|Carphin House is a beautiful private venue |
nestling in the rolling hills of Fife
We will, of course, blog the official photos from this shoot. In the meantime you will have to be content with these behind the scenes pics I snapped on my iPhone!
We were delighted with the choice of model, Michelle. She made a very beautiful bride, and was so excited to be involved in such a lovely day, that we are sure these photos are going to be absolutely spot on. She was a really refreshing change from some of the stick-thin 6 footers that a lot of the designers tend to use. At Aliya Rose we have always believed that wedding gowns should be designed for real people, not models, and we are very excited to have some shots in the pipeline that really show that. Thank you Michelle.
We had a really great team of people working on this shoot too. The hair was done by April Allan at Spoiled Hairdressing in Cupar. This is a salon we've been fans of since they opened - their approach is to treat every customer like a VIP, and their creative flair is apparent as soon as you walk through the door. April created a style that suited the bride, the gown and the accessories perfectly.
Flowers were by County Fayre Florists in Cupar. Carole created beautiful traditional ivory arrangements that looked fantastic in Carphin and suited the gown so well - a definite 1950s nod here.
The car was a 1947 white Cadillac, and even I can appreciate that this is something a bit special. This is a fairly well kept secret, but call Jim, on 01337 831130 if you're interested in booking this incredible car for your wedding.
Cheryl from Blue Murder Events was also there, to get some shots for their superb murder mystery events, but was also an incredible help on the day, with styling and helping cart the bride's train all over the grounds! As it was her 8th Wedding Anniversay that day, we think she was having lots of fun remembering her big day and wishing she could do it all over again. Thanks Cheryl and happy anniversary!
Last but by no means least, we have to mention the extremely dedicated and hardworking photographer, Sam Rigby, who came all the way from St Helens in Lancashire to do this shoot. She had been working the previous evening at Carphin, and had begun shooting at 7am on the day we were there. She never stopped smiling. Thanks Sam, it was lovely to meet you and we cannot wait to see the results of this shoot!!