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!
The Story of the Shoot
The inspiration for the shoot was simply Tim Burton. Everyone involved is a huge fan of the quirky gothic styling he brings to his films, and so our Pinterest planning board was fantastic!! We focused on his women characters, and we had a two-part story: one was how his blonde and innocent heroines (e.g. Johanna in Sweeney Todd) would dress for a wedding, and the other was how his anti-heroines (Victoria from The Corpse Bride, or Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd again) would adorn 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. All the elements that are perfect for an alternative wedding.
Creative direction | Erin of Way Out Wedding
Photography | Nicki Feltham Photography
Dresses | Bijou Bridal Boutique
MUA | Let’s Face It
Hair | Polka Dot Hair and Make-up
Flowers | Bohotanical
Cake | French Made
Taxidermy | Death+Glory
Millinery | La dame au béret
Floral headpieces and buttonhole | Claire Austin England from the ‘Rosey Posey’ range
Prop hire, stationery and styling | Beyond Vintage
Venue | The Dolls House, Islington
Skull jewellery | Alex Garnett
Crucifix necklaces | Rosie Weisencrantz Vintage Jewellery
Ring | 10and6 Jewellery