Our October-November issue is out now and you can read it here for free

As the leaves start to turn, treat yourself to a cosy night in with a pumpkin-spiced latte and the October-November issue of Tie the Knot Scotland in hand (click here to read it for free)

If summer holidays and hen dos have made you step off the wedding-planning gas a little, we’ve got over 300 pages of inspiration and advice ready to give you your mojo back. There are dresses to suit a diverse array of figures, a bridesmaids’ style special, incredible countryside venues, a wedding food focus and real-life content galore…

Playing dress-up is fun, as our staff writers Olivia and Nicole will confirm. For one of our articles, they tried on gowns at four different boutiques to see how their differing statures would affect their experiences and sent their dispatches from the fitting rooms. Continuing the body-diversity theme, our ‘Ahead of the Curve’ photoshoot sets gorgeous gowns for fuller-figured brides-to-be against the backdrop of Cambo House in Fife.

Wedding and bridesmaids dresses from Reflections Bridal Boutique and Isobel Florence Bridal
Left: We captured gorgeous bridal and bridesmaids’ dresses at Eden Leisure Village, including these two from Reflections Bridal Boutique in Kelso; right: The second of our fashion shoots focuses on gowns for curvier brides like this one from Isobel Florence Bridal. It happened on location at Cambo House in Fife

The team had great fun putting together the second of our fashion stories on location at Eden Leisure Village. ‘Let’s Go Girls’ lines up relaxed looks for brides and ’maids. If you’ve got a gaggle of besties to sort outfits for, you’ll also want to check out our bridesmaids’ trends overview.

If you’re an unashamed foodie, the wedding meal will be high on your list of planning priorities. With that in mind, Scottish caterers talk about tasty treats from grazing boards to ice-cream cakes. We also meet some animal wedding service providers in ‘Creature Comforts’. Sign us up for for the miniature pony champagne waiters!

Left image shows a charcuterie and cheese platter by Shotgun Weddings and Events; right image shows a young girl leading ponies from Riders of the Storm
Left: this scrummy charcuterie and cheese board by Shotgun Weddings and Events is part of our wedding food focus; right: Riders of the Storm feature in our round-up of animal wedding service providers (Photo: Lifetime Photography)

There’s real-life content galore in our October-November too: we have eight diverse real weddings; talk to three couples who went abroad to marry; hear from five mums about their shopping experiences and six brides spill the beans on their flower choices.

Pick up the October-November issue at larger supermarkets, WHSmith and selected retailers, read it here for free or treat yourself to a subscription, priced from £12 for three issues.

Wedding images by Craig and Eva Sanders and Eloping is Fun
Left: Louise and Scott – who had a two-part wedding in Glasgow and Ayrshire – are one of this issue’s real weddings (Photo: Craig and Eva Sanders); right: we also feature makeup artist Leigh Blaney and fiance Bryan who tell us all about their NYC elopement (Photo: Eloping is Fun)