is a treat that won’t break the bank! Did you know you can subscribe for the entire year for just £18?