Doubletree by Hilton Queensferry Crossing comes to life in this stunning styled shoot

No idea how to dress your wedding venue?

We enlisted the help of the experts to style the gorgeous Doubletree by Hilton Queensferry Crossing for our shoot which appeared in our January 2019 edition of SWD.

A venue like this is truly versatile, so you can really put your own personal stamp on it.

Because this space benefits from lots of natural light, we went for an ivory and blush theme to complement its airy, elegant vibe.

Fit for a queen

Offering unrivalled views over the Forth and its famous bridges, the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing in North Queensferry has been stunningly transformed following a £15m investment.

Perfect for couples seeking a stylish venue, it has three fabulous wedding suites and The Shore restaurant. It also has 147 guest rooms, including four beautiful new suites boasting panoramic views.

Each wedding suite offers an exceptional setting for your special day.

The Hope View features a fabulous outside terrace overlooking the Queensferry Crossing, whilst massive wrap-around windows in the Caledonian Suite provide picture-perfect views.

The beautifully landscaped gardens with the iconic bridges in the background, meanwhile, make the perfect location for your wedding photographs.

Whether you dream of an intimate wedding with close family and friends, or a grand occasion, it’s hard to imagine a more stunning backdrop for your celebrations.

Artificial floral globe and raised mirror base (£35), Enchanted Events

Selection of vases with artificial cherry blossom, floating candles and table diamonds (from £25 per table), Without a Hitch

Chair covers and bows (£3 per chair) and table runners (£2 each), Sashes Venue Styling


All in the details

Tie your invitations in with your colour scheme to give guests a glimpse of what’s to come.

Vellum wedding invitation (£4), Stationery by Suzanne

Favour tag (£0.50, miniature not included), Stationery by Suzanne

Table plan section (£3.75, to be used as part of copper rail – see below), Stationery by Suzanne

Birdcage (£30) and storm lamps (POA),Without a Hitch

Three-tier wedding cake (£260), Homemade by Jools at Top Floor Studios

Blush pink opal hairvine (£95), Redrocks



What a beauty!

Rose gold droplet earrings (£35), Redrocks

Model Natalie looked stunning with romantic hair by Mandy from Hair Ups and pretty-as-a-picture make-up by Leslie Sneddon Makeup Artistry.

One thing to bear in mind when deciding on your bridal hair and make-up is how it’ll fit with your overall vision for the day.

Remember to give your hair stylist and make-up artist as much info as you can on everything from your dress to your décor, as this’ll help them create a look that perfectly ties in with your wedding.


These ‘Astrid’ shoes (£99), Rainbow Club are beaut and comfy for dancing too!


Gorgeous blooms

Peach roses, blush roses, cream roses, thistle, astilbe and mixed foliage bouquet (POA), Poppy Floral Design

We love the just-picked-from-the-garden look of this amazing bouquet. Arrangements like this breathe life into a wedding, moving gently as you walk down the aisle and lending a romantic, countryside feel.

They can also suit a range of different budgets, depending on the ratio of roses to foliage and the season in which you’re getting married.


Bride | Diane Legrand dress with ruched tulle body and tulle skirt (£999), Bridal Boutique at Frox of Falkirk.

Rose gold crystal and pearl bracelet (£38) and drop earrings (£35), RedRocks.

Groom | Platinum Pride of Scotland trousers with Edwardian grey jacket (to buy from £515, hire from £65), McCalls Ltd

Copper table plan rail (£50 to hire with flowers as shown, £30 without), Stationery by Suzanne

Live the suite life at The Doubletree by Hilton Edinburgh – Queensferry Crossing!