Dream teams: bold and alternative wedding inspiration on the streets of Glasgow

Photographer Lena Sabala teamed up with Unbridaled Boutique in Ayr to show how minimal wedding dresses can be styled for a cool, city big day at some iconic Glasgow locations

bride groom on bridge in Glasgow Lena Sabala Photography

‘Keep it simple’ is a mantra that serves many of us well in life. It’s the same when it comes to planning a wedding: the bells and whistles that come with the territory can be nice, but are by no means the making of the day.

However, opting for a minimal wedding look does not mean playing it safe – as photographer Lena Sabala knows only too well: “While styling this shoot, I played with colour and style, but wanted to keep two things in common: the simplicity of the dresses and the alternative, city vibe. I think it shows how different city weddings can be if you bring a bit of personality to the table.

“Minimal wedding dresses are a popular wedding trend and I believe they’re not only perfect for creating simple and elegant looks, they also work with bold fashion choices – large jewellery, darker makeup, tattoos – as we have proven here.”

Unbridaled Boutique in Ayr supplied the dresses for the photoshoot and boutique owner Emily Plunkett wholeheartedly agrees with Lena, saying: “Plain dresses are the most versatile of all, but can often be overlooked on the rails for their more outlandish counterparts.

“We wanted to style three simple dresses to get brides’ creative juices flowing. A few twists, such as well-chosen accessories, can create a completely different vibe. This shoot was all about exploring those avenues of self expression.”

Scroll on to see the sensational, statement results captured on the streets of Glasgow.

Photography Lena and Patrick from Lena Sabala Photography
Wedding dresses and accessories Unbridaled Boutique
Gold wedding crowns Revivify
Groom’s floral blazer Steel & Jelly
Groom’s black blazer Jigsaw
Groom’s black trousers Zara
Groom’s shoes Tesco
Groom’s hat M&S
Wedding stationery Bottled Love
Hair and makeup DIY
Flowers DIY
Models Magda Wiluszynska (bride) and Mario Zaarour (groom)

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