Gothic Fairytale: A Wonderfully Weird ‘Snow Queens’ Bridal Shoot

It took me a while to come up with the title of this blog post because there is so much good stuff in this shoot! Snow queen styling, blue hair, antlers, animal skulls…all the kind of things I’m utterly LOVING right now. It’s certainly not for everyone, but this kind of weird and wonderful styling totally does it for me. I know Roo‘s going to die when she sees this too…

“The shoot was arranged as Louise of Oh My Honey has just launched her first bridal collection,” stylist Alex told me. “We wanted to do something creative to show off the gowns and also to have a bit of fun.”

“Our inspiration came from gothic fairytales, woodland nymphs and The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe. We wanted the table to look as though you’d stepped out of the Narnia wardrobe for a magical woodland wedding breakfast. Wooden boards and pots, wild flowers teamed with fresh loaves and jars of chestnuts on a bare dining table provided the rustic edge. For that magical feel, bottles and branches were sprayed with ‘gilver’ (a mix of gold and silver glitter). Snowflake Christmas decorations were used to tie the cutlery and the favours were chunks of Stollen cake in glittery berry bags.”

“The cake was a simple shop bought sponge cake that was roughly covered with white icing, topped with blueberries and a heavy sprinkling of icing sugar. A silver heart tilted to one side and a lace dress collar finished the decoration. The gilver frosted branches made another appearance as an alternative wedding bouquet.”

“The floral design was a mix of wild grasses and berry shade flowers with fake silver ferns bound with ribbon. We used an eclectic mix of silver lanterns, wood blocks, white net pom-poms, animal skin throws and deer skulls in Louise’s garden backdrop, shooting at crazy o’clock to capture the morning winter frost. And smoke bombs added to the other-worldly feel.”

Yep, I’m dying. Oh how I love it so. I’d like to live in this photo shoot please. I also think I need an antler headband in my life…

Thanks to Laura Babb, Alex of The Bijou Bride, Louise of Oh My Honey and the whole team behind this shoot for sharing it today.

Supporting Cast:

Photography Credit: Laura Babb & Pete Wilbourne
Styling: The Bijou Bride
Dresses: Oh My Honey
Star Tiara: Rene Walrus
Other Headpieces: Jo Barnes Vintage
Jewellery & Antler Headbands: Sweet Delirium
Stationery: Golden Apple Designs
Hair: Sharon Roberts Wonderful Hair
Make Up: Ana Ospina Make Up

21 comments

  1. I lurve this. Louise’s dresses are just beautiful and Ana’s make-up is just amazing.

    Laura stunning photos as usual.

    Although I think I’m just to uncool to get the antlers thing.

    Fab work lovely ladies x

  2. Natasha Jane

    Wow, wow, wow this is so beautiful! I just love louise’s designs and she looks stunning in the shoot XxX

  3. Every time I see a post like this, it makes me want to sit down and come up with a huge, elegant concept shoot! Unfortunately, I’m completely scatterbrained, and I’m a horrible procrastinator- I was planning for a hot rod pin up shoot this time last year (for summer) and I still haven’t done it. Smh… But this is beautiful! The time and planning to set up is just awesome! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wowzers thanks for all the loving comments people, what a dream to have my work featured on Rock N Roll Bride eek.
    I’m always coming up with weird and wonderful shoot themes, I’ve got a whole book to get through in 2012, bring it on!

  5. These are great photos and I love the blue hair and the eye makeup is just incredible. The table decorations are also spectacular.

  6. Charlotte Thomson

    Stunning! I have two of Louise’s dresses and have worked with her in the past, i can highly recommend her, lovely lady and so talented. This is such a fabulous shoot! x

  7. wow, another fantastic shoot from the uber-talented Laura Babb! And the icy snow queen styling is gorgeous. I want blue hair again now.

  8. Weird and wonderful sums it up perfectly ~ love Louise’s bridal dresses and Ana’s incredible make up compliments her blue hair perfectly. The photos and frosty silver styling are gorgeous. Well done to all involved!

  9. Ahhh this is TOO amazing, i love it! You both look so gorgeous and the styling is incredible.

    I didn’t even know you were using my stationery for this, what a fabulous surprise! 🙂

    Love! xx

  10. Wowzers Guys thanks for all the Make-Up Love 🙂 this is the second shoot I have had featured on Kat’s Blog Yay!!! and have been so Lucky to work with such Fab Creatives and just Lovely Peeps and boy did we have a Blast playing dress up behind the scenes 😉

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