A Romantic Wedding Editorial at Gosford House, Scotland, With Josephine Scott’s Elegant Floral Bridal Gown

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Our talented recommended wedding photographer, Bernadeta Kupiec, photographed and styled this beautifully romantic editorial styled shoot at Gosford House in East Lothian, Scotland.

This editorial features an elegant floral bridal gown design by Josephine Scott London, whose feminine gowns blend traditional old-world glamour with thoughtful, modern interpretations.

Whilst we’re here – a quick note on styled shoots; there’s a fair bit of chatter over on the Threads app currently around styled shoots (you’ll find all the opinions here!). All I’d like to say is this…

Staircase at Gosford House decorated with flowers and greenery for a wedding.

Romantic bride wearing a floral wedding dress by Josephine Scott London. Pastel colour bouquet. Gosford House wedding editorial photoshoot.

A whole tonne of love, passion and creativity gets poured into good quality styled shoots, like the one on this very page. They help build portfolios, flex creative muscle, hone creative style, network with other professionals, get published and generate enquiries.

This is how many newer creatives entering the scene get started. I absolutely believe a photographer and any creative for that matter, should be allowed to share their real weddings and styled shoots as examples of their talent and creativity, on their website.

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I also firmly believe that any creative supplier, be they a photographer or otherwise, should trust your capacity as the viewer of their work, and as a potential bride or groom, to discern between different types of content, ie, what’s authentic versus what’s stylised, and to assess the importance of this to you.

In my view, as long as it’s evident that the photographer has sufficient experience capturing real wedding moments, then the composition of their portfolio, whether it encompasses a mix of genuine wedding shots and styled editorials, shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

Bride wearing a Dutch Crown plait, a romantic floral wedding dress by Josephine Scott London & carrying a bouquet of blown out pastel roses with a silk ribbon.

I don’t share many styled shoots on Love My Dress, and that’s a personal choice. It’s largely because I prefer to share the realness of weddings – that content has an entirely different, more authentic energy for me. But where the aesthetic aligns well with Love My Dress, I simply love to support our recommended suppliers and venues in their efforts to produce inspirational content for couples planning weddings, and this editorial you see on this page is a beautiful example of just that. I hope you appreciate it too.

So with all that said, please allow me to share more from this beautifully considered editorial, representing a great team of creative talent. Words by the wonderfully talented Bernadeta Kupiec follow below.

The main theme was Beauty and the Beast, one of my favourite movies. The colour palette was mostly inspired by the colours of the beautiful venue, Gosford House, primarily, the sublime dusty pink of the marble staircase and the colours of the wall in the Octagon Room.

I love the idea of a couple getting ready together on their wedding day – and I wanted to include this suggestion within the photoshoot. Getting ready together can loose the stress of the day and set a much more relaxed tone from the start.

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Julie of A Curious Arrangement prepared stunning decor for the tables and the staircase. A similar floral decor could be use to decorate the ceremony spot. 

We used the Octagon Room for the table setting because of its interior – pink walls, huge paintings, shape, view from the window and the mirrors. 

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I wanted to create the essence of romance, so chose a dress with floral patterns by Josephine Scott London, green shoes by Loeffler Randall and really considered detail.

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I always allow the suppliers involved with my editorial shoots the chance to let their imagination run free – so that they can try new creative ideas that they may not have the opportunity to at weddings.

About Bernadeta Kupiec Photography

As a fine art wedding photographer and elopement photographer, adore capturing the raw, unabashed connection between two souls, embracing the essence of your romance. From stolen glances to cheeky kisses and getting loose on the dance floor, I’ll be there to document your unique love story. I’ll even make sure to snap authentic moments that have slipped by unnoticed – they’re the best ones!

Whether you want me to inconspicuously lurk in the shadows, snapping candid shots or be right up the front, rounding everyone up for group photos, I’ll be the chameleon you need on the day.

Either way, I’ll be behind the lenses, not missing a beat. Hand on heart, every ounce of my energy will go towards creating a gorgeous collection of images to forever memorialise your day. When you look through the photos, memories will come to life and it’ll be as though you’re right there doing it all over again.

If you are looking for a documentary-style, fine-art wedding photographer, I’d love to hear from you. Please get in touch.

Visit Bernadeta’s website
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Love My Dress Recommended Vendors & Venues

The below suppliers and venues featured in this article are part of the Love My Dress Wedding Directory.

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Bernadeta Kupiec Photography

Josephine Scott romantic floral wedding dress

Josephine Scott

Additional Credits

The below suppliers and venues are featured in this article, but are not part of the Love My Dress Wedding Directory.


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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.