We braved the crowds at Scotland’s biggest wedding exhibition last weekend to share some hot trends and pretty inspiration with you
1. Audrey Neeson Cake Design
The logistics of transporting all this intricate sugar work is enough to prove that Audrey Neeson isn’t afraid of a challenge. Whilst some cakemakers display an eclectic selection of styles to demonstrate they’ll tackle any brief you throw at them, Audrey confidently showcased her impressive signature style of delicate frilled flowers on minimalist tiers.
2. Privé Event Design
The meticulous attention to detail teamed with a luxe blush and cream palette on Privé Event Design’s stand ensured we had to swing by for a closer look. Bonus points for tying in miniature bottles of Bottego Gold and Rose Gold with the elegant place settings! We spotted plenty of happy couples sipping on them as they tried to decide between chic flowerballs or opulent cherry blossom centrepieces.
3. Two Tabbies
We thought we’d be disappointed with the lack of actual felines on the Two Tabbies stand, but the quirky stationery more than made up for it. The creative duo specialise in bespoke suites and can offer everything from invitations and save the dates to cool wedding party illustrations (centre) that can be included in your order of service alongside a timeline of your relationship.
4. Joyce Young Design Studios
Joyce Young Design Studios sent an exciting selection of bridal and occasionwear down the thrice-daily catwalks, but there was equally as much action happening on the label’s stand. We caught up with Joyce herself, who was hoping for the same positive response from brides she’d encountered a few weeks ago at The National Wedding Show in London. From the stopped-in-their-tracks reactions we were spotting, we’d say Joyce’s ability to fuse timeless with a finger on the fashion pulse was going down a treat.
5. Cora Anderson Floristry
Sorry Kate, but this is the most beautiful moss we’ve seen recently. Cora Anderson (previously of Ginger & Lime Events) made her show debut under new venture Cora Anderson Floristry. We loved the contrast of the rustic foliage with popping jewel-toned blooms – a look that the talented florist is fast becoming the go-to name for.
6. Manorview Hotels
Venues have it a little tougher at exhibitions. Trying to convey the grandeur of a ballroom through photographs isn’t as easy as bringing along a rack of dresses. Manorview Hotels has cracked it with its high tech approach: VR headsets! Brides and grooms could take a virtual tour of the group’s leading wedding hotels – Boclair House Hotel, The Busby Hotel, Cornhill Castle, Lynnhurst Hotel and The Torrance Hotel – and view the event spaces at different times of the day, plus get a peek at the jaw-dropping honeymoon suites that are the jewel in Manorview’s crown.
7. Get Knotted Cruises
Living in central Scotland and not taking advantage of having Loch Lomond on our doorsteps is criminal, but plenty of us are guilty. Make amends by having your hen or stag in the picturesque region and you’ll be in for a weekend of non-stop fun. Get Knotted Cruises pitched up with a fully decked-out speedboat for prospective hens and stags to climb aboard and hear about the company’s day and weekend trips, complete with boat cruise, watersports and hot tub lodges.
Feeling a bit of FOMO? The Scottish Wedding Show will be back on 24th-25th February 2018. Keep an eye on the website for information and tickets