If you know you want heaps of colour for your wedding day, you have just stumbled upon some pretty perfect inspiration, my friend. There is colour, and loud colour at that, in almost everything in our art influenced editorial styled shoot: from the flowers, to the cake, the dresses, even the groom’s suit!! This is ‘Art School’.
Lisa from Carmela Weddings and I had just finished our futuristic, conceptual shoot ‘The Other Space‘ and were keen to hook up once again, so I sent her the ‘Art School‘ idea board I’d been building. A fabulous team of suppliers was formed, and our ideas flowed as we bounced off each other, culminating in this beautiful shoot we are all incredibly proud of. It’s contemporary, bright and fresh, and perfect for spring and summer couples.
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.
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!