Wedding planning, decor & styling

Most couples have an image in their head of the style of wedding they would like but struggle to find the perfect venue and essential suppliers or to know how to properly style and pull everything together to create that special magic they are dreaming of.  We can help you every step of the way from finding the perfect venue, recommending the very best suppliers for the style of wedding you want and your budget, planning your wedding day schedule, coordinating everything on your behalf including expert advice on venue styling and decor. 

Janice used a beautiful floral garland for the top of this ornate fireplace.
It meant even when the couple were standing in front of it the guests could still see and appreciate it.

Janice Grimley-Evans is a fully qualified, award winning, Scottish Wedding Planner and venue stylist.  
Pick someone you know you can trust to design and plan your Scottish wedding.

Included with our service to you - Wedding venue design, styling & decor

When you select our full wedding planning service we are delighted to include our venue styling service.
With our skills and experience, we can help you to plan your Scottish wedding
and totally transform your wedding venue.

Image: Courtesy of The Gibsons
Decorating this beautiful old tree in the grounds of this Scottish Castle with hoops, hanging jars and lanterns

Image courtesy of the fabulous Scott and Chantal Gibson - The Gibsons
 We organised the hire and decor of this fabulous 'booze barrow'. A great way to serve chilled drinks.

We love helping couples to style their wedding and include personal and unique decorative touches like this fabulous vintage chest of drawers which our talented designer converted into a whisky bar. So much more stylish and original than a couple of old barrels don't you think?!
We also had the seat cushions and napkin bands custom made in a colour to match the overall theme.
Styling and design:  Janice Grimley-Evans, Blue Thistle Weddings
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Below is a church  hall in Edinburgh which we transformed.    Please look at the before and after images to see the changes we made.  Our brief was to transform this church hall in Edinburgh into a vintage style wedding venue for our clients. 


Our clients picked a church hall for their wedding venue but required our help to transform it
into a welcoming vintage wedding venue.   It started out looking like this -

and below is the 'after' image showing our venue transformation skills

Janice is a fully qualified, experienced wedding planner and venue stylist.
She will help you to create the style of wedding you want at a price you can afford.

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We had great fun styling the 'barn-quee' at the beautiful Myres Castle for
The Scottish Wedding Directory magazine


Do you need help to plan your Scottish wedding?
Let Janice resolve your wedding planning worries in one hour!

"Thank you for putting the excitement back into our wedding planning"   Bride, November 2019

Venue search  
Finding your perfect wedding venue in Scotland can be time consuming and stressful. We will search for your perfect wedding venue based on the criteria you give us.  Our professional knowledge gives us access to many beautiful venues you may never find on an internet search.   Our search saves you lots of time and stress, gives you the benefit of our professional advice and knowledge and prices start at just £150 for information on 3 venues which closely match the brief you provide us with. 

Whatever style of wedding you would like, speak to us today for helpful advice

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"Thank you for putting the excitement back into our wedding planning"   Bride, November 2019

Professional Wedding Planning & Venue Styling
We will guide you calmly through the entire wedding planning process ensuring all the details are taken care of leaving you to relax and have fun with planning your wedding in Scotland. We can also offer our professional assistance with venue decor & styling.

On the Day Management & Coordination    
We can offer our On the Day Management service as part of our professional wedding planning & venue styling service or, at certain selected venues, we offer this as a stand alone service.
  *On the day management and coordination is only available at certain venues and subject to available dates*

Finding the best wedding suppliers

Crucial to the success of your wedding day is hiring the very best wedding suppliers to provide all the essentials. 
Our unique value to you as professional wedding planners lies in, not only being able to assist you to find your perfect wedding venue in Scotland, but also being able to share our excellent contacts who may otherwise be hard for you to come by.  We have a valuable list of suppliers who are talented and trustworthy.  We are also often able to negotiate special prices, discounts and packages, as well as pull in any essential last minute help at short notice, on your behalf.  This goes a long way to off-setting our planning fee and to giving you peace of mind.

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 be very difficult.  The more suppliers you engage, the more work is involved in keeping track of everything.  Why not let us take that off your hands leaving you free to really enjoy planning your wedding?

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.

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This couple came from Australia for their wedding in Scotland.  With expert wedding planning you
can relax and properly enjoy every minute of your wedding day.


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How do you hire our services?

It really couldn't be easier.  Simply use the "contact us" tab above right or drop us an email. We'll respond promptly. We can arrange to have an informal, friendly face to face, telephone or SKYPE consultation or you can simply request to complete our consultation form online and return it to us.  

We have planned lots of weddings purely by email/telephone. 
We are professionally trained and know what questions to ask to ensure we help you to plan your perfect wedding.  

I look forward to helping you enjoy your wedding planning, Janice

Please get in touch for a warm friendly chat about how we can help you to plan your perfect wedding. 

We plan weddings in Scotland all year

We can help you plan your wedding in Scotland at any time of the year.
We work all year round and are here to help you.

Amy looking stunning in her wedding dress.   She travelled from the USA for her wedding her in Scotland.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be married in Scotland


Congratulations to all our colleagues who have been successful in the Scottish wedding awards.
We don't seek Awards but it's very nice to receive recognition for our work.
 Thank you to our lovely clients for taking the time to nominate us which we very much appreciate.

Awarded 'Best Wedding Planning Company Scotland 2019'





 We are so grateful to all our couples who have taken the time to nominate us for awards.    We will always strive to continue to provide a first class personal and very attentive service to all our couples and assure them that they will always be our priority. 

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We are members of The Scottish Wedding Association.

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Enjoy a little look at just some of our beautiful weddings...

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Intimate wedding for couple from Slovenia

Eva and Martin were married in a historic Scottish castle in October 2019.   They were blessed with this amazing evening sunset.   Image by Laura Hay
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Tiffany and Lucas travelled from Texas for their intimate Scottish castle wedding
in November 2019

Images courtesy of The Gibsons
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A glorious summer family wedding in an idyllic Scottish Castle

Image: Laura Hay

We were delighted to be able to help the delightful Charlotte and Stuart to plan their summer wedding. It was such a pleasure working with Charlotte's mum, Sharon, to plan all the details.

Photography by Eilidh Robertson

Venue decor and styling is something we love to assist you with

Helping couples to create a stylish wedding is all part of our service here at Blue Thistle Weddings

A full length garland of summer blooms to adorn the top table

Beautiful tall floral arrangements look stunning in a marquee setting

Just married!   Congratulations

We can’t believe it is almost a year since our daughter Charlotte married Stuart in Perthshire.

Janice & her team and suppliers did a sterling job supporting myself & daughter through our planning stages. As complete novices, she always had a positive answer to any of our last minute doubts. We were dotted around different parts of the world in the months leading up to their wedding and due to a sudden close family bereavement only 3 months before Charlotte & Stuart’s special day, we needed that support more than ever from Janice. She was ahead of the game all the time and recommendations of local suppliers were spot on. Her attention to detail suited us down to the ground and little extra touches which personalised the day.

She brought the wonderful day together as the fairy-tale Scottish wedding we had all wished for.

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2 wonderful elopements ... we love elopements!

We always feel especially privileged to help couples to plan their elopement in Scotland.   This year we helped Paige and Dwayne who came from opposite sides of the world to be married in Scotland.   Paige came from the USA and Dwayne came from Australia for their romantic woodland wedding. 

Paige wore her Grandmother's dress and we helped Dwayne to source tweed which had a meaningful family connection and then have his waistcoat specially made for him.   This was such a special wedding and we wish them both every possible happiness for their future together.

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It was lovely being back at the same location as Sophie and Owain had selected
for their wedding last year.

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An autumn elopement at Scotland's national monument

It was a total pleasure planning Amy and Tyler's elopement.  They travelled from the USA for their
wedding here in Scotland and they had a beautiful autumn celebration. 

On top of the world!

A romantic 'first look'

Amy and Tyler travelled in style and comfort to their wedding ceremony

Cheers and our warmest Congratulations
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Autumn Scottish Castle Wedding

The charming Megan and John travelled from the USA for their wedding in a fairy-tale Scottish Castle.   Their big day was made even more special by the fact the bride's grandparents once lived at the castle.

The reception was held at the nearby Kincardine Castle where the couple, their friends and family also stayed.   It was a joyous intimate day and it was our pleasure to be able to bring all their plans to fruition.  
Very best wishes and congratulations.

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A lovely family wedding in Scotland

Planning Julie and Geoff's wedding for them was great fun.   Julie was so easy to work with and they
had a wonderful, happy, intimate wedding here in Scotland bringing together their families
from Ireland and as far away as New Zealand.  

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Planning a wedding in old stables reminded us that we had the pleasure of planning
a winter wedding in Scotland 2 years ago for Scott and Corinne
who came all the way from Singapore for their winter wedding here in Scotland at another venue
near Edinburgh which has luxury stables including the comfort of underfloor heating!

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We can't wait to help you create your dream wedding.