Longing to escape to the Scottish Highlands with your true love? We’re very excited to have teamed up with Ardanaiseig Hotel in Western Scotland to give away a fantastic prize.


Built on the banks of Loch Awe and surrounded by wildly romantic Highlands scenery, this nineteenth-century manor house hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing mini-break.
One of Scotland’s most stunning wedding venues, the country house hotel is owned by London antiques dealer Bennie Gray, and surrounded by 120 acres of landscaped grounds, hidden gardens and enchanting forests. Perfect if you love the idea of exchanging rings among the firs and spruces, or in the unique ampitheatre that is nestled between the grade II listed manor house and Ben Cruachan.
For those looking for a taste of tradition, Kilchrenan Parish Church is a quaint and beautiful building, just four miles away. It was built in 1770 but the site has been home to a church since the twelfth century. And the views across the Highlands are exceptional!


From sipping champagne on the lawn at Ardanaiseig with your guests to enjoying the very best of Highland hospitality before dancing the night away, it’s easy to see why we have fallen more than a little in love with this magical place!
And, a very special night awaits newlyweds in The Boatshed, a chic glass-fronted suite on the edge of Loch Awe, with a mezzanine-level bedroom looking right across the glassy waters.
As for your guests, Ardanaiseig has sixteen en-suite double bedrooms, as well as a cottage within the grounds that is perfect for a small family or two couples. Each of the bedrooms is individually designed and adorned with lavish antiques and intricately detailed furniture.


One lucky reader will win a one night stay for two in a Master Loch View room at Ardanaiseig. Breakfast is included, as well as a glass of prosecco on arrival.
For your chance to win, email your name, address and telephone number to with ‘Ardanaiseig Competition’ in the subject line by midnight on July 31st 2016. Good luck!
Feeling smitten? If you’d like to discuss your wedding plans with the fantastic team at Ardanaiseig, or arrange a visit, call (0)1866 833 333 or email
Terms and Conditions: The prize must be used between 1st September 2016 and 23 December 2016, and dates are dependent on availability. There is no cash alternative; Open to residents in the UK and Ireland aged 18 and over (only one entry per person); This prize is not refundable or exchangeable.

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We’re In Love

Here’s what has caught our eye this week

Kids brogues

Looking to kit out the littlest members of your wedding party? MacGregor and MacDuff have a range of kids ex-hire ghillie brogues available in various sizes. All of their brogues are made with leather uppers and their ex-hire shoes are still in great condition.

They also have some great offers on kilt hire at the moment – for every five full hires booked in your wedding party, the most expensive hire outfit is free of charge.


We are crushing hard on Illamasqua’s ‘Wanton’ lipstick right now. Highly pigmented for intense colour payoff, it’s a deep dusky rose with the perfect balance of warm and cool undertones.

The limited edition ‘Vanitas’ collection is inspired by the washed-out rose tones and dark romance of 17th century still-life paintings. Other shades available are Born (a universally flattering nude shade), Moth (burnt-warm brown) and Resist (a rose-plum shade that is especially flattering on fair and porcelain complexions).


If you’re on the hunt for robes for your squad, then check out the ones we’ve spotted over on ASOS. Made from soft touch jersey, these blush pink dressing gowns are perfect for a morning of lounging and sipping on prosecco, while the all-important hair and makeup gets underway.

And as well as your bridesmaids, you can treat your mum and yourself too – Mother of the Bride and Bride to Be designs are also available.