Barbie & Ken Finally Get Married

When this photo shoot landed in my inbox with the description “Barbie and Ken’s wedding” I thought oh Christ…what’s this?! However I’ve got to say that as soon as I saw the photographs my initial scepticism and preconceptions were totally eradicated. I laughed as I looked at each photo, set up to show Barbie and Ken getting married and photographed in the way an actual wedding might be. The quality of the photos is totally brilliant – and there lies the hilarity.

French photographer Béatrice de Guigné has set up each shot and photographed it like it would be with a real life couple. There are certain photo set-ups that you see all over wedding photography (the shoe shot, the dress shot, the bridal portraits just after she’s got ready, the groom getting ready with his boys etc…) and the whole set just made me laugh!

Maybe I’m going a bit mental from looking at so many wedding photographs every day!? This may well be funnier to wedding photographers and bloggers who do look at weddings all day long (the ‘portraits’ are particularly accurate!) but I hope you all get a little chuckle out of these…

“Barbie and Ken were married at Faraway Castle, in Plasticity,” Béatrice told me. “The bride bought her dress from The Fairy Godmother shop and her shoes from the Cinderella Store. The groom wore a suit from The Prince Charming Emporium. The couple met more than 50 years ago (yes I know they look young). Barbie was tired of waiting so she asked Ken to get married.”

I did however want to ask Béatrice a semi-serious question to see where she got her idea for this ‘shoot’ from. “I don’t know why I wanted to do this but I did!” she told me. “Everything started last year when one day I wanted to make some boudoir shots I had in my mind, but nobody to pose for me except Barbie. So I photographed her and published the photos on my blog. Everybody laughed about it and found it was a nice idea. After that, everytime I wanted to test some ideas, I took Barbie as my model.”

“One day she said to me ‘Hey Béatrice, now that I have my boudoir, can you be my wedding photographer?’ LOL. So I started this crazy adventure! More seriously it was weeks and weeks of preparation, three days to shoot everything, a lot of sweat and finally a wedding day! I’m laughing alone looking these photos, so I hope it’s the same for people looking at them! Or I think I’m totally crazy!”

Well I’m laughing with you lady. I love them! Pretty genius I say.

What does everyone else think?

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284 comments

  1. Absolutely adorable, pretty impressive photography and a lot of attention to detail for this VIP Couple! Epic wedding, favorite is BK-301 and runner up is the bunny slippers!
    Thank you for sharing

  2. Makes me ponder buying some Barbies just to practice shoots on them too! And for the utter hilarity of what my husband would think if he came home to me photographing Barbies in my studio! This is great, thanks for sharing!

  3. Maria

    Well it’s about time they made it official… And now they have the wedding photos to prove it!

  4. i had to drop my chopsticks while eating sushi when i saw this…phenomenal idea! and soooo cutyyyy & fab photos i dont like to think theyre jst dolls at all! *giggling endlessly*

  5. Oh my, I died with cuteness when i saw this! Finally! It’s about time they got married! ♥♥♥
    Awesome, hilarious and brilliant! kudos to Beatrice!

  6. Pamela Morgan

    This is absolutely adorable! I too had to remind myself that it wasn’t real people. They look really accurate! Anyways, it’s about time Barbie! Women young and old have waited patiently for this marriage ;)

  7. A year later and this is still one of the best photographed weddings around, most creative and funniest!! All of the detail is amazing!!

  8. ruth thorpe

    I thought it was fun to look at Barbie & Ken’s wedding photos. Since my daughter is an event/wedding planner I look at a lot of wedding photos too. You’re right about the common shots. How fun. Glad they finally tied the knot!

  9. Shelley Moore

    Are you going to do a courtroom for their divorce? All of the couples I know of who waited decades to get married usually divorced after 2 or 3 years. And since they took 50 years to get married you know someone was dragging their feet! LOL
    Very talented and imaginative individual. You’ve made many people smile.

    PS I had one of the ORIGINAL Barbie Dolls, the ones with the black and white suit and the hair that was similar to embroidery floss. Had it for years then realizing my 2 little boys wouldn’t want it gave it to a niece. About three weeks later I found out how much money they were worth! AGGGGG!

  10. Stefanie from Nj

    This is so awesome!!! The pics look so real, and totally on point!!! You did an awesome Job with this shoot!! It’s about time Barbie n Ken got hitched, it’s been a minute!

  11. Omg this is frigging amazing! Beatrice the photographer is a genius laffing my socks off because it actually could be real. Now I am going crazy

  12. Sharon Godare

    LOVE IT! Better than my daughter’s wedding pictures. I still think Ken is in denial. I think one day he will run off with G.I. Joe from the 60s. He had poseable arms and a six pack. You can photograph that wedding, too. :-)

  13. This is AMAZING, i love it! So so funny and amazing photography. 10 out of 10 for detail and the time it must have taken x

  14. This. Is. Brilliant. My Barbie weddings always ended up with Sindy gatecrashing, getting off with Ken, causing a kerfuffle and ultimately, divorce. This is a much more classy wedding.

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