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SPONSORED: Make your wedding unforgettable with these expert Scottish suppliers

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Maybe your big day was disrupted by lockdown, or perhaps you’re newly engaged – regardless of what stage you’re at, there are lots of fantastic suppliers to help make your dream wedding a reality.

From dreamy venues and creative card designers, to expert jewellers and stylish occasionwear boutiques, there’s support available when it comes to making sure every aspect of your big day is exactly to your tastes.

And to help you get started on planning, we’re sharing a brief introduction to some of the expert wedding suppliers which can be found in Scotland. Read on to find out more.

Enjoy the VIP treatment at wedding venue Blairquhan Castle

Blairquhan Castle is Scotland’s jewel. Situated in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside on an estate with over 200 acres of private parkland and gardens, this remarkable piece of Regency architecture is far more than just a wedding venue – it has history, character and, most of all, charm.

You couldn’t wish for a more romantic setting for your wedding day. Couple this with the phenomenal food and service that you will receive from its experienced team and you have the recipe for the perfect day.

Featuring four stunning function rooms, Blairquhan Castle is ideal for weddings between 20 to 100 people (up to 120 for evening guests). Due to Covid limiting numbers, it’s introduced a new Intimate Wedding Package.

Accommodation is provided onsite with 15 beautifully designed luxurious castle bedrooms and eight self-catering cottages on the estate.

From the beautiful flower garden and picturesque garden pond to the magnificent walled garden, Blairquhan estate offers wedding couples unlimited photo opportunities to capture their most memorable day.

Rated as a five star exclusive use venue by Visit Scotland for six years running, Blairquhan Castle hosts fully exclusive weddings. This means you and your guests will have exclusive use of the castle and its immediate surroundings, with a fully dedicated service team to look after only your party. It means you can relax and fully enjoy your big day without interruptions.

For more information  contact Blairquhan Castle on 01655 770239 or events@blairquhan.co.uk .Visit the website here or watch a video of the venue here.

Shop stylish mother of the bride looks at Moda Dea

After identifying a need for a boutique in the area, owner Rosemarie McInally opened Moda Dea in September 2009 in a small shop on Glasgow’s south side.

Moda Dea quickly became a huge success and outgrew the original shop. They moved to larger premises at 98 Cross Arthurlie Street where they offer a much larger range of fashion, specialising in mother of the bride/groom, cocktail and casual wear in sizes 8-26.

Rosemarie travels all over Europe to source new labels, with an emphasis on fabulous fabrics, styles and fit. You’ll also find a range of accessories to suit every outfit, from jewellery to hats, fascinators and award-winning Rainbow shoes, which can be dyed any colour.

The team is passionate about making clients feel good about themselves, whatever the occasion. They understand what suits all shapes and sizes, boast a wealth of experience in the fashion industry and aim to provide an enjoyable shopping experience.

There is no doubt why they won Best Fashion Boutique in Glasgow in the Scottish Business Awards last year, and the Scottish Women’s Awards for the Best Independent Retail Business in Scotland.

Find out more about Moda Dea on its website here or follow Moda Dea on Facebook here.

Design the perfect wedding ring at John McKay Jewellers

Multi award-winning John McKay Jewellers gives the control over to you when it comes to wedding rings.

From choosing the precious metal to determining the carat weight of your desired stone, the Paisley jewellers’ easy-to-use ring builder application will guide you through the whole process.

While creating your perfect wedding ring, you’ll receive:

·       Real time visuals of your ring while building

·       Full control of designs, metals, carat, cut, clarity and colour

·       Real time budget updates throughout

Watch the handy tutorial video above to find out more.

Ready to get started? Browse the John McKay Jewellers website here.

Capercaillie Cards design wedding stationery – with love

Capercaillie Cards, which is run by Carol Hall, specialises in beautiful stationery.

Carol is very passionate about what she does. Because she works from home, she can offer clients a relaxed environment in which to discuss their ideas at a time to suit. Working from home also allows her to keep prices competitive which is an important consideration for any wedding budget.

You can expect a high quality, professional service along with the best quality materials for your wedding stationery and Carol will work closely with you to ensure your wedding invitations sets the tone for your special day.

The full range of wedding stationery is available and each item is made with love. Clients have the option to choose from a range of designs or have a bespoke service which reflects their own personality and theme. All components can be changed to suit individual colour schemes and tastes.

Crafting from an early age, Carol considers herself very lucky to have realised her dream of having her own business doing something that she loves and is very passionate about.

For more details, visit the website here.

Sparkle on your wedding day with Maci Designer Jewellery

If you can’t go for a bit of sparkle on your big day, when can you?

Maci Designer Jewellery is designed and created by John McKay Jewellers, and each piece is beautifully crafted with Swarovski® Crystals.

It’s all hand-picked by their experienced and award-winning team, who always work to offer premium quality at the most affordable prices.

If you’re looking for the perfect statement piece to complete your wedding day look, you’re sure to find the ideal design in this collection. From stunning drop or stud earrings to sparkling bracelets and necklaces, there is a variety of gorgeous styles to choose from.

Browse the Maci Designer Jewellery collection from John McKay Jewellers here.