Last weekend might have been a total disappointment for Scotland’s sporting achievements, but thousands of you were trying to get things ticked off your w-planning list, and converting informative chats with suppliers into bookings at The Scottish Wedding Show (too soon for rugby puns?).
We took a stroll around the SECC’s packed exhibition hall to see what the leading names in Scotland’s wedding industry have been up to, and what they’re launching for the year ahead.
Here’s the ten coolest things we spotted at the show:
1. The Secret Garden cake by Liggy’s Cake Company: this eight-tier marvel was a recreation of owner Liggy’s wedding cake from her big day earlier this year. Delicate hand-painting, intricate sugar flowers and metallic tiers ticked all the on-trend boxes.
2. Ginger and Lime’s stand: mixing monochrome fabrics with sumptuous gold sequins, and teaming it with lashings of foliage and moss, put the talented event design duo’s stamp on wedding styling.
3. Personalised cocktail jars by Etched: we love this service! You receive delicious cocktail samples in the post and the team design a custom label for your big day. Simply pick your favourite drink and label, and you’ll receive decorated jars filled with your cocktail of choice before the big day.
4. I Love Fruit’s personalised fruit carving: naturally gorgeous and no need to ditch your #cleaneating, this quirky arrangement is sure to be a talking point amongst your guests.
5. The Thistle Vintage Bus Bar: we hopped on board this double decker and were so impressed with the LED colour-changing lighting and retractable roof.
6. The pretty samples on the Shropshire Petals’ stand: more and more venues are banning the use of metallic and paper confetti, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Petals are both biodegradable and beautiful.
7. Heavenly holographic stationery by Three Tiny Words: it turns out this metallic chevron range was the result of a mix up with the foils, when silver was accidentally swapped for hologram. You’d never know – it looks sublime!
8. Frox of Falkirk’s divine selection of occasionwear: the MOB boutique debuted lots of eye-catching colourful styles on its stand, but this quartet of silver ensembles made us stop and stare.
9. Cute lollipops by McCarlie’s Cakes & Confectionery: we popped over to check out some dainty ombré cake pops, but these cute lollies were the real stars. They’d make lovely favours, but can also be made with name tags so they double as place settings.
10. The bodice on this Justin Alexander dress, available from Wedding Wise: we weren’t the only ones to be mesmerised by the elegant beading and embellishment on this 2016 gown. Owner Elaine confessed to us that her diary was swamped with appointments made by brides who fell in love with the gown at the show.
Sad you missed out? The Scottish Wedding Show will be back 20th-21st February 2016. Tickets will be available from www.thescottishweddingshow.com soon.