Words & Wishes
Our sister company . . . Scotland's leading wedding stationers and VOWS Award (Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier) Winners, with thousands of design items covering everything from top quality traditional to modern contemporary and designer ranges, Scottish, bespoke and hand-made invitations. Worldwide delivery and the famous Price Promise which guarantees to beat any other company's prices for the same wedding stationery by at least 10%. Free full colour brochure available on request.
The site for all cake decorating and sugarcraft enthusiasts . . . from professional wedding cake makers to someone who fancies having a go at making a birthday cake for their children. Massive range of sugarpaste, marzipan, icing colourings, cake glitter, cake boards, boxes, decorations, cake tops, tools and equipment are all here at the very best prices in the country, all backed by fast shipping and reliable worldwide delivery.
Somewhere very special for a quiet (romantic?) break . . .
La Tringale is a historic 1820's farmhouse, set in 2½ acres of the beautiful Normandy countryside, in the traditional village of Ste. Marguerite d'Elle, offering excellent accommodation and facilities, peace and tranquility and with easy access to major ferry-ports, airports and key attractions of this truly delightful and historic region.
Owned and managed by Ron & Bunty - our big cousins (we didn't want to say "older"!) - you are assured of a genuinely warm welcome from a lovely couple who care passionately about what they do. La Tringale is close to the historic city of Bayeaux, St Lo, Le Mont St Michel, the Normandy beaches and much, much more. B&B accommodation is available in the farmhouse, with self catering available in the lovely cottage and modernised gites. Full details of accommodation and advice on the best ferry deals on the website. Well worth a visit ! ! !
Photography & Videography . . .
Husband and wife team Graeme and Gillian are rising stars in the Scottish wedding scene, hotly sought after for couples looking for absolutely top quality photography to capture the big day. Icon Photography offer a wide range of services and packages including true designer-art photography, digital albums, canvas wraps, story books and so on but very cleverly combine this cutting-edge technology with traditional wedding photography which family and guests appreciate. Nationwide coverage.
One of Scotland's top wedding photography studios with over 25 years' experience encompassing every type of wedding at every type of venue. Nationwide coverage. Gorgeous studio facilities for portraiture, glamour and fashion work. A very well-known name offering top quality work.
Margaret has been a keen photographer for many years, with a growing reputation for stunning travel and location photography. Margaret is now one of the most sought after wedding photographers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Fife although she is just as happy to travel nationwide.
Cakes . . .
One of Scotland's top wedding cake designers and VOWS Award Winner (Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier) with probably the largest display of wedding cakes in Scotland. Award-winning designs and quality with nationwide delivery. Full range of birthday, novelty and other celebration cakes made to order.
With over 30 years' experience, Jenny offers some of finest wedding and celebration cakes in Scotland. Everything is baked to order using only the finest ingredients in a custom-built bakery and delivered personally nationwide. Jenny has been delighting discerning brides for many years. A full range of hand-crafted birthday, anniversary other other celebration cakes is also available to order.
Wedding Cars . . .
Utterly top quality cars kept in stunning condition by a company who really care about presentation. VOWS Award (Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier) winners, NIL offer one of the best fleets of wedding cars in Scotland, with professional, uniformed chauffeurs and a reputation second to none. NIL offer a full range of limousine and chauffeur-driven Rolls Royce, Bentley, Daimler, Beauford and Jaguar car hire for family celebrations and corporate events. These cars lovingly looked after and are definitely worth viewing . . . please remember to tell NIL that we sent you!
A name known throughout the West of Scotland for quality wedding cars, Silver Choice offer a fantastic fleet of silver (you may have guessed!) Rolls Royce, Bentley, Jaguar, Beauford, Daimler, BMW and Mercedes limousines, as well as American stretched limousines and luxury coaches. Please remember to tell Silver Choice we sent you as "package" discounts or special offers are sometimes available.
Flowers, Favours, Gifts and other nice things . . .
An extensive range of bespoke wedding favours, tiaras, fascinators and jewellery all uniquely designed to your own specifications. Susan is extremely talented, with many years' experience offering brides exactly what they're looking for. From the initial consultation right through to delivery of the finshied pieces, you can be assured of the very best in personal attention and service from Susan at all times.
VOWS Award (Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier) winner Kevan designs and creates gorgeous jewellery in your choice of precious metal. Engagement and wedding rings are a speciality.
From a lovely wee shop overlooking Oban harbour, Alan and his experienced staff offer one of the country's largest ranges of Celtic wedding rings . . . renowned all over the world for the quality and selection. The Iona Shop is a 3rd generation family business and offers a full range of quality jewellery, especially true artisan pieces from tiny Scottish craft workshops. Their wedding ring collection is legendary.
Margaret and her team are a real hidden gem . . . well known in our part of Lanarkshire, and now with a reputation now spreading across central Scotland. With their very own nursery, flowers just don't get any fresher than this! Fantastic wedding arrangements as well as everything you'd expect from a popular, busy florist and able to send flowers nationwide as part of flowersdirect.co.uk. Until recently known to Scottish wedding industry "insiders", their secret is now out and they are definitely worth a visit!
Bridal Wear, Highland Wear and looking good . . .
VOWS Award (Voted Outstanding Wedding Supplier) winner Joyce Young is famous for designing some of the most breathtaking wedding dresses in Scotland, with a reputation now stretching much further afield. Please be sure to visit all three By Storm websites to see just what is possible . . . I'm a guy, so what do I know about dresses? Not much, but all I can say is absolutely stunning !
One of Glasgow's top bridal boutiques, specialising in exquisite bride's and bridesmaid's dresses from across Europe and America. Signature is open 7 days a week with no need for an appointment (although you are better making an appointment if you want to try on dresses). One of the largest ranges of quality wedding dresses in Scotland.
Another of Glasgow's top bridal boutiques, with an enviable reputation for choice and customer service. Among the largest ranges of wedding dresses in Scotland. June Brides also offer a fantastic selection of bridesmaids' and flower girls' dresses, as well as tiaras and other bridal accessories.
One of Glasgow's top menswear companies, specialising in highlandwear hire throughout the West of Scotland, through their massive store and Glasgow and now also in Ayr. Everything for the bridegroom, from formal wear through traditional highlandwear to modern, contemporary kilt hire.
The Kilt & Suit Company tel. (01698) 281851 (website under construction)
They do exactly what it says on the tin . . . specialists in formal and highland hire wear, The Kilt & Suit Company are an extremely experienced company based in Hamilton, with a large range of tartans available to hire. Free home and business visits are a fantastic idea, as it's so much easier to get the bridegroom, best man, ushers and dads all together in the one place for Alex, Ivan and the team to come and do all the measuring. Knowledgeable, friendly company we've used personally many times.
Wedding Music . . .
Are all wedding bands the same? . . . NO! Among the large number of similar sounding, rather mediocre function bands you'll occasionally find a real hidden gem. Moondance is definitely one such. Five really nice guys, all with lots of experience playing at every level. Everything you'd expect from a top wedding band is on offer: current chart hits, smooth soul, romantic ballads, disco favourites and classic swing . . . as well as some ceilidh music to get everyone up on the floor. With saxophone and trumpet included in the line-up, classic swing is a speciality. For something just that little bit special, above and beyond what you'd normally hear we have no hesitation in recommending one of the most professional and musically talented bands Scotland . . . please tell them we sent you! http://www.moondance-wedding-band.co.uk/
Bold as Brass tel. (01698) 887980 (website under construction)
Every once in a while we'll come something really different . . . and this is it! A group of 5 of Scotland's top professional brass musicians and teachers who, between them, have played all over the world and with orchestras such the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Vienna Philharmonic. These guys have a host of TV and radio appearances as well as countless CD recordings to their name. . . they are absolutely top notch! Bold as Brass provide breathtaking brass music for weddings, concerts, music festivals and corporate events throughout the UK. For weddings, Bold as Brass can arrange and perform your choice of stunning fanfares, spine-tingling bridal and wedding marches, they can accompany the hymns, play during the Signing of the Register and they can even play to welcome guests at the reception. Truly unforgettable wedding music! Free demo CD normally available on request . . . please tell them we sent you.
Few things are more Scottish than a guy in a kilt, playing the bagpipes but, as with most things, there are good and not so good examples of this art. Piping Services Scotland are full-time, professional pipers who have played all over the world and at the very highest levels of international competition. Immaculately dressed and with the experience from hundreds and hundreds of weddings to draw from, these guys really know what they're doing. . . smart, punctual, excellent pipers for weddings, funerals, Burns suppers, corporate events, dinners, concerts etc. You won't be disappointed! Please tell them we sent you!
Classic Style tel. (07990) 571795
Audrey (mezzo-soprano) and Fiona (piano & organ) are graduates of the Royal Scottish Academy of Music & Drama and can be booked together or singly to provide truly beautiful wedding music. Having appropriate music of this standard being performed while your guests arrive at the wedding, and/or during the Signing of the Register, is always a talking point and sure to result a few teary eyes! Fiona can also provide music and/or accompany hymns in venues without resident organists - for example, if you're being married in the hotel. With a vast repertoire suitable for both religious and civil ceremonies, Audrey and Fiona can travel throughout the UK. Sample CD available on request.
Wedding Exhibitions, Organizers (Planners) Magazines and Directories . . .
Marlene and her team continue to stage Glasgow's most prestigious wedding exhibition twice a year in the stunning Royal Concert Hall. Not just as big as the SECC exhibitions, but don't let that foo, you . . . Marlene's event is full of real Scottish wedding specialists without the irrelevant exhibitors (credit card and electricity companies etc) associated with larger events, and regarded by most brides as "the" Glasgow wedding show.
The ultimate guide to weddings in Scotland . . . Scotland's very own dedicated wedding magazine, full of the best venues, suppliers and advice. An award-winning title with a stunning website which is becoming the hub of the Scottish wedding industry. If you have a question about anything wedding-related then contact them . . . if these guys don't know the answer, the chances are no-one will!