We love being sent real weddings here at UW! We also love a creative wedding theme, so this one is right up our street. Rosie and Ben’s BioShock Themed Wedding was photographed by our Unconventional AJTImages and we are huge fans! Think steampunk meets Art Deco meets dark industrial. This couple really injected their personalities into their big day – keep scrolling to get inspired!
Text by bride Rosie
how to create an EPIC Themed Wedding
Creating A BioShock Themed Wedding
We always knew we wanted an alternative wedding as we are a fairly odd couple! Ben has always loved the artwork and styling from the game BioShock and we thought why not? So, we decided to create a BioShock themed wedding!
The glass taxidermy dome centrepieces sitting on top of steampunk car gears contained the Blue morpho butterflies, which feature a lot in the game. Each table was also named after a different place in the game, with nods to the theme in all the font used on the menus and name cards.
We used the words ‘Would You Kindly’ typed on aged paper in vintage typewriters dotted about the reception room, in amongst ivy and vintage medicine bottles to show guests to the BioShock guest book and card table.
When The Bride Loves Shoes!
I chose my wedding dress because of the Art Deco vibe of our BioShock themed wedding. My mum created the wonderful starry bridal veil, especially for my big day!
Shoes have always been a big thing for me so I asked the bridesmaids to all choose their own shoes, the wilder the better, and they did not disappoint! They went perfectly with my teal and rainbow glitter heels from Irregular Choice! My 5 year old daughter even had pink flowery doc martens with gold laces!
Alternative Wedding Flowers & BioShock Splicer Masks
I’m a paper florist so I obviously had to create all of the wedding flowers myself! I made individual peonies with wild roses and eucalyptus for my bridesmaids and wild roses and forget me nots as buttonholes for Ben and the groomsmen. For my alternative bouquet, I created a wild bouquet of peonies, roses, proteas, eucalyptus and bright teal feathers surrounding a little magpie skull, and finished with trailing ribbons of gold coral and teal velvet ribbons.
You can’t have a BioShock themed wedding without splicer masks! Me and Ben had fun making these during the first lockdown!
the team behind this BioShock Wedding
Venue – Bosworth Hall Hotel & Spa
Stationery – Lorna Boyer
HMUA – Sam Roper
Steampunk Centrepiece Stands – Orb Creations
Glass Domes, Room Decor & Flowers – Soul Binding By Rosie
Photographer – AJTImages
Vintage Photo Booth – The Camper Van Wedding Company
Bridesmaids Dresses – ASOS
Suits – Marc Darcy
Wedding Dress – Coco Melody
Bridal Accessories – eBay & Etsy
Brides & Bridesmaids Shoes – Irregular Choice
Bridal Veil – Handmade
Magician – Magical Owen
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