We highly recommend finding yourself a quiet spot this bank holiday weekend so you can devour all the immense detail of this boho-rock inspiration at The Engine Works Glasgow.


Boho-Rock inspiration with lots of black and dried flowers.


"My name is Lena Sabala. Together, my boyfriend Patrick and I are wedding photographers from Glasgow. In January this year, we got an idea with a group of creative suppliers to organise a photoshoot; which would include what usually is forgotten during most inspirational editorials. We wanted to show not only new wedding trends and couple but also stylish car, handmade and designed in Glasgow rings, beautifully styled food and lots of emotions. Very often couples ask us about this what can improve their wedding, from a photographic point of view. The answer always resides in recommending them to just be themselves, to have fun, enjoy the day, do silly stuff and not to pose. That's what we say, as a great majority of our couples never posed in any type of photoshoot before. Being yourself includes natural-looking makeup and hair which are not changing your look too strongly during the day. Being unrecognisable during the wedding day is not a good thing. We kept the shoot in a rustic, rock-boho style which we absolutely adore. This styling includes some relaxed atmosphere in our opinion. Fairy lights on the floor, mixed patterns of carpets, glass and china with textures of beautiful (no foliage) flower compositions. The perfect venue was 'The Engine Works' brand new place on a wedding map of Glasgow. The key to making the styling work was very strict colour palette including plenty of black. We used trendy pompom confetti, handpainted signs and leathery jacket as well as ombre handmade veil." - Lena Sabala Photography

The Engine Works Glasgow

All this gorgeous boho-rock inspiration took place in the outhouse of The Engine Works Glasgow. The impressive open space with high ceilings and exposed brick was flooded with natural light and creates an incredible space for a wedding! Decorated to perfection with dessert tables, immense aisle style and a tablescape of dreams. You'll be pinning every image before you know it!


"Working with Lena's soft colour palette and the rustic surroundings of The Engine works, I decided to go for a more natural, wildflower look. I used lots of dried grasses, wheat and dried poppies as a base and accented these with feathery soft pink astilbe, roses and mauve lilac flower for a pop of colour. I used vintage china bowls and metal steamer trunks to complete the look." - Narcissus Wedding Flowers by Susan


"Always loved Lena’s unique style and mood of photography, finally I could make something a bit different than classic white wedding cake. Colour palette was beautifully chosen to compliment the venue. I went mostly for black, gold and burgundy when making the sweet table which was including the main cake covered with chocolate ganache and hand-painted with buttercream, a smaller semi-naked cake decorated with fresh flowers, cakesicles, lollipops, cupcakes and a handmade doughnut wall with big neon style 'YUM'. I must say I love how everything fell into place with all the other amazing talented suppliers." - Polka Dot Cakes by Magda

I'm sure you're yearning for more beautiful boho inspiration with dried flowers, I know I am! Well lucky for you we also featured this wonderful shoot at The Giraffe Shed too. Or if you'd like to see a Glasgow wedding, we can highly recommend this vibrant affair at SWG3.
Lorna Shaw

Written by Lorna Shaw

Venue: The Engine Works Glasgow | Florist: Wedding Flowers by Susan | Tableware: The Green Cockatoo | Stationery: Bottled Love | Cake & Sweets: Polka Dot Cakes | Catering: Regis Banqueting | Car: Tartan Dubs 4 Hire | Wedding Dress: Unbrideled Boutique | MUA: Leigh Blaney | Hair: Patrycja Owsianka | Hairpieces: Revivify | Jewellery: Katie Lees Jewellery | Suit: MacGregor and MacDuff | Handpainted Signs and Jacket: The Unlikely Painter
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