Our spring issue is here, now if only we could get the weather to match…
If you’re not beside yourself with excitement for this year’s biggest story, a certain royal wedding (and who on earth isn’t?), turn away now: the March/April issue is brimming with regal ideas for Ms Markle and you lovely lot too, as you prepare to play princess for a day.
First, we tackle fashion. We ask bridal boutiques and designers what Meghan might opt to rock on her big day in May (the forecast? Shimmer, sleeves and crepe). We also enlist the help of gorgeous cover girl and dead ringer for the royal-to-be, Emily Shakarji, to showcase sweeping ballgowns, seductive, slinky numbers and opulent separates in the suitably extravagant setting of Scone Palace in our ‘Modern Princess’ shoot. Look out for the two adorable, camera-ready corgis who make their own majestic appearance.
Bridesmaids get special treatment in the ‘Get Rich Scheme’ fashion spread, where we pit jewel-toned gowns for your best girls against embellishment-loaded sheaths and ornate headpieces. Plus, our editor Beth’s extremely photogenic niece, aged three-and-a-half, makes her modelling debut in cute flower girl dresses. Yup, we worked with children and animals this edition. No regrets.
Flick to our bumper venues section and the aristocratic theme continues as we uncover the country’s key spots with connections to the Queen and her ancestors, as well as pinpointing places with practical, catch-all packages. Celebrant Jane Patmore also dishes out golden advice for tying the knot outdoors.
As usual, the real life wedding section is stuffed full of covetable BTS details and décor to steal. From a cool, cardigan-wearing bride (pictured), to a proposal card game, to a mini ring bearer, you’ll be cooing over five newlywed couples’ shindigs.
Pick up a copy of Tie the Knot Scotland from selected Scottish retailers or go one better by treating the queen that you are to a six-issue subscription for just £18