When a group of Scottish wedding suppliers put their heads together, they decided to pull off a same sex bride/groom photo shoot to showcase their talents, and try to help the gay community feel included rather than segregated in the wedding market.
One of the suppliers, Amanda from The Floral Design Boutique, tells us what the inspiration behind the shoot was.
“I was surprised to see that there is a bit of a divide between same sex and heterosexual weddings when it comes to sourcing suppliers. There are specific gay wedding magazines, directories and fairs which I find odd and unnecessary!
I spoke to Linda (make-up artist on the shoot) about my idea to do a styled shoot and she was on-board and sharing my vision straight away. We wanted to let same-sex couples know that our door is open to them.
We both got to work finding other like-minded suppliers who didn’t want to be pigeonholed to either same sex or heterosexual weddings. If you’re getting married, then you’re our customer no matter what!
For outfits, we were looking for funky styles with bow ties for our guys and for the girls, white suits, all provided by Debenhams. Our girl also wore a bow tie which looked fabulous! It was important to keep make-up natural too but we also had a hint of vintage glamour in there.”
With flowers, I wanted to demonstrate that there doesn’t have to be restrictions. If a guy wants to have a gorgeous bouquet he can, and the same goes for ladies wearing buttonholes.
There was a free form bouquet in reds and pinks with lots of lush greenery, a bright colour pop bouquet with trailing colourful ribbons, another bouquet in romantic soft pinks with light spring/summer greenery and one small spring bouquet with gorgeous scented Muscari.
The camper was also dressed in bright gerbera which just screams summertime!”
Models: Gill McGregor / Lisa McKinnon / Stephen Halbert / John McLeod