We look back at the most popular articles from the last 12 months and see what you’ve been loving from the world of weddings
1. 14 Scottish barn and stable wedding venues
Drumroll please… in the least-surprising news ever, BARNS have topped the charts for the third year running! Your appetite for these rural venues knows no bounds, and the Scottish wedding industry is only too happy to oblige, with more being purpose-built or renovated each year. As always, we’ll keep you up-to-date with the biggest and best.
2. Scottish wedding venue inspiration for smaller guest lists
Speaking of biggest, could the Beyonce-sized guest list be on the out? You’ve been seeking out the most intimate venues to assemble your very nearest and dearest. And not always for budgetary reasons – let’s face it, halving your guest list gives you so much more bang for your buck.
3. Glasgow club favourite Arches to re-open as wedding venue
Couples that have fond memories of sloppy winches on the Arches dancefloor went into a frenzy when they found out you can now get hitched at 235 Argyle Street. This nightlife caterpillar has morphed into a seriously amazing wedding venue butterfly, and is worth booking for the surrealness of having a chat with your granny in the Arches toilets alone.
4. Meals on wheels! Scotland’s top food and drink trucks for your big day
No longer content with canapés and bacon rolls, engaged foodies are now looking to make a statement with a food or drink truck. Prosecco, tacos, fish n’ chips and even gourmet crème brûlée can be dished up during your drinks reception or evening buffet.
5. Size matters! Scottish wedding venues that can handle a big guest list
Pint-sized parties might be having a moment, but there’s also a bit of a buzz at the other end of the spectrum. We’ve sniffed out venues that can accommodate up to 600 guests, and loads of you have been keen to find out where. Imagine your neighbours’ faces when your gift list is delivered in a shipping container…
6. HOW TO: stay comfortable in high heels on your wedding day
Is it possible heels are going down this year? Not only are we seeing more gorgeous shoes than ever without cloud-grazing height, but you’ve also been swotting up on how to stay comfy as you strut, pose, and dance your way through the day.
7. Real life wedding: Alayna Elder and Ryan Watt
Real life weddings continue to be a busy section of our site, filled with insider advice you can only get from someone else who’s taken the trip down the aisle. Alana and Ryan’s wedding at Ingliston Country Club topped the charts, with pastel blooms, a doughnut wall and err… an eclectic drink choice for the groom during the speeches.
8. The 12 bridal beauty commandments
We’re firmly in team ‘break the rules’ when it comes to your wedding, but there’s definitely a couple of tips that will have you looking and feeling good on the big day. We asked the experts for advice on hair and beauty prep, and their can’t live without products.
9. Dream teams: A chic sugar fix that’s sheer decadence
Our recurring series on the prettiest collaborative shoots celebrates the magic that happens when some of the country’s top creatives get together. Raemoir House was the location for this belter, and everything about it is 10/10.
10. Everything you need to know about getting married outside in Scotland
We’ve certainly cracked enough jokes about Scottish weather this year, so let’s wave goodbye to 2018 with a bit more positivity. We’re very lucky that Humanist ceremonies can be conducted anywhere in Scotland, as long as permission has been granted by the landowner. So you could say ‘I do’ in a stunning setting like Boturich Castle’s grounds (above), and we’ve got all the essential info you need to know.