Our Let's Talk Tying the Knot stage in association with Tie the Knot Scotland plays host to a range of experts speaking on a range of wedding planning topics - and below you can watch all the sessions from the February 2022 show.
FINDING YOUR WEDDING DREAM TEAM SUSANNAH DALE, REVELRY EVENTS
How can you be sure you’re booking the right suppliers? What questions should you be asking them? This session will help answer these questions, as well as how to navigate the thorny issue of budget, and what contracts between couples and suppliers should include.
Susannah Dale is co-owner of Revelry Events, she's been producing rule-book free weddings for seven years. Revelry combines design, industry knowledge and a serious love of spreadsheets to create weddings that capture couples' personalities and show everyone a damn good time.
Susannah is also the author of Unruly: The Honest & Rulebook-free Guide to Modern Wedding Planning.
FIGURING OUT YOUR WEDDING STYLE WITH CLEMENTINE WEDDINGS & EVENTS, VSTATE EVENTS, AND LIGGY'S CAKE COMPANY
If you have no clue how to start figuring out the look of your wedding, fear not: we’ve got this panel of experts on hand, ready to cut through Pinterest overload and give you tips and the latest trends when it comes to wedding details and styling.
Lynsday Mackenzie: Clementine Weddings + Events is a bespoke wedding planner and designer based in central Scotland, available UK wide. Wedding planner Lynsday Mackenzie can help create your big day, while you create a lifetime of memories. Curating fun-loving, inspiring and unforgettable events is her thing!
Danny Dobbie: With 42 years’ experience, Vstate Events are masters at creating unforgettable experiences. They take creativity to new heights and their pursuit of excellence, eye for detail and passion for delivering exclusive contemporary and classic design set them apart. They infuse your personality into your event, by creating a unique visual statement.
Liggy Rennie set up Liggy’s Cake Company in 2007 with the aim of becoming Scotland’s leading cake business. Following 2 successful years in Edinburgh she opened the Bearsden branch with the aim of growing the business into the West of Scotland whilst retaining the quality and service the customers have come to expect. The company now has stores in Stockbridge and Bearsden, and in 2021 opend a designated wedding cake bakery in Edinburgh. Now Liggy is more likely to be found behind her laptop; however she does love meeting her beautiful couples-to-be to chat about all things wedding!
CEREMONY 101 WITH FUZE CEREMONIES
Writing your vows and telling your love story can be daunting. In this session, Scottish celebrants share insider tips to make this a pain-free process and give an overview of the very important legal paperwork that must be completed.
Paul Browett became a Celebrant following a background in business management and public speaking - so becoming a Celebrant was a natural step for Paul, as he had always worked closely with others, to motivate and inspire people, to celebrate their achievements, and hosting celebration events and awards ceremonies. Paul believes that a ceremony shouldn’t be the dull part that people sit through before the party, and guarantees that his ceremonies are where the FUN BEGINS!
Mary Docherty worked as an optometrist for almost 30 years before changing her life’s path to do something which she felt was more her, and which came from the heart. She loves people, and as an optometrist was always fascinated by people’s stories, so being part of the defining moments in people’s lives is something she considers to be an honour.
MARRIED AT FIRST SIGHT'S MEGAN WOLFE & BOB VOYSEY IN CONVERSATION WITH THE SCOTTISH SUN
The Scottish Sun's Matt Bendoris speaks to Married At First Sight stars Megan Wolfe and Bob Voysey.
The couple featured in the last series of the hit E4 reality show and will be interviewed about love, life and what really goes on behind the cameras. There was also Q&A with the audience and fun-loving big Bob has even promised the crowd a song – just try and stop him!
Megan Wolfe is a wellness coach and actress, and has a huge online following of fans who follow her for her tips on mental wellbeing, as well as her sense of style.
Bob Voysey is a former business protection specialist, but also the life and soul of the party, and known for bringing fun and style to the occasion. He's also the ambassador for Mosaic Family Support, and loves singing, dancing and performing - and his army of followers on Instagram love him for it.
DRESS SHOPPING SOS WITH JOYCE YOUNG DESIGN STUDIOS & OPUS COUTURE
Wedding dress shopping can be quite a different experience from nipping to Zara. This session will cover what you need to know before you hit the boutiques and what to expect in the process so you’re not flummoxed in the fitting room.
Joyce Young OBE, a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art, has run bridal shops in Glasgow and London for almost 30 years – offering an award winning service for brides and mothers who choose to have simple, stunning, elegant designs in top quality silks and luxurious fabrics.
Sharon McPherson established Opus Couture, based in the lovely village of West Kilbride, in 2003. Sharon has 30 years’ experience in the bridalwear industry and the boutique – along with sister business Opus Atelier – has grown into one of Scotland’s leading names in bridal fashion, thanks to its quality of service, experience and in-house expertise.
HOW TO STAY SANE AND NOT FALL OUT WHILE WEDDING PLANNING WITH OSCAR GILCHRIST-GRODNICKI
Navigating the politics of wedding planning can be tricky. From allocating key roles to people on the big day to table planning; dealing with family dynamics to saying ‘no kids’ or ‘you’re not on the guest list’ – here’s how not to offend anyone and have a day that’s all yours!
Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki, The Wedding Guru, is a multi-award-winning wedding planner who has been planning, running and delivering over 600 weddings anywhere between the Isle of Skye on the west coast to Dunbar on the east coast, since 2009. Oskar not only plans weddings, he's also a legally binding Humanist wedding celebrant and an associate wedding business coach with Kelly Mortimer! Most recently, Oskar also co-directs Edinburgh Wedding Directory with his husband since 2021 and is currently Group Wedding Sales Manager for the Sonas collection of hotels on the Isle of Skye .