An Evanescence Inspired Wedding Styled Shoot With Tartan And A Hint Of Gothic Flair

Today I am thrilled to share this Evanescence inspired wedding styled shoot with tartan and a hint of Gothic flair.

Images were captured by Purple Rose Photography with co-ordination of Lorna Boyer Design and the collaboration of an incredible creative team.

Lorna who co-ordinated says of the shoot …


Inspired by the video for Evanescences “Call me when you’re sober” this shoot celebrates outdoor weddings with a difference.

I originally took inspiration from the beautiful dress Amy Lee wears in the music video and mixed into it the rising trend of pets at weddings.

With a fantastic group of suppliers on board we have managed to capture a stunning combination of tartan patterns, deep red flowers and black lace, all there to inspire Brides looking for something a little bit different.


The shoot took place on private land in Newtown Linford.

It was a freezing cold day, but armed with a bunch of beautiful products from brilliant suppliers, myself, Emma (Purple Rose Photography), Fran (Frenchie Loves Flowers) and Fran (CoCo Vintage) started put together this alternative shoot.

After an early start having makeup and hair done by Laura Firth, we had arrived at the venue with swathes of lace and tartan and lots of candles to decorate with.

The incredible cake by Smith Street Bakers took pride of place in the centre of the table, and we all spent time just marvelling at the detail!
It was so much fun working with the animals too.

My very patient horse, Raz, let me decorate her bridal with flowers and my parents dogs behaved perfectly! Of course, Lizzie the cat didn’t want to be left out!

We battled freezing fingers and kept warm by munching on brownies and I think everything came together beautifully.

The hair piece The Lucky Sixpence designed and the hand painted shoes by Inanna Bespoke were exactly what I had envisioned, and Extra Special Touch’s napkins were the final touch the table settings needed.

It was so much fun working with like minded suppliers to create something so different and both Frans were amazing for running around, wafting a tub lid and flinging the veil to help create the perfect shots!

A Bride is her own person, and that means she doesn’t have to be stuck in the box of tradition, and that is never more true than with the Wedding Gown she wears.

Whether you go white, coloured or in this case, tartan, your Wedding Gown reflects you as a person.

The marvellous styling is perfect inspiration to those looking for a more unique or hint of a gothic look in their Big Day, and don’t you just love the amazing addition of all those amazing four legged friends.


Shoot Team

Organisation/ Stationery and Dress: Lorna Boyer – Lorna Boyer Design

Photography: Emma Webster – Purple Rose Photography

Cake: Beccy Street & Joanna Fleetwood-Smith – Smith Street Bakers

Styling and Props: Fran Steer – CoCo Vintage Collection

Flowers: Francesca Rose – Frenchie Loves Flowers 

Napkins and garter: Heidi Lawton – Extra Special Touch

Headpiece: Janie Wolverson – The Lucky Sixpence

Hand Painted Shoes – Lou Gibson – Inanna Bespoke

Hair and Make-Up: Laura Firth – Victory Rolls Hair Parlour



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