We reveal the line-up of the Let’s Talk Tying the Knot stage at The Scottish Wedding Show

The Scottish Wedding Show is back at the SEC Glasgow, 18th-19th February 2023! Our Let’s Talk Tying the Knot stage makes a welcome return to the show with another fantastic programme of talks from our industry-leading experts. Read on for the full details on each session and speakers over the weekend…

Rachel Scott Couture talking at Scottish Wedding Show Let's Talk Tying the Knot stage
Rachel Scott Couture talking on the Let’s Talk Tying the Knot stage in October 2022

We’ve collaborated with Scotland’s biggest wedding show to put together another impressive programme of talks from some of the best in the biz. The curated programme will cover major steps in your decision-making, from where to start when it comes to wedding planning, to answering your wedding photography worries.

A bride and a groom walking on grass photo by Emma Lawson Photography
Adrian and Emily are just one of many couples our first speaker, Fin Flükra, has helped plan the day of their dreams (Photo: Emma Lawson Photography)

11:50am What to do now you’re engaged: top tips to wedding-planning success with wedding planner Catrina Duthie, Fin Flükra

You’ve ticked off showing off the ring and made it to the Scottish Wedding Show. So far, so good! But if you’re not sure what to do next and it’s all starting to feel a little overwhelming and expensive, fear not – our wedding-planning expert sets out what you should be doing and when, what to prioritise in your plans and how to set and allocate your budget, without breaking the bank.

Wedding planner Catrina Duthie from Fin Flükra
Catrina Duthie of Fin Flükra will have lots of advice for couples just starting out on their planning journey (Photo: Walnut Wasp)

About Catrina Fin Flükra specialise in creating personal, one-of-a-kind celebrations for modern couples planning to marry or elope in Scotland. Whether you’re looking for full, partial or hourly planning, its planner-in-chief Catrina Duthie can figure out what best suits you. From managing your budget, keeping on top of your admin, to sharing her unrivalled book of creative contacts, she’s there to help make sure your wedding planning stays firmly in your ‘things I love doing’ sphere of life.

12:40pm Beautiful, radiant skin starts here with Clarins

The beauty experts tell us how to achieve plumper skin in just 60 seconds!

Clarins on Let's Talk Tying the Knot Stage at the Scottish Wedding Show
Clarins on the stage at October’s show

About Clarins’ experts Sandra Coetzer is Clarins Business Manger and brand ambassador with over 24 years knowledge in skincare. Stephanie Gardner, Assistant Business Manager, is a qualified Clarins Beauty Therapist and Beauty Coach Specialist.

13:20pm Wedding photography: how to seem camera-confident even if you’re not with photographer Anna Laska, Anna Laska Photography

Feeling nervous about having a camera pointed at you all day? A wedding photography expert tells us their tips and tricks for putting couples at ease and talks through how to pose and look your best in your wedding photos.

Anna Laska Photography wedding photographer
Left: Photographer Anna Laska has become known for her relaxed, down to earth approach that results in joyous and beautiful images (right)

About Anna Anna Laska is an arty and quirky soul who has a passion for capturing life’s special moments and turning them into lasting memories. Her love for photography and ability to make people feel comfortable in front of the camera sets her apart. With an eye for detail and a unique perspective, she creates images that are not only beautiful but also tell a story. Her friendly and energetic personality makes her a joy to work with and her clients always leave feeling happy and satisfied with their experience. Whether it’s a wedding, portrait, or a simple candid, Anna has the skill to bring out the beauty in everything she captures.

2:15pm Brides and mums: get a head start on wedding outfit shopping with Joyce Young OBE, Joyce Young Design Studios

Outfits by Joyce Young on the catwalk at the Scottish Wedding Show
Joyce Young Design Studio outfits on the catwalk at October’s Scottish Wedding Show

Not sure where to begin with wedding dress or outfit shopping? This esteemed occasion wear and bridal designer is here to bust some of the common preconceptions and myths surrounding wedding attire – and how to achieve your look, your way.

About Joyce Celebrating 30 years in business this year, Glasgow School of Art graduate Joyce Young OBE has become known for dressing brides and mothers who choose to have simple, stunning, elegant designs. Her studios are based in the north of Glasgow and London. The friendly and experienced team will help you achieve you perfect look whether from Couture, designed especially for you, or Studio, made to order collections.

Joyce Young OBE
Joyce Young OBE will be on hand to debunk some wedding-dressing myths

3:15pm Ceremonies: vows with wows with celebrant Norrie Flowers, Independent Humanist Ceremonies

How your celebrant can help you create an unforgettable wedding ceremony that tells your love story your way – and keep you on the right track with the crucial legal admin and paperwork.

Norrie Flowers of Independent Humanist Ceremonies leading a wedding ceremony
Norrie Flowers of Independent Humanist Ceremonies leading a wedding ceremony

About Norrie Independent Humanist Ceremonies utilise the talents of a diverse team of celebrants dedicated to delivering personalised, thoughtful, and unique wedding ceremonies of all kinds throughout Scotland.

Norrie Flowers has conducted countless humanist ceremonies across the country since 2006 and has become known for helping couples to design a highly personal and professional ceremony, tapping into his many years’ experience as a manager, keynote speaker and speech writer. He loves meeting people and working with them to create a unique ceremony reflecting you both as a couple and delighting your family and friends.

Show information and ticketing

Tick off your to do list at The Scottish Wedding Show! From falcons to fireworks, and cakes to castles, there truly is something for everyone to make your special day even more memorable. With over 220 leading suppliers, stunning catwalk fashion shows, a live band showcase, and outdoor wedding inspiration in Field of Dreams, it’s the perfect day out for the whole wedding party.

Tickets* are priced from £16 (or £15 for groups of four or more). *Tickets for the catwalk fashion show must be booked separately at a cost of £3.50 for anyone occupying a seat, including children. All tickets can be booked online up to and during the show period, subject to availability.

We’ve got a special limited offer for 15% off VIP tickets

Tie the Knot Scotland readers can claim 15% off VIP tickets to the Scottish Wedding Show. Tickets are strictly limited per catwalk. Offer ends 23.59 on Friday 17th, or when sold out (whichever happens first). Head over to the website and get your tickets today, using code TTKSVIP.

VIP ticket holders access the ultimate show experience including fast-track entry, a glass of bubbly to enjoy in the exclusive VIP Lounge, seats in the front two rows at one of the Catwalk shows, a Clarins goody bag, a free copy of the show’s Souvenir Brochure and a copy of Tie the Knot Scotland magazine!

VIP ticket holders must be 16+. Terms of entry apply, full details of which can be found here.