The last issue of the year hits shelves on 3rd November and we’re waving 2017 off in style
2017 is drawing to a close and although we’re starting to think about the wave of Christmas engagements and the fresh crop of brides and grooms that’ll be starting to plan their perfect day, this doesn’t mean we’ve taken our eye off the ball(gown) when it comes to our final issue of the year. With a spotlight on seasonal weddings, we’ve got this winter all wrapped up.
As much as we love giving shopping advice, it always helps to hear from real brides about how they found the dress that made their heart stop. We’ve found six of them to spill the beans on where they shopped and what they bought. One bride’s Moscato-coloured dress – we’ll save you the Google, it’s baby pink – meant she had to rethink her bridesmaid palette and went for a very unconventional colour for her best gals.
The new issue’s shoots are perfect for this time of year, with cosy cover-ups at Achnagairn Estate, shot by Hamish Campbell and photographer Alexandra Roscoe and stylist Ian Tod taking on a hot trend for 2018, statement lace, at Winton Castle.
We’ve made an extra fuss over grooms this time round, as an increasing number of men invest just as much time and money into their w-day ensemble as brides do. It actually makes more sense, as your dress is destined for a dry clean and a careful packing away, whereas grooms can dust off their kilt outfit or suit everytime an invite slides through the door. There’s plenty of outfit inspiration between our moodboards and a stunning shoot at Edinburgh’s The Hub. We’ll also be spelling it out for you with an A to Z feature that’ll cover everything from accessories and tartans to gifts for the groomsmen.
Your venue is always a good one to get crossed off the list, so let us help! We reveal the Scottish venues with the most impressive façades, share the dos and don’ts of location hunting and style four city centre hotspots to get your venue décor juices flowing.
Don’t think for a second we’ve forgotten about real life weddings, though. We’ve gatecrashed six big days from all over Scotland including a slick city celebration in Edinburgh, a barn party with devastatingly pretty shots in a wheat field and even a Harry Potter-themed day where all-day downpours couldn’t dampen the fun.
You might be waiting a while for a Fairy Godmother with a wedding planning wand, but we reckon our latest issue is the next best thing!
Tie the Knot Scotland is available from 3rd November from selected Scottish retailers. Why not take out a year’s subscription for just £18?