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So just as wedding season mayhem was about to kick off a few of my fellow wedding supplier friends and I knocked our heads together and decided we'd love to do a styled shoot in one of my favourite wedding locations 'MOUNT STUART' on the Isle of Bute.
I was totally blown away by the venue when I shot there in February of this year (See Kerry & Graham's wedding blogged on LOVE MY DRESS blog here) and was desperate to return to the venue to use it as a back drop for something a little different.
You won't see any table settings or invite ideas in this shoot, we really wanted it to be fashion focused and basically we just wanted to have a little fun. So we all took a ferry ride across the water and spent the day enjoying the drama that Mount Stuart has to offer.
Inspired by the grandeur, dark corridors and the bold colours of Mount Stuart which is a gothic mansion on an island off the cost of Scotland. We wanted to create a shoot that would inspire those looking for an alternative to floaty bridal and bridesmaid dresses. Gowns that would allow individuality, that look fashionable and are accessible to everyone but yet ooze effortless glamour.
Dresses were sourced from ASOS, NEEDLE And THREAD, Badgley Mischka, Lazaro which are totally perfect for winter weddings with late night parties!
Modern accessories and simple flowers and foilage were created by the uber talented Sophie from 'I HEART FLOWERS' that compliment the simplicity of the dresses.
Fabulous Make Up Artist CAT ROBERTSON kept eyes heavy using tones of dark coppers and golds and hair stylist GILLIAN (from Pin-UP Hair) wanted hair to look effortless and feminine.
I just wanted to play around with the images. I'm so inspired by fashion photography and although I relish capturing unposed moments whilst shooting weddings it was lovely to work in some drama and embrace the models looking right down the lens of the camera.
It was also just ace to do something a little different from our day to day. I'm excited to finally be putting it out there.
PHOTOGRAPHY - ME
FLOWERS - SOPHIE @ I HEART FLOWERS ( http://www.iheartflowers.co.uk/ )
MAKE UP - CAT ROBERTSON MUA ( http://www.catrobertsonmua.com/ )
HAIR - GILLIAN @ PIN-UP HAIR ( http://www.pinuphair.me.uk/ )
STYLING - RACHAEL PARKER
VENUE - MOUNT STUART