Barrhead firms have plenty to celebrate after tasting success at this year’s Scottish Wedding Awards.

Wedding Wise, based in Lowndes Street, won the Wedding Boutique of the Year prize, as well as picking up the same category’s Glasgow regional title.

And there was also success for Barrhead Travel, which collected the award for Best Honeymoon Planner.

Elaine Donegan, Wedding Wise director, said: “The awards just blew us away.

“We love being in Barrhead, where we bring plenty of spin-off business to others in the area.

“Hopefully, our recent success can help to grow our business more in Barrhead.”

First opened in 2010, Wedding Wise moved to its current site at the former Barrhead Registry Office five years ago and has gone on to have widespread success in competitions.

The firm has won the Best Wedding Dress Retailer title at the Scottish Confetti Awards for two consecutive years, as well as finishing runner-up in 2016.

Mrs Donegan believes the added charm of being based in the old registry office adds to the shopping experience.

She said: “We are trying to maintain some of the history and have restored the villa to become a light, airy and homely-feeling bridal outlet.

“It has a wow factor and gets compliments on how great the atmosphere and decor is.”

Despite the steady stream of awards coming their way, there has been some recent disappointment for Wedding Wise.

Bosses at the boutique applied for planning permission to host wedding ceremonies but were foiled by opposition from the council’s roads department.

Mrs Donegan added: “Our plans are to maintain our presence and grow our business in Barrhead.

“We always have new ideas and ways in which we can improve and add to our services.

“Our staff have an eye for providing what brides really want quickly and for being there for the bride’s full journey – both before and after their wedding day.”

Staff at Barrhead Travel also earned praise from competition organisers after securing the Best Honeymoon Planner prize.

The company’s dedicated wedding and honeymoon specialist teams operate across the country, with plans to expand these services during 2018.

Sharon Munro, CEO of Barrhead Travel, was delighted to see the company winning another industry award.

She said: “We are honoured to have been included in such an impressive group of fellow nominees.

“It is the people who really make Barrhead Travel so successful and this award demonstrates the dedication our team gives to our customers to making a honeymoon – or wedding abroad – truly special from start to finish.”