Afternoon everyone Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings ) Now, you know how much I adore beautiful inspiration shoots, but every now and then, one comes along that really excites me.  This wonderful shoot is the result of a team of Scottish creatives, and I'm going to hand over right away to Photographer Caroline Weiss of CandySnaps {who is rather brilliant you know – all Scottish brides take note} to tell us all about it. 

Entitled 'Desire, Decadency and Decay', this shoot features some really beautiful tablescape, bridal fashion and styling ideas.

Enjoy…

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"The shoot was a collaborative effort between myself, dress designer Rowan Joy, videographer Eileen O’Rouke Sugar 8* jewellery designer Alison Macleod and florist Diane Graham from Roots, Fruits and Flowers – all members of The Glasgow Wedding Collective.

The G.W.C. was set up by the lovely Gillian & Chris of Christopher Currie wedding photography and brings together the best and quirkiest wedding suppliers that Scotland has to offer, for Brides and Grooms who are looking for something a little bit different…"

Love My Dress Wedding Blog, Photography Copyright (c) 2012, CandySnaps

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

"We made the conscious decision of getting as many of it’s members involved in the shoot as possible and really show off what the Scottish wedding industry has to offer.

The other suppliers were also all Scotland based and what we consider the crème de la crème of the wedding industry; William Chambers and Timorous Beasties…"

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

"Eileen came up with the title for our shoot after coming across an essay written about F. Scott Fitzgerald. The title very much dictated our moves from then on and I was keen to work with all three elements through the photography.

Inspired by the shoot title and Rowan's beautiful vintage inspired dresses we came up with the idea to get 3 real life couples as our models. I thought that that way we could really show off the genuine love and affection (desire) they have for one another. Something you don’t really get using models who don’t know one another.

The girls were dressed in three of Rowan Joy's dresses the 1920’s inspired Clara, the 1930’s Chloe and 1950’s Flora and the boys in matching suits and accessories provided by the Glasgow Vintage Company and Retro…"

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Beautiful buttonhole/boutonniere inspiration…

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The venue choice was Ardkinglas House, situated on the shores of Loch Fyne in Argyll, against a spectacular background of mountains and forest, Ardkinglas House is an architectural gem and definitely one of my favourite wedding venues in Scotland. It’s a truly magical place with so much charm, soul and character.

We decided that we want to bring the 3 couples together through staging a vintage tea party with beautiful cakes by Three Sisters Bake and Cup Couture and make it really decadent but fun at the same time."

Gorgeous table display designs…

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Roots, Fruits and Flowers, who provided the gorgeous florals in this shoot, describe how they were inspired…

"I found Rowan Joy's dresses a huge inspiration for this shoot.  All of the dresses move beautifully and the 1920’s and 1930’s bride’s bouquets in particular were designed to compliment this and flow in tandem with the fabric.  The 1950’s bridal posy was very much inspired by Jackie Kennedy and sat perfectly with Rowan Joy’s mid length dress. I wanted the flowers to be true to each era with a touch of wildness and decadence and have used heavily scented roses throughout coupled with fresh Jasmine and Olive…"

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

"As a quirky alternative to flowers, I used Kale, Parsley & Dill for the table pieces along with some fruit, and a small scattering of flowers to create the country house tea party effect.

On the day of the shoot, we found a family scrapbook in Ardkinglas House of every wedding from the early 1900’s and it was great to see that the flowers and the dresses that were created for the shoot were exactly as they should have been…"

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

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Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

So full of inspiration, I just love this shoot, and immense thanks to the whole team responsible for making Love My Dress look so very pretty this afternoon.

What do you love most about this shoot?  Let's show some love for the creative team who have worked so hard to create this shoot for your inspiration and viewing pleasure.

Hope you're feeling inspired Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms... (Weddings )

Much love all,

Annabel

 

Credits

Photography: CandySnaps
Dresses: Rowan Joy
Mens attire: Glasgow Vintage Company + Retro
Venue: Ardkinglas House
Jewellery: Alison Macleod
Flowers: Roots, Fruits and Flowers
Styling: Be-Eventful
Hair: Anne Marie McElroy
Make-Up: Julie Diplacito (no website) 
Wallpaper and lace for the table: Timorous Beasties
Bridal Headpieces: William Chambers and La Belle Epoque
Cakes: Three Sisters Bake (cake with the roses) + Victoria Cake made by Cupcake Couture
Stationary: E.Y.I.Love

 

For floral lovers:-

1920’s Bride:  Loose hand tied of David Austin Juliet Roses, Tuberose, Scabiosa, Dill and Hellebores with a Fresh Jasmine & Olive Trail

1930’s Bride: Hand Tied of Norma Jean Roses, David Austin Keira Roses, Hellebores, Tuberose and Astrantia laced with Olive

1950’s Bride: Hand tied posy of David Austin Juliet, Patience & Keira Roses, Peach Avalanche Spray Roses, laced with Astrantia


* Video will follow in a separate feature

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Annabel is the founder of Love My Dress. She lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, two daughters Eska and Leanora and three dogs. If she's not being a Blog Queen or practicing her photography, you'll find her fighting her way through a renovation dust cloud as she and her family transform their forever-home.

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19 thoughts on Desire, Decadence and Decay ~ An Inspiration Shoot for Brides And Grooms…

  1. Thanks so much for the beautiful feature Annabel! Looks mighty pretty on your gorgeous blog! And thanks to the top team involved and our gorgeous couples! And of course thank you lovely readers for your comments xx

  2. Fantastic shoot. I love the setting. Great use of the gorgeous heritage features. Fab groomsmen shots – loving the outfits. And the flowers stand out as being drop dead gorgeous too. fantastic work all round. x

  3. wow wow wow!!! amazing! such beautiful work by some superbly talented people. Heard so many wonderful things about all involved and tonight had the privilege to meet a couple at a networking event :) William Chambers made some beautiful head pieces for my wedding, he is nothing short of brilliant. Fabulous! x

  4. THIS SHOOT RIGHT HERE captures perfectly what I was talking about in my email. Another exquisite and inspirational triumph!
    xx
    Haylee

  5. Just a note to say thank you Annabel for featuring our shoot.
    We were delighted to be asked to join the fantastic team who put it together and are so proud to help showcase the talents Scotland has to offer!
    The fact Be Eventful’s own Claire & her lovely Mr D were one of the couples, makes it even for exciting for us!!
    I hope this shoot provides even a wee bit of inspiration for some brides to be.
    Love Nikki @ Be….

  6. Wow what a fantastic and decadent photo shoot. Love that some focus was given to grooms as they are often overlooked in shoots. The buttonholes especially are amazing. Great work from everyone involved. x

  7. Thank you Annabel for featuring the shoot on your beautiful blog, it looks lovely! And thank you all for your lovely comments on the flowers, they have made me smile x Di @ Roots Fruits & Flowers

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