Ever fancied your hand at some fancy hand lettering? Hey, nows the time!  Here’s Brahmin Lettering Co telling you all about their modern calligraphy workshops .. starting again towards the end of the Summer :

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Caitlin’s modern calligraphy workshops are a fun and informal two-hour introduction to pointed dip pen calligraphy, perfect for brides-to-be, bridesmaids, mums and anyone else helping with wedding planning. Workshops start with an introduction to the tools and how to use them, including assembling the calligraphy pen, using inks and understanding ink flow and pressure. You then move onto how to make basic shapes and strokes, gradually building towards creating letters and words, using Caitlin’s sample modern calligraphy alphabet as a guide. By the end of the workshop you should be more confident and ready to dive into adding all those special handwritten touches to your wedding!

Each attendee receives their own calligraphy starter kit to use at the workshop and take home with them afterwards – including a beautiful personalised clipboard.

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Caitlin currently runs workshops in Glasgow’s MANY Studios and various locations in Edinburgh. Places sell out fast so get yourself on her waiting list to get an advanced heads up on new workshop dates and ticket sales:
 
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Follow Caitlin along on facebook + instagram for a ton of pretty paper inspo and news of upcoming workshop dates later this Summer!!
All images by Katy Melling.


The  R O U N D  U P   R E C A P  !  / / Last month saw our first 2017 TWC market + as ever, the team pulled out the most creative showcase stands for all you wedding-havers looking for inspiration! We all had the warm + fuzzies hearing from couples newly-engaged, + the market was bursting with fresh ideas + modern looks from some of the best wedding suppliers in the country…. It was the perfect way to kick off a New Year!
Y’ALL NAILED IT. #teamTWC4eva

Big thanks to TWC intern Cara Frew for these sweet images!


LIKE WHATCHA SEE? Check out our next 2017 market dates HERE 😉

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📢 CALLING ALL THOSE WHO HAD THAT QUESTION POPPED AT THEM THIS FESTIVE 📢

popper or poppee .. THIS is where to start your wedding plans in 2017!
we’ve gathered together the cream of the scottish wedding crop over on our online wedding directory to help you find the suppliers of your wedding day dreamzzzz + this month – this brand new spangly year month – we’re hosting a ton of them under one roof to showcase their insane talent + meet you newly engaged couples for all the fresh chat about your exciting wedding plans + wishes ♥️

SUNDAY 29th JANUARY
The Glue Factory
11am – 3pm

Follow us on instagram for news + supplier line up! @weddingcollective.co
And grab your £4 early bird tickets here

Whatever stage of the planning process you’re at, our market can offer just what you’re looking for. You’ll find unusual venues, ridiculously creative and inspiring wedding planners and helpers plus relaxed, stylish and film inspired photographers. Pinterest worthy inspo at every turn from Florists, Stylists, Caterers, Jewellers – you name it, you’ll find it all under The Glue Factorys super cool old warehouse roof.

Scrap the cruddy exhibition style traditional wedding fair + come down for an avo of easy, breezy chats + coffee with some of the industrys leading wedding folks in a relaxed, chilled atmosphere.
That’s our vibe 😎 Ain’t no stressin’ here.
Start your planning right with #teamTWC 🎉










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WELL GUYS THE END OF 2016 IS NEAR!!!! Who doesn’t love the clean slate of a new year + looking forward to all thats a-comin’?!

We’ve been chatting a lot recently about wedding trends and how the wedding industry can be slow on the uptake with integrating modern styles. But with the birth of high-street wedding dresses and quick access to online fashion + stores, we think there’s a change afoot! You creative lot are much more keen to marry your daily style into your wedding celebrations, so with that in mind, here’s our take, our edit, on the fashion trends in 2017 you’ll see sneaking their way into your 2017-18 plans!

• STREET STYLE  L A Y E R S

Inspired by the street styles of London, NYC and those stylish Scandinavians. Think tone on tone layering and mixed textures. Keys pieces: sheer tee‘s & polo necks paired with spaghetti or chunky pinafore straps.

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• S H E E R

Sexing it up in a modern & stylish way. Adding an element of sheer, softens the silhouette , adds an element of intrigue – it can be girlish with an underwear undertone, a big fat dose of diluted colour or an understated way to play with texture, pattern & volume.

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• A U T H E N T I C

The trend of no trend! Styling that comes from the heart will always be in fashion but this time round its all about shaking what your mama gave you. Showcasing the skin you’re in. This plays across so many parts of wedding style – going for hand-written notes rather than contrived graphics, playing that weird depressing music you love instead of the top 40, choosing a vegan menu, having a menu mostly made of pies, having no menu at all and just serving tequila. Get all your pals involved with a huge bridal party gang or focus on a bit of solo self love. Get married in a huge fuck-off dress in your local wetherspoons on curry night if you want. Wedding celebrations have never been more alternative than they are right now – now is the time to embrace it.

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• R U F F L E S

Ruffles 2 ways! Layer upon layer of total fluff & texture or bold ruffle details. Mix with a white or pastel palette & a sequin crust. Keys pieces: ruffled bell sleeves & cuffs, full length tiered ruffles.

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• P A T T E R N

A great way to add detail and modernise a classic pale palette. Fantastical florals and bold stripes get our vote! Creating pattern with 3d appliqué. Mix with a nude or block colour or pair pattern on pattern for the brave. (hello clash n’ match bridesmaids!)

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• S U I T 

Trousers for the ladies. A feminine tux that’s sleek & sexy or a slouchy pyjama number. Either way its the best power play. Mix n’ match textures – velvet, silk, wool but keep it a strong look head to toe with played down hair & beauty.

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• L E N G T H S

Return of the vintage lengths with a fresh twist… Maybe a fluffy circle midi with a strong personality shoe? A bold 60s mini with a fussy top. For 2 pieces, match the big & bold with the sleek & simple.

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• M A X I M A L I S M

This one is all about the show-stopping. Big & Bold that says hey if I cant wear this on my wedding day, when can I wear it?!

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Thank you to the wonders of Pinterest for allowing access to all these beautiful images. For all the sources head to our Pin Boards!

We can’t wait to see how all you creative couples bring some personal style into your celebrations this year!
Go wild.

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What happens behind the scenes with a wedding stylist you say . . . . .  A WHOLE LOT!

To get in touch with this mighty wedding team – Get Knotted – and enquire about getting them on board to style + put together your big day of dreams – head on over to their Profile in our Directory for contact details + a bit of background on wedding-planner extraordinaire, Lyndsey!

(Video by Luke at Edinburgh Film company)