Happy Couples and Nice Words!  

We plan every wedding individually to ensure you get the style of wedding you want at a price you can afford.
Your memories start here!

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Image courtesy of The Gibsons
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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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Elope to Scotland

August 2019.    Katie and Michael travelled from Australia for their romantic elopement in Scotland
"Janice is a highly capable, well connected wedding planner. She expertly planned and coordinated our small elopement in Scotland (we are from Australia) and interpreted our needs and wishes perfectly. Janice is warm, friendly and very passionate about helping you achieve a day that you want and is able to work very well to a budget. She is like a little fairy godmother both leading up to and on your special day, no matter how big or small. Thanks so much, Janice - we are still smiling!"

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Eva and Davorin came from Slovenia for their Scottish castle wedding in October 2019

"If you’re thinking about getting married in Scotland and hiring Janice to be your wedding planner, stop thinking and do it, now! Janice is amazing. She helped us, a pair of super busy Slovenian lawyers with a very tight wedding budget and an even tighter schedule (4 months!), plan the Scottish (destination) wedding of our dreams with everything from a 700-year-old castle, a piper, a ceilidh band, haggis and all the trimmings. And she did a flawless job, every single person she recommended was incredible and the day went by like a dream - I suspect she even ordered the sunny weather She is a very experienced, competent and efficient wedding planner with every possible connection in the industry fitted to all possible budgets and wishes, but above all, she’s a lovely, warm woman who really cares about making your wedding perfect. She was our fairy godmother and I can honestly say we could not have done this without her. Thank you so much, Janice! ❤️ Love, Eva & Davorin"

Making good decisions ... and finding the time
Anita and Lorenzo came from Italy for their Scottish winter elopement
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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. Even a small elopement will involve many hours of work and research.   Let us save you the time and stress with our expertise.

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 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 for her beautiful, intimate family wedding in Scotland.


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


Communication

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 and help you make the best decisions for you.   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.



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

Your family can relax too!

Image courtesy of The Gibsons

We will look after you and your family and friends to ensure they feel welcome and relaxed


Media

We are often asked to contribute to magazines 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 - 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.





  
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.

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                          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'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.

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

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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.



We had an article published in the October 2013 issue of The Best Scottish Weddings Magazine.



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


http://bestscottishweddings.com/fashion/choosing-an-outfit-for-the-mother-of-the-bride-or-groom/


We were 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:

http://bestscottishweddings.com/planning/take-five-for-stress-free-planning/




Our Wedding Academy is also featured in this magazine.  http://bestscottishweddings.com/news/one-day-wonder/



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:

http://bestscottishweddings.com/wedding-events/make-a-date-with-destiny/

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

http://bestscottishweddings.com/index.php?s=Janice+Grimley-Evans



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