All images by photographer Stew Bryden
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of our bridal photo shoots? We’re giving you exclusive access to our latest cover and photo shoot!
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Florist and stylist extraordinaire Cora Anderson provided the ah-mazing floral arrangement for our shoot, which served both as décor and as flowers for our model to hold.
“Crafting this arrangement, I wanted to channel a softer take on the autumnal look and with a modern edge,” says Cora, who used a blend of Mediterranean branches and foliage alongside flowers including delphiniums, peonies, carnations and roses.
“I always channel Med vibes; I love the relaxed feel this gives to event styling and floristry.”
Cora was keen to craft an arrangement with multiple uses; something that could be used both for the ceremony and then wedding reception styling. “These arrangements are designed to be high enough for floor use and then become dramatically high centrepieces that would look incredible in any venue space.”
Left to right: Leslie Sneddon at work; beautiful blooms by Cora Anderson + our gorgeous model Laurie Duffy.
Make-up artist and beauty queen Leslie Sneddon prepped model Laurie’s skin with Laura Mercier Foundation Primer, Mac Strobe Cream and L’Oreal Paris Hydra Genius, which all combined to create dewy, ethereal-looking skin.
“I also used Beauty Untouched Multi Use Oil in Pink Rose, Amaranth and Currant to give her shoulders, neck and décolletage a glow,” adds Leslie.
Mac Lip Glass delivered high-shine lips and throughout the shoot Leslie changed up Laurie’s eye make-up, using Peaches and Cream pigments in Fantasy and Mermaize for the more playful, colourful looks.
The legendary Anne Marie McElroy of AMM Hair and Makeup Team was on hand to style Laurie’s amazing red hair, creating a variety of looks throughout the shoot using GHD products.
Ever wondered how to achieve the perfect curl?
“Spray GHD Curl Hold Spray and then tong hair,” says Anne Marie.
“When taking hair out of the tong, it is essential to hold the curl in your hand for five seconds to cool as it goes through the glass transitional stage, and then with the memory in the product the hair will last all day.”
Other key products included GHD Root Lift Spray (“This doesn’t have to only be used on roots; it’s great for an all-over prep spray,” tips Anne Marie), the GHD Soft Curl Tong and the GHD Platinum+ Styler, which Anne Marie says creates a beautiful shine and prevents unnecessary damage.
Laurie rocked an amazing made-to-measure dress, ‘Courtney’ (£1,900), from Kirkcaldy-based designer Mirka Bridal Couture.
With its cut-out 3D-effect embroidery and nude underskirt (which is available in other colours too), it’s the perfect dress for fashion-forward brides.
THE FINAL FRONT COVER OF SCOTTISH WEDDING AUTUMN 2019
Here’s some of our favourite looks from this gorgeous shoot…
Crop top with tulle skirt and pearl earrings (POA, also comes with matching headpiece, not pictured), Glitterati.
A-line ‘Rebeca’ wedding dress in tulle and beaded lace with deep-plunge neckline, tulle draping and V-back (£1,600), Rosa Clara.
‘Mina’ earrings (£24.50), Nmarra.
Temperley high-necked gown with full-length sleeves and Victorian-motif embroidered bodice (£2,800), Rachel Scott Bridal Couture.
Sottero + Midgley ballgown with sheer bodice of Swarovski crystals and beading with tulle skirt (£1,995) and ‘Jupiter’ hair vine (£169), Melle Cloche.
Citrine and diamond oval cut faceted cluster ring (£4,630), Laings.
Andrea Hawkes V-neck A-line dress with illusion neckline and full sleeves (£2,650), Rachel Scott Bridal Couture.
The ‘Henley’ panama white straw boater hat (£128), Mu Du London @ notonthehighstreet.com.
V-neck ‘Oxnard’ dress with illusion back and beading detail (£1,500), Bridal Boutique @ Frox of Falkirk.
Worn with ‘Lunaire’ cape (£1,200), Opus Couture.