Our September-October issue is out now!

The latest issue of Tie the Knot Scotland magazines hits shelves on 2nd September! What’s caught our eye this time round?

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So, that was our summer? It was shorter than your fuse when dealing with the table plan. Now that we’re firmly in autumnal territory, the darker nights are perfect for getting stuck in to wedding planning. Start by curling up on the couch with a Pumpkin Spice latte and our September-October issue – it’s crammed with inspiration and ideas for your big day.

With planning on our minds, we’ve delved into the world of trunk shows and wedding exhibitions to help you get the most from these essential bridal events. There’s no doubt you’ll be looking for a bargain when you buy your dress, but should your H2B consider renting his suit or kilt to save some dosh, or will the cost-per-wear make his outfit the real bargain? We’ve asked a selection of groomswear experts for their pick in the renting vs. buying showdown.

The team hooked up with a bunch of talented photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists for two stunning shoots at House for an Art Lover and Trump Turnberry this issue. At House for an Art Lover, blossom-strewn gowns took centre stage, but the iconic backdrop of Charles Rennie Macintosh’s floral motifs proved a heavenly pairing. We’d been hankering to explore the recent multi-million pound makeover at Trump Turnberry, so where better to showcase lingerie-inspired dresses from a host of Scottish boutiques?

From left: This Charlotte Balbier dress seemed made for House for an Art Lover’s Music Room and Jodie Mann was on hand to capture it; Alex Aikman Smith seized the sunny skies when shooting at Trump Turnberry

The last thing you want on your big day is a confidence crisis, so we’ve spoken to some of Scotland’s top snappers about posing for your wedding pics. We’ve also examined putting past beauty sins right, so over-plucked brows, bitten nails and popped spots (no fibbing – we’re all guilty!) can all be dealt with ahead of hitting the aisle.

The two biggest sources of stress when planning a wedding are undoubtably time and money. We’ve laid out the timeline for your wedding flowers, and shared invaluable expert advice on why that fancy cake you’ve fallen for on Pinterest has such a jaw-dropping quote IRL. There’s clever ways to mimic those labour-intensive showstoppers so your cake can look good, without breaking the bank.

Join five couples as they share their celebrations in our real life wedding section. There’s rustic glam at Thainstone House, where bride Bethany made her own wedding cake. We wouldn’t be surprised to see her popping up on The Bake Off because her six-tier creation would even have Paul Hollywood swooning.

The yellow colour scheme oh-so-expertly executed at Julie and Christopher’s nuptials certainly won our hearts. Especially as Christopher arranged to have his kilt jacket lined with yellow silk as a surprise, which he revealed when Julie reached the top of the aisle!

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When picking a venue, inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes. Would you consider basing your big day on where you first met, or had your first date? From a cheeky snog at a festival to glamming up to go to the races in those early stages – it’s ok if ‘glamming up’ now means brushing your hair – we’ve found wedding venues that’ll make for a sweet story when explained to your guests. We’re also taking things outside and finding out everything you need to know about getting married outdoors, along with some of Scotland’s most awe-inspiring spots to say ‘I do’.

Budget preventing you from having that wedding planner on speed dial? Don’t fret, our latest issue is the next best thing!

Tie the Knot Scotland is available from 2nd September from selected Scottish retailers. Why not take out a year’s subscription for just £18?