A couple of years ago, on a beautiful summer’s day in Gloucester, we set up a styled shoot inspired by Game of Thrones.
Ours was a romantic take on the looks from the show, with long flowing wedding dresses, highly styled hair, lots of jewellery and embellishment, and muted metals to balance the sparkly table linen. The stationery and the cake made fantastic use of the motifs of the show, and you’ll have fun spotting all the references!
A Game of Thrones wedding need not be a costume party, if that’s not what you want. You can see here that elegance can take centre stage, while still achieving the nods to the show.
You all know I have a major piece of my heart that belongs to vintage and preloved bridal, so I was thrilled to have Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair submit this piece on why vintage dresses rock, along with a beautiful styled editorial, shot by Claire Macintyre…
A little bit of a different take on the real wedding type of post today, in that this features a real couple, but I’m concentrating on the story of the styling of the venue.
Ravi and Frankie had their wedding party at The Glue Factory in Glasgow, hiring Lemonbox Studios to turn the industrial space into a contemporary fusion of Indian and Scottish influences. The results are just stunning and so, so modern.
“From the first day I saw her I knew she was the one
As she stared in my eyes and smiled
For her lips were the colour of the roses
They grew down the river, all bloody and wild”
From Where the Wild Roses Grow by Nick Cave & The Wild Seeds
When one of your best friends is a wedding photographer and you get engaged, things like this awesome shoot can happen! Not only did Kate and Jed have an engagement shoot, but together with Sarah from Sarah Hearts Photography and some local suppliers, they upped their game and created some 1990s styled shoot magic!
Image credit | Bodart Studio Photographie
Today I want to introduce you to French Made, the incredible French cake maker of London Town. Influenced by the avant-garde, the alternative, and with her heart firmly in the darker side of the 1980s, Lauren makes wedding cakes that are perfect for readers of this blog. They’re all gorgeously different from the traditional white tower, and French Made works with you to create your perfect cake that truly reflects you both.
I’ve worked with Lauren on many styled shoots and I adore her creativity, her professionalism, the stunning cakes that make me gasp (I could never make anything like that!!), and I can confidently recommend her to you for your wedding.
Oh, and scroll down for an exclusive offer for readers of this blog only!!
Image credit | Real Simple Photography