Whimsical & Eccentric Labyrinth Themed Wedding

Today let’s head back to the 80s and draw on our inner David Bowie! We have the most spectacular Labyrinth Themed Wedding to share with you! Co-ordinated & captured by Emma from Doodah Photography, this shoot draws inspiration from the 80s cult classic movie! It’s extravagant, eccentric, and fantastical. So what’s stopping you? You don’t even need to make a wish! Lets dive on in …


bride wearing ornate black mask - masquerade wedding day
Groom holding masquerade mask for movie themed wedding day wearing royal blue suit with jeweled details
Couple dancing at their fairytale, labyrinth themed wedding day - labyrinth themed wedding by doodah photography - first dance
Dramatic themed wedding table centrepiece with goblin and ornate gold detailing - movie themed wedding tablescape by finishing flourishes
Couple dancing at their fairytale wedding day - labyrinth themed wedding by doodah photography

how to rock a labyrinth themed wedding

More is more

The extravagance of this shoot is what makes it shine! Especially with a more conventional ‘blush’ colour scheme, the eccentric styling makes it truly unique and magical

Go bespoke

Bespoke doesn’t have to mean expensive! A few personalised items will really add the wow factor and sentimental value to your big day


Make your day spectacular with owls or birds of prey at your wedding

Creating A Labyrinth Themed Wedding

This Labyrinth themed wedding shoot has been styled around the ballroom scene from the 80s cult classic film ‘Jim Henson’s Labyrinth’ starring David Bowie. It features work by a fantastic group of alternative wedding suppliers who also happen to be massive Labyrinth fans.

It took place at Derby wedding venue ‘The Old Bell Hotel which is Derby’s oldest coaching inn dating back to 1650 and is grade II listed. It’s stunning regency ballroom matched the theme perfectly. The concept behind the shoot was not to recreate the scene exactly but to take it as inspiration, and create work that could be used in a real wedding rather than a film set.

Although the concept of having a movie themed wedding is pretty unconventional, the ballroom scene itself actually pushed the usually alternative vendors down some more conventional paths with a blush pink and cream colour scheme and lots of candelabras and crystals. However, their unique & quirky creativity didn’t disappoint and they created a really unique look by going fantastically over the top. The phrase ‘it’s so extra’ was bandied about quite a lot on the day.

The day was captured by Emma from Doodah Photography, and Videography by Nina Emily Photo & Film. We captured the romantic, fantasy feel of the movie with  real story-telling element throughout. Check out the epic video below: 


Dramatic themed wedding table centrepiece with goblin and ornate gold detailing - movie themed wedding tablescape and backdrop by finishing flourishes
The Labyrinth book and various masks with gold ribbon & feathers on blue silk
Fairytale bride with oversized dramatic bridal bouquet and princess wedding dress for labyrinth themed wedding day
couple kissing in the door of the tudor bar, old bell hotel derby for a labyrinth themed wedding day

Labyrinth Themed Wedding Styling

Bethan from Finishing Flourishes styled the wedding venue including the flowers, transforming the space in just a couple of hours. She created bespoke pieces such as the goblin flower urn and the clock with 13 hours on it. She went the extra  mile needed to make this Labyrinth themed wedding spectacular. 

Beccy from Smith Street Bakers created the stunning fairytale-esque, 3-tier wedding cake. We love the regal gold detailing and added flourishes made from isomalt (a sugar substitute). 

Stationery was by Doodah Designs, and features lots of elements from the Labyrinth film including the barn owl, masks, hanging pearls and the crystal orbs. The colour scheme was chosen to match the venue styling with some regency ornaments thrown in for good measure. Throughout the shoot the team definitely went for the “more is more” approach.

Ornate 3 tier gold and white wedding cake with white sugar flowers for movie themed wedding day on dusky pink pedestal 2
wedding tablescape for a labyrinth movie wedding day with gold and blush pink accessories
Wedding stationery for Labyrinth themed wedding by Doodah designs - alternative wedding stationery - unique wedding invitations

A Whimsical Wedding Ceremony With An Owl!

The celebrant, Ceremonies by Leni Robson, loves dressing up and loves a theme so was only too happy to source an outfit for herself that fitted the style of the shoot. She came up with several bespoke elements for the ceremony including the smoking loving cup. She also made vow booklets for our couple.

The star of the show was our lovely ring-bearing owl Juliette. We really wanted a barn owl to feature as there is one in the film which is particularly iconic. She and her eagle owl friend Elvis definitely stole the limelight on the day of the shoot! The birds were particularly well behaved in the grand regency ballroom and completely unfazed by all the fuss. Bird On The Hand offer all sorts of options for including birds of prey on your special day and are guaranteed to delight and entertain your guests.

Owl ring bearer at wedding ceremonies - alternative and unique wedding ceremonies - labyrinth movie themed wedding day
Bride and Groom getting married with Owl in hand - Labyrinth themed wedding day
Wedding ceremony confetti photo with couple

Spectacular Labyrinth Themed Wedding Wear

Zoë from Scarlet Tayla made this incredible wedding dress and groom’s jacket from scratch! The outfits for our two models really evoked the 80s vibe of the costume in the film without being an exact replica. Hours of work went into the beading and corsetry and both outfits were an immaculate fit on our couple.

All the accessories were handmade especially for this shoot. Jewellery and hair accessories were by silversmith and sculptor Claire from CRZyBest. She really explored the theme of ‘being inside a bubble’ with all the gorgeous crystals in her work. Lou from Inanna Bespoke Shoes created some really elegant and unique hand painted shoes with bead and crystal detailing. Ani Stafford of Townsend Millinery handcrafted two goblin masks together with a tricorn hat.

Laura from Victory Rolls Bridal Hair went all out with beautiful raven extensions to bring Sarah’s 80s bouffant do bang up to date to suit a more modern bride. And a massive shout out to makeup by Laurie Scott who came to our rescue with only 2 hours notice when our previous MUA couldn’t attend. Her work is truly stunning.

Bride at the altar for a movie themed fairytale wedding day
Hand painted wedding shoes for themed wedding day with flowers and crystals - personalised wedding shoes by inanna wedding shoes
Mirror with the phrase ' its only forever, its not long at all' with flower arrangement on pedestal and groom's hat for a labyrinth themed wedding day
Groom style for labyrinth movie wedding day with flower shoulder pad and gold neck ruffle with jewels
Necklace - bridal jewellery
Wedding make up for movie wedding day - bride close up with pink eye shadow and ornate jewellery
labyrinth wedding chair with mask
Labyrinth themed wedding day - couple standing outside the old bell hotel derby
Labyrinth themed wedding day - book with wedding rings
The Labyrinth book with mask
Owl and book handmade silver rings for wedding day from CRZYbest
Long fairy tale wedding hair by Victory Rolls Wedding Hair specialist with princess wedding dress and hair accessories - alternative bridal look
Ornate 3 tier gold and white wedding cake with white sugar flowers for movie themed wedding day
Ceremonies by Leni Robson wearing mask with Owl for alternative & unique wedding ceremonies
table place setting with gold charger plate, white feather and name tag
Gold goblin table centrepiece close up - fairytale wedding day for labyrinth themed wedding
Ornate 3 tier gold and white wedding cake with white sugar flowers for movie themed wedding day on dusky pink pedestal

The team behind this epic labyrinth themed wedding

Photography & Shoot Coordinator:  Doodah Photography 

Videography: Nina Emily Photo & Film

Venue: The Old Bell Hotel 

Stylist & flowers: Finishing Flourishes

Bespoke Couturier: Scarlet Tayla

Hand painted wedding shoes: Inanna Bespoke Shoes  

Hair accessories & jewellery: CrzyBest

Bridal hair specialist: Victory Rolls Bridal Hair 

MUA: Laurie Scott 

Bird of prey experiences: Bird On The Hand

Celebrant: Ceremonies By Leni

Wedding Cake: Smith Street Bakers

Stationery: Doodah Designs 

Millinery & masks: Ani Stafford – Townsend Millinery 

Real couple: Rosie & Tyler  

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