Vintage Bride looking in mirror

Today’s feature is a beautiful Great Gatsby styled bridal shoot that is full of glamour and sophistication. We adore the elegant dresses, dramatic make-up and intricate detailing of this shoot.

Susie Bloice told us how the shoot came together…

“The team who organised the shoot had decided to take inspiration from the film The Great Gatsby, as it is going to be a big inspiration for 2014 brides. It brings glamour and sophistication back from the real Hollywood glam/flapper dress eras, but now with a modern take; the vintage style is timeless and we wanted to represent this.

“The only way to dress for this kind of style is to go for it; there is never too much bling, either in the dresses or the hair, make-up is statement and gloves and shrugs add the sophistication to pull the outfit together. Altogether the results speak for themselves.

“We decided that we would need a statement location, dresses, accessories and, of course, hair and make-up.

“The location was the beautiful Inchyra House; 18th century grandeur, all grace and charm with an old-fashioned French feel.

Vintage bride standing in doorway

Vintage bride leaning in doorway

“The dresses were supplied by Jolene Taylor of Apple Blossom Time. Designed by Eliza Jane Howell, they were simply exquisite; Kirsten wore Jayne (below left) and Nikki wore Lucille (below right), teamed with statement headwear by Sasso. Our models also wore beautiful shrugs by Charlotte Balbier.

Two vintage brides

Vintage bride with lace gloves and veil Vintage bride with birdcage veil

Vintage brides standing on stairs

“Hair was styled by the fantastic Louise Quinn, who is a big fan of vintage inspired looks, so bringing out the 20s theme was an easy for her. These styles are becoming a lot more popular for real brides and can be adapted to give a more natural feel.

Vintage bride

Vintage bride

“The make-up was done by myself. My style is classic beauty, and for me the vintage and Hollywood glamour looks are the ones I enjoy the most. I wanted expressive dark eyes with lighter lips. I feel you should go with one or the other; either dark eyes with soft lips or brighter lips and subtle eyes. Brides this year have been more adventurous with their make-up, and I feel this is because the vintage looks are making a huge comeback.

Vintage bride with lace gloves Vintage bride sitting in chair

Vintage bride standing in doorway

“Lastly, but I feel most importantly, was our fantastic photographer Laura Tiliman. Laura creates a softness in her pictures that are perfect for capturing special, intimate moments on a wedding day. However, even on a shoot she draws out the expression in the models, and captured the 20s theme and details so precisely.”

Vintage bride standing next to door

Photographer: Laura A Tiliman Photography

Venue: The Byre at Inchyra

Stylist: Apple Blossom Time

Hair Stylist: Louise Quinn

Make-up: Susie Bloice @ Colours Agency

Models: Kirsten Gribbin and Nikki Vance at Superior Model Management