Elopement or Elaborate?  We are here to help. 

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Hello and a very warm welcome to our website.

Janice Grimley-Evans owns and manages Blue Thistle Weddings.

She is a fully qualified,  award winning International Wedding Planner who will guide you expertly and calmly through the entire wedding planning process ensuring you also have fun!

Here's just a small selection of some of the wonderful, happy, unique weddings we've had the privilege to plan and style. Scroll down for a taster of what's possible with our help.

Formality and fun

Exclusively elegant

Glorious locations

Would you like a friendly chat about your wedding plans?

Telephone: +44(0)1436 820 860

or simply use the Contact Us Link at the top of the page

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 Ronnie and Louise got married in September 2020 and had the most wonderful, romantic wee Scottish wedding

"You are an intrinsic part of our wedding, and forever, I will think of you as a part of it." Louise, September 2020

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Gorgeous wedding elopement - November 2020

Danielle and Sean had a lovely, romantic micro wedding beside a beautiful waterfall

"You're amazing at what you do, thank you"

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A stunning, romantic, Scottish waterfall elopement

Sarah and Josh came from the USA for their winter elopement here in Scotland.

Image: Justyna Maria

"Janice was everything we could've hoped for in our Elopement planner! My hubs and I were from the US, so we had no idea how to go about getting married in Scotland! Janice was so helpful and detailed every step of the way. She thought of everything! We adore her sweet and considerate and caring personality. She made our Elopement an absolute fairy tale come true!"  Sarah and Joshua, December 2019

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Elopements, small intimate wedding, large marquee or Scottish castle weddings

Whatever style or size of wedding you would like, and whatever your budget, we would be privileged to assist you.  Getting married in Scotland is an exciting experience and there are so many amazing Scottish wedding venues, including very special hidden gems which we'd love to recommend to you.

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Don't just take our word for it!   Some lovely words from our couples ...

"We can't believe how easily everything is coming together with your help"   Wedding couple, March 2020

"You make me feel as if I'm your only bride, thank you so much"  Bride, October 2020

"You're amazing at what you do, thank you."   Bride, November 2020

"Wow!   You're impressive and so efficient, thank you. I thought rescheduling my wedding would be a nightmare but it's only taken one mail to you!"  Bride, January 2021

"You make it all so simple, thank you."Groom, February 2021

Planning your wedding, whether just for two or something on a much larger scale, is a wonderful experience but it takes many hours of careful planning.  We know from experience that this can soon become overwhelming, time consuming and stressful.  We will be privileged to help you and to give you the benefit of our experience to put the fun back into wedding planning. 

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

A Romantic and Intimate Scottish Castle Wedding

We were privileged to help Steve and Jenna who came from Texas, USA, for their intimate family wedding in  Scotland in Autumn. 
The wedding took place over 3 venues all of which we were delighted to
recommend to them.  Their wedding was a beautiful mix of formal and informal.

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"First a very heart felt thank you to Janice and her team!  Our fall wedding in the Scottish Highlands was everything we had dreamed of and hoped to experience over the past year in working with Blue Thistle Weddings.  Janice and the other critical services and vendors that she coordinated were simply outstanding.   We now fully appreciate just how vital Janice was in making our dream wedding come true.  Her network and reputation are sensational and cannot be over estimated in terms of their importance.  No detail was too small or overlooked and her ability to orchestrate a joyous and smooth running event catered to our wants and wishes, (all from Texas!) was nothing short of incredible. It’s also important to note the comfortable relationship we immediately formed with Janice and how pleasant every exchange and communication was throughout the process. We cannot recommend Blue Thistle Weddings highly enough to any bride or groom venturing into their wedding planning journey!"   Steve & Jenna, Texas

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"Dear Janice, we wanted to thank you for all your help in planning our wedding.
Everyone that you recommended was top notch, and everything came together beautifully."

It doesn't matter where you are based in the world or what your wedding budget is, our expertise as Award Winning Scottish Wedding Planners lies in helping you to effortlessly get the style of wedding you want at a price you can afford.

"If you're thinking about getting married in Scotland and hiring Janice as your wedding planner, stop thinking and do it now!   Janice is amazing!"  Bride, October 2019

Whether you want to have a simple wedding in the forest overlooking a waterfall or a luxury wedding in a fairy-tale Scottish castle or something completely unique, we will help you every step of the way. 

We will guide you calmly and expertly through the entire wedding planning process paying attention to all the crucial details, ensuring nothing is left to chance and helping you have fun too!

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Luxury Scottish Castle Weddings

Romantic Scottish castle wedding for couple from France, August 2018

"Most importantly, the wedding was an amazing experience for us, that we will remember 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

Take a look at more images by The Gibsons, Wedding Photographers

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Small, intimate Scottish Castle Wedding

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An informal back garden yurt wedding
It's not everyone who has a back garden large enough to have a fabulous Yurt wedding but we had a really super time helping Laura and Paul to plan their amazing day. Guests camped on site, the ceremony was in the walled garden of the local Palace, drinks were served on the front lawn, the bride's mother made beautiful decorations.  It was glorious!

"We are so appreciative for everything you did. You were a pleasure to deal with and sorted everything at a moments notice which we will be forever grateful for.   You did an unbelievable job setting up and running things. When we saw the ceremony set up for the first time it was absolutely incredible!"

Intimate family weddings and elopements

"Janice is a little fairy who makes your dreams come true…  We are a French couple, living in London, who wanted to get married in Scotland. We didn't have any clue about how to organise a wedding so we have contacted several wedding planners and Janice was the only one to taking us seriously regarding our budget. From the first contact by email she understood us and offered us the perfect wedding in the perfect venue in Perthshire… Her ideas, imagination, creativity, kindness and patience are limitless."


Our professional wedding planning skills, experience and expertise enables us to help you plan your perfect wedding leaving you to fully relax and enjoy yourselves.

Destination Weddings

Many of our clients come from abroad for their weddings in Scotland.  We have helped couples from all over the world to plan beautiful weddings in Scotland.   This couple came from Australia for their fun and stylish wedding.


This fun loving couple came from Australia for their wedding in Scotland


Crucial to the success of your wedding is the expert help of your suppliers.  We work with a core team of dedicated and trustworthy suppliers. Together we will organise everything including all your accessories, decor and styling.

We will also advise you on your budget, negotiate the best prices we possibly can and be your one point of contact which saves you lots of time and helps you keep on top of things.

We will guide you calmly and expertly through all the details to ensure you fully enjoy your wedding planning leaving all the details, hard work and organisation to us.  We'll also be there supporting you on your wedding day ensuring we pay the utmost attention to all the crucial details which means you can relax knowing your big day is very safe in our capable hands. We are discreet, hard working and our team won't miss a trick.  If your table linen has a crease, or a candle is lopsided or a guest is looking a little lost you can rest assured our team will be on hand to take care of everything.

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Janice reassuring the little bridesmaids before their big moment walking down the aisle

Janice making sure Sue's veil flows perfectly and Mark giving her away
for her elopement.

Venue Styling - all part of our service to you

Our service to you includes our expert guidance on venue styling

"Our job is to make your ideas and your budget work to create a unique, stylish

and meaningful wedding for you"

Awarded Top Wedding Planning Company, Scotland

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Relax and leave all the details and finishing touches to us


We are privileged to have planned lots of beautiful exclusive Scottish weddings for couples from around the world. With over 30 years of event management experience, together with our professional wedding planning qualifications and awards, you can trust us to create your dream wedding day.  Please get in touch to see how we can help you to plan your perfect wedding:- 
Telephone: +44(0)1436 820 860

Wonderful, unique, Scottish wedding locations

Looking over to the Isle of Skye

Tiny Scottish Islands

Idyllic Scottish Lochs, Mountains and Castles

Images courtesy of The Gibsons

We loved using all our creative skills to design and style this Destination Wedding
in a Scottish Castle for Sean and Jennyfer who came from France

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Such a gorgeous Romantic Scottish Wedding by a Waterfall in the Woods

Image courtesy of Photos by Zoe

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Elope to Scotland - Scottish Lochside Castle Wedding

Elope to Scotland

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Small, intimate, Scottish wedding below this stunning pergola

We will help you to find the wedding venue to suit the style of wedding you want at a price you can afford.  

Be fabulous!      

Please get in touch for friendly,expert advice to help you create a fabulous wedding.

  email: bluethistleperth@aol.com

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I am here to help you.

best wishes,   Janice

International Wedding Planning Professional

Fully qualified and dedicated to ensuring your wedding plans run smoothly

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