We’ve seen the Tim Burton brides, both the innocent heroines and the deliciously villainous, and now it’s time to look at how to style the rest of your big day, from the flowers to the cake to the jewellery and headpieces, there’s a way of getting that Burton vibe in everywhere!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Tim Burton heroine bridal styling over the last two days, featuring the preloved dresses of Bijou Bridal and the vintage gowns of Ooh Mrs James, because now we’re heading into darker times…
Meet our Burton anti-heroines: gothic, mischievous, and almost certainly with the devil in them. There is zero innocence in this part of the story, with the make-up, hair, headwear and dresses dipping into the darker end of the palette.
So, now for part two! Yesterday, you saw Tim Burton style heroines in Bijou Bridal dresses, and today it’s the turn of Ooh Mrs James.
If you’ve ever wondered how to have a Tim Burton wedding, then this four-parter of a styled shoot we did is for you! It was the most fun day, if a little hectic thanks to my inexperience back then in planning these things – I had sooo many dresses, from three suppliers, in fact, which was actually way too much to fit into one shoot… But the amazing team around me got it all done and we all had a great time together. Total pros, they were. And I have since learnt my lesson (sort of) to tone it down on the ‘getting all the things into one shoot’ front!
So, given that we had so many dresses and looks, this has been split up into four posts: today you will see Tim Burton’s heroines in Bijou Bridal’s preloved dresses, and tomorrow heroines in Ooh Mrs James’s vintage gowns, and then it’s anti-heroines wearing The Couture Company in a more gothic take on weddings, and finally a post concentrating on the gorgeous styling. All in all, it’s everything you could need to plan your Tim Burton themed wedding!
Nicole and Roshan’s civil ceremony and reception at Paradise By Way Of Kensal Green, London is the perfect example of a Way Out Wedding: no theme other than ‘everything we love in one go’.
Their main priority? Plenty of fun. The bride tells me,
“We wanted our family and friends to be relaxed and happy, and not feel like they had to be on their best behaviour. We had lyrics from the Baywatch theme tune as one of the readings – I’m a huge David Hasselhoff fan! It was funny to see our friends start laughing as they realised.”
The couple chose their venue after enjoying some great nights out there.
“Each time, we would discover an ornament or painting we hadn’t seen before.”
Definitely keep your mind open to venues because today almost anything goes. And what better place to marry, or have the reception in at least, than somewhere that is special to you both? It will be familiar, personal, and will take on an extra special meaning for ever…