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

Included with our service to you - Wedding venue 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.

Decorating this beautiful old tree in the grounds of this Scottish Castle with hoops, hanging jars and lanterns

 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.  
Styling and design:   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

Our job as fully qualified award winning wedding planners is to help you to create the style of wedding you want at a price you can afford.

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
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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 favours 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.   
Email us at:

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 this year.

Mark, my husband, was critically ill during late 2017 and 2018 therefore we did not participate in any of the
Wedding Awards.  We were however delighted to be finalists in The Scottish Wedding Awards.  Thank
you to our lovely clients for taking the time to nominate us without being asked, 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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It's always exciting when we are invited to participate in magazine and newspaper articles.  Janice Grimley-Evans has had several articles published in popular wedding magazines and you can read some of them by clicking on the PDF links at the bottom of the page.
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Enjoy a little look at just some of our beautiful weddings...

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 Texax for their intimate Scottish castle wedding
in November 2019

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A glorious summer family wedding in an idyllic Scottish Castle

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 centre-pieces 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 fairytale 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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Scottish Country House Wedding

Barrie and Steffi came from Switzerland for their Scottish country house wedding.
They were delightful to work with and we thoroughly enjoyed planning their big day.

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Autumn Scottish Castle Wedding

The charming Megan and John travelled from the USA for their wedding in a fairytale 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 travelled from Singapore for their wedding here in Scotland at another venue
near Edinburgh which has luxury stables including the comfort of underfloor heating!

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We are often asked to contribute to magaines and we had a fantastic day with the team from The Scottish Wedding Directory magazine at Myres Castle styling a rustic photo shoot for them.  We were delighted with the result over several pages in the Autumn issue of the magazine and a full back page in the Winter issue too.


Concept and styling by janice Grimley-Evans, Blue Thistle Weddings

A rustic vintage layout for Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine by Blue Thistle Weddings


We also achieved the back page of their Real Life Weddings Magazine!  So exciting.

Back page: Scottish Wedding Directory Real Life Weddings Autumn 2015 - all styling by Blue Thistle Weddings

We are delighted to be featured on pages 25, 34 and 294
of the Summer 2015 Edition of The Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine.

We are delighted to have a full page feature in the April 2015 edition of Best Scottish Weddings magazine. 
Find us on page 233.

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Find us in Best Scottish Weddings Magazine January 2015 edition where we have a full page feature

We are delighted to have a full page feature in Best Scottish Weddings January 2015 edition.

We were excited to team up with Mains of Taymouth and Best Scottish Weddings to offer one couple a fabulous prize recently.  Congratulations to the lucky winners.

Best Scottish Weddings Magazine                                                 Gorgeous views: Wedding at Taymouth

We were excited to be on Heart radio in October 2014 sharing our top tips for getting the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford.  First top tip of course is to hire us as your professional wedding planner to advise and guide you through the entire wedding process!  Keeping stress levels down leading up to your wedding is definitely going to get things off to a better start.  Professional wedding planning is not only for those on a big budget - the smaller your budget the more we can help you to get the wedding of your dreams at a price you can afford.  Get in touch now to find out how we can help you to really enjoy making all your wedding plans AND keep your costs down.  Simply use the "contact us" tab at the top right of the page.


                                   Child's napkin with gift                 Young guests enjoying the surprise gift we left for them

Remember!  Weddings don't have to be expensive to be memorable.  Here at Blue Thistle Weddings we make them memorable for all the right reasons.
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We are delighted to be featured in the October 2014 edition of The Scottish Wedding Directory magazine.  You can find us on pages 228 to 229.  We are also thrilled that one of our weddings is featured on their BLOG.


You can see one of our weddings featured as Wedding of the Week on The Scottish Wedding Directory BLOG:

The delightful John and Sandra came from London to be married in Scotland.  They had a village hall vintage themed wedding which we had great fun helping them to plan.  We recommended Jenni Browne for the photographs and she did a fabulous job. 

We were delighted that The Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine said they loved all the little details.  That's what we do best here at Blue Thistle Weddings - pay attention to the details.  We set up a dessert table and drinks table for John and Sandra lending them a lot of our "props" such as drinks dispensers and cake stands, tea light holders etc and we also added lots of special finishing touches to the tables.

swd loves"All the little details. The couple and wedding planner (Blue Thistle Weddings) really went all out with a dessert table, drinks table, table decorations, and much more. Everything. "

Thank you to the Scottish Wedding Directory  - it's great to be appreciated. Janice x


We're delighted to be featured in the April 2014 Edition of The Scottish Wedding Directory magazine on pages 244
to 245 where 2 of our beautiful brides have shared their experiences of our wedding planning service, Arlene and Lisa.


We were also delighted to be on page 247 of the January 2014 edition of The Scottish Wedding Directory where our vintage styled table is displayed on a full colour page in the Planning Section. Flowers by Lorna Livingstone.

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We are also featured on page 297 where we give advice on a neutral backdrop for your Spring wedding.


Read our article about the modern Mother of the Bride in the 2013 Autumn/Winter Edition of The Scottish Wedding Directory. You can also read some of our other published magazine articles at the bottom of this page by simply clicking on the PDF links.

Read our article in the October 2013 issue of The Best Scottish Weddings Magazine. Link coming soon.

You can read our article by following the link below. Our article is near the end called "Thoroughly Modern Mummy"  Hope you enjoy it.

We are delighted to be featured in both the Spring and Summer 2013 issues of The Scottish Wedding Directory Magazine.  In the April issue some of our wedding couples were interviewed for an article on the benefits of hiring a wedding planner and for the July issue we had a great day out at The Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh participating in a styling session helping couples to understand how to create a fabulous "WOW" factor reception theme for their wedding day.

We are featured in the Summer 2013 edition of "Best Scottish Weddings" magazine where we were asked to give our
Top 5 tips for a Stress Free Wedding which you can read by clicking on the link below:

Our Wedding Academy is also featured in this magazine.

We were also delighted to be featured in Issue 31 of Best Scottish Weddings Magazine where we gave our advice on how to get the best out of wedding shows.  You can read the article here and take advantage of our top tips:

In May 2013 we were excited to be featured in The Scotland on Sunday Newspaper's Spectrum Magazine giving advice on how a theme can pull your wedding day together.
Click on the links below to read published articles by Janice Grimley-Evans, Professional Wedding Planner at Blue Thistle Weddings

(the above link takes you to Best Scottish Wedding magazine and you can then choose to read 4 different articles by Janice)

 You can read some of our published magazine articles by clicking on the pdf links below.

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