With the recent launch of the Byre at Inchyra, and similar rural locations beginning to pop up around the country, lots of couples are now choosing to abandon the traditional “church and hotel” and opt instead for a venue that gives them an opportunity to stamp originality onto their Big Day.
The Byre at Inchyra was built in 1877 as a cattle steading and like many agricultural buildings in Scotland it had become inadequate for today's farming requirements. In 2012, James and Caroline, the current owners, cleared piles of rubbish and old machinery to make way for a family celebration. The result was outstanding, and following a major refurbishment The Byre is now taking bookings for weddings and events.
We've noted a rise in this type of wedding over the past 12 months and so we decided to organise a shoot to show you just what you could do to make your Wedding in the country full of rustic glamour and shabby-chic glam.
In our shoot we’ve gone for two different designs to showcase how you can tie your dress into your surroundings without losing your own sense of style. Both of these are really different and yet they look equally stunning against the rural backdrop.
Dress One is a shorter ballerina length. This is a great length for brides who will spend a lot of time outdoors as it is clear of the ground and really easy to move in. We’ve teamed it with big rustic floral headdresses and I think the result is romantic with a modern hipster edge.
Dress Two offers a twenties look and gives an air of a timeless classic. This is a stunning, glamorous style and is set off perfectly with the marabou stole – which is ideal as the cooler air settles in the evening. This works really well in country locations as you can see!
Location - The Byre at Inchyra.
Photographer, Mark Weir and Jamie Housden.
Hair Stylist: Gaye Taylor from Hairzone.
Make Up Artist: Susie Bloice of Complexions.
Models: Rosie McKenzie and Lauren Inglis from Superior Model Management.
Stylist and dresses: Me XX
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Keep it simple and elegant or cosy up with some boho chic.
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