Lily Special Events dress iconic Glasgow museum.

This winter we are enjoying being out and about transforming Scottish venues for all sorts of events, including Christmas office parties, weddings, grand balls and charity events.   This month we dressed Glasgow’s iconic Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum for Natural Power’s annual staff party.

This popular museum is located on Argyle Street, in the West End of Glasgow on the banks of the river clyde.  Not only is it home to ancient artifacts, but the building itself is steeped in history.  Both the interior and exterior are lit with colourful uplighters and the grand entrance hall, where the event took place, is absolutely magnificent.  This makes the perfect space to hold any large event.

Lily Special Events travel to Campbeltown to dress two beautiful wedding venues.

In the summer of 2017, Lily Special Events returned to the beautiful Kintyre peninsula to dress the wedding of Alison and Kenneth.  The ceremony took place in the newly renovated Campbeltown Town Hall.  This little gem dates back to 1760 and is perfectly positioned in the heart of the town.  If you haven’t been to this part of the country, we would highly recommend a visit!


The grand hall with it’s neutral decor, high ceilings, large windows and mood lighting, is the perfect space for a wedding.  We added to this venue with our white chair covers, pale silver organza bows, white aisle runner, scatter petals and potted bay trees decorated with fairy lights and ribbon.

After the ceremony, the guests were then taken out into the countryside for the wedding reception at the unique Machrihanish Airbase.  The former Royal Air Force station makes an unforgettable location for your special day.


We decorated the main event space with our white chair covers and pale silver organza bows, which completely transformed the room.  We dressed the tables with matching pale silver organza table runners, mirror plates, large hurricane vases with ivory petals and tall pillar candles and complete the table decor with tealight holders with candles.  The top table was dressed to match, using our mini hurricane vases, table runners, tealight holders with candles and our vintage white Mr and Mrs sign.  The couple added their own personal touch throughout the venue with beautiful little details and one in particular which stood out was the floor standing table plan tree.  The venue looked as beautiful as it’s surroundings.


During our time in Kintyre, we stayed at the highly recommended Argyll Hotel, which is situated on the beach of Bellochantuy.  The rooms are lovely and homely, the owners could not make you feel more welcome, not to mention their food being delicious!  With the hotel being dog friendly, we took our springer spaniel, Millie, along with us.  She loved running wild on the sand and getting acquainted with the inhouse dalmations.  It was the perfect location for us travelling to and from the wedding venues.  During our spare time, we enjoyed long walks along the beach and admiring the stunning sunset from the hotel’s conservatory.


As well as the seaside, Kintyre offers beautiful countryside.  It’s fantastic to spend some time in nature.  We loved relaxing when we weren’t busy transforming venues and on wedding duties.  We can’t wait to return next year!


Congratulations to the lovely Mr and Mrs Galbraith, we wish you a long and happy future together and thanks again for choosing us to dress the venues for your wedding!

Winter Wedding Special Offer:

This month, Lily Special Events have launched a new and exclusive offer for couples getting married this winter.  The offer includes a full package of wedding venue decor and is available for couples having their wedding between November 2017 and February 2018.

The full winter wedding package can be viewed below:

The Winter Lily Package (special offer – available only for weddings from November 2017 to February 2018)…

80 Freshly Laundered White Chair Covers
80 Organza Bows in any Colour
7 Matching Organza Table runners
7 Mirror plates
7 Centrepieces up to the value of £20 each
Top Table ‘Mr and Mrs’ Sign
8 Sets of Scatter Petals or Crystals
Top Table and 7 Guest Table Tealight Candles with Holders
2 Potted Bay Trees Decorated with Fairy Lights and Ribbon
Local Delivery, Professional Setup and Collection

For 80 guests with 7 guest tables plus 1 top table – £409

Lily Special Events cover all of Scotland and have dressed hundreds of venues in locations including Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Stirling, Ayrshire, Fife, Perth, Hamilton, Cumnock, Pitlochry, although additional fuel charges may apply.

Get intouch today to discuss your wedding decor and get your wedding date reserved for this popular package!

Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow

Grand Central Hotel is situated in the heart of the city centre of Glasgow and dates back to 1883.  This 4 star hotel, steeped in history, is a very popular and trendy place to be.  With it’s stunning interiors, contemporary champagne bar and prime location, it makes the perfect venue for many couples to hold their weddings and special occasions.


The Scottish wedding and events decor company, Lily Special Events have dressed Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow for several events, most recently in the summer when they decorated the venue for the wedding reception of Gemma and Stephen.  For this occasion, Lily Special Events provided crisp white chair covers, frothy organza bows complete with pale pink silk rose detail on each chair.  The venue decor was complete with candelabra centrepieces decorated by a very talented local florist.  This elegant and stylish venue dressing created the perfect setting for the happy couple’s celebrations.  Congratulations again to the lovely bride and groom!

Old Churches House, Dunlane dressed by Lily Special Events, Blog Article

Old Churches House, once a row of 18th century cottages, is the perfect setting for any couple getting married in Scotland.  Located in the quaint village area of Dunblane, on Cathedral Square, it makes a fantastic and very special wedding venue.


Lily Special Events dressed this unique wedding venue for the lovely couple, Elizabeth and Stuart, in September 2017.  The ceremony took place in ‘Scotland’s Secret Chapel’ which is located within the grounds of the house.  It is thought to date back to the 13th century and features a round stone ceiling, stain glass window and a standing cross.


Lily Special Events provided subtle wedding decorations for the ceremony, including starry lights created by fairy lights and led tealights, placed throughout the bare stone walls, complimenting the endearing feel of this building.  The entrance door to the cathedral was also dressed by Lily Special Events with a large ivory organza bow.


The meal reception took place in the main part of Old Churches House which was elegantly decorated too in the bride and groom’s choice of decor.  Lily Special Events provided white chair covers, pale blue organza bows and ivy detail for the chairs.


The table decor, also provided by Lily Special Events, included matching organza table runners, large vintage lantern centrepieces, complete with pillar candles and ivy, pale blue and ivory roses and gypsophila around the base.  The top table was decorated to match the guest tables with the addition of a beautiful floral arrangement provided by the couple’s florist.  The bride and groom had sourced beautiful personalised napkins, with their names and wedding date printed, as well as lovely stationery and flowers.  The wedding was absolutely stunning and it was such a pleasure to work with this lovely couple.  We wish you all the very best for a long and happy future together!


Ross Priory, Loch Lomond Scotland dressed by Lily Special Events, Blog Article

Ross Priory, Lily Special Events

On 29th July 2017, Lily Special Events returned to dress the beautiful Scottish wedding venue, Ross Priory.  This spectacular venue is situated on the banks of Loch Lomond, only 30 minutes from Glasgow city centre.  This early 19th Century country house is secluded and has wonderful views of the loch, Ben Lomond and surrounding hills.

We dressed the venue for the lovely Cheryl and Yannick’s wedding in a combination of white, lilac and silver.  Their colour scheme complimented the interior colour scheme perfectly.

The ceremony room, positioned at the front of the building features large windows, nice high ceilings, wooden floor and a fireplace.  We dressed the chairs in our white chair covers and alternated organza bows in lilac and silver.  The layout of the room was complete with our white aisle runner, silver and lilac scatter petals and potted bay trees which are decorated with fairy lights and ribbon.

The rooms for the meal feature rectangle tables in a sociable layout, making it perfect for the top table to chat to guests.  We ran silver table runners along the centre of each table and placed mirror plates in the middle for the fishbowl centrepieces and scattered petals.  The top table decor included a vintage wooden Mr and Mrs sign, centrepieces, scatter petals and our large frosted tealight holders.

We thoroughly enjoyed dressing this beautiful venue and wish the lovely couple a long and happy future together.  Congratulations again Mr and Mrs Kremer!