Borders firms at peak of wedding industry

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Four Borders businesses are on shortlists at the 2016 Scottish wedding Awards, to be held on Monday evening.

From Peebles, Printed Love Company were shortlisted for Stationery Supplier of the Year, while Murray’s Hairdressing are in the running for Hair/Make-up Salon of the Year.

Dryburgh Abbey and Duns Castle are also among the nominees, for Wedding Venue of the Year and Romantic Venue of the Year respectively.

The Crowne Plaza, Glasgow will once again play host to The Scottish Wedding Awards, taking place on Monday, February 29.

With a public voting system, the Scottish Wedding Awards is very much a celebration of local businesses.

Shortlisted finalists are a true reflection of quality and customer service as chosen by members of the general public. To enter the awards, dress makers, florists, photographers, caterers, and others throughout Scotland have been nominated by devoted clients that have experienced exceptional service.

In 2014, according to the National Records of Scotland, there were 29,070 marriages registered in Scotland, adding £537 million value to the Scottish economy.

The fourth annual awards will recognise and reward excellence in all aspects of the wedding industry.

“In April 2015, Scotland was named the most popular wedding destination in the United Kingdom. The Scottish Wedding Awards aim to reward those who work tirelessly to make our big day, a memorable one! The awards have grown from strength to strength each year and we thank the public who vote in their thousands to make this happen. We wish the finalists all the best.” Commented Irfan Younis of event organisers Creative Oceanic.

The glittering black tie ceremony will be hosted by radio personality Gina McKie and is set to attract around 500 guests from across Scotland.