'elope'
verb (used without object), e·loped, e·lop·ing.

'to run off secretly to be married, usually without the consent or knowledge of one's parents.' 

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I absolutely love supporting creative businesses in this industry and one of those groups of creatives I like to support the most, because they are generally totally ace and do everything with such a passion, is the Glasgow
Wedding Collective.

The Glasgow
Wedding Collective
is a group of, well, Glasgow (and surrounding area) based creative (photographers, florists, designers etc – some of the best suppliers you could have working for you on your wedding basically) and recently, a number of their finest members got together to collaborate in a photoshoot with a focus on the concept of a 1960's elopement.

I love this concept. I love the styling that amazing real flower cap (real flowers!), the sensitive way that Caro Weiss has captured this real couple (real couple!) on camera in a posed act of eloping (which looks very convincing to me!) and the generally beautiful colours and tones of these images.

Love My Dress – Film Copyright (c) 2013, Sugar8

That beautiful super8-mm movie was created by the very talented Eileen O'Rourke of Sugar8 – who can create a similar movie in this beautiful and timeless format for your wedding too. 

The brilliant Caro Weiss shares details of how these beautiful Vogue magazine spread worthy images came about… 

"An elopement is a collaborative shoot of some of the Glasgow
Wedding Collective
finest members.
  I came up
with the idea for the shoot when I was browsing the
Topshop website and
saw a beautiful little 60’s inspired dress and instantly thought how
lovely this dress would be for an elopement.
 

Scotland
had just been voted as being one of the world’s top holiday destinations
and the rest just seemed to all fall into place.
"

Love My Dress  – Images Copyright (c) 2013, Caro Weiss

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"I
spoke to my friends Eileen of
Sugar8 videos and Di from Roots, Fruits and Flowers, and we started brainstorming and set up a little Pinterest
board. Florist extraordinaire Di came up with the idea of the AMAZING
flower cap. I nearly wet myself when I saw it in the morning of the
shoot!"

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A 1960s Inspired Elopement (Films )

A 1960s Inspired Elopement (Films )

"Adam Waite tailoring loaned us an incredible tweed suit (the man’s a legend), and Alison Macleod loaned us the most beautiful jewellery and we were lucky to have
the fabulous hair stylist Anne-Marie McElroy and make-up artist Alexis Miller on board."

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A 1960s Inspired Elopement (Films )

A 1960s Inspired Elopement (Films )

"I came across Roulotte Retreats, our
location for the shoot looking at quirky places to stay in Scotland. I
instantly fell in love with the location – such a perfect
setting for an elopement.
 

I wanted to keep the shoot as authentic as possible by using a real life couple and focusing on telling the story of their day.  My
work is very much story telling based and I really like to stick with
my approach even when I work on styled shoots. I find that working with a
real couple I get to capture real chemistry which I don’t find with
models…"

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How beautiful is this? I absolutely adore everything about it, particularly the authenticity of using a real actual couple in love – it's just super lovely.  Congratulations to the whole team behind this most glorious, beautiful and inspirational photoshoot.  I would like to encourage all my readers to take time to visit the websites of these talented creative bunch (see listed below). And brides, if you are located in Scotland and still looking for suppliers for your wedding – I recommend *all* of the people in the list below.

I study 1960s bridal style in my new book, Style Me Vintage: Weddings, and love how this team have paid homage to that era with beautiful hair and makeup styling and of course, that dress (are you keeping it Caro?)

I'd love your thoughts.

With much love,

Annabel

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Credits

Photography: Caro Weiss
Videography: Sugar8
Location: Roulotte Retreat
Flowers and Food: Roots, Fruits and Flowers
Brides Dress: Topshop
Grooms Attire: Adam Waite
Jewellery: Alison Macleod
Hair: Anne-Marie McElroy
Make-Up: Alexis Miller

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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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13 thoughts on A 1960s Inspired Elopement

  1. Oh my goodness… I really want to elope! This shoot captures all the romance and more.
    I’m also strangely in the mood for a picnic now :)
    Truly beautiful images and styling, what a wonderful blog idea! Love, love love it!
    C x

  2. Such a gorgeous shoot. I am lucky enough to have most of these wonderful suppliers being involved in my own wedding plans and can not blooming wait.
    Rowan x

  3. Absolutely fabulous! Love every bit!The couple, the mood, the colours, the season… and obviously the gorgeous photography and styling. Way to go Glasgow! :)

  4. Annabel what a fabulous shoot. Big congratulations to the team they did a bloody marvellous job of capturing the romantic elopement theme the style, colours, scenery and music. I want to elope with my boyfriend today!

  5. Thank you so much for featuring, and a huge thank you for all the lovely comments about my flowery cap!
    It takes a lot of courage to wear something like this on your wedding day but the results are absolutely stunning x

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