The MOST INCREDIBLE Alice in Wonderland Wedding Ever. FACT.
July 14, 2010
I’ve seen a lot of Alice in Wonderland shoots and weddings this year but none as fan-bloody-tastic as Jessica & Wade’s. The couple said they came up with the Victorian Alice theme on a whim (even before the film came out this year) and decided to run with it. Unbelievably the couple designed and came up with everything for the wedding themselves. This is a wedding I wish I’d be at! I literally don’t know where to start when it comes to talking about how awesome this wedding is so I’m just going to make a huge list of all the bits that I love about it.
Their officiant was from a death metal band (Chuck “Mandaddy” Ellis from Gargamel)
The groomsmen had tails
The bride had ‘bride-dudes’ instead of bridesmaids (they were all men!)
They all entered the ceremony to The Funeral March of the Marionettes and Jess entered to The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies
They solidified their vows with Tea Sipping Ceremony
There was a white rabbit
Most of the guests dressed up in either vintage or Alice in Wonderland-themed costumes
The bride had 2 dresses which she wore stripy socks and little hats
The had mis-matched crockery (which they found at thrift stores mostly)
The a tower of cup & saucers with cakes inside
The topsy-turvy wedding cake with a mad hatters hat and a teapot as seperate layers
They had ‘eat me’ signs
They had moustaches for people to play with
They had a fuji instax camera for guests to play with
They had their own Mad Hatter’s ‘Tea’ made and bottled (wine)
My mind is officially blown, how about you?
Thank you thank you thank you to Jess & Wade and their photographer Chad for sharing this incredible wedding today
Event Design: Jessica & Wade (Bride & Groom)
Day of Coordination: Erica Petramala with OccasionsVideographer: Eric Von Billington
Ceremony Venue: Bok Tower Gardens
Mad Tea Party Venue: Chalet Suzanne
Reception Venue: Columbia Centennial Museum
Hair/Makeup: Holly Nazaro with Collective Creations
Guitarist for Ceremony: Bobby Koelble (of Junkie Rush and the AbsinthTrio)
Officiant: Chuck “Mandaddy” Ellis
Centerpieces – Rose-filled teapots & Displays: Diy by Jess and Family
Personal flowers: Events in BloomMusic:
A Piece of CakeCupcakes:
Bride’s Ceremony Dress: Jon’s Bridal
Bride’s Party Dress: handmade by Rosie at A Roseman Bridal in Clearwater
Bride’s Hat: TwoBackFlats on Etsy
Bride’s Shoes: Nina
Bride’s Shrug: Vasini on Etsy
Tuxedo: rented from Tuxedo Junction
Boy’s Hats: Uniformal Wearhouse
Canes: Fashionable CanesGlasses/goggles:
Framed silhouettes of Mad Hatter and White Rabbit: Paperportraits on Etsy
Character artworks: Travis Louie
Party pom-poms: PartyPoms on Etsy
You May Also Like
Victorian Steampunk & Fancy Dress Fun
May 31, 2010
Caroline & Connor's wedding had a distinctly Victorian/Steampunk vibe. As well as the bridal party, all the guests really got into the spirit and dressed up for the occasion in vintage dresses and attire which was practically much all put together by the amazing Trish Roush at House of Nines Design. Not only did she help out the guests with their outfits, but she dressed the bride and groom - including making those incredible hats!
A Birthday Treat – From Me To You!
April 7, 2009
The Beatles, Dr Seuss, Pom Poms & Holga!
October 27, 2009
A DIY wedding with Holga images? Oh hell yeah baby!
Shelly & Jeff had a wedding that perfectly epitomised them. From the turquoise and orange pom poms and the personalised 'All You Need is Love' M&Ms to their friend playing 'Blackbird' by The Beatles and Dr Seuss' 'Oh The Places We Will Go' as gifts. From the sparrow salt & pepper shakers as a cake topper and succulents as centrepieces to the their customised 'lunchboxes' by Pink Avocado..oh yes yes yes! Shelly's beautiful dress was by Linda Asaf and I love it all!
Thanks to Katherine for sending these over to me. I am in lurrrve
Credit: Katherine O'Brien Photography
Fancy Dress Mad Hatter’s Tea Party Wedding: Rob & Laura
December 30, 2013
When Rob and Laura told me they had a fancy dress Alice in Wonderland/ Mad Hatter's tea Party wedding I thought "Wow that sounds cool, but I bet I've seen it all before..." Oh how wrong I was! Never in my life have I seen a wedding where everyone - the couple, the wedding party and the guests - threw themselves into it so much. These costumes are just off the hook awesome!
New Orleans Masquerade Wedding: Leslie & Collin
May 22, 2013
I receive upwards of 50 submissions on a daily basis, and needless to say I do see a lot of very similarly styled weddings. So when a wedding like Leslie & Collin's lands in my inbox I'm over the moon, thrilled and super duper excited to feature it because it's just so different. I'm totally losing my cool over this theme and the way the couple executed it. They also planned and styled the entire wedding themselves, making it a million percent more awesome in my book.
Alice in Wonderland Wedding: Adam & Louise
October 19, 2012
Alice in Wonderland themed weddings have been pretty popular since the Tim Burton version of the story was released in 2010, but that doesn't mean I don't still love to see them! I mean who wouldn't want to look at photographs that transport you into a much more psychedelic world? When Adam & Louise got engaged, and despite the fact that they thought the theme had 'been done' quite a bit, they knew it was perfect for their wedding. Louise had been a huge fan of the story for her whole life, and had always dreamt of an Alice themed wedding... so why go changing?
A Homemade Festival Wedding: Anna & Jonny
July 6, 2012
"Although there were some traditional elements to our wedding, we wanted to keep the day as informal as possible," began newlywed Anna. "We wanted a traditional wedding ceremony, but for the reception we just wanted to create a space for our friends and family to enjoy themselves. We had music all day, put out games and a fancy dress box, and left a jar of moustaches on the bar. The fancy dress box was well-used and our wedding became the chaotic festival-party we always wanted!"
A Quintessentially British Wedding on the Queen’s Birthday: Jess & Dan
June 14, 2012
Jess & Dan's wedding was quintessentially British with the theme carrying through from the attire to the cake to the DIY reception decor. Why the theme you ask? Well the wedding was held on the weekend of the Queen's birthday!
The couple were married at Edes House, Sussex and had two reception venues, both of which were within the grounds of Chichester Cathedral. Their afternoon wedding breakfast was held at Vicars Hall and the evening party was at George Bell House.
© 2008 - 2023 Rock n Roll Bride Ltd, PO Box 3246, Reading, RG1 9LG, United Kingdom.