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Styling a Venue | Scottish and Indian Warehouse Wedding

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A little bit of a different take on the real wedding type of post today, in that this features a real couple, but I’m concentrating on the story of the styling of the venue.

Ravi and Frankie had their wedding party at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, hiring Lemonbox Studios to turn the industrial space into a contemporary fusion of Indian and Scottish influences. The results are just stunning and so, so modern.

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Lovedeluxe Lingerie

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Two wedding industry designers I have loved featuring on the blog, and following on social media for a daily hit of bridal beauty, are Flossy & Dossy and Modiste. When I heard they’d teamed up to make a luxe lingerie range, I was all eyes and ears! And it is a complete hit for me with its sultry shapes, assertive colour palettes and patterns alongside more delicate pieces. There’s a beautiful flow to the range. From a personal point of view as someone who is devoid of a good rack but curvy everywhere else with a bit of weight gain, these are the cuts and designs I scout for in order to feel feminine. I think my favourite piece is the black lacy camisole – I know for a fact I would feel like a babe in that set because the top skims rather than clings, which is so flattering to smaller busts. And it isn’t about making you look like you have bigger ones, but rather shows what you have as beautiful.

In fact, this aspect of body confidence and individuality is the mainstay of the brand’s drive:

“For the confident, flirtatious and effortlessly sexy, without size prejudice.”

Designers Wendy Harman and Natasha Hutchison tell me that Loveluxe Lingerie is inspired by the modern day muse and pop culture stories of lovers. All pieces are designed and handmade in the UK, with playful silhouettes, luxury fabrics and couture finishes trimmed with a little glitter dust. And, lovers of bespoke, Lovedeluxe Lingerie encourages the desire for individual and personal touches on request.

Are you shopping for your wedding day/honeymoon lingerie? Which of these would you choose? Let me know!

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Rustic and Retro Styled Shoot in Glasgow Botanic Gardens and West End

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Well, there sure is some romance in this one! And that’s an understatement! Shot around Glasgow, it shows off some of the best suppliers in the region. I love the beautiful dress, the traditional groom’s outfit, the details like the bicycle, and the yellow wellies on the bride! There’s a real elegance about this whole shoot, and it perfectly captures the vibe of the rustic and vintage wedding, while still being unique. Scottish suppliers at their best!

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The lovely Olesja from Sue-Slique Photography tells us more about this beauty of a shoot…

“We decided to do a rustic wedding styled photo shoot and gathered the best suppliers from Glasgow, Scotland. We wanted to create something unique, unusual and vintage inspired. As a location, we chose hidden parts of the Botanic Gardens and tiny lanes of West End that perfectly reflected the retro wedding style. Old bridge, blossoming trees, daffodils, snowdrops and delicate white flowers of wild garlic welcomed our couple and became an amazing frame for their love story. It started to rain, but this ruined neither the day nor the inspiration of our team. The bride simply changed her open-toed heels to yellow wellies, and we all headed to West End trying to escape the rain!”

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Flossy & Dossy and Modiste Collaboration Bridal Collection 2015

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I always get excited when I see a Flossy & Dossy bride! They’re usually well up on their vintage, retro, in fact anything with a serious injection of wedding cool. Take Kate and Jordan and their kitschy Americana wedding – this is what I’m talking about! A 1950s style bombshell of a bride! One of my top favourite real weddings I’ve featured on the blog, in fact.

But these dresses are incredibly versatile in how you can style them, and they’re for all sorts of brides with all sorts of personal style. This is what I love about this collaboration with Modiste (the bespoke bridal accessories company, whose tagline is excellent, ‘bespoke brides rock!’), that together they create a new look, a grown-up vibe for brides who adore couture and design, who probably read Vogue and Elle and daydream about the clothes. And so the best bit that I’m excited to tell you about is that the cost of these gorgeous dresses and headpieces doesn’t price people out of the market: it’s all very affordable. Best of both worlds!

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About the collection by the designers
The accessories for this collection are designed to be statement fashion bridal pieces, with stunning intricate decoration – wearable designs that do not overpower the dress silhouette or detail, but instead complete the look.

The dresses for the collection are designed to be ‘modern vintage’ and easy to wear. All the fabrics were chosen specially to give a light feel, whether it be the colour choice or weight.

The premise for this combined collection is bridal can be beautiful but understated, with delicate details that offer the comfort of dressing up on your own terms within an affordable price platform for a made to measure bridalwear. As the dresses have developed from sketches and fabric selection, accessories have been designed in tandem to ensure a cohesive look to the collection. With accessories prices ranging from £160 – £300 and dresses from £750 -£900, this collection offers brides a multitude of complete bridal looks within the £1,200 price range.

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