A team of local talented suppliers collaborated at the breathtaking Berkeley Castle on a crisp autumn day to capture images with a Scottish theme.
The theme of the wedding shoot was decided upon by planner Olivia Mills from Host Event Management, “I wanted to provide something different to inspire brides. You see so many whimsical, summery shoots on blogs and in magazines, I wanted to create something moody, luxe and rich for brides to get some ideas from,” she explains. “The shoot theme took place at the castle, with its majestic great hall and regal gardens. Also I wanted to showcase autumn / winter weddings because they are just as lovely as spring and summer big days.”
To make the fabulous shoot ‘Scottish’ their male model Jack was dressed in a ‘Spirit of Scotland’ tartan kilt complete with sporran and matching suit attire from Men’s Hire in Bristol. They dressed the female model Liz in very regal wedding gowns with flowing full skirts and long veils from bridal boutique Veils of Berkeley. Liz’s make-up was perfectly applied by make-up artist Jessica Mills with purple eyes and deep red lips.
They chose an up do with a front plait courtesy of hair stylist Vanessa Hambly. The colour scheme was a rich, deep purple to complement the purple tartan ribbon used on the cake, place settings and chair backs. Silver charger plates gave a luxe feel against crisp white linen, ornate silver cutlery, crystal cut glassware and silver tea light holders. Place cards and individual menus – with a Scottish theme of course – adorned the table created by Cotswold Letterpress and the favours were miniature bottles of Scottish whisky and fudge shaped into love hearts. A silver candelabra stood proud in the middle of the table with dried hydrangea, thistles and dark red roses.
The same flowers were used in the bridal bouquet, all expertly crafted by Lisa Elliott Floral Design. They lit the fire to create a glow and warm feeling in the images. All the elements were styled by Olivia and Catherine of Host Event Management and the cake was a four tiered masterpiece with silver intricate sugarcraft by Anne at Pretty Amazing Cakes. All the images were taken by talented Bristol-based photographer Albert Palmer.
Concept, Planning and Styling:
Host Event Management
Lisa Elliott Floral
Pretty Amazing Cakes
Hair Stylist: Vanessa Hambly
Wedding Gowns and Accessories:
Veils of Berkeley
Models: Jack Bain and Liz McMenamin