Monday, December 19, 2011


What could be more romantic than a tartan wedding during the holiday season?  Tartans and plaids are practically synonomous with Christmas both in decor and fashion, not to mention everything from wrapping paper to Christmas cards. It took me a long time to locate an actual Scottish designer of bridal wear who specialized not only in couture but the true essence of how tartan relates to fashion.  Designer Joyce Young works wool tartans into bridal wear with some real edge. For years I've been in awe of Scotsmen in kilts and the flair they have at using plaids to go formal. Will you get a load of these gowns? Tartan godets. Tartan trains and insets. Joyce is an incredible designer who pairs up these wools with the richness of shantung and taffeta. Her shops are in Glasgow, Gretna Green and London. 'Touch of Tartan' is only one collection she offers as she has a whole range of traditional as well as destination gowns to choose from.


The Dainty Dolls House said...

These are beautiful!! I've seen her shop in Glasgow..I adore tartan!! My husband and all the men wore full kilt attire for our wedding, even the little boys, they looked wonderful! It has a real elegant and fairy tale way to it in a wedding!! I hope you have a wonderful Monday!! xx

HiLLjO said...

I love the tradition of the family tartan. It is so cool and as you have shown us, SO visually amazing as well.

Nicole said...

Very interesting! Love that it's so different :)

Unknown said...

I would have never put the two together...But these are amazing..seriously!



Couture Carrie said...

Amazing gowns!
Love them!


xoxo Kellz* said...

oh so sexy

udreamy said...

it's very traditional and very fashionable, a combination of tradition and fashion

Ivana said...

WOW! This is so beautiful and original! That second dress is to die for!

xx Ivana

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Cafe Fashionista said...

I love the dress in the second photograph - gorg! :)

Chicago Chic said...

Stunning! I love the 2nd & 3rd the best. Tartan and plaid are forever favourites of mine!


Low said...

I find this super cool for Scottish weddings!


Kaylees Bridal said...

The collection also waiting with beautiful Duchesse and the popular Empire forms.