Local shoot: Gently Gothic

Will you be converted by this subtle approach to an alternative style?

Images courtesy of Amy Davies Photography

Photographer and shoot coordinator Amy Davies set out to create a dramatic look for this project. “There are lots of extremes when it comes to the gothic style,” she says, but admits that none of them are likely to appeal greatly to a bride who might consider her everyday style somewhat short of alternative. “So, we chose a broadly gothic theme with plenty of smiles and laughter, paired with a soft and light twist,” she continues before adding: “It is possible to have a black wedding dress without the black lipstick!”

So, Amy headed off with her models, Chloe and Ollie (who are a real couple and clearly very much in love) first to St Mary De Haura Church in Shoreham to create a just-wed feel, before moving on to Rottingdean Windmill.

bride and groom dressed in black kissing outside of church
bride and groom. Bride wears had with red and peach flowers
Bride wearing grey and white dress with red floral hair piece
Bride and groom in black in front of windmill. Wind has caught bride's veil which flows out behind her
bride and groom dressed in black, outside church, bride holds beautiful red and peach bouquet
bride and groom dressed in black stroll arm in arm though churchyard
beautiful bride in black slip dress and black veil
bride and groom sat on the grass in front of windmill
bride and groom dresse in black kissing. Bride's skirt is caught by the wind
bridal bouquet in red and peach

Shoot contributors

Venues, St Mary De Haura Church, www.stmarydehaura.org.uk | Rottingdean Windmill, www.rottingdeanvillage.org.uk/rottingdean-windmill | Photographer, Amy Davies Photography, www.amydaviesphotography.com | Dresses, Lucy Can’t Dance, www.lucycantdance.com | ASOS, www.asos.com | Hair and make-up, Charlotte Amelia Artistry, www.instagram.com/charlotteameliaartistry | Flowers, Flowers4, www.flowers4.co.uk | Models, Ollie and Chloe, www.instagram.com/itschloeandollie

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