Our July-August issue is out now

Two good things have happened this week: firstly, the temperatures have soared (hello actual summer) and, more importantly, our July-August issue hit the newsstands

While we can’t promise that the sun with be with us much past next week, we can vouch that our latest edition will become your long-term wedding planning buddy, tackling everything from ceremonies to dessert tables.

In our 50-page fashion section, we investigate timeless style and ponder whether a wedding dress that won’t date even exists (answer: it does if you select silhouette and fabric carefully), before forging ahead into 2019’s trends as we report from the new collection launches in London. Hello polka dots!

In a double whammy of dreaminess, our two photoshoots showcase an array of incredible gowns currently on the rails at boutiques. The locations are pretty special too: Barras Art and Design – decreed the country’s ‘most stylish venue’ by the Scottish Style Awards – hosted a Studio 54-inspired ‘Disco Diva’ story filled with chic pantsuits and knockout separates, while World Heritage haven New Lanark was the perfect backdrop for romantic dresses designed in fabulous fabrics.

Our ‘Disco Diva’ shoot at BAaD features this Sassi Holford bridal jumpsuit [left], while our shoot at New Lanark has this Ivory Whites number that spells out a Shakespeare quote [right]
Still to find your own special setting? We’ve got you covered. Flick to our venues pages to discover how to organise the ultimate secluded big day at an exclusive-use venue. We also check out top sightseeing destinations that double as fantastic places to get hitched and run down some of the finest barns and stables to throw the party of a lifetime in.

Speaking of which, we have an immense line-up of ideas to bring that festival vibe to your big day. In fact, one of our real-life couples (Claudia and Scott, below) really went to town on that front; we’re talking glitter bars, guests jangling tambourines and dreamcatchers everywhere. It’s just one of five incredible Scottish nuptials that we have access-all-areas passes to this edition.

Claudia and Scott on their festival-inspired big day at Monachyle Mhor, captured by The Curries

So, what you waiting for? Pick up a copy of Tie the Knot Scotland from selected Scottish retailers or go one better by treating yourself to a six-issue subscription. At just £18, it’s a tad cheaper than a TRNSMT ticket….