Three ways to make your wedding decor look effortlessly put together!

Match your wedding flowers to your stationery for an effortlessly put-together wedding decor look!

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Green foliage and clean whites and creams will give your wedding a elegant Grecian glamour.

(Left) Hand-tied bouquet with ivory Avalanche roses, double-headed white lisianthus, white ranunculus, gold-dusted berries and foliage (£90), Val Hamilton Wedding Flowers

(Right) Hand-tied bouquet with ivory Avalanche roses, yellow mimosa, yellow genista, eucalyptus and gold-sprayed beargrass (POA) and centrepiece (POA), Val Hamilton Wedding Flowers

Peach and sorbet mixed long-and-low arrangement (POA), Make Believe Events + Floristry

Hand-tied bouquet with ivory Avalanche roses, double-headed white lisianthus, white ranunculus, gold-dusted berries and foliage (£90), Cherry Blossom

Bouquet of white ranunculus, eucalyptus cinerea, cineraria, echeveria succulents, Avalanche rose, anigozanthos and thlaspi green bell (£75), Something Special Flowers

Hand-tied bouquet of roses, brunia hydrangeas, thlaspi, bouvardia and spray roses (POA), Trudi Todd Creative Florist

(Top Left) Delicate lace invitation lasercut in a gold glitter finish (from £4.60), Purple Willow Weddings

(Top Right) Scattered hearts in green invitation (£2.75), Roseneath Studio

(Bottom Left)  Grecian foiled save the date (£2.25) and Grecian foiled day invitation with response (£4.75), Sixpenny Blue

(Bottom Right) Olive Garden collection (POA), Fizzy Hearts Stationery

Grecian foiled ˜Bride’ place card (£1.50), Sixpenny Blue

Groom table setting with transparent overlay and modern calligraphy (POA), Paper Fox

Peach Avalanche and waxflower-laced headband (£22) and sorbet spray buttonhole (£9.50), Make Believe Events + Floristry

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Rich wine and purple tones will give your wedding decor an regally elegant look.


Wine goblet (£34.95 for six),

Hand-tied bouquet with protea, anemone, skimmia, Veronica, leucadendron, albiflora, Cymbidium orchids, rosemary and muehlenbeckia (POA), Kirstie’s Flowers

Bouquet with black Grand Prix roses, burgundy Cymbidium orchids, phalaenopsis, burgundy ranunculus, copper asparagus fern and thlaspi green bell (£125), Something Special Flowers

Hand-tied bouquet of antique blue roses, beech foliage, leucadendron, Calla lilies, thistle, waxflower and lavender (£85), Lavender Blue

Ombre wine glass (£42 for four),

Bespoke velvet sweetie pouch (POA), Just A Wee Favour

Hand-tied bouquet with protea, anemone, skimmia, Veronica, leucadendron, albiflora, Cymbidium orchids, rosemary and muehlenbeckia (POA), Kirstie’s Flowers

Hand-tied bouquet of antique blue roses, beech foliage, leucadendron, Calla lilies, thistle, waxflower and lavender (£85), Lavender Blue

Irregular hand-tied bouquet of beech foliage, spotted laurel, antique blue roses, leucadendron, thistle and pops of waxflower (£85), Lavender Blue

(Top Left) Purple and lace ribbon invitation (POA), Stationery by Suzanne

(Top Right)  Cream lace invitation with purple satin ribbon (POA), Stationery by Suzanne

(Mid-right) Invite and table settings with modern calligraphy and rustic copper foil on burgundy card (POA), Paper Fox

(Bottom Left) ‘Jewel Tones’ pocketfold invitation (from £4.40), Purple Willow Weddings

(Bottom Right) Twin hearts in navy invitation (£2.50), Roseneath Studios

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Mixing black and white stripes with bursts of summer colours will make your wedding decor look bang on trend.


(Top flowers) Hand-tied bouquet of Vanda orchids, dianthus, Miss Piggy roses and carnations (£85), Lavender Blue

(Middle flowers) Bouquet with cerise and orange carnations, ranunculus and germini, aqua pink roses, Naranga roses and thlaspi green bell (£85), Something Special Flowers

(Bottom flowers) Hand-tied bouquet of cream waxflower, cerise pink ranunculus, viburnum snowball, olive, germini, hedera trails, freesia and Tacazzi roses (POA), Kirstie’s Flowers

Silver-footed bowl (£21.50), The Wedding of My Dreams 

Imperfect porcelain plates (£36.95),

Bespoke ˜Monochrome Brights’ sweetie bag (POA), Just A Wee Favour

Crystal wine goblet (£86 for two),

Menu and place setting stationery with hand-painted flowers (POA), Paper Fox

Wild hand-tied posy of spotted laurel foliage, tulips and pops of ranunculus (£75), Lavender Blue

(Far Left) Paint splatter place card, who’s who, menu and envelope invite (POA) Origami Fox

(Top Left) Contemporary illustrated table setting (POA), Oohkatieq Illustration

(Mid-left) Gold foil and pink bloom invitation (POA), Stationery by Suzanne

(Bottom Left) Invitation and place setting with hand-painted flowers (POA), Paper Fox

(Top Right) Pretty in pink rainbows invitation (£2.25), Roseneath Studio

(Mid-Right) Black and white striped invitation with bow detail (POA), Stationery by Suzanne

(Far Right) Paint splatter place card, who’s who, menu and envelope invite (POA) Origami Fox 

Paint splatter place card, who’s who, menu and envelope invite (POA) Origami Fox 


Check out how to style one venue in three really different ways!

Styled shoot at beautiful Perthshire venue, Dunalastair Hotel Suites

Take a look at this stunning styled shoot incorporating the latest bridal, groom and mother of the bride/groom outfits from top Scottish wedding stockists, beautiful decor, cakes, flowers and finishing touches, fabulous photography and a gorgeous, newly refurbished wedding venue, Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Perthshire.




This luxury wedding venue in Perthshire recently underwent a grand, multi-million pound renovation, bringing this historic, Victorian-era inn right into the heart of the 21st century.

The result is a look and feel that combines traditional features with a modern finesse to create the perfect ambience for your special occasion. The team at Dunalastair pride themselves on ensuring exquisite comfort throughout this romantic Highland hotel, from the plush, inviting chairs in the lounge to the sheer luxuriousness of the bespoke mattress in our one-of-a-kind honeymoon suite.

At Dunalastair Hotel Suites, they work on a minimum spend basis, rather than a price-per-head package. The price structure is designed to be flexible so you can bespoke your day to suit you.

Visit the Dunalastair Hotel Suites website or call 01882 580444 for more information and to book a venue viewing.


Fern Photography

Dunalastair Hotel Suites

Frox of Falkirk

Bridal Boutique at Frox of Falkirk

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Hair Ups

Leslie Sneddon Makeup Artistry

Make Believe Events

Make Believe Floristry

Below Canvas

Homemade by Jools

Fizzy Hearts Bespoke Stationery

A special delivery: National Stationery Week

Whatever your big day style, there’s pretty stationery out there to suit your wedding vibe.

Clockwise from top right: Bespoke hand-illustrated wedding invitation starring you and your wedding venue (prices from £2.30), Angelkin Cards. ˜Shan’ laser-cut rose flat invitation (£2.80), traditional wax seal themed menu card (£2.10) and traditional wax seal themed name card (£2.10), Laura Reece. Glass bottle with cork stopper (£13 for set of six), Copper handle artisan scissors, (£16.90), Trinca- Ferro on

˜Gold Night’ luxury gold ink or foil on dark card collection (POA), Laura E Patrick. Magnifying glass (£19.95), Nkuku at


Clockwise from top left: Watercolour botanical invitation with vellum overlay, hand-tied string, matching tag and royal blue envelopes (POA), Fizzy Hearts Stationery. ˜The Envelope’ custom design self-contained invitation and RSVP (POA), Origami Fox. Invitation (from £1.20 each for 100+) and RSVP (from 80p each for 100+), Florence & Bette.


Clockwise from top left: Rustic watercolour botanical invitation with vellum overlay, hand-tied string, matching tag and kraft brown envelopes (POA), Fizzy Hearts Stationery. ˜Charlie’ stag and doe laser-cut save the date (£4), invitation (£8) and wad pocket (£1.20), Laura Reece. Wild deer antler necklace (£19), Wild Life Designs at ˜Wintery Woods’ invitation and A6 postcard RSVP, envelope and liner (POA), Origami Fox. Silver antler bottle opener (£19.50), Ella James at Vintage star scatter decorations (£3.49 per pack), Artcuts at


Clockwise from top left: RSVP (from 80p each for 100+) and invitation (from £1.20 each for 100+), Florence & Bette. ˜Wild Woodland’ invitation,  A6 postcard RSVP, envelope and liner (POA), Origami Fox. ˜Eucalyptus Love’ eucalyptus wreath RSVP slip (40p), save the date (£1.10) and invitation and guest tag (£2.10), Laura Reece. Bamboo pen (£14.25 for three), Kate Moby Design at


Clockwise from top left: Gold Foiled Harrington Calendar save the date (£2.50), SixpennyBlue. ˜Piper’ laser cut floral invitation (£3.60), Laura Reece. ˜Isla’ floral-themed watercolour invitation and wrap (£2.40) and matching save the date (£1.10), Laura Reece. ˜Filigree Pink Rose’ (£4.75), Cards4ever.


Clockwise from top left: Crown pen (£1.95), ˜Fab Flamingos’ invitation, RSVP card, envelope and liner (POA), Origami Fox. 100% natural frayed linen ribbon (£2.75 each), Pipii. Invitation (from £1.20 each for 100+) and RSVP (from 80p each for 100+), Florence & Bette. Velvet ribbon (£3 for three metres). Blush pink watercolour invitation and RSVP set with vellum overlay, matching satin ribbon and pale grey envelopes (POA), Fizzy Hearts Stationery. Patterned gold fold-back clips (£2.95),


Top and left: Gold Foiled Harrington pocketfold invitation (POA), SixpennyBlue on antique gold tray (£24), Right: ˜Floral not Flowery’ invitation, RSVP card, envelope and liner (POA), Origami Fox.

Photography: Laura A Tiliman

Styling: Patricia-Ann Young + Katie Bletcher

Creative Direction: Lindsay McFadyen



3 unique ways to style your blank canvas wedding venue

We challenged three top wedding co-ordinators to style Glasgow venue The Glue Factory three different ways to show how dramatically you can switch up the look of a blank canvas room.

Ready, set, style!

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Co-ordinator and décor: Timeless White Wedding Planning

Delicate powder blue and white form a classy and elegant colourway, livened up by the greenery of the flowers and foliage


˜Le Jardin’ wedding cake (£560), A Bonnie Wee Cake

Boxed favour with tag and ribbon (£2.95), Sixpenny Blue


Large centrepiece arrangement of pale blue hydrangeas, Avalanche ivory roses, white freesia, white double headed lisianthus, olive foliage and rosemary with pistache foliage placed on low white stand, surrounded by vintage distressed silver votive holders filled with candle or pale blue hydrangeas (£75), Cherry Blossom


Parisian Blue day invitation with belly band and response (£3.95), place card (£1.25), save the date (£1.75), boxed favour with tag and ribbon (£2.95) and menu napkin bands (£1.50) all Sixpenny Blue


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Co-ordinator and décor: Make Believe Events + Floristry

Strong and bold, set the party vibe with plenty of bright satins, luxe gold touches and indulgent details


˜Into the Tropics’ long-and-low arrangement (POA), party jars (£9 each) and ˜Havana Splash’ bridal bouquet (POA), Make Believe Events + Floristry


Custom-made wedding invitation (POA), Ohhkatieq Illustration

Fabrics are layered to create an opulent table setting, with eye-catching flowers and glassware.


˜Amara’ (POA), Loren Brand Cakes

L O O K  3  //  W A T E R C O L O U R

Wedding co-ordinator and décor: Laurel Tree Events

A pretty painting theme full of lilacs, pinks, greens and blues, featuring quirky table settings + paint pot vases


All table linen, napkins, charger plates and glasses, Gordon’s Cater Hire


˜Summer Breeze’ with subtle merging of soft summer colours and neat tailored pleats (£550) and
˜Meadow Sweet’ (£495) Truly Scrumptious Designer Cakes


Hand tied posy with wild foliage (from £15) and Hand tied posy with hyacinths and antique roses (£65) Lavender Blue

‘Florrie’ dining set used throughout (from a selection) Bluebellgray


Table name (POA) and menu (POA), Origami Fox


Photographers: Laura A. Tiliman + Eve Conroy 

Shoot co-ordinators: Patricia-Ann Young + Rachel Lawler

Venue: The Glue Factory


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5 bright + beautiful sunflower-themed wedding ideas

sunflower-themed wedding ideas

Your wedding should be one of the happiest days of your life, so you need to make sure it looks the part!

These sunflower-themed wedding ideas are the PERFECT way to brighten up your venue…

Thoughtful favours

Colour-pop chairbacks

Personalised backdrop

Bold bouquet

Rustic cake

See more of our fave sunflower-themed wedding ideas

Trend report 2018: DIY calligraphy

Try your hand at creating perfectly etched names and addresses on your wedding invitations by learning modern calligraphy.

There are lots of books and kits available online to brush up on your script writing skills or, for a more one-to-one approach, modern calligraphers such as Glasgow-based Laura E Patrick Calligraphy put on workshops where you can learn the tricks of the trade.

Practice makes perfect!

Find Scottish wedding stationers near you in our online directory

5 beautiful pieces of wedding stationery perfect for Spring

If you’re searching for the perfect piece of wedding stationery to send out for your spring wedding, we’ve got you covered. Here are five beautiful pieces of wedding stationery that are perfect for a spring celebration!

Evergreen wedding flat save the date cards – set of 10 (£5)

wedding stationery

‘Blue Maracas’ Matthew Williamson Wedding Invitation (£1.32)

wedding stationery

Perspex Wedding Invitation (£3)

wedding stationery

Pastel Stag Wedding Invitation (from £4.75)

wedding stationery

Save the date: La Violeta Collection (£3.50) Love Lila Photography 

wedding stationery

Find local wedding stationers in our directory!

105 lovely decor ideas for Spring wedding

spring wedding

Having a spring wedding? Here is 105 decor ideas that will be lovely for your wedding day!


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SWD Loves: Congratulations Cookiegram

congratulations cookiegram

congratulations cookiegram

How super cute is this Congratulations Cookiegram? We almost don’t want to eat it because it’s so beautiful – almost!

The cookiegram is available online at Cake-Cetera for £8.99, an amazing online marketplace for bakers across the UK. You can find sweet treats for wedding favours, hen dos and even baby showers there!

Check out the Cookiegrams along with other amazing sweets and treats at Cake-Cetera!

Looking for truly unique wedding favours? Check out Neilsart Wedding Caricatures

Unique wedding favours

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From organising photographers and bridesmaid dresses to picking out a menu and booking the perfect DJ, planning a wedding basically feels like one huge and daunting juggling act.

Which is why anything you can do to streamline your to-do list and ease the pressure is a winner in our books.

With the help of Neilsart Wedding Caricature you can do exactly that, and tick entertainment and unique wedding favours off your list in one go.

We spoke to the man himself to find out more about the benefits of having a caricaturist at your wedding “ check it out.

unique wedding favours


Old school pals, work colleagues, uni friends, distant relatives neither of you have ever even met but your Mum forced you to invite – your wedding will probably put a lot of strangers in the one room together for the first time.

Neilsart Wedding Caricatures is the perfect icebreaker to banish all awkward small chat and get everyone laughing together.

You can invite Neil to mingle with guests and create his awesome caricatures during the drinks reception, but he’ll also do the same as dinner’s served, too. It’s a fun way to keep spirits high and conversations flowing throughout your big day!


Once you’ve said I do and your ceremony has finished, you and your partner will likely be claimed by your photographer and whisked away for photos. The last thing you want to be worrying about as you throw your best Tyra Banks moves in front of the camera is the rest of your guests milling around and getting bored.

But there’ll be no chance of that happening if you hire Neil for your big day!

He’ll keep everyone entertained, putting his years of experience to use and building a fun atmosphere no one will be able to resist – nothing forced, nothing staged, just friendly chat and amazing caricatures!

Neil says, “Keeping the service personal is of maximum importance as everything i do on the day reflects on the bride and groom and their care for their guests.”



It’s the little personal touches that will really stand out to your guests and make a difference to your wedding, and nowhere is that clearer than your favours.

As well as entertaining your guests on the day, Neil’s caricatures also double as wonderful,unique wedding favours for your guests to take home.

He’ll also create a caricature of you and your partner in advance, and present it to you during your wedding. Get your guests to sign it throughout your reception and that way you’ll also end up with a unique memento from your day!

Here’s a wee sneak peek at Neil in action:


Follow him on Facebook and chat to Neil about hiring Neilsart Wedding Caricatures for your wedding