Wedding Planning 

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.

Whatever your budget, Janice Grimley-Evans is a fully qualified International Wedding Planning Professional with the skills, experience and qualifications to help you create your style of wedding.

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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."

Wedding couple, August 2018
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We are here to help you every step of the way

We often act as witnesses for couples wishing to elope to Scotland to be married.
Blue Thistle Weddings is personally managed by Janice Grimley-Evans and she is assisted by her husband Mark. We work together as husband and wife and you will find us to be warm, friendly and dedicated to helping you plan your perfect wedding in Scotland.  

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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

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.

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

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 step of the way.

 Janice Grimley-Evans who owns and manages Blue Thistle Weddings is an Award Winning Professional Scottish Wedding Planner who 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 plan unique and stylish Scottish weddings and help you to include personal touches
and something a little different such as your chosen mode of transport!


Please be assured, we will 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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Making a statement - where do you start?
You want your wedding to be a wonderful experience for all and also to be meaningful to those involved. But how do you pull this off without going over the top or struggling to get everything to work?
Included with our full wedding planning service is advice on making the most out of your venue with our styling and decor advice.   We also have many beautiful decorative items which we are happy to lend you free of charge. For anything else we can easily source most things for you at reasonable rates.  We will help you to create a beautiful and meaningful wedding avoiding any possible pitfalls, ensuring everything flows seamlessly and that the end result is breath taking and in line with your vision.

                    Beautiful vintage china from our personal collection

Venue Styling and transformations

Janice has an Award of Merit for her skills in venue styling.

Blue Thistle Weddings - Bringing your venue to life with decor styling and finishing touches

We guide and advise you every step of the way with ideas for colour, style and decor.
Our expert team of quality suppliers will bring your wedding vision to life.

Take a glimpse into this beautiful wedding for this delightful couple from Qatar...

 Decor & Flowers

We have lots of wedding decor available for hire and many items are included free of charge with full wedding planning.
For other hire goods, whether you would like vintage china, chair covers and sashes, unique finishing touches, candelabras, wedding tables and chairs, linens, crockery, props or anything else we can help!

  Stunning floral displays

Something simple but beautiful

Woodland Weddings

A romantic Spring wedding in the woods
Image by Zoe Barrie

Wedding coordination by Blue Thistle Weddings

Luxury Weddings


            "We just want to thank you so much for helping plan our wedding and we can honestly say that we could never have achieved it all without you. You had so many ideas and suggestions to help us make the most beautiful day, not just for us, but also for our guests. We really cannot recommend your services highly enough. You were a dream to work with."  

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Rustic Weddings

Barns, outdoors, tipis, yurts, marquees .... tell us what you want and we'll source everything for you

This couple came from Australia to be married in Scotland and had lots of fun
 with their family and friends helping to set up their rustic wedding

Vintage Weddings


Scottish Castle Weddings

Images courtesy of Neil Fordyce

Image courtesy of Janie Barclay

Personal Finishing Touches 

Wedding planning and venue styling by Blue Thistle Weddings
Image Neil Fordyce

Wedding Cakes


All inclusive or just a little bit of help & advice
We can do absolutely everything for you from sourcing your venue to advising on the overall decor and styling of your event, working with your suppliers to ensure everything comes together perfectly and in line with your vision. Even if you just need a guiding hand or some wedding advice do get in touch to see how we can help.


We suggested illuminating this beautiful Scottish castle for maximum impact as darkness fell

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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 

Find your perfect wedding venue in Scotland

Your venue is the backdrop to your entire day. It must fit your guest numbers, budget, date and the style of wedding you want to achieve and it must be in the right location.  We can recommend an excellent range of wedding venues throughout Scotland and many of them are available exclusively through us at special prices.

You can be married anywhere in Scotland.  Let us help you find your perfect wedding venue.

We will also help you design your wedding venue to ensure that your wedding is unique, stylish and meaningful to you. So whether a Scottish Castle wedding is what you are dreaming of or a romantic tipi wedding or total luxury all the way or anything in between, please give us a call.  We are here to help you.

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

Image courtesy of The Gibsons

On the Day Management & Coordination

We will work with you and all your suppliers to ensure you get the wedding day YOU want. We never forget this is YOUR big day.  All the decisions are made by you and you remain completely in control, however we use our professional expertise to gently guide you where required and we take the hard work, stress and confusion out of your wedding day coordinating everything with all your different suppliers meaning you can relax and thoroughly enjoy yourself.

Our 'On the Day' service is available as part of our full wedding planning service and at certain venues as a stand alone service.

Derek Christie Photograph

    Good Food!

Whatever type of wedding caterers you would like we can help and advise you to source the best suppliers. Whether you would like a traditional sit down wedding breakfast or a hog roast, a wedding BBQ, individual picnics, huge sharing platters, a buffet or anything else in between please just get in touch.

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

Leave the child care and entertainment to us!

We take care of all the details including ensuring children feel part of your wedding day

and your family can relax!

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 arrange to have a friendly face to face or telephone 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.   
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I look forward to helping you enjoy your wedding planning, Janice



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 
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