It’s the fashion trend we never saw coming, but with masks being this year’s must-have accessories, a lot of Scottish suppliers have diversified and have been offering masks that wouldn't look out of place at a wedding ceremony.
Thankfully the guidelines have changed recently, so that couples now won’t need to wear masks as they exchange their vows. But there will still be plenty of wedding related activities where couples might be looking for something bit special to wear - such as venue show rounds, meetings with suppliers, having an isolated (or virtual) hen or stag party, or even if you just want to look pretty in the supermarket.
If you’re looking for something a bit more special than your average dust mask we’ve picked out some of the best around.
Buck & Hare is a Scottish lifestyle brand who primarily works with Harris Tweed. They diversified and started adding handmade masks to their offering earlier this year. The Harris Tweed masks come with a head or ear elastic (fully adjustable and washable), and they are also offering to create masks that are made from the same fabric as your wedding dress. If you are having the hem of your wedding dress altered, you can send them the fabric for a bespoke matching mask to wedding or bridesmaid dress to have it totally customised to you.
Based in Cumbernauld, Maggie McAllister designs beautiful bespoke gowns, and during lockdown she started to add to her range and start designing beautiful face coverings, perfect for any occasion. There are a huge range of designs, so make sure to check them out across her social media!
Debbie from Edinburgh Wedding Stationery is another supplier to who took the opportunity to expand her business to showcase other handmade products alongside her stationery such as candles, wax melts, personalised clothing, masks and more. We're loving these tartan masks!
Mirka Bridal Couture are another bespoke bridal supplier who supply handmade to measure and completely bespoke wedding and occasion gowns.They are based in Kirkcaldy, and have a range who have added face masks to their range which are available to purchase online.
Most notably worn by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, Slanj reported a surge in sales after she was spotted wearing one of their tartan masks. They have a wide range available in various tartans to buy online, including two that are supporting charities - Shelter Scotland and The Beatson Cancer Charity.