With reports of a record number of engagements this Christmas & New Year, it’s fair to say that there’s a busy wedding season ahead. Perhaps the inclination to follow on the heels of a Royal Wedding with the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle has something to do with it, perhaps not! But it does mean one thing. Brides and Grooms across the country are going to be busy.
Where to start?
The list is growing. It’s an exciting time for everyone. Bridesmaids chosen, best men, groomsmen and ushers. Stag and Hen parties to organise, but first, most people search for their perfect venue.
Roseberry Tailoring exhibited in January at The Luxury Scottish Wedding show in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh. a beautiful setting for any wedding in its own right, but there must have been around a dozen other venues in attendance. It’s the start of the wedding show season right now, and wedding shows are the perfect place to meet venues, photographers, dressmakers, wedding cars and, of course, tailors. We had plentiful conversations with local businesses such as Freja, who make the most beautiful wedding dresses, Morgan & Rose Photography – capturing the most amazing images of your most important day, and Jonathan Gilbert of Edinburgh Watch Company with some stunning and unique luxury timepieces on display.
We had a fantastic time talking to brides and grooms, with many remarking that they’d also be interested in Business wear alongside their wedding outfits. Edinburgh, in particular, is a fantastic city, full of interesting characters who are avid Tweed, Tartan and Flannel wearers. The ideas for wedding outfits are wide and varied, and the certainty in which they speak is to be applauded. We really do look forward to meeting you all over the coming months to talk about your weddings.
This year, we are seeing more of a return to tradition with requests for more morning tails, tuxedos and Kilts. There’s still no letting up on the current Tweed fashions and the ever-present Tartan requests. When it comes to colours, Blue is most requested, but not Navy. The shades tend to be lighter. More like French Navy Blue or Petrol Blue. Our groom from 2017, Philip, is a classic example of the type of blue we’re seeing most.
When it comes to Tweed, it’s a fascinating appointment. There are many considerations, and the colour scheme of both the wedding and the client are paramount. It’s important that the base colour of the suit works well with the client’s skin tone. Hair colour, eye colour (and these days, Beard) are also important considerations. The colour scheme for the wedding can be incorporated into any check or weave pattern, lining, tie/cravat/handkerchief combination or boutonniere.Tartan often carries a similar consideration, although for most it comes down to clan or family name rather than the colours involved. I’ve always enjoyed working with Tartan as there are many amazing ideas on how to dress it up or have some fun with it. Our range of amazing linings can help bring any tartan to life.
Are you getting married this year?
Roseberry Tailoring wasn’t just at the wedding show to make up the numbers. We came armed with an offer for Grooms that was too good to refuse. When you choose Roseberry Tailoring to create your beautiful bespoke Wedding garments, you can have your waistcoat on us. Think of it as an early wedding gift. Simply choose your favourite cloth and lining combination and get measured for a 3-piece suit, paying only the 2-piece price.
Our most popular Wedding suit range is the Platinum Label, incorporating some exquisite Italian cloth and the finest of British. Beautiful Tweeds and Tartans and a range of spectacular colours. After all, wouldn’t you want the best for your wedding day? The bride demands the best of everything – including the Groom’s suit. Our Purple Label is a great starting place with a 2-piece at just £850. With over 500 cloth options available in the Purple Label alone, there is no shortage of choice. Our Gold Label is also vast and carries an amazing range of lightweight wool, heavyweight Flannel and yet more Tartan and Tweed.
Book today for your Wedding Consultation. We’re available at our South Queensferry HQ, your home or office, or at a chosen location in Edinburgh, such as the Balmoral Hotel, Waldorf Astoria or Hotel du Vin. We also regularly meet clients at the Crowne Plaza on Royal Terrace. You can also read more here about our new Glasgow studio in the luxurious boutique Hotel du Vin at One Devonshire Gardens. We’d be delighted to host you and talk through your requirements.
p.s. If you’re interested in group bookings for the best men, groomsmen, fathers and ushers, simply let us know in advance. We’re happy to cater for larger parties and we’ll work out a package deal for everyone. Plus, when you do this, we bring the beers & whisky (or prosecco, if that’s your tipple). To find out more about our wedding packages, call 03300228007 today.