We weren’t allowed to give you a hug, so we made something for you instead – Issue Seven of our indie Scottish wedding magazine is available to read online now.
Packed with joy and hope, this issue is all about love triumphing over adversity. We are celebrating couples who made it up the aisle against the odds and highlighting the superhero suppliers who have gone above and beyond this year.
Our cover photo features Rosie & Indigo, whose micro wedding took place in Edinburgh. Photo by Sinéad Firman.
Where to begin as we come to the end of 2020?
It’s been the worst of times. And also, the best of times. An endurance event of a year.
There’s been stress and anxiety, worry and fear. And so much pain. But also joy. And laughter. And, always, love.
Many couples have had to postpone their weddings again and again. Some viable businesses have, devastatingly, had to close.
Meanwhile, we’ve seen the rise of the micro wedding. And of community. And creativity.
It’s been a year of having everything stripped back. And seeing what is truly important. Some have been thriving. Others have been struggling to survive. We’ve heard it many times but while we are all weathering the same storm, we truly are in different boats.
And this is against a global backdrop of not just a pandemic, but a rallying cry to wake up to the devastating consequences of white supremacy and to dismantle systemic racism. This is a movement not a moment. And we all need to keep doing the work.
WHAT. A. YEAR.
Along the way we’ve been gathering your real love stories. And collecting moments of joy to share with our community.
A huge thank you to all the folks who have so generously shared their stories and photos to inspire others, and to all the creatives who have contributed to this issue. A special shoutout goes to writer Michelle Hopewell, who is joining us here for the first time and whose wise, empowering words we are thrilled to share.
As always, this issue is free to read online thanks to the support of the incredible indie businesses who make up the WFILfam (please do show them your love).
Finally, it would mean the world if you pay it forward, if you’re able to, by making a donation to our chosen charity, Choose Love. They are doing incredible work to elevate the voices and visibility of displaced people and have created a movement of people putting love into action around the world.
Let’s go into 2021 spreading kindness like confetti. Speaking up when we see injustice. And choosing love over hate, every time.
INSIDE THE MAGAZINE
Issue Seven is packed with inspiration for your unique, modern Scottish wedding. Inside you’ll find…
⚡️ 2020 Review – The Year Of The Micro Wedding, Constant Guidance Changes, Socially Distanced Group Photos & Zoom Broadcasts
⚡️ Real Wedding & Elopement Stories Celebrating Love Triumphing Over Adversity
⚡️ How To Be An Empowered Plus Size Bride
⚡️ Supplier Superheroes
⚡️ Behind The Scenes At A Dry Hire Venue
⚡️ And more
Read Issue Seven here – We hope you love it as much as we enjoyed creating it!