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Wedding Blog Exclusive: See You In The Boardroom! A Styled Shoot With Apprentice Star Laura Hogg of Laura Reece Bridal

21st March 2012 | Julia Braime

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Today is not your average Wednesday people! Ohhh no!

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Today, my very favourite telly programme of all time returns to the small screen (I’ll be somewhat busy for the next few Wednesday evenings).  Yes, it’s only The Apprentice!  And it’s back!

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I’d already clocked that one of this year’s candidates – Laura Hogg – ran a Glasgow bridal boutique and was looking forward to seeing what this lady would bring to Lord Sugar’s boardroom table, so when Lorna of Focus Wedding Photography got in touch to ask whether Laura’s styled bridal shoot could be featured on her favourite wedding blog, I was more than a little excited.

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So, in this wedding blog exclusive, here’s what Laura was getting up to before meeting Lord Sugar – and let’s see how she gets on in the boardroom.  I hope it’s not a week one exit with the usual mumbled “thank-you-for-the-opportunity”! Being a feisty Glaswegian?  I doubt it! 

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See a clip from Laura’s audition “I’ve got the guts to go into business with Lord Sugar” by clicking here.

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I like this girl already.  Good luck Laura!  Brides Up North is rooting for you!

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Laura Hogg of The Apprentice, Laura Reece Bridal, Glasgow

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Let’s hear from Lorna: This was a collaboration shoot with a lovely group of wedding suppliers at Mansion House in Glasgow, a gorgeous venue with themed rooms that we were able to use to style the three shoots that we carried out on the day.

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The shoot features dresses from Laura Reece Bridal in Glasgow, which is run by Laura Hogg, a candidate in Series Eight of The Apprentice, starting tonight on BBC1 at 9pm. Laura also models in the shoot. She has always been incredibly ambitious and determined so when the final sixteen candidates were announced for series 8 of The Apprentice, it was not a surprise to see Laura in the line up.

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Our shoot started in the Kanaloa room with Gillian, it is a tiki themed beach hut bar, which is designed to be an oriental oasis. We used this room as our destination bride backdrop and had used colourful accessories, big wicker chairs and gorgeous cocktail glasses

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Laura’s friends from the shoot say she thought she would be an ideal business partner for Lord Sugar as she has the drive, work ethic and guts needed to succeed, coupled with a fantastic business idea which is rumoured to be an industry first.

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Laura is said to be ecstatic to have this once in a life time opportunity. The single mum’s main motivation is her four year old son (who her business is named after) and being able to provide a privileged lifestyle for him.

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Groovy Wonderland was our next venue for the shoot and this features Laura modelling a gorgeous short red bridesmaid dress and roller boots. We had a lot of fun accessorising this shoot and using the 70’s style dance floor. Our favourite images from this shoot are those where Laura is sitting on the bar, the reflective surfaces within the bar were just gorgeous.

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Our last shoot took place in Jewel, full of gorgeous fabrics, beautiful chandeliers and wood panelling, providing a very stylish and sophisticated backdrop to our images. Laura, Gillian and Natalie modelled dresses from Laura Reece Bridal and accessories from the West End Wedding Boutique. The theme for this part of the day was high glamour and the make up and hair suited the dramatic theme.

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Photography – Adrian Carr, Focus Wedding Photography

Venue – Mansion House

Hair – Jane Crawford, Kennedy & Co

Make Up – Leigh Blaney

Dresses – Laura Reece Bridal

Accessories – West End Wedding Boutique

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Laura Hogg, Laura Reece Bridal 

Gillian Bell, Starweds

Natalie Tulloch, actress

Alasdair Mcintosh, Laura’s boyfriend

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  – Images © 2012 Focus Wedding Photography and by permission of BBC1

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  • March 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Julia!
    We shall also be watching The Apprentice! Yipee! Lovely feature – Gillian’s classic makeup and the beautiful red lipstick is fantastic!
    Catharine

  • March 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    My Husband and I cannot wait for the new series of The Apprentice! It’s fab to see someone in the wedding industry involved. I hope she’s not full of cliches like the rest of them! Great shoot too, love the roller disco!

  • March 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    lovely post about laura and our fabulous photoshoot with focus wedding photgraphy. Good luck laura. Fly the flag for the scottish wedding industry xxx

  • March 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for your comments Catharine and Charlene, we are excitedly waiting for the start of the apprentice! Laura is very lovely and we hope she does amazing in the series. It is nearly time…..

  • March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Adrian and Lorna what fantastic shots, loved them all, topped off by gorgeous make up by Leigh Blaney, and hair by Kennedy & Co xx

  • March 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thanks for the lovely comments, it was a great shoot, fantastic team work! Can’t wait to see the next episode tomorrow – Go Laura!

  • March 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Just wanted to wish Laura lots of luck, the photos from Focus are stunning as always

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