Let’s Talk Tying the Knot

This year we launched Let's Talk Tying the Knot, in association with Tie the Knot Scotland, supported by The Scottish Sun and Fabulous

Let's Talk Tying the Knot hosted a curated programme of drop-in talks and Q&As covering various aspects of your wedding day - and importantly your wedding planning. With industry experts and trendsetters (and a familiar face or two), pull up a pew and get set to make your wedding planning a breeze. Read onfor full details on each session over the weekend. 

Then head over to our Advice and Inpsiration page for the recording of each session and make your wedding planning easy! 

 

Let's Talk Tying the Knot will be hosted by Beth Forsyth. As the editor of Scotland's number one wedding magazine, Tie the Knot Scotland, Beth is at the forefront of the Scottish wedding industry and has expertise across all aspects of wedding planning - so she's perfectly placed to help get the answers to all your burning questions from our guest speakers!

    

Our Married at First Sight Q&A with Megan Wolfe and Bob Voysey is brought to you by The Scottish Sun and Fabulous, and will be hosted by Chief Features Writer, Matt Bendoris

   

  • 11am- Finding your wedding dream team with 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 will have copies of her book, Unruly: The Honest & Rulebook-free Guide to Modern Wedding Planning  available to purchase after her session.

    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 Dale
    Susannah Dale
    Revelry Events

    1240 - Dress Shopping SOS with Joyce Young, Joyce Young Design Studios and Sharon McPherson, Opus Couture / Opus Atelier

    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.

    Joyce Young
    Joyce Young
    Joyce Young Design Studios
    Sharon McPherson
    Sharon McPherson
    Opus Couture & Opus Atelier

    1320 - 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.

    Different celebrants from Fuze Ceremonies will be taking part in this session each day;

    Saturday 19th February: Cindy Cosgrove & Susan Krenbrenk
    Sunday 20th February: Paul Browett & Mary Docherty

    Cindy Cosgrove has been working with Fuze Ceremonies and on behalf of the Fuze Foundation since 2012. When she’s not marrying couples and conducting ceremonies Cindy is the Community and Fundraising Manager at Social Bite.

    Susan Krenbrenk came into contact with many couples getting married onboard when she worked on cruise ships in the entertainment department - which she found a delight. After her own Humanist wedding, she became a Humanist Celebrant as she loved how personal the whole experience was. 

    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.

    Mary Docherty
    Mary Docherty
    Fuze Ceremonies, stand P58
    Paul Browett
    Paul Browett
    Fuze Ceremonies, stand P58
    Susan Krenbrenk
    Susan Krenbrenk
    Fuze Ceremonies, stand P58
    Cindy Cosgrove
    Cindy Cosgrove
    Fuze Ceremonies, stand P58

    1410 - 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 will also be a 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 ocassion. 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.

    Megan Wolfe
    Megan Wolfe
    Married at First Sight UK
    Bob Voysey
    Bob Voysey
    Married at First Sight UK

    1450 - Figuring out your wedding style with Lyndsay Mackenzie from Clementine Weddings & Events, Daniel Dobbie from V State Events and Liggy Rennie from 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!

    Lyndsay Mackenzie
    Lyndsay Mackenzie
    Clementine Weddings & Events
    Danny Dobbie
    Danny Dobbie
    V State Events, stand 428A
    Liggy Rennie
    Liggy Rennie
    Liggy's Cake Company

    1550 - How to stay sane (and not fall out) while wedding planning

    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 (stand number 429B).

    Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki
    Oskar Gilchrist-Grodnicki
    The Wedding Guru & Sonas Hotels, stand 429B