Gosh do we have some dreamy wedding inspiration for you today with the most fabulous styled shoot.
Once upon a time 26th of November 1865, the very first publication of Alice’s adventures in Wonderland. 150 years later Alice ends up in Weddingland.”
“There is a place, like no place on earth
A land full of wonder, mystery and danger
Some say, to survive it,
you need to be mad as a hatter,
Which luckily, I am”
It is this remarkable story and the 150th anniversary of a timeless classic that has inspired this magical shoot. We are especially excited about the gorgeous paper flower decor featured in the shoot from our fab friends over at *Perfabulous* – it is everything a bride could possibly want…pretty, dreamy and spectacular! One of the greatest pleasures of being a wedding blogger is seeing an array of incredible wedding suppliers come together to create truly beautiful images and that is what we have here today with a whimsical styled shoot, suitably titled ‘Alice In
“Every bride has adventures while being in Weddingland, some muchier than others.
Here is how we see our Alice 150 years later.
Surrounded by the most vivid flowers, it all came together.
Even though she should know better, Alice is still too noisy to stay away from the cakes.
Yumminess, and madly in love that’s how she is.
With someone who most likely is bonkers, bonkers about Alice and joins her in her adventures.
But as we know, all of Alice’s adventures are like a dream.
So is weddingland.”
*Wonderful Wedding Suppliers*
Photography: Roberta Facchini | Wedding Styling: Charmaine James | Venue: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Hyde Park London | Floral Styling: Amie Bone Flowers | Paper Flower Decor: Perfabulous | Models: Will Turner Roden & Lauren Joyanne Morris | Cake Designer: Elizabeth Solaru | Stationery: We Are Knotted | Wedding Dress: Marianna Lanzilli at Heart Aflutter Bridal | Groom’s Suit: Alexandra Wood | Hair Stylist: Erin Kristensen | Make Up: Lauren Smith
*Sweet Table: ‘No Alice without a tea-party. No tea party without yumminess! All the yumminess made Alice “curiouser and curiouser”‘
Elizabeth created the most enchanting and decadent sweet table filled with beautifully made biscuits and cupcakes. The attention to detail is impressive with a touch of gold and the handpainted teacups which formed an exquisite cake.
Elizabeth Cake’s Emporium | www.elizabethscakeemporium.com
*Photography: “Oh capturing moments, keeping a memory alive, bringing these vivid in to the scene.It’s art. It’s a gift. A soft touch makes it a “picture perfect”.
These exquisite images have been captured by Roberta beautifully, just imagine what she could do with your wedding photos!
Roberta Facchini | www.robertafacchini.com
*Paper Flowers: “If there is anything in Alice’s Adventures that we know, it is that nothing is too much. The muchier it gets, the more impressive. Paper flowers fit right into that world… “Birds of a feather flock together”
Oxana and Karolina are so incredibly talented and these gorgeous paper flowers provide the perfect pop of colour for this whimsical wedding backdrop. We utterly adore the chair decor also!
*Floral Styling: “I swear it was the Mad Hatter who tipped over the vase on the sweet-heart table! An abundance of the prettiest pastel coloured flowers took over the scene…“You would have to be half mad to dream me up.”
These beautiful pastel blooms created by Amie and her team are utterly swoon worthy and certainly have that wedding wow factor.
Amie Bone Flowers | www.amieboneflowers.com
*Styling: “It all mixes, and sometimes it matches. But does it ever make sense? As if it was reliving every emotion, feeling and wonder you get while reading Alice’s books…“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense.”
The beautiful combinations of pastels, flowers and gold have been created by Charmaine beautifully. The exquisite attention to detail is like something out of a fairytale.
Charmaine James | www.encharmd.com
*Hair & Make-Up: “Alice is so fragile, you must keep it that way”…“The more there is of mine, the less there is of yours”
The dream team of Lauren & Erin have created a stunning look for Alice using soft tones and a gentle wave that is very natural and showcases her true beauty.
Erin Kristensen | www.erinkristensen.com
Lauren Smith | www.laurensmithmakeupartist.co.uk
*Clothing: “Oh how he is so down to earth in his suit, but then you can tell why him and Alice are such a good match. Because his shoes are mad. How elegant she is in her dress, he swept her of her feet… “Oh what a dance.”
The simple elegance of ‘Alice’s’ dress combined with the dapper suit creates the perfect look for a modern, more mature Alice and her chosen suitor. The small touches: the flower in her hair and the crazy shoes creates that great sense of fun that Alice in Wonderland is so loved for.
Heart Aflutter Bridal | www.heartaflutterbridal.co.uk
Alexandra Wood | www.alexandrawoodbespoke.co.uk
*Venue: “The Loggia of the Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park London. An intimate room with view over Hyde Park, a romantic and glamourous setting will give you the feeling of a never ending story…“That is all”
This sensational gem in the heart of London is such a majestic choice of wedding venue combining fantastic architecture with grand interiors and a wonderful location.
Mandarin Oriental London | www.mandarinoriental.com/london
*Stationery: Quirky stationery with a splash of colour created by We Are Knotted complements the shoot perfectly.
We Are Knotted | www.weareknotted.com
A huge thanks to the wonderful wedding suppliers who have taken us on a magical journey down the rabbit hole, it has been totally dreamy!
“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”