AN innovative wedding event will return to Rutherglen next month after its successful debut last year.
Love + Light Wedding Festival offers a bridal runway show, five fully-styled, wedding-ready venues and a curated selection of more than 30 wedding vendors.
The festival on February 16 and 17 provides creative inspiration and practical know-how for couples planning their dream wedding.
Festival founder and director Georgie James said the format celebrated businesses in the Rutherglen region.
“When I started as a wedding photographer in the Rutherglen region five years ago, I assumed there would be plenty of resources to help couples find cool spaces and suppliers to make planning their wedding enjoyable,” she said.
“I realised how difficult it was to find an industry event in this region that was inspiring; plus our region desperately needed a wedding industry event that celebrated our local talent.”
Ms James said more couples were choosing to forgo traditional weddings in favour of personalised celebrations.
She said she wanted to simplify the process by connecting couples with a selection of carefully curated wedding experts able to pull off epic bespoke ceremonies and receptions.
“It was my mission to create a well-run event with heart and soul,” Ms James said.
“Whatever a couple’s vision for their day – from an eclectic afternoon soiree to a chic after-dark affair – the weekend brings together all of the people and all of the inspiration in one beautiful place.” Saturday Runway Show at Tuileries runs 4pm-6pm and Sunday Wedding Trail runs 10am-4pm.