Peak wedding season is in full swing, so let the June-July issue of Tie the Knot Scotland help you plan your own marriage milestone, no matter when you’re thinking of heading up the aisle. We’ve got body shape-based dress shopping advice, groomswear galore, the best Scottish barn venues, a summer beauty special and a ton of real-life wedding inspiration…
Are you about to start hunting for a big-ticket ivory dress (how exciting!)? First stop should be ‘Body Beautiful’, a shopping advice article that gets to grips with what might suit your stature and body shape. There’s also a range of silhouettes highlighted in our sea-inspired ‘Make a Splash’ bridal fashion story, from bold ballgowns to sassy mermaid cuts.
The watery theme continues in ‘The Glasgow Boys’ groomswear photoshoot, set on the banks of the River Clyde against iconic architecture. We also chat to three guys about their outfit choices, opening with a stunning image of groom Jamie in front of a waterfall wearing a kilt he had specially made for his wedding on the Isle of Skye.
There’s no shortage of real-life inspiration elsewhere in the issue. We hear from newlyweds who flexed the format of their ceremonies to suit their circumstances, and eight happy couples share their albums and anecdotes with us. There’s a super-organised bride who wouldn’t let anyone else pitch in on the planning; another whose son clung to her leg for the duration of the ceremony; and a pair who made their day as eco-friendly as possible.
As the mercury starts to rise (we live in hope), we speak to beauty experts about getting and maintaining a radiant bridal glow throughout the big day and ask them to reveal the hero products they can’t live without.
One aspect of Scottish weddings that has certainly lasted the pace: the popularity of barn venues. If your heart is set on a relaxed, blank-canvas setting, you’re going to want to check out our roll call of 10 of the best in the country.