winter woodland | styled shoot part I

In December a few members of my Freens and Neeburs pulled together THIS Winter Woodland styled shoot at Dunglass Estate. I'm sure you will agree the resulting images are mind blowing! Can you imagine your Winter wedding here? This shoot shows off a perfect setting for a Scottish Winter wedding... Dunglass Church is a 15th century Gothic church set in the heart of the Estate. Cared for by Historic Scotland, the beautiful warm, grey stone resonates with tales of times gone by, and the half-ruined nature of this utterly unique church makes it all the more atmospheric. Perfect, therefore, for the most romantic of ceremonies.

The fine Gothic window arches allow light to flood into the building, creating the perfect blank canvas: imagine petals on the floor, fabrics, flowers and foliage suspended and draped - couples have an unusual level of freedom to decorate and enhance the church to suit their style.

I caught up with Gail from Rooftop Mosaic who was involved in the planning process and provided us with these magical images...

"We ended up with three looks in total for our gorgeous model, Stevie. In look one we wanted to incorporate icy colours; adopting a Winter look but adding some faux furs too to warm it up. The warm pink of the vintage faux fur jacket really tied in with the pale pink and stone colours of the church at Dunglass. We wanted to add a subtle twist to the traditional bridal look."

"The light in the church is amazing. Appearing through all the arches and doorways. It was an amazing space to shoot in. It’s actually very intimate and quite a small space although the photos may make it look larger than it is. I wanted to make use of all the shapes and curves from the architecture and the pockets of light. There’s also some amazing grounds and features outside."

Our gorgeous flowers were created by Hannah from Vintage Gathering... "I wanted to create an ethereal look that tied in with a woodland enchantment theme for brides to use as inspiration. It's hard for people to picture what this might mean for their flowers; creating a realistic look and not too crazy is key and something that I hope I did in this styled shoot! It was a tale of two halves really with the light fairy woodland theme with blush roses, and silvery foliage contrasting with the dark woodland look of almost black calla lilies, amaranthus, delicate dark purple ranunculus and dark Autumnal leaves."

Enjoy part one of the shoot and watch this space for part two, which includes two more stunning looks and cake from Suzanne Esper Cakes!


Venue: Dunglass Estate

Photographer : Gail Kelly

Flowers: Vintage Gathering

Hair & Make Up: Emma Leigh - Make Up Artist

Cake: Suzanne Esper Cakes

Film: Walnut Wasp