Whilst I’m not one to champion “paint-by-numbers” wedding “themes” a scheme influenced by a couples love of a certain designer, era, novel or any creative art form is what keeps wedding celebrations stylish, personal and unique. Today’s suppliers showcase offers just that kind of inspiration. Edgy, attention-grabbing and highly stylised it’s a wonderful example of how to pay “homage” without imitating.
Perfect for the alternative bride and inspired by the strong heroine’s in Tim Burton films, Erin, blogger and editor of the fabulous Way Out Wedding set about creating a styled shoot so fabulously fierce it’ll give you goose-bumps…quite apt with Halloween around the corner! A pleasure to publish a fellow wedding bloggers work and directional inspiration, here’s what she had to say about their shoot:
The team members are all huge fans of the quirky gothic styling Tim Burton brings to his films, and so our Pinterest planning board was fantastic!! We focused on his female charactersand we had a two-part story: How his blonde and innocent heroines (e.g. Johanna in Sweeney Todd) would dress for a wedding, and alternatively how his anti-heroines (Victoria from The Corpse Bride, or Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd again) would style themselves.
The styling was bold and arresting – think skull jewellery, gothic dresses, in-your-face make-up, a dark denim coloured naked cake covered in vintage lace, gothic millinery, amazing flower crowns, a quirky venue, and taxidermy – and yet all the elements were perfect for an alternative wedding and not at all alienating for real life.
Insane levels of statement style to steal!
//Credits: Creative direction: Erin of Way Out Wedding//Photography: Nicki Feltham Photography //Photography assistants: Very Berry Photography & Lucy Alice Photography//Dresses: The Couture Company //Make-up: Let’s Face It//Hair: Polka Dot Hair and Make-up//Floral headpieces and buttonhole: Rosey Posey Creations//Decoration & stationery: Beyond Vintage//Venue: The Dolls House, Islington//Millinery: La Dame au Béret//Jewellery: Skull jewellery by Alex Garnett, Crucifix necklaces by Rosie Weisencrantz, Vintage Ring by 10and6 Jewellery//Flowers: The Vintage Floral Design Company//Cake: French Made//Taxidermy: Death+Glory//Models: Alex Barnes, May Hamer, Olivia Martin