Are you thinking of organising a wedding in Scotland from overseas? Well, we believe that sounds like a beautiful idea, and we can help reduce any stress or worry that may be holding you back from saying “let’s do it!”.
Here at Gloam, we’ve helped couples from all over the world design their celebrations in Scotland, from across the USA to the Cayman Islands, and from Australia to Kazakhstan.
We completely understand the draw of the Scottish landscape and why this beautiful country makes for one of the most glorious places in the world to say ‘I do’. But, we also understand that trying to design all the details from the other side of the world can seem daunting and might have you asking… is it worth it?
Couples choose to travel to Scotland for their wedding for many reasons. Perhaps they met while spending their school days at a Scottish university, one-half may originally be from Scotland, or perhaps they met while living abroad. It could be the place they travelled to and explored during their time together, and it could just feel like the right place to cement their commitment to each other. We’ve even had couples who’ve fallen in love with Scotland from afar and wanted to have a romantic adventure doing something very different. Whatever the reason, we love hearing all the stories that have led our couples to choose Scotland for their wedding celebrations and discover Gloam in the process.
Here are five reasons why teaming up with Gloam to design your wedding in Scotland can help make the process feel stress-free and full of discovery, joy, and adventure…
1. Sharing the load
Gloam is a full-service provider, so when it comes to wedding design, we can help you with everything from venue styling, floristry, and tablescaping to all aspects of stationery. This means you can hand over a huge and time-intensive part of designing a wedding to us. Our role is to take your love story and vision and transfer that to your chosen location in a natural, authentic, and extraordinary way. This isn’t us bulldozing in and taking over – you are always at the heart of our process – this is about us taking the strain and keeping you excited about what’s to come.
You will feel your shoulders lift when you are introduced to your design team. They will talk you through how they will help with every aspect of the process, from pinning down your colour palette, entire concept creation, sourcing bespoke details, working up floor plans and table layouts, to taking care of all the on-the-day logistics and tackling teardown. We have many years of experience working at venues and locations all over Scotland, from intimate elopements in the wilds of the countryside to wonderfully elaborate celebrations in Scotland’s many castles and stately homes.
Many of our couples struggle to visit their chosen venue, but we are more than happy to be your eyes and ears, undertaking extensive venue recces to make you feel more secure in your decisions.
Utilising our full range of services helps ensure a joined-up and cohesive approach to all the creative aspects of your wedding, from the colour palette to textural details – consistency is our mantra. The design team is committed to ensuring your vision flows effortlessly from beginning to end. By working with experts from across the Gloam team, our approach means that we are all focused on your brief and aligned with the same goals. This limits any confusion or misinterpretation that can sometimes arise when working with multiple suppliers.
3. Streamline the dreaded ‘wed-min’
One of the clear advantages of dealing with one core supplier rather than three or four is less email traffic, reduced numbers of briefings, follow-up calls, and meetings, and perhaps most importantly, managing your wedding budget becomes a much more straightforward affair.
We are very focused on our process because we know that this helps remove any guesswork and allows you to relax, knowing that everything is being taken care of and will happen logically. When you start your journey with Gloam, we will map out all the key milestones and exactly how your design plan will come together. Because we take a team approach, we can offer greater flexibility around call times to allow for different time zones. So, focus your efforts on working with us, and in turn, we can reduce any feelings of overwhelm, enabling you to enjoy the whole experience.
4. Benefit from our local knowledge
We’ve been working in the Scottish wedding industry for over six years and have built up an excellent network of local suppliers, from flower growers to conscious caterers, to the best coffee carts. Match this with our sustainable approach to doing business, whether that is our commitment to using alternatives to floral foam or the stationery department using the most environmentally friendly materials they can. Also, with our extensive in-house styling catalogue of props, furniture, and accent pieces, we can reduce unnecessary waste by providing everything you might need for your wedding saving you avoidable purchases.
5. Wedding Planner Friendly
Many overseas couples work with a wedding planner, and we always delight in teaming up with these organisational powerhouses. We work alongside some of the best in the business, and we always relish the opportunity to combine forces to ensure you have the best wedding experience possible. Some of the planners we’ve been lucky enough to work with recently include; Timeless White, Scarlett & Bell, Coorie, Coleen McKay, Fin Flukra, Wild Hearts Elopements, & Hannah Perry of Conifer Events.
We’re confident we could come up with plenty more reasons for letting us help you plan your wedding from abroad, but instead, we thought we’d share testimonials from wonderful past clients to help illustrate what we can do.
Sharon & Alejandro, from Miami
An insight to the creative process with Gloam while located abroad. The couple booked our full design service, with floristry at beautiful coastal venue, Dunglass Estate.
Amy & Westin, from Texas
The reaction to their initial design concept from Gloam. The couple booked our micro wedding service, at the vibrant Glasgow City venue, The Bothy.
“I am absolutely blown away.. it is EXACTLY what we are looking for and you captured the vibe so well. I honestly wanted to just get married at the courthouse at home, but after being a little bit pressured by our families we decided to head to Scotland, I am really glad that we went outside of our comfort zone and decided to do this”.
If you need help, head over to the ‘Contact’ section of our website, and tell us about your love of Scotland your wedding dreams and let’s see if we can make it all happen.
Client – Sharon & Alejandro
Date – 27.10.21
Client – Emily & Euan
Date – 19.04.22
Client – Emily & Addison
Date – 12.08.22
Client – Amy & Westin
Date – 02.06.22