THIS. SHOOT. It features so much talent in the Scottish Wedding industry. Handmade dresses and accessories with stunning hair and make up looks in a brilliant Glasgow City Centre venue. Enjoy these shots by Jo Donaldson Photography who you can contact through her website, Facebook or Instagram.
Jo tells us why she was so keen to be make this shoot happen ... "When Wendy and Natasha originally contacted me to ask if I wanted to be involved in the shoot, I jumped at the chance. Working with badass Scottish wedding suppliers in one of my favourite venues in Glasgow - it made complete sense. As a photographer, Sloans can seem a tricky venue to shoot, but I say embrace the atmosphere! The brief was right up my street - 'shoot it the way you would shoot a wedding at Sloans'. It was important to me to retain the beautiful darkness of the building whilst still showcase the details of the styling, so using the available pockets of light throughout Sloans worked perfectly."
Natasha from Modiste tells us more about the new collections from Flossy & Dossy and Modiste ...
"2016’s first collaborative shoot from Flossy and Dossy & Modiste is inspired by the style and spirit of 'The Gibson Girl’ with a contemporary twist, combining elements of the early 1900s 'New Woman’ with the 2016 ‘New Bride’; adopting colour and embracing fashion/bridal crossover. The shoot required a bit of dark drama, definitely in a place with some history but without overindulgent grandeur. Part of our inspiration for the lighting and drama element came from Sue and Kenny's beautiful wedding photographed at Sloans by Jo. Jo’s understanding of the venue, our styling and what we could achieve with it was perfect for our look."
"In this premium range Edwardian style details have been mixed with modern elements to create stunning, wearable dresses and separates from Flossy and Dossy, teamed with mixed metal jewelled accessories by Modiste, with various finishes like antique bronze, platinum look and rose gold. There’s a distinct confidence in the simplicity of the silhouettes, not relying on dress construction or volume for impact, but allowing the finishing touches to shine with alternative hair up solutions across braids, crimping, top knots and sectioned volume in long hairstyles by Lana at Cameo Bridal Styling. The make up was updated with soft metallic touches mixed with dark defined edges in the eyes and rich colour lips by Cat."
"Gold is mixed with layers of buttermilk and antique bronze in the ‘Fleur’ dress, a buttermilk silk base with intricate gold lace overlay embellished with guipure lace, hand beading and velvet ribbon waist trim. Antique bronze accessories are used here in a collection of the ‘Alice’ back headpiece chain, drop chain earrings and ’Amelia' headband with metal flower and pearl detail."
Cat loved getting to unleash her glitter for this ... "As soon as I heard about this shoot, I was super excited! I have worked with these ladies before and we have definitely become friends now as well as just colleagues! Natasha wanted hints of metallic in the makeup for this shoot, and I love any excuse to get out my gold and glitter! It was great to be able to do something a little more creative with the bridal makeup for this shoot, and I think it proves that it's okay to do something a little more daring and different with your bridal makeup whilst still looking stylish and elegant!"
Lana took hair inspiration from the theme and ran with it, adding in her own signature style ... "I was super excited for this shoot as I have worked with this amazing team before with the exception of Jo, who is one of the most talented photographers in the industry, so I was also really looking forward to meeting her. The brief for the shoot was Gibson Girl with a modern twist, so as you do, I brought crimpers. The looks that were created were true to the era but a bit more daring and texturised. My favourite of them all was the crimped braided crown which worked beautifully with Natasha's stunning band. A modern take on bridal hair as this is what I do and what I love. The shoot was just an amazing creative day with a great bunch of people, bouncing ideas off one another and coming out with these stunning images!"
Natasha describes Wendy's dresses and Modistes accessories in so much detail, you can really feel her passion for their work ... "For the bride who who likes beading details, the heavily embellished ‘Linnea’ dress is beyond stunning; a silk slip base with a intricately embellished overlay, in a dropped waisted slim silhouette. Freshwater pearls, silver leaves and coloured pearls give an added luxury with the Sabine headpiece."
"Gold and brass tones with floral details in the 'Aubrey' twisted wire compliment the Soarise skirt in silk satin, chiffon and Senna paisley lace design ballet top with silk camisole."
"Bridal separates feature in Calla - a boned bodice figure hugger in fine Chantilly lace over a sandwiched silk base with lace jacket teamed with the 'Mabel' jewelled ear cuff comb chain. This dress is also featured with the nude pearl back headpiece ‘Cara’."
Venue Sloans Glasgow
Photography by Jo Donaldson Photography
Hair by Cameo Bridal Styling
Make up by Cat Robertson Makeup Artistry
Models Dawn Richardson & Jaye Mercury Brown