Photographer Jo has written such a wonderful summary to accompany this Scottish highlands elopement inspiration I’ll keep my introduction brief…but it does come with a warning…you will get goosebumps and you’re “Pin” finger will ache from all the action it’ll be getting. Breath-taking doesn’t even begin to describe the level of pretty you’re about to see…
When Jennifer Thomson and I started to plan our concept shoot we decided to approach Scottish wedding suppliers that we think are tremendous at what they do – suppliers that in our eyes are bringing their ‘A-Game’ to the Scottish wedding industry.
My approach to shooting a wedding is always to tell the story of the day, of how it unfolds, and it was no different for this concept shoot. It was important to me that the ‘story’ had a beginning, a middle and and end. Based around the idea of a romantic Scottish elopement, our bride Nicki meets her husband to be ahead of their ceremony for a first look – a gorgeous part of a wedding day that is starting to become more popular here.
Jen from Wildflower Florist created a gorgeous floral archway for our ceremony as well as providing some delicate yet bold flowers for Nicki’s hair, bouquet and later her floral crown – I just love the pop of these colours against the darker tones in the woods and paths we used. Marissa from Pro Bridal Team Scotland created a gorgeous soft look for Nicki, who just looked like utter perfection all day. It has to be said that Liam is the epitome of rugged Scottish good looks haha!
We found some gorgeous light in the forest, which then lead to an impromptu ‘first dance’ between Liam and Nicki! Wendy of the awesome Flossy & Dossy gave us two gorgeous dresses to work with, which lead to us to creating an end to our story. With a quick change to a more formal look, we like to think that perhaps they were at an evening reception and that at this part of the story they were heading home at the end of their wedding day.
Simply yet expertly styled this shoot showcases how far a little refined elegance inspired by the tone of the celebration can create something so timelessly lovely…I adore the back-story given, which creates so much heart within this inspiration.
A film was also created alongside this shoot and it’s really very special – we’ll be showcasing it on Juno & Joy tomorrow. Be sure to tune in – particularly if you’re wavering over whether to have your wedding filmed…White balloon Films will undoubtedly convince you!
Photographer: Jo Donaldson Photography// Hair: Jennifer Thomson Hair //Florist: Wildflower Florist //Dresses: Flossy and Dossy// Makeup: Marisa at Pro Bridal Team//Kilts: Slanj Kilts //Bride: Nicki MacDonald//Groom: Liam Robert Macintyre Conroy// Videographer: White Balloon Films