Styled shoot: modern Scottish wedding vibes as Edinburgh Highlandwear and bridal stores collaborate

Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers, Kudos Bridal Boutique and other Edinburgh indie wedding suppliers got together at Riddle’s Court in the Old Town to bring a contemporary ‘cool Caledonia’ wedding story to life

Bride wearing a dress from Kudos Bridal Boutique and groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Rose wears: Dove satin wedding dress (style D3080) by Essense of Australia, £1,299, and headband from a selection, both Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh); Tartan shawl by LoullyMakes Designs, and bouquet by The Stockbridge Flower Company; Julien wears: Handmade kilt outfit in exclusive Highland Mist tartan with Lovat Mill sage tweed jacket and accessories, packages from £1,375, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers. Buttonhole by The Stockbridge Flower Company

When some of the leading lights of the Edinburgh wedding scene knock heads together, good things happen. Even though it’s been a tough 12 months for the sector, this photo shoot created some positivity, as Emma Wilkinson from Highlandwear outfitter and groomswear specialist Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers explains: “After a challenging year for the industry, we felt it was high time to work together and celebrate some of Edinburgh’s best in the bridal business.”

“Our collaborative editorial marries timeless elegance and contemporary style with the polish and eye for detail that Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers has become known for. The romantic nature of our Highland Mist tartan was brought to life with thoughtful styling –even the bouquet was inspired by the colours of the menswear,”  continues Emma.

The couple playing ‘bride and groom’ are, in fact, real-life couple Rose and Julien, who also happen to be photographers. Add Edinburgh-based photographer, Nathan Ross, into the mix and you have a very talented trio of photographers-cum-models!

Scroll down to see how it all came together…

Photography and modelling: Rose and Julien; Nathan Ross Photography
All groomswear and accessories: Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Dresses, cami top, bridal accessories and shoes: Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh)
Location: Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh
Bridal kilt: made by Emma Wilkinson at Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Necklace and cufflinks: Trinket Pixie Jewellery
Bouquet and buttonholes: The Stockbridge Flower Company
Tartan rose bouquet: A Wee Favour
Bride’s shawl: LoullyMakes Designs

Groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Julien wears: Highland Mist kilt outfit as before

Bride wearing a dress from Kudos Bridal Boutique and groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Rose wears: Dove satin dress and accessories as before, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh); Julien wears: Highland Mist kilt outfit with Lovat Mill Navy tweed and Liberty print made-to-measure jacket and waistcoat and accessories, packages from £1,375, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Bride wearing a dress from Kudos Bridal Boutique and groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh

Bride wearing a dress from Kudos Bridal Boutique and groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh
Julien wears: Highland Mist kilt outfit with Lovat Mill Navy tweed and Liberty print made-to-measure jacket and waistcoat as before, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers; Rose wears: Sheer head-beaded dress with voluminous sleeves (style D3216) by Essense of Australia, £1,599, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh); Bouquet as before

Bride sitting wearing beaded dress by Kudos Bridal Boutique and holding tartan flower bouquet by A Wee Favour
Rose wears: beaded dress as before, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh); Tartan flower bouquet, made to order, A Wee Favour

Necklace and cufflinks by Trinket Pixie Jewellery
Personalised sterling silver heart pendant, prices from around £43; and silver bird cufflinks, £POA, both Trinket Pixie Jewellery

Bride wearing a dress from Kudos Bridal Boutique and groom wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers outside at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh

Bride wearing bridal kilt by Emma Wilkinson and tartan shawl by LoullyMakes
Rose wears: handmade bridal kilt in duchess satin with lace, embroidery and beaded details by Emma Wilkinson, cami top and shoes, £POA, Kudos Bridal Boutiques (Edinburgh); Tartan shawl and bouquet as before

Two laughing grooms in Edinburgh's Old Town wearing outfits from Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Julien wears Highland Mist kilt outfit with sage green Lovat Mill tweed jacket, as before; Nathan wears: Bespoke Highland Mist tartan military trews in a custom slim fit, from £245, styled with Lovat Mill tweed jacket, from £495, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers. Buttonholes, as before, The Stockbridge Flower Company

Groom in Edinburgh's Old Town wearing tartan trews outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Nathan wears: bespoke Highland Mist trews outfit, as before, with Liberty-print pocket square and bow tie, accessories from £25 to £220, Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Groom at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh wearing tartan trews outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Nathan wears: bespoke Highland Mist trews outfit, as before, styled with velvet jacket and accessories from a selection, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Groom at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh wearing tartan trews outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Nathan wears: bespoke Highland Mist trews outfit, as before, styled with Lovat Mill tweed jacket and accessories from a selection, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Groom at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers
Julien wears: Highland Mist kilt outfit styled with various Lovat Mill tweed jackets and accessories, all Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

Groom at Riddle's Court in Edinburgh wearing kilt outfit by Gordon Nicolson Kiltmakers

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