art deco styled shoot | house for an art lover

This gorgeous shoot was pulled together by make up artist Kirsty Hutton and photographer Suzanne Li. Huge thanks to Suzanne for sharing her images from the shoot. Loving this elegant feel. You can catch Suzanne on her website, Facebook or Instagram.

Kirsty tells us more about their vision ... "I really love the style trend of pretty bridal shoots that have been happening in the last couple of years - soft, romantic & vintage farmhouse styles but I wanted to put together something really different from that so I could have artistic licence to create some sultry & smouldering bridal makeup looks. Art Deco & Art Nouveau is something that's touched on in the wedding industry by many creatives and favoured by a few 'vintage' brides so I knew I could get lots of great local suppliers on board. It's a great way of doing something a little different from the norm without having something outlandish that doesn't reflect you as a couple. I teamed up with photographer Suzanne Li who I had been lucky enough to have worked with before, as I knew she has a similar eye for styling as I do." 

"We got down to deciding a specific style and colour scheme; making moodboards etc. We settled on classic Art Deco colours black & gold but wanted to keep it away from a 'New Years' party feel with incorporating fresh white too. I absolutely fell in love with a silk emerald green 'Ghost' bridesmaid dress from the lovely girls at Melle Cloche and that helped us decide on our accent colour. One of the biggest steps to helping set the scene was managing to shoot within House for An Art Lover in Bellahouston Park - a wonderful venue based on unrealised drawings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (the King of Art Nouveau). From there we managed to get really great suppliers on board, who also wanted to create something a bit different with our modern take on an Art Deco/Art Nouveau cross! We incorporated specific pieces that helped us get our style mix across including EYI Love invitations, Braw Brides' own Suzanne Esper Cakes, Susan Dick Jewellery & Accessories, vintage silk wedding dresses from Flossy & Dossy, Hollywood waves from Pin-Up Hair Glasgow, vintage-inspired foliage from Myrtle & Bracken and classic black tuxedos from Slater Menswear to name a few. We all worked well as a team, bringing our creative 'eye' to it and bouncing ideas & experience off each other."

 #teamBB member Susan's accessories added the necessary bling ... "I was delighted to be asked to provide the headpieces and jewellery for the House for an Art lover shoot.   I selected the two pieces from my new Opulence collection, the Juliette Brow band and the Aurelia Lace headpiece. These were accessorised with some statement earrings and cuffs which complimented the sumptuous gowns from Flossy & Dossy."  

Diane from Myrtle & Bracken describes her choices for the gorgeous blooms ... "We were absolutley thrilled to provide the flowers for this shoot in the ever inspiring House for an Art Lover.  We drew inspiration from the light and airy dining room using seasonal white flowers of ranunculus, hellebores and anenomes.  We added an opulent splash of metallic gold and tied the flowers with lush flowing dark green ribbon."

Star Players

Venue: House for an Art Lover

Bridalwear - Flossy and Dossy

Bridesmaid Dress - Melle Cloche

Menswear - Slater Menswear

Make Up - Kirsty Hutton

Hair - Pin Up Hair Glasgow

Accessories - Susan Dick Jewellery & Accessories

Cake - Suzanne Esper Cakes

Florals - Myrtle & Bracken

Stationery - EYI Love

Chairs - Cairns & Scott Catering

Set up - Suzanne Li & Kirsty Hutton


Bride- Rebecca Donaldson of Colours Agency

Groom - Gavin 

Best Man - Ian Adamson of Superior Modelling Management

Bridesmaid - Kelly Johnston