Scottish bridal boutiques pick wedding dresses to match venue, brief and budget

Stylists tell Nicole Conner what gown they’d select from their collection to fit the vibe of our wedding briefs

A dress for a barn wedding, filled with plenty of fairylights and ceilidh dancing, from £1,500-£2,000

Lace gown (style D3488) from Essense of Australia at Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Dunfermline)
Lace gown (style D3488) from Essense of Australia, £POA, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Dunfermline)

“For boho brides looking for a more fitted style, we think this lace number from Essense of Australia could be the perfect choice. Its linear lace placement, scrolling beaded details and vintage lace appliqués would tie in wonderfully with a rustic venue, while its sparkling details will catch the light perfectly as you dance into the wee hours!”
Megan Carberry, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Dunfermline)

A statement gown for a grand church or cathedral wedding (below left), from £2,000-£3,000

“The Katrina dress is elegantly simple, yet dramatically bold. A Joyce Young design, this iconic wedding dress has been making waves on every catwalk it has swayed down – so it will be all eyes on you for your big wedding-entrance moment. This is a dress with the gravitas to be as luxurious and timeless as the venue.”
Joyce Young, Joyce Young Design Studios, Glasgow

Wedding dresses by Joyce Young and Isobel Florence Bridal
Above left: Katrina wedding gown, £2,500, Joyce Young Design Studios; Above right: Forevermore gown by Ivory and Co, £1,850, Isobel Florence Bridal

A dress that is perfect for a dreamy autumn hotel function suite wedding (above right), from £1,000-£2,000

“For this style of wedding, we’d suggest something classic, yet striking. Our top pick would be the Forevermore gown by Ivory & Co., as its stunning simplicity makes it stand out from the crowd. It also works as a beautiful, relatively neutral base to add accessories to create a look that will transition from day to night.”
King Wong, Isobel Florence Bridal, Dumfriesshire

A dress for a whimsical spring wedding in a stately home, from £2,000-£2,500

Vrazia gown by Rosa Clará from Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh)
Vrazia gown by Rosa Clará, £2,200, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh)

“We think a stately home deserves a thoroughly regal look. This amazing design by Rosa Clará combines the opulence and grandeur of brocade with a quirky sleeve and a fabulous neckline to keep the look completely contemporary. We especially love its waist-accentuating silhouette, while the classic box pleats add some drama.”
Michelle Scott, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh)

A dress that will fit a fun summer marquee wedding, from £3,000-£3,150

Sheryl gown by Enzoani by Amy King Bridal and Beauty
Sheryl gown by Enzoani, £3,150, Amy King Bridal and Beauty

“For a fun-filled summer wedding, you need to have a dress that matches the playful vibe of the day. Enzoani’s Sheryl gown fits the bill perfectly with its  floral lace, sparkle stretch underlay and chic skirt split.”
Amy King, Amy King Bridal and Beauty, Kirkcaldy

A dress for a big day at a Tuscan villa in Italy, under £2,000

Sutton gown by Le Papillon by Modeca from Reflections Bridal Boutique
Sutton gown by Le Papillon by Modeca, £POA, Reflections Bridal Boutique

“The Sutton gown would look divine for a gloriously sunny wedding day in the Tuscan countryside. The delicate lace details over the patterned glitter tulle creates a modern, but elegant look. The stunning fit-and-flare silhouette is perfect for any bride wishing to show off her curves, further accentuated by the tattoo lace sides and back.”
Chloe, Reflections Bridal Boutique, Kelso

A dress for an ‘It girl’ bride marrying in a luxury Scottish wedding venue, under £3,000

Daga gown by WONA Concept at Opus Couture
Daga gown by WONA Concept, from £1,760, Opus Couture

“We love the idea of changing up your look from day to night. Our suggestion for our ‘It girl’ would be something modern, with volume for the day and a detachable element to party the night away. The Daga dress ticks all the boxes: stylish, elegant, fashion-forward and memorable. With a detachable cape and sleeves, the Daga would easily fill an opulent ceremony venue, and later give the bride the freedom to celebrate in a sleek and sexy evening gown.”
Lauren Murray, Opus Couture, West Kilbride