this is such a gorgeous collaboration ..

F L O S S Y & D O S S Y  +  M O D I S T E

Flossy & Dossy / Modiste

Dress-makers Flossy & Dossy joined wedding-supplier-forces with Modiste – our newest GWC member! – to create a collection of Bespoke Bridal looks …  beautiful combinations of dresses & head wear, perfectly paired, beautifully styled & to top it off – affordable!! The Flossy and Dossy 2015 collection has been stylishly matched with Modiste head pieces for the perfect Bridal combo …  with all of the looks coming in at £1200 or below.  WHAT?  Yup, super pretty & super reasonable.

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Perfect Bridal looks – and all the pieces are so versatile that the collection could be easily mixed and matched to suit your own personal style!! We love this top team work A LOT.

If you like what you see there – Come on down to our GWC Summer Bridal Market on Sunday – Flossy&Dossy will be there showcasing some of her beautiful designs for you alongside a whole host of creative & talented wedding folks!

12 – 4pm, The Briggait, Glasgow, Sunday May 3rd.  f r e e  e n t r y !

& for more info on Modiste – check out her brand spangling new GWC profile here – so glad to welcome this talent to the crew!

Behind the shoot-scenes :
Hair – Pro Bridal Team
Make Up – Cat Robertson
Image Credits – Struve Photography


so we asked our flowery pals what floral trends they are loving at the moment .. and here’s what they had to say, along with one of their favourite seasonal bouquets :

H E D G E R O W  //  L U S H  S P R I N G  B O U Q U E T S.

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This bouquet is full of lots of texture and muted colours. It was inspired by Dutch master paintings.

I H E A R T  F L O W E R S  //  L O O S E  U N S T R U C T U R E D  J E W E L-T O N E D  B O U Q U E T S

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Rebecca asked for a large, chunky and loose, unstructured hand tied bouquet. When I met Rebecca it was clear from her beautifully decorated home that she loved jewel colours, so we incorporated lots of rich reds, purples and blues into the flowers along with a hint of mustard yellow and lime green for high contrast. We bound with chartreuse velvet to tie in with the jewel tones, and to give a lovely luxurious finish. We kept the style really loose and natural, with lots of big shapes and textures for autumnal impact.
(image by Christopher Currie Photography)

L I T T L E  B O T A N I C A  //  B O H O  E C L E C T I C  P E T I T E  B O U Q U E T S

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This day-dreamy bouquet represents a move towards the cooler and softer side of the colour spectrum. Peony, lavender, sweet pea and scabisoa create an eclectic mix of understated brights, pale pastels and natural neutrals. Petite in size it is the perfect pretty, delicate and feminie bouquet for a summer boho-chic wedding.

S P A R R O W & R O S E  //  F R E S H  W I L D + U N D E R S T A T E D

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I love this bouquet – loose & wild with a handpicked feel. The colours are perfect for this time of year.
(image by The Kitcheners)

J A C K  F L E U R I S T E  //  P A S T E L S + B R I G H T S

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Spring is the perfect time for using colourful and scented flowers, from soft pastels to bold brights, I think just about any colour palette is possible.  This bouquet includes some of my Spring favorites – Lilac, Soloman’s Seal and Daffodils.

P Y R U S  //  E T H E R E A L  A V A N T G A R D E  B O U Q U E T S

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We are often given open briefs by our brides who want us to be as creative and original as possible.  The PYRUS ethos is to use as much locally grown and foraged material as possible and we embrace all natural elements in our work, not just botanicals.  We have recently begun learning to taxidermy and the delicate, ethereal beauty of bird wings adds a surprising edginess and touch of the avant garde to a bridal bouquet.
(image by Orange Photographie)

T H R E E  I S L E S  D E S I G N S  //   V I N T A G E  I N S P I R E D  D U S K Y  B O U Q U E T S

Nick_Skye146_1000pxI loved using the dusky blue alongside the vintage purple flowers for this bouquet. Using silk & artificial flowers gives me the scope to include unique colours. This bouquet was very special as it was for my sister’s wedding last November.

F L O R A L  M E N A G E R I E  //  W H I M S I C A L  + W I L D

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Spearheaded flowers and foliage appear to spring out from a central focal point, drawing the eye and at the same time blurring the edges, so to speak. This style of bouquet would suit Brides looking for wild and whimsical flowers that are comfortable to hold and look just as fantastic perched on their own as they do held in front of the perfect dress.
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O W W W W W  you guys – We love them all!  Check out more of each florists work over in the GWC Directory.

team gwc x



In the spotlight this week…

The crazy-lovely..

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HEY THERE!  Let’s get the chat…
1/business:
SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW:
The Bygone Photobooth Company pioneer ‘Instant Nostalgia’ in Scotland!!
Hot off the press: A brand new Glasgow-based company have developed their own brand of nostalgia!
The Bygone Photobooth Company is the brainchild of young couple Joseph McAree and Stephanie Mortimer.
2/describe your workspace:
Our studio is your big day.
3/where did it all begin?
That question has an infinite range of answers.
I guess it all began several years ago when Joe and I first got together.
He was touring France/Germany and at that time was planning to move to France at the end of the tour.
We’d both fallen pretty hard for each other and midway through the tour he wrote me a letter to say he was coming home afterwards.  The letter had a beautiful wet chemical photostrip inside and I remember thinking how perfectly it had captured a pure moment. I loved it!!
From there I started tinkering with old cameras and we both tried to come up with a way of bringing back the magic of photography, when a photograph was a rare keepsake in a gentleman’s bill-fold.  Before selfies and social media.  Eventually we came up with the idea of combining old and new, The Bygone Photobooth Company was born.
4/whats your favourite work to date? wedding/image/piece.
Blitzed will always have a fond place in our hearts!!
The 1940’s club night with lashings of bunting, sandbags, a full brass band, gramophone DJ’s and more authentic 40’s clothing than in an old peoples home is always a beautiful step back in time.  Never has our brand of nostalgia been more perfectly complimented by it’s surroundings.
We love when we get the opportunity to create a truly bespoke package.  In this instance the Bygone scene was set with an oxblood chesterfield and a bunting backdrop.  Specially sourced props included authentic WWII helmets, WWII uniforms, WWII gas masks, WWII ration books, gramophones, WWII field phones and an Underwood style typewriter.
The next one is in SWG3 on June 28th, we plan to cause quite a hullabaloo!
5/who and what inspires you?
This is another question that has an infinite range of answers for me.
I feel inspired by people/things all the time.
My nephews, my nanna, my friends, Joe.
Joe would probably say Anatol Josepho.  He is credited as the inventor of the original coin-operated photobooth. He brought the photobooth to Broadway in 1925, it was a huge success and made photography a more affordable/less formal.
Whenever we consider new designs or aesthetic details we say “What would Anatol think?”
So I guess he’s a little involved with every decision The Bygone Photobooth Company make.
6/where are your favourite places to go when you are not working?
Being a somewhat old fashioned pair and a fan of making an occasion of every moment, I would have to say our favourite hang out is probably The Hidden Lane Tearoom.
Afternoon tea, vintage tea sets, more lashings of bunting, doilies, lace, gingham and floral prints galore.
The cakes are fantastic and the range of tea’s/tea cocktail’s make them connoisseurs of high tea!
It’s a vintage treasure.
We collaborate with the tearoom at their Vintage Hen Parties.  Where cup & saucers of fizz meet vintage makeovers and Bygone memories. We must tell you, we think it’s swell!!
7/best piece of advice you have ever been given?
“Don’t sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me!!!”
The Andrews Sisters were so very wise!

Bygone Photo Booth

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These guys are too cute.  Nevermind your wedding.. get them round to the house for a wee cuppa!

For more information and contact details for some old fashioned wedding fun by Bygone .. head on over to the Entertainment section of our Directory.

x #teamgwc