Have you ever dreamt of escaping into the Scottish wilderness to pledge your love to your significant other? No wedding planning stress, no longwinded guestlist, just pure unadulterated ROMANCE? If this is your idea of nuptial nirvana then have we got a giveaway for you?!
We are joining forces with some of Scotland’s most SENSATIONAL wedding suppliers to offer one lucky couple the chance to win a luxury Scottish elopement package worth almost £7,000.
All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is head over to our Facebook page where you must like the page, like the competition post and tell us why you would love to get married in Scotland in the comments. The lucky winner will be chosen at random at 5pm on 30th October 2019.
If you fancy getting your mitts on some, but not all of the prizes, the winning couple will not be obliged to redeem every prize, simply pick the prizes that will make your big day SPARKLE.
Here’s what’s included:
A Wondrous Wedding Ceremony
The happy couple will be matched with one of the amazing Fuze Foundation Celebrants, who will inject some serious magic into the proceedings by designing and delivering a bespoke, meaningful and completely kickass ceremony. The Fuze Foundation have Celebrants based ALL over Scotland so the lucky couple can get married wherever their hearts desire.
The Fuze Foundation was established back in 2011 and has since delivered thousands of Humanist ceremonies (weddings, baby namings and funerals). Their moto is “Your Ceremony, Your Way” because a Fuze ceremony is all about you!
An Eye-Wateringly Wonderful Wedding Dress
The ludicrously lucky bride-to-be will get to choose one of Joyce Young’s glorious wedding gowns up to the value of £2000! The winner will visit either of the Glasgow or London boutiques where she’ll be measured and fitted by the Joyce Young team.
Joyce Young’s award-winning company ‘By Storm’ is a leader in the Scottish wedding field. She uses the finest and most luxurious of fabrics to create wedding dresses that exude their very own unique personality and bring the WOWS to the VOWS!
A Kickass Kilt
The winning groom should feel like a superstar on his big day too, and what better way to achieve this than by being dressed by award-winning kilt and Highlandwear specialist, MacGregor & MacDuff! The groom will be measured up at either the Glasgow, Prestwick, London or Manchester stores (or even the New York store if you’re an American groom) and will receive a bespoke made-to-measure kilt worth up to £850.
As Master Kiltmakers, MacGregor & MacDuff have been perfecting their trade for forty years; using traditional kiltmaking skills and techniques that have been passed down and refined through generations of kiltmaking. MacGregor & MacDuff pride themselves on their outstanding customer service, offering each of their customers a dedicated and memorable experience.
Fabulous Elopement Photography
When you’re both looking your 10/10 best, it would be a tragedy for the moment not to be captured through the lens of one of Scotland’s most amazing elopement photographers. Trevor Wilson of Silver Photography is offering the winning couple a three-hour elopement photography package within a 35-mile radius of Glasgow (after which mileage will be applied).
Trevor is based near Glasgow and has twenty-years experience as a wedding and travel photographer and has captured the magic at hundreds of elopements and weddings all over Scotland. Specialising in a more informal documentary style of photography. Trevor is perfectly suited to capturing your elopement, no matter where you choose to have it or what happens on the day.
A Luxe Overnight Stay
Relax in the lap of luxury in the lavishly decorated honeymoon suite at the Savoy Park Hotel in Ayr. The winning couple will be treated to one night’s dinner, bed and breakfast (including a bottle of prosecco), which would make for the perfect wedding night cocoon after a glorious Ayrshire elopement or how about using this prize as part of your Scottish mini-moon. The overnight stay is available Monday – Friday throughout 2020.
The Savoy Park Hotel is a stunning and substantial 19th Century property, which has been under the stewardship of the Henderson family for over fifty years. Guests are made to feel immediately welcome and the Henderson family together with their team pride themselves on providing genuine hospitality and fabulous food.
Perfect Your Day with a Planner
Even an elopement just for two can be quite a tricky event to pull together, so the winning couple can sit back and relax knowing they are benefiting from the planning prowess and wedding wizardry of Lisa Bauer of Tartan Weddings.
Based in New York, Lisa specialises in organising and putting together Scottish weddings for couples looking to embrace the best of everything Scotland has to offer. Lisa will curate and customise the winning couple’s elopement package based on their individual requirements. This can be done in person, over the phone, Skype or FaceTime.
Beautiful Blooms – To Have and to Hold
Our fabulous friends at Fleuressence are offering the lucky couple a blooming beautiful bouquet for the bride and a matching boutonniere for the groom.
Glasgow based, Fleuressence, source unusual seasonal flowers, creating arrangements that range from vibrant and contemporary, blocked in bold colours to classic and delicate, in subtle muted hues. Drawing inspiration from fashion and art with a background in visual merchandising, Fleuressence founder, Lauren, is dedicated to providing a detailed and thoughtful customer experience to couples ahead of and on their big day.
A Marvellous Makeup Look
It’s your big day and you’ll be looking flawless with the help of mega talented, Ailsa Docherty, who will be on hand to give the winning bride the look she’s always dreamed of on her big day. The beautification doesn’t stop here either as part of the prize also involves a further two makeups (including trials), so why not treat the maids or the mothers-of-the-bride & groom too? As part of the prize, Ailsa will travel within a fifty-mile radius of Glasgow (after which mileage will be applied).
Let Them Eat CAKE
What’s a celebration without a cake, and have we got a cake for you?! The winning couple’s buttercream dreams will be made by none other than cakemaker extraordinaire, Carolyn Wilson of Ca’s Buttercream Dream. Carolyn will create a two-tier showstopper to suit the couple’s specification (10” base tier 8” top tier). Should the winning couple require a larger cake, the value of the prize will be deducted from the total bill.
Based in Alva, Clackmannanshire, Ca’s Buttercream Dream made it as a finalist in this year’s Scottish Weddings Awards and specialise in bespoke cakes for a variety of occasions including weddings, anniversaries, christenings and corporate events.
A Booming Bagpiper
The glorious skirl of a lone bagpiper at your Scottish elopement will boost the romance-o-meter to levels new! Let’s face it, what could be more romantic than being piped to your truelove on the most significant day of your life? The winning couple will be truly blessed to have the amazing Alan Anderson as their piper for the day.
Alan has been delivering the finest Scottish bagpipe music at weddings for over forty years and has claimed the title at the World Grade 1 Championship, Australian Champion, All-Ireland Champion & N. Ireland Champion. As part of the prize, Alan will travel within a fifty-mile radius of Glasgow (after which mileage will be applied).
Look up at the Moon on your Scottish Mini-Moon
After enjoying all of the above, what better way to celebrate your Scottish elopement than by setting sail on a two-day chartered trip around the uber romantic Scottish islands! The winning couple will be welcomed aboard the 35ft Moody yacht, the Midnight Lady, where the skipper is happy to agree on location of embarking and disembarking. Accommodation can be provided either on onboard or ashore if preferred, although mainland accommodation will not be included in prize. The yacht currently sails out of Arisaig, near the Small Isles and the famous Isle of Skye.