Road trip romantics: a happy couple’s campervan honeymoon in Scotland

Road trip romantics: a happy couple’s campervan honeymoon in Scotland

After meeting at Stirling University 13 years ago, Newcastle-based newlyweds John and Christina Shahabeddin decided to set off on a three-week honeymoon around Scotland in their trusty campervan Max. Setting off shortly after their June wedding, they travelled up to John …

Scotland’s top florists show off their signature style

Scotland’s top florists show off their signature style

Compiled by Sarah Gillespie Photography by Simon Lees Kim Dalglish Florist Describe your signature style Kim Dalglish says: “My style is nothing structured or artificial – I love bouquets that are a little bit rustic and country-garden-inspired while being jammed full of …

Global gathering: take your guests round the world with your entertainment

Global gathering: take your guests round the world with your entertainment

Start the honeymoon early by giving your reception an exotic, far-flung flavour with music from every corner of the globe Words by Gilly Furmage Plain old British grub is great, but these days we all eat sushi and stir-fries as much as sausage and mash. Take an equally …

Extras that’ll make your wedding film Oscar-worthy

Extras that’ll make your wedding film Oscar-worthy

Want your wedding film to top the charts? Surprise your guests with something extra special Words by Sarah Gillespie Drones We tend to associate drones with spy surveillance and the future of Amazon deliveries, so you may be surprised to hear they’re currently swooping into …

A beginners guide to styling a marquee from day to night

A beginners guide to styling a marquee from day to night

Sarah Gillespie looks at the best ways to take your marquee from daytime dining to nighttime revels Day Marquees are infinitely more flexible than buildings when it comes to making small changes that will have a big impact. During the day, you’ll want your marquee to be …

2015’s hottest photobooth trends

2015’s hottest photobooth trends

It’s not all snap, cackle and print with photobooths these days, as Sarah Gillespie discovers Far from being the flash in the pan that many predicted, photobooths have gone from an evening reception’s quirky addition to a key item on the bridal must-have list. With so …

Bridal style

Ten steps to finding your dream wedding dress!

Ten steps to finding your dream wedding dress!

Buying a wedding dress is unlike any other purchase you’ve ever made, so arm yourself with our ten-step guide before you embark on The Ultimate Shopping Mission! 1. Research In the beginning, God created wedding magazines. We’re kidding, of course, but there really is no …

Young team: Scottish designer opens re-branded studio and boutique

Young team: Scottish designer opens re-branded studio and boutique

Joyce Young is celebrating a stellar 21 years since the launch of her company By Storm in 1994. Since then, she’s dressed thousands of brides (and their mums), opened a London boutique and been awarded an OBE in the process! But never one to rest on her laurels, Joyce …

Real-life weddings

Scottish wedding venues

Let’s go to town: municipal buildings you’re going to love

Let’s go to town: municipal buildings you’re going to love

Stately homes and castles are all very well, but Scotland also has a large number of other grand municipal and council-owned buildings that are ideal for a wedding – and won’t cost the earth. Have you considered your local town hall? Words by Gilly Furmage You don’t …

Get that Friday feeling at The Royal Scots Club

Get that Friday feeling at The Royal Scots Club

If you're planning on getting hitched in Edinburgh, The Royal Scots Club is an ideal central location, and it has some cracking deals for 2015 weddings. A classic Georgian townhouse, the private members club is an elegant choice for couples who want to celebrate in the …

Planning your wedding in Scotland

Putting on the fizz: afternoon tea at The Signet Library

Putting on the fizz: afternoon tea at The Signet Library

The newly refurbished tearoom at the Signet Library is a great choice for hens looking for a indulgent treat. BSW went along to sample its afternoon tea. As a slight (okay, HUGE) bookworm it was a total treat to pop along to afternoon tea at the Signet Library, and be …

Love letters: our bridal jewellery A to Z

Love letters: our bridal jewellery A to Z

Clueless about wedding rings and big-day jewellery? We make putting on the glitz as easy as A, B, C... Words by Beth Forsyth Antique and heirloom rings, passed from one generation to the next, are charged with memories and meaning. Jeweller Alison Macleod …