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
Blush pink opal hairvine (£95), Redrocks
What a beauty!
Rose gold droplet earrings (£35), Redrocks
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!
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.
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