For our next Bridal Market foray we’re heading east where we’ll be taking over the gorgeous pastel coloured walls of  Edinburghs Biscuit Factory in the creative hub of Leith.

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We are BEYOND excited at the endless possibilities to dress those crumbly, exposed brick walls with all our creative wedding goodness. As usual expect the absolute cream of the crop in wedding suppliers handpicked for you from throughout Scotland. This 2 day event is for modern couples looking to create stylish, relaxed & seriously FUN celebrations. (No chair covers or tartan ribbons here.)

For tickets & the lowdown head to the market info page – can’t wait to see you there and here all your ideas. (hello pinterest!)

Poster image by The Curries from a recent styled shoot – but more on that v. soon!

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Hello!
Happy Winter-time to you all.
We’re back with our Supplier Spotlight Series finally!​  And first up is the newest Florist to join The Wedding Collective ranks…

TUPELO TREE GARDEN

Let’s hear it from the lovely Natasha – to be found with tea and biscuits at all times it seems…
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1/ business:
  Tupelo Tree Garden
you: Natasha
where:
 Central Scotland

2/ describe your workspace:


My workspace is my home, I have a cosy wee room with a big desk, lots of floor space and a cupboard filled with wire, scissors, ribbon, boxes – you name it i’ve got it! I spend most of my ‘online’ time in my living room overlooking the fields and occasional deer jumping around. Wherever my workspace is however, I will always find snacks to hand 🙂

3/ where did it all begin?

Would you believe, i applied for a floristry job whilst drinking too much wine!! Its a funny mr bean type story of how I got the job but as soon as I started, I fell in love quickly and my mind started expanding with flower names, techniques, possibilities and colours. I worked there a while but felt very stunted in working for someone else so gradually started to take on my own weddings and eventually went full time with Tupelo Tree Garden, and I’ve been the happiest version of me ever since!

4/ favourite work to date?
Favourite wedding to date is most definitely Ilse & Omar’s wedding up in the hills of Aberfeldy this August, in a teepee overlooking the Schiehallion hills. They wanted a mass of pastel peaches and green shades all around and so so many succulent plants! It looked stunning.

5/ who/what inspires you?

The great outdoors! My inspiration comes from many places, I follow and read a lot of blogs online and I’m more so inspired by photographers images of nature and trees. But most of my ideas and inspiration stems from the Scottish woodlands, tall trees and wild flowers. They make me want to create.

6/ describe a typical day:



A typical day with Tupelo Tree Garden involves taking my basket, a small flask of tea, my pocket handbook of Scottish wildflowers and going on a wander to see what I learn and find. I like to know medicinal uses of local flowers too. Then I will do some online work, if I’m creating arrangements for weddings or photoshoots, you’ll most likely find me in the garden picking flowers and bits of trees for wild bouquets or garlands… Without a doubt, I will always have a cup of early grey tea and too many biscuits nearby. If I have time after designing, I will do some blogging and research – always looking for new projects. At this time of year when wedding season is almost over I like to plan for collaborative photoshoots with artists, photographers and designers. Then more tea.

7/ where’s your favourite place to go?
The botanical gardens in Edinburgh – there is a Tupelo Tree growing in the gardens I like to visit 🙂 I really enjoy seeing what is growing throughout the year to better my knowledge on flowers and seasons, and know how to use them. The botanics is awesome for letting me do this. I’m also in love with the store in Edinburgh, Anthropologie! I can loose myself in the amount of crazy detail and beautiful themes everywhere, my perfect day involved arranging something into an Anthropologie mug or bowl!

8/ favourite wedding venue:

Not a venue, but the outdoors, in a peaceful woodland ceremony or teepee somewhere in the woods!

9/ best piece of advice you’ve ever been given:

Enjoy the little things. When all the ‘big’ things don’t go right or things are stressful or you’re tight with money, enjoy all the little things – the amazing stretch when you wake up, watching a leaf fall, watching someone talking, enjoying a new bar of soap…. really little things, but appreciating them has made me appreciate everything else better.

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Watch out for an upcoming shoot featuring Tupelo Tree Garden florals on the blog soon.. a shoot which has already been shared on VOGUE ITALIA! What?! Yes. Vogue.
Coming soon….

Meanwhile to see more from Tupelo Tree Garden and get Natashas contact details, check out her Profile in our Directory!


COULD IT BE OUR BEST YET?!?
Get down to the Woodside Warehouse after work on Thursday 13th Aug from 6pm to chat wedding & get a bit boozy with the creme de la creme of the Scottish wedding industry!

Limited tickets at only £4 each – GRAB’EM here


hey wedding-havers!

so this week we asked our dress-making pals to share their favourite look & tell us all about it … here’s what they had to say!

F L O S S Y & D O S S Y  //  M O D E R N  V I N T A G E

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the first one is the Una dress – a relaxed semi fitted style which is comfortable and easy to wear.  It’s made from laser cut lace which is a bit more modern than some of the more traditional laces so would suit a bride who was looking for a touch of vintage glamour but with a modern feel.

the second is the Grier dress which is cut as a classic 1950s tea length style but styled with the little lace cape and with the non ivory base colour it again has a more modern feel.

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R O W A N J O Y  //   D E T A I L  +  C O L O U R

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This year I am seeing a lot of brides choosing to introduce subtle colour into their wedding dresses. Champagne, blush, pale pink and silver are some of the colours being used, whether just in detail or the full dress. Using the colour brings that extra detail and makes the dress even more unique to the bride herself, as a wearer of a green wedding dress I’m all for colour on your wedding day. I love the peach and gold brocade in this dress, the colour adds gorgeous detail to the fifties style and combined with the texture of the lace makes this dress really unusual and unique.

D R A G O N F L Y  D R E S S  D E S I G N  //  F U N  Q U I R K Y  R E T R O

Dragonfly Dress Design

50’s collection / lace dress – This modern take on a 1950’s original wedding dress,  flatters today’s figure while keep that truly unique vintage style.

50’s collection spot tulle dress – Inspired by 1950’s original wedding dresses the simplicity of this dress lends itself to those individuals that are looking for something a bit more quirky and fun.

S O M E T H I N G  O L D  V I N T A G E  B R I D A L  //  C L A S S I C  +  T I M E L E S S

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The model with flowers in her hair:
This simple dress from the 1960s is a true classic. Beautiful for a spring/ summer Bride who wants to be unique. Very similar to the Pucci dress worn by Fearne Cotton.
The model with darker hair:
A classic original 1950s short dress will full skirt. This timeless gown looks as stunning today as it would have done 50 years ago. The intricate embroidery detail making this truly one of a kind. Perfect for the vintage Bride.
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to see more & get in touch with any of the makers & sellers above … head on over to the Dress category in our Directory!
team gwc x

did you hear?!  we be throwing an after-work bridal market party this summer!

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hohooooohoooo IT’S GOING TO BE A DOOZIE! A boozy doozie at that.  With a bar by Woodside Warehouse, Music from some of our GWC team members & Wedding Inspo in every nook from GWC supplier pals of every kind .. Photographers, Florists, Jewellery, Dresses, Stationers – all jazzed up and ready to chat wedding over a wee booze with you after work.

Market-style, summery vibes for a wee evening wedding-inspiration partaay. Grab your early bird tickets here now!

See y’all there!xc