A stunning Ayrshire Elopement shoot at Wellington  House on The Square inspired by Chiaroscuro and autumnal tones

Today I am thrilled to share this stunning Ayrshire Elopement shoot at Wellington House on The Square inspired by chiaroscuro and autumnal tones.

Images were captured by Chris Guthrie Scott Photography with the collaboration of a fabulous creative team.

Chris says of the shoot…


During the earliest times of the Pandemic, when Covid had hit the Wedding Industry hard, myself and Gary of Rogues and Queens Photography decided to get creative with our time being unable to capture Weddings.

Inspired by our mutual appreciation of Chiaroscuro – the use of strong contrasts between light and dark – and the work of Australian photographer, Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas and Scotland’s own Sean Bell, we planted the seeds of a plan to capture a beautiful elopement shoot on the Ayrshire coastline.

In spring 2021, I visited Wellington House on the Square in Ayr.

Wellington House is a characterful, listed Georgian wedding and events venue situated prestigiously on the historic Wellington Square.

It has been lovingly restored from a shell and reinvented into an exclusive unique space filled with a multitude of magnificent antique furniture pieces and quirky artifacts.

The venue very much fitted in with that early vision, being a treasure trove of light and dark, and full of vintage items like the reading room with legal texts that are 200 years old!

The styling of the day was very much driven by a few components – the venue and its colouring (dark and rich navy, greens and rich mahogany wood), the Autumn season, and the model couple, Susie and Nonie’s style.

For the couple we tried to make it feel like a relaxing day out with friends, full of laughter and joy with elements like the ceremony and vows that were actually incredibly emotional for them, transporting them right back to their own Wedding Day.

The shoot was very much a collaboration between the four of us, and additionally the venue owner, Sharon and our amazing florist.

To give an insight into the look of the day an exquisite stationery suite was created by Wedding Artwork by Daria.

Our Brides beautiful gowns were by Flossy & Dossy accessorised with jewellery from Helen Swan, with their beauty look created by Shanan at Shanique Designs.

Annika of Peaches n Cream / The 1882 House created the most powerful vibrant floral arrangements both for the ceremony space and in the bouquets, and flower crowns in the most rich autumnal tones.

To bring the inside styling to a close a gorgeous buttercream naked cake was created by Maureen Scott (my Mum) adorned again by pretty florals.

To balance the historical nature of the venue we also wanted to do an outdoor shoot that could show off the coastline at Ayr in its majestic rugged beauty, and we captured some misty atmospheric images to really encapsulate that aim.


Shoot Vendors

Venue – Wellington House on the Square

Photographer – Chris Guthrie Scott Photography

Planning and Inspiration – Gary Ferguson – Rogues and Queens Photography and Chris Guthrie Scott Photography

Outfits – Flossy & Dossy

Stationery – Wedding Artwork by Daria

Flowers – Annika at Peaches n Cream / The 1882 House

Cake – Maureen Scott

Makeup artist – Shanan at Shanique Designs

Jeweller – Helen Swan

Models – Susie & Nonie


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