Boho Gothic Wedding With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Dark and dreamy boho Gothic vibes for today’s styled shoot at Roodlea Barn, Ayrshire, Scotland. Florist Susan of  Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan organised and styled the shoot, and of course did the beautiful floral displays that graced the tables and fireplaces! This is one for all you alternative couples out there, looking for something non-traditional but still as beautiful for your big day, with a bespoke dress, boho luxe styling and a touch of vintage, it’s sure to give you lots of ideas for your own big day. We hear from the team behind this Roodlea Barn shoot…

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

 

“Back in January before all the madness of Covid-19, I met 2 fabulous ladies at the Confetti awards, and I just knew I had to work with them on a creative project. Alison of Alyce Jane Bridal, was just starting her dress making business after years of teaching others, and I just loved her beautiful, alternative designs, based around gorgeous Victorian Style Corsetry. When I met Nicky of NJ Miller Millinery, she was sporting the most amazing peacock feather hat and cape and I fell in love with her style and design. Fast forward a few months , I wanted to get out there and create something inspiring for myself and other industry suppliers feeling the same creative low.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

 

“When it came to the styling for the shoot, I knew I wanted a dark, moody feel, but without the obvious Halloween vibe. I went for blacks and neutral tones for the fabrics and flowers and brought in burnished golds and soft peaches to soften the edges. The use of antique furniture and fittings created the perfect backdrop to our modern Gothic theme. I am passionate about recycling and up-cycling and the idea for the ladder arch actually came from a client, who had considered something similar for her own wedding. Taking the rather dirty, tatty ladder and adding some lush, soft black velvet and lace drapes and florals, resulted in a stunning ceremony backdrop, finished off by the Venue’s amazing open fire.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Photography – Martin Venherm Photography

“When I was asked to take the photos for this shoot, the two main elements of the brief I was aware of, was that it it was going to be an autumn shoot, and that the bride’s dress was going to be black. So in my mind I had a vision of autumnal colours coupled with an almost Gothic twist. So my goal on the day was to create a slightly dark, Halloween influenced feel, but without drowning out the lush autumn colours of the flowers, table decorations, accessories and stationary. I also wanted to make sure that the vision for the shoot would be realised in the context of the new venue Roodlea Barn.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Dress – Alyce Jayne Bridal –  Alison Malcolm

“Inspired by a boho Gothic vibe – Victorian corset with rouched tulle overlay, satin fishtail skirt and optional tulle bustle. After teaching fashion for the past 6 years as well as taking on bespoke commissions I had just decided to go for it and launch Alyce Jayne Bridal in December of last year. I had just got the momentum going, attending bridal fairs starting to take out ads in magazines, attending bridal awards ceremonies where I met Susan!! Then lockdown happened and everything ground to a halt. When Susan contacted me about collaborating on a shoot I was over the moon and couldn’t wait to be creative again! Susan showed me some rustic summer boho vibe images and when I started researching this I kept seeing darker versions of this and my design ended up taking more of a romantic Gothic direction including a Victorian corset with tulle rouching and fit and flare skirt.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Hair – Blush by Una Boag – Una Boag

“I am a hairdresser who has really been missing doing wedding hair this season, so it was lovely to be able to be creative again! It was also amazing to be working with such a great team on a project which I feel really suited my personal style!”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Hats – NJ Miller Millinery

“It was so much fun to design head wear that wasn’t traditionally bridal. I was really excited to get involved with this small team to create a Gothic inspired bridal shoot. My vision was head pieces with the dark mood theme, and incorporate an element of Regal in the form of contemporary crowns and top hat. I used fabrics that were heavier in appearance, whilst still keeping a bridal feel, adding veiling and light catching crystal beadwork.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Venue – Roodlea Barn

“A rustic yet luxurious barn style venue, nestled in the beautiful South Ayrshire countryside surrounded by nature and greenery. Roodlea Barn offers a truly unique ceremony space with a combination of rustic stone walls, vaulted ceiling, exposed beams, cozy fires and stunning chandeliers.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Cake – Rosewood Cakes

“A dramatic black cake was the clear choice for an atmospheric shoot with Gothic and burlesque undertones, and fitting with the venue. Barn weddings generally have a boho/rustic style for cakes, so we took the unusual choice of decorating the cake with the beautiful fresh and dried flowers rather than sugar. The copper tones and wheat stencil gave modern, boho detailing, and allowed the reflection of flickering candlelight”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Stationery – My Eden Rose

“When Susan showed me her floral antler necklace I knew straight away that I wanted to focus the stationery on my bison skull illustration as it would compliment her vision for the shoot perfectly. He is a permanent feature on our living room wall and I’d previously created this illustration with a boho vibe featuring vintage earthy florals. For this Gothic inspired shoot I decided to create an all black version which would take centre stage in all the printed pieces. I opted for subtle, pearlised nude tones for the paper stock with a soft white vellum for the menus, paired with a textured grey to add some romance! I’m a huge fan of mixing font styles so for the typography I chose an elegant, modern calligraphy font coupled with a strong classic serif in black. I also incorporated some wax seals in brassy gold, soft blush and black to add a hint of glamour.”

 

Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

 

The Team – Boho Gothic Shoot With Black Wedding Dress at Roodlea Barn Ayrshire

Martin Venherm Photography @martinvenhermphotographer

Flowers and Styling – Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan @weddingflowersbysusan / Dress – Alyce Jayne Bridal @alycejayne_bridal / Stationery – My Eden Rose @myedenrose / Cake – Rosewood Cakes @rosewood_cakes / Venue – Roodlea Barn, Ayrshire @roodleabarn / Hats – NJ Miller Millinery @njmillermillinery / MUA – Make Up by Leigh Blaney @makeupbyleighblaney / Hair – Blush by Una Boag @blushbyunaboag / Models – Hannah Smith @hxnnxh.smxth and Rory Brennan @rory.brennann

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