To The Manor ~ Scottish wedding inspiration
To The Manor celebrates all that Scotland offers with its honest beauty and stunning rugged scenery courtesy of Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography and Knot & Pop. Scotland has a way of capturing your heart forever - the mountains kissing loch-sides, the vivid and lush greenery, the misty mornings and open expanses of untouched countryside. If you are planning a destination wedding then allow To The Manor and Scotland to sweep you away. Shot at an opulent Scottish manor, with character in every corner, To The Manor encapsulates a sense of theatre and romance in an indulgent setting. Mixing purple tones with hints of green and a shot of rich red across florals, the palette speaks of a hunter’s haven and sets the scene for an atmospheric wedding. Pheasant feathers and ornamental birds feature as decorative touches, with the stationery by Lamplighter London also including touches of bird and feather designs. Upon table tops, a hand-died calligraphy table runner has ‘Love’ by Edwin Morgan inscribed, with stunning florals by Scotland’s finest florists, Pyrus Flowers, placed in copper vases, and a sense of feasting with fruits laid out for guests to graze upon. Beautiful hand-made plates by Love It Want It Buy It, mix with crockery from Helene Millot, with antique silver cutlery holding place names, written on red robin leaves. Red robin leaves are layered to also form the table plan, reminiscent of bird feathers, and adding natural texture to the details. Further tactile flourishes appear across fabric flag table numbers, fabric menus and statement hand-crafted shields, in a collaboration between Knot & Pop and Lamplighter London. To move from day to evening, two incredible wedding dresses from UK designer Susie Stone team perfectly, with their dresses always speaking of individuality and absolute luxury. The Grace gown with its intricate rose detailing and ivory palette, contrasts beautifully with the evening allure of the 1920s inspired gown and all it’s embellished charm. Feather head-pieces by Vagabond Couture and Curious Fair, with jewellery by Maria Nilsdotter and Cornelia Webb add the statement finishing touches, giving an other-worldly feel to bridal style.Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography
From Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography: "Being a wedding photographer is the best job I can imagine. Every week I work with people who are experiencing the happiest day of their life with their very closest friends and family. I prefer working in a documentary style and shoot on film at every wedding for a few reasons, none of them nostalgic. I love that I am connected to my subject with no distraction like a screen on the back of my camera. I even love that shooting film is difficult. It slows me down and I can really concentrate on exposing the exact moment that matters. Mostly though, I just love the way it looks - incredibly flattering yet vibrant and full of life. Shooting film let's me create images I love. Scotland has always fascinated me. With an extraordinary beautiful but rugged landscape and known for endless rain and cold winds it’s not a conventionally pretty place. Yet everywhere you turn it seems as if things are just a little bit more special. The wind is a little stronger, the water a little more cold and the trees and mountains just a bit higher. If you are looking to be enchanted, this is the place to go. Combining the roughness of Scotland with delicate beauty creates just that – a little bit of magic."
Photography: Ann-Kathrin Koch Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Styling and Production: Knot & Pop | Venue: Ardkinglas | Model: Elaine Fisher at Colours Agency | Hair: Anne Marie McElroy | Make Up: Julie di Placito | Dresses: Susie Stone | Large Feather and Bejewelled Head Piece: Vagabond Couture | Feather Head Band: Curious Fair | Jewellery: Maria Nilsdotter and Cornelia Webb | Flowers: Pyrus Flowers | Stationery: Lamplighter London | Plates: Love It Want It Buy It | Crockery and Cutlery: Helene Millot | Candlesticks: Classic Crockery | Cake: Big Bear Bakery