A 'bouquet' of West Dunbartonshire companies working in the wedding industry are in the running for a top award.

More than a dozen firms, all dedicated to ensuring couples enjoy the best day of their lives when they tie the knot, will know later this month if they have been successful in the prestigious Confetti Wedding Awards.

The area finalists include a wedding and event planner, a limousine company, kilt hirer, piper, hair stylist, photographers and an award winning country pub.

The companies' success in reaching the finals was highlighted in the Scottish Parliament when Jackie Baillie MSP submitted a motion congratulating the businesses on their nominations and wishing them the best of luck.

Ms Baillie said: “It’s great to see that local business from across Dumbarton, the Vale of Leven and Helensburgh and Lomond have made it into the final of the 2020 Confetti Wedding Awards.”

Nominee Victoria Crighton, who runs All Dressed Up, a wedding styling and event planning company based in Alexandria, said the companies going to the awards were excellent representatives of the area and all thoroughly deserved to be in the finals.

She added: "It's a fantastic accolade to get this recognition."

Jennifer Thomson, a bridal hair specialist from Balloch who is also through to the finals, said: "Everyone works so hard within the wedding industry and its good to see our brides getting this recognition as well."

A spokesperson for the awards said: "Each year, we listen to feedback from our finalists and have decided that this year's awards will be entirely judged by submission.

"We have assembled a panel of industry specialists judges who will have the difficult task of choosing the winners from the submissions received.

"Each category will have specific criteria that will be required for judging."

The West Dunbartonshire-based finalists are Loch Lomond Arms Hotel, Totally Tartan kilt hire, 1500 Photography, Carr’s Loch Lomond wedding limousines, Get it Glam, Colin Lawrie Bagpiping Services, Jennifer Thomson Hair, All Dressed Up, Events by TLC, Fairytales Photography, Dumbuck Hotel, Gown and Crowns, Diz Stratton Make-up, Bridal Atelier and Picture You Photography.

A range of companies from the Helensburgh area are also finalists.

The ceremony is being held in the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glasgow on January 26.