About us 

We specialise in helping couples from the UK and around the world to plan the style of Scottish wedding they want at the best possible price. Whether your dream wedding is an elopement just for two, a small intimate wedding or a luxury destination wedding in an exclusive Scottish Castle for several hundred guests over several days we have the professional expertise and knowledge to help you. Every wedding we plan is unique and you will have our dedicated personal attention from start to finish to help you to plan a very special, meaningful and memorable day. Our aim is to ensure your big day feels like YOUR wedding and not just any wedding.

Blue Thistle Weddings is owned and managed by Janice Grimley-Evans who is a fully qualified International Wedding Planning Professional with the skills, experience and qualifications to help you create your style of wedding at a price you can afford.  She will help you to introduce special little touches which are so important when planning such a personal and important event.

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"Thank you for all your help in planning our wedding. Everyone that you recommended was top notch, and everything came together beautifully. Most importantly, the wedding was an amazing experience for us, that we will remember for the rest of our life, and we truly believe that all our guests had a wonderful time.  Thank you so much for bringing this all together as you did, and for guiding us through this process that was so much more complex than we had originally realised when we embarked on this adventure."

Sean and Jennyfer, France, August 2018
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Making good decisions ... and finding the time

We find most couples have a tendency to under-estimate how long it will take to plan their wedding.  There are so many essential details involved in the process as well as the overwhelming number of options available on the internet that making an informed decision can soon become quite difficult.  The more suppliers you engage the more work is involved in keeping track of everything.

We will project manage everything for you, advise and guide you on your budget, cut through the hype, coordinate all your meetings and suppliers, keep you informed and be there supporting you every single step of the way.

 Janice Grimley-Evans will oversee
everything personally for you and help you to plan exactly the style of wedding you would like
 in line with your vision and budget.

We are here to help you every step of the way
Whatever size or style of wedding you would like - let us guide you calmly through it

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We got remarried recently ourselves and we understand exactly how it feels as a couple to be
planning your wedding in Scotland.

Your big day is very safe in our capable and caring hands.  We want the very best for you.

We will do our very best to ensure that your wedding day is the happiest day of your life.

Our valuable professional wedding planning service enables you to relax and really enjoy your wedding day

We help you to include personal touches
and something a little different such as your chosen mode of transport!

Rob and Tricia arrived at their wedding by boat


We are a family business.   We understand your pets matter too.   Lucky came all the way from
the USA to attend this beautiful family wedding in Scotland.

Lisa and Nick had a special guest at their big day!


Please be assured, we will listen to you and involve you at every step of the planning process and communicate with you regularly.

We will carefully plan all the details of your wedding with you so that you are very much part of things and in control. 
Our role is to guide and organise; not to dictate to you or try to take over.   We never forget this is your day.
 Our aim is to help you to bring your vision to life and to take away all the stress and hard work leaving you to
really enjoy making your wedding plans.

Pop across and see our new website which is currently being developed ...

and you'll find us here, on Facebook

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Wedding cakes, decor, flowers, styling, lighting ... whatever you need for your Scottish wedding, give us a call.

Telephone: 01436 820 860 

Whatever style of wedding you are dreaming of, whatever the time of year or your budget,
we are here to help you achieve your dreams

Image courtesy of The Gibsons

Derek Christie Photograph

Styling by Blue Thistle Weddings
"We can't recommend your services highly enough. Your little finishing touches were fantastic and made the day so perfect.  Also, you did an amazing job at keeping our parents calm.  When they saw you had everything under control they managed to enjoy the day stress free."  Bride, August 2014


Rustic concept and styling by Blue Thistle Weddings at Myres Castle
Image: copyright Blue Thistle Events Ltd   Do not copy or reproduce without permission

Why choose us?

Why should you choose us and not another wedding planner?  Unlike other businesses, you can't compare wedding planners 'like for like'.  We offer a dedicated, personal and full time service to you. We're not trying to fit you into our other commitments, you are our priority.  We strictly limit the number of weddings we accept each year so that we can provide you with a very personal, full time, responsive service.  We make sure we have time to listen to you. 

Janice Grimley-Evans has over 20 years experience planning corporate events for prestigious clients both here in Scotland and in London.  On top of that she undertook a professional course of study to gain a Diploma in Wedding Planning achieving credit at every level and was awarded an additional Award of Merit for her artistic skills for being able to design an overall event and bring everything together. 

"You were a dream to work with, thank you."  Bride, September 2013

Having established Blue Thistle Weddings in 2011 Janice received a prestigious VOWS wedding industry nomination in 2013 and reached the final 3 in the competition.  In both 2014 and 2015 she has won Wedding Coordinator of the Year at the Scottish Wedding Awards and has been a finalist every year since despite not actively participating in Awards Ceremonies preferring to remain in the background with the focus on her wedding clients.   Janice brings a fresh approach to wedding planning.

"Blue Thistle offers outstanding service.  Best money we've spent ever!"  Wedding couple, August 2014

A common thread in our testimonials from couples we have helped to plan their weddings is their appreciation of the personal touches we have introduced into their wedding day. 

"We always felt that Janice was almost a third mother in the run-up to the wedding and the relationship felt more like a family than a business one. To top it all, she was amazing value and we felt very fortunate to have someone so engaged in our wedding for a relatively small fee. We had an amazing day and were free to enjoy it thanks to the hard work of Janice, Mark and the rest of the Blue Thistle team." Bride and Groom, October 2014

and your family can relax!
Image courtesy of The Gibsons



Read about our venue styling service below in an article which was featured in
The Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine, 2013
. (just click on the link)
Blue Thistle Weddings www.bluethistleweddings.co.uk 
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