The Scottish Wedding Show: vintage cars, fru-fru frocks and champagne cocktails
Tradition is not out of reach for those with a taste for nostalgia. The Scottish Wedding Show returned to Glasgow yesterday for two days, showcasing a plethora of wedding ideas for couples, with 300 companies catering to every wedding detail from cakes to cars and dresses.
Hosts of bridal parties descended on the venue ready for a day of browsing, with many businesses offering a discount on purchases made on the day. The event stages three daily bridal catwalk shows including dresses for bridesmaids and mother of the bride – a big draw for many of the attendees.
Brand new to the October 2017 show was TV presenter John Amabile’s Your Wedding Wows!, featuring live tips on crafting the perfect elements for the big day. A live band showcase also features, with performers on stage throughout the weekend. Other musicians, such as harpists, are on hand to offer music that works over the day and evening of the wedding.
The event space was decorated with an array of impressive wedding cars, notably a Rolls-Royce Shadow, a delicate cream-coloured Volkswagen camper van, and a “something blue” vintage Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Bridal parties made their way from the VIP cocktail and champagne bar to sample free cake and indulge in the buzz of booking their big day.
Hayleigh Grant from Stirling attended the event with her three bridesmaids yesterday and booked cars for her wedding. “The day has been great. Sometimes when you’re looking online it can become quite overwhelming, so to be able to pick up the products and ask the vendors questions directly has been a big help to me and today I checked off one more thing on my list,” she said.