A Wild & Magical Bridal Shoot in Scotland with Feathers and Warm Colour Palette

I have a confession! This amazingly captured shoot that is completely autumnal with its deep toned hues, epic florals and fancy feathers should have been shared a while back and perhaps even whilst the leaves were still falling and now it’s almost spring…

But I don’t care. It’s not autumn, but I do believe this gorgeous shoot will inspire you with it’s magnificent landscape and array of goregous gowns…

I have been desperate to do a styled shoot up in Glen Coe for ages and last October I finally managed to go for it! Scotland is a uniquely inspiring backdrop for photography and I wanted to show the beautiful tones of autumn with the wild, majestic landscape of Scotland. The area around Buachaille Etive Mor seemed like the perfect place to do this.

Being Scottish wedding photographers you would think Craig and I get to use this landscape often but we find we very rarely get to embrace the dramatic countryside. I wanted to use a mixture of local suppliers and people we work alongside in the Glasgow Wedding Collective, and I was lucky to be able to work with some of the best to bring my vision to life!

I wanted to do something a little bit different from my usual work and chose to mostly avoid wedding dresses. I was looking for dresses that complemented the Scottish landscape but were also elegant enough to contrast with the wilderness. Ribbons & Lace and Cove Boutique were kind enough to provide a beautiful selection of outfits.

Pyrus Flowers are responsible for the stunning headdress and bouquets. They only use seasonal flowers and plants that they have either foraged for or grown themselves which led to their arrangements being exactly suited for the look I was going for. They used wild flowers and bracken and went the extra mile by using real birds wings and feathers, and there was even a jawbone in the headdress!

A red-headed model was a must in order to bring in more autumn tones, and Victoria was a perfect fit. This was her first experience of being a model and she did a fantastic job! Asteria Bridal accented her natural beauty with their amazing hair and makeup styling. They stuck to the “wild” theme: Pamela kept Victoria’s hair loose and tussled and not too structured, and Jennifer used natural, warm toned makeup.

It was important to me that the images show my idea of Scotland. To me it is one of the most gorgeous places on earth. The scenery is wild and magical and I can’t even begin to describe how beautiful it is, so I wanted the photographs to do it! Autumn is my favourite time of year to photograph because the colour of the foliage is stunning and the natural light can be just incredible. The season shows Scotland at it’s absolute best (when it isn’t raining!).

Utterly gorgeous wedding inspiration no matter the time of year. Those colours are STUNNING!!

Huge thanks go to Craig & Eva Sanders for sharing this stunner with the WTW blog.

photography: craig and eva sanders photography / flowers & headdress: pyrus flowers / hair & makeup: asteria bridal / dresses: ribbons & lace bridal boutique, cove boutique / model: victoria morton

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