Mirror, mirror, on the wall, which is the fairest wedding of them all? We have some magic for you today. This alternative fairytale wedding, organised by Tribe Member Charlotte Laurie Designs, is a real beauty! Think: Snow White with a dark twist. With earthy decor, real life owls and a spontaneous handfasting ceremony, take a look and get inspired! Over to Charlotte to explain how she did it!
how to style an alternative fairytale wedding
Alternative fairytale wedding styling- Au Naturale
The inspiration behind this alternative fairytale wedding shoot was the venue itself, The Lost Village Of Dode. It really is a magical place. It feels like it is somehow not built but grown from the earth around it. The aim was to create an earthy and natural feel, but without using any fresh cut flowers. We had an alternative felt bouquet with trailing ivy and used natural materials to style the wedding tables. We created levels using old books and wood pieces with moss bringing it all together. Finally, we added wooden, tree like candelabras made by our amazing stylist Lily Jones Events.
With all this talk of nature we can’t possibly not mention the Owls from Nuptuowls. They were amazing- so gentle and patient (and cute!) They were the perfect addition, helping bring the alternative fairytale to life.
a spontaneous hand fasting! Alternative fairytale wedding Ceremony
There must have been some magic in the air on the day because our lovely couple Natalie and Maxx decided to have an actual handfasting ceremony right there and then – it was lovely and so romantic. They have since got engaged and our now busy planning their own special day!
We’re a big fan of wedding celebrants here at UW! Check out our Ultimate Guide To Celebrants here, with details about different types of ceremony including handfasting!
Unique wedding looks for an alternative couple
Alongside alternative fairytale wedding venue styling must be awesome outfits for the bride and groom! The lovely bride looks gorgeous in a gold wedding dress and corset by Powdered And Waisted Corsetry, with a badass cape! The groom is rocking a bowtie/suspenders combo, with bespoke buttonhole by Charlotte Laurie Designs. Both with alternative headpieces, these looks have real personality and fit the theme brilliantly!
The team behind this alternative fairytale wedding
Coordination, Bouquets & Flowers – Charlotte Laurie Designs
Table Styling – Lily Jones Events
Photographer – Chloe Mary Photo
Location – The Lost Village Of Dode
Brides Outfit & Styling – Powdered And Wasted Corsetry
Grazing Table & Cake – Graze With Me
Embroidered napkins and Garter – Extra Special Touch
Hair – L.A Styling
Make Up – Sharon Owens Bridal Makeup
Stationery – Paper Punks Emporium
Jewellery – Sam Ryde Jewellery
Lace Boots – House Of Elliot
Owls provided by – Nuptuowls
Additional Props & Crockery- Harriets Table
Models – Natalie & Maxx
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