New Life in Old Tradition

Scotland has a population of just over 5 million however it is claimed that there are up to 60 million Scots and their descendents worldwide. Despite its size Scotland has some world renowned exports – Whisky being undeniably the most famous, followed by tartan. The global popularity of tartan and the kilt is phenomenal. A Scotsman in a kilt turns heads all over the world but what of the Scotswoman?

Time for a fresh approach! Joyce Young ’s Tartan Collection brings wearing tartan for women into the 21st Century. This is a modern, elegant and new concept which uses tartan for all occasions in contemporary design with a traditional heritage. A collection that is Modern, Scottish, and Stylish with International Appeal.

Following on from the popularity of Joyce’s Tartan wedding collection which was launched on the catwalk in 2003 Joyce Young’s Tartan Spirit Collection of accessories was launched to great acclaim in January 2006 at the Scottish International Trade Exhibition. In February 2006 Joyce won two awards with the collection at the British Female Inventors and Innovators awards ceremony in Guildhall. One award for exceptional creativity sponsored by the DTI and the second a special judges award.

The fashion collection has been showcased on the Dressed to Kilt catwalk in New York and Los Angeles with celebrities such as Alanna and Kimberley Stewart photographed wearing the outfits. Sean Connery and Donald Trump have both been guests of honour at Dressed to Kilt.

Real Tartan Weddings

We have had the pleasure of dressing lots of brides from all over the world in tartan. In this section we have a gallery of images from some of their weddings. We hope you enjoy clicking through some real life Scottish Weddings.

Claire and Frank

Nicola and Bruce

Jana and Alex

Stacey and Zander

Yvonne and Stuart

Marion and Gary

Kanika and Graham


A Tartan themed wedding is spectacular. Scots girls worldwide can get married making a real statement in a wedding dress from the Joyce Young Tartan Couture Collection which teams up with the groom’s kilt. Add in coordinating bridesmaids and mothers and the colourful combination is stunning, Scottish and Unique.

You don’t even have to be Scottish, it’s a great look, and most people can find a Scottish connection somewhere in their family tree. You can choose your dress from a wide selection of styles incorporating just a subtle touch of tartan or be totally outrageous in head to toe tartan. We have been specialising in Scottish weddings for many years and can theme your unique day from dresses to venues. Tartan weddings by Joyce Young are original, stylish and lots of fun!

“It’s nearly 4 weeks since our wedding and not a day goes by that someone doesn’t say ‘I saw some photos of your beautiful dress’. I absolutely love the dress. The wedding was perfect and whilst it’s always good when the bride is the star of the show but at our wedding, the dress was the star of the show and even got a round of applause from the band at the end of the night. Thank you again for making me the most beautiful dress I have ever seen in my life.”


If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment please send us an enquiry today or you can view more of our Tartan Weddings Collection.

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