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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.











We can help you plan your wedding in Scotland
anywhere from a fairytale Scottish castle wedding
to a romantic marquee in a field overlooking the sea to Skye!


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




In Spring there are some beautiful scented brightly coloured flowers



 

   


               

                           



 We are so grateful to all our couples who have taken the time to nominate us for awards.    We made the decision this year not to enter any of the Award Ceremonies however 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...


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.


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 centrepieces look stunning in a marquee setting


Just married!   Congratulations

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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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If you want something rustic close to Edinburgh then why not consider getting married in some old stables?   This venue was new to us this year and we can recommend it for convenience to the city with the feeling of being deep in the country.


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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.

http://bestscottishweddings.com/competitions/win-a-weeks-stay-at-mains-of-taymouth-country-estate-and-professional-wedding-planning-worth-1500/


  
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: 
http://www.scottishweddingdirectory.co.uk/blog/wedding-of-the-week/2014/10/sandra-martin-and-john-lang.aspx




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.

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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.



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. 

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


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:

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

(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.

swd coordinators article.pdf swd coordinators article.pdf
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SWD article October 2013.pdf SWD article October 2013.pdf
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Scotsman Feature.pdf Scotsman Feature.pdf
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swd article july 2013.pdf swd article july 2013.pdf
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