Today I am thrilled to share this beautiful 70’s inspired Bohemian Wedding styled shoot at the Laing Art Gallery.
Images were captured by Barry Forshaw Photography with an incredible collaborative team.
Barry Forshaw is a Wedding and portrait photographer in Newcastle upon Tyne.
I hand over to Barry to tell you all about this beautiful shoot and venue…
“I was a wedding registrar in Newcastle upon Tyne for almost 10 years and I conducted around 2000 weddings.”
“When I became a wedding photographer there were several quirky and unique venues I was aware of but many couples weren’t, and I thought that should change.”
“I approached Tyne and Wear Museums with the idea of doing a vintage styled wedding shoot at the Laing Art Gallery and they said yes!
“The Laing Art Gallery is located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Engalnd.”
“The gallery was designed in the Baroque style with Art Nouveau elements by architects Cackett and Burns Dick and is now a Grade II listed building.”
“Couples can tie the knot amongst the Laing’s outstanding collection of artworks, as the Laing Art Gallery is now licensed to hold wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.”
“The Laing Art Gallery makes a sophisticated and alternative North East wedding venue.”
“All of the Laing’s galleries are licensed to hold civil ceremonies, and with a capacity of 80 guests, are ideally suited to an exclusive and intimate occasion.”
“Couples also have the opportunity to host their drinks reception in one of our elegant galleries, such as the Northern Spirit, and to hold their wedding breakfast alongside our beautiful Burne Jones stained glass window.”
“A variety of spaces are available for ceremonies, including the stunning 18th and 19th Century Gallery.”
“This gallery houses works by world renowned artists including William Holman Hunt, Joshua Reynolds, Thomas Gainsborough and Gauguin, and can accommodate up to 80 guests.”
“Coming back to the shoot we wanted to create some 70’s inspired bohemian wedding inspiration.”
In Wikipaedia, the definition of Bohemianism, is the practice of an unconventional lifestyle, often in the company of like minded people, involing musical, literary or artistic pursuits.”
“The style of wedding was a great fit for a Venue filled with art.”
“The vintage styling of wedding dress suited our model, Amy’s, figure.”
“She is a swimmer and could pull off the floaty, bohemian vintage vibe perfectly. Vintage sandals and jewellery completed the look.”
“Our groom, David, wore contemporary clothes that we felt fit the mood, with most of his jackets and waistcoats coming from Primark!”
“Michelle, our stylist also set up period accessories such as the china glassware, linen candlesticks, cake trolley, etc.”
“By the 70’s a more of a natural makeup look was in fashion, with things like shimmery eyeshadows in pale browns and oranges, so Laura did a more modern interpretation of that style.”
“Anthony provided a much looser bouquet with colourful roses and wildflowers.”
“The whole ensemble was set off by the flowers in the brides hair which we hoped linked her to the romantic art of the 1800’s (which is on display in the gallery) as well as tied into a boho feel.”
“In a similar way, Laura gave Amy a very free flowing hairstyle, with tumbling curls, loosely tied up at the back completing the look.”
Thank you so much to Barry and the team for sharing this stunning bohemian wedding inspired shoot.
From the exquisite hair and make up to the beautiful dress and cake and gorgeous floristry the look runs seamlessly.
What glorious images, exceptional styling and what an amazing location to create memories.
Venue – Laing Art Gallery
Photographer: Barry Forshaw Photography
Make-up Artist: LL Make Up
Hair Stylist: Laura Dakars – Reflection Hair & Beauty
Vintage Wedding Dress, Accessories, and stylist: Michelle et al Vintage Wedding
Florist: Floral Design by Anthony
Wedding Cake: The Designer Cake Company
Bride: Amy Morrow
Groom: David Graham
Venue Co-ordinator Michelle Hardie from TWAM – firstname.lastname@example.org