The night sky has become a muse for all types of artist, with its intriguing mystery and star splattered darkness. This luxury galaxy wedding takes inspiration from the swirling mysteries of the cosmos. With an inky colour palette and celestial bridal wear, it’s elegant, creative and alternative. Brilliantly coordinated by Foxglove & Black and captured by Emma-Jane Photography, this wedding shoot is truly dreamy. Read on to see how this fabulous team put it all together!
Words by Becky Smith of Foxglove & Black
how to rock a luxury galaxy wedding
celestial celebrations - luxury galaxy wedding styling
For this luxury galaxy wedding, I decided to focus on my love of Gothic and all things colour. I wanted to approach the celestial theme from a different angle and concentrate on the colours of the Galaxy, rather being more literal with excessive use of stars. Where stars were used on the bride’s dress, crown and earrings – these then stood out a lot more and gave more impact.
The materials & textures were chosen carefully, with the crater-like texture on the dinner plates imitating the moon. The crystals on the crown, cake and agate slices represented the galaxy core. I wanted everything to appear as if it was sparkling like the stars in the night sky, so everything from the glassware, candlesticks and even the stationery being printed on gloss paper, was carefully considered. It was important to have a luxury feel, which was achieved by smooth velvet table runners and napkins, to the rich ‘galaxy’ inspired colours.
luxury galaxy wedding wear
I wanted to represent an unconventional wedding with the tasteful use of black. Combined with rich blues and purples, I wanted to show how a theme can be constructed without looking ‘tacky’. The rich colours of the galaxy were depicted perfectly by the ombre wedding dress and veil. Our groom’s suit also fitted into the theme with hints of purple against the dark blue, set off by the pocket-handkerchief. Dress trousers were also chosen to create a more modern and luxurious look. The make-up needed to be strong to create powerful imagery. Our bride is rocking bright red lipstick and sparkly eyes, and the groom is owning it with a bit of eye-liner.
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Mystical Vibes - a 17th Century Wedding Venue
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel in Castle Donington was a perfect wedding venue for the luxury galaxy wedding shoot. It provided a Gothic and atmospheric feel with its 17th-century farmhouse. I wanted to give a mystical feel to the shoot, so the fog machine was perfect next to the purple pampas moon-gate. I believe a wedding should be personal to the couple, so we added lots of personalised details. We had hand-painted shoes, a bespoke leather jacket and hand-sewn velvet bouquet ribbons with a written quote. I also wanted to show how dried & silk flowers can look beautiful for a wedding, with the added bonus of being kept as a keepsake after your wedding day.
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the dream team behind this luxury galaxy wedding
Foxglove & Black – Concept, planning, styling, stationery and flowers
Emma-Jane Photography – Photographer
Nina Emily Photo & Film – Videographer
Bexbrides – Wedding dress and cape/veil
Dionne Francis and Alistair Hardy – Model couple
Blondelle Beauty – Make up artist
Max It Up Bridal Hair & Extensions – Hair Stylist
Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel – Venue
Whitehouse Event Crockery – Crockery and glassware hire
Magpie Linens – Linen Hire
Wild One Interiors – Coasters
Farleys Wedding Suits of Kibworth – Groomswear and shoes hire
Bunny Loves Evie – Bridal Jewellery and Accessories
Mimosa Couture Bridal Accessories – Hand-painted leather jacket
Inanna Bespoke Shoes – Hand-painted bridal shoes
Extra Special Touch – Hand sewn bouquet ribbons
Inviting Writing – Calligraphy on mirror & agate place cards
Rhymes To Remember – Poem and words on mirror, leather jacket and bouquet ribbon
Bon Chocolat – Galaxy chocolate favours
Rose Cottage Floristry & Flower School – Moon-gate hire
Signature Silent Disco – Fog machine hire
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