Oh all the colour and sweets! Enjoy this styled shoot shared with us by the stylist of it – Lily Jones.
INSPIRATION AND STORY BEHIND THE SHOOT
Love is Sweet – those were the words that inspired me to create a wedding shoot celebrating how sweet love can be!
Taking the theme of ‘sugar & spice and everything nice,’ I wanted to create a fun, bright and colourful shoot to show couples that their wedding day can be a unique as they are! I am an alternative wedding planner and stylist and no theme or idea is too outrageous for me to bring to life.
Using giant lollipops, doughnuts, cupcakes, sweets, marshmallows and more, mixed in with beautiful pastel florals, vintage bridal wear and bespoke accessories, we created a shoot that was so wacky it screamed ‘Katy Perry’ vibes.
The Winding House near Dover is over a 100 years old and is a former Victorian Coal Mining building. It is a beautiful setting for any wedding and provided the perfect backdrop for our sweet- filled celebration.
Our beautiful couple, Tik Tok stars, Sarah & Rachael, are the most fun-loving real couple and really brought this shoot to life, and Kate Hennessy, our photographer & videographer captured it so beautifully in her signature fun and bright style.
Rachael is wearing the stunning vintage Marylin dress from Flamingo Bridal in a soft pink and Sarah is rocking their vintage Diva jumpsuit – we just love these looks that were complimented with beautiful hair styling from Yes Brides.
This shoot was all about the wacky accessories! We think that they can add so much fun to your wedding look! Both our brides had beautiful custom made 3D sculpted shoes from Miss Molly’s and stunning handmade hair accessories by Miss Ava’s Millinery which looked good enough to eat.
We took our décor to the extreme with giant sweets, lollipops and doughnuts from Event Prop Hire, styled by myself (Lily Jones Events) with a streamer backdrop from Streamadelica and complimented with a beautiful flower garland by Hayley’s Bloomers. Our table featured giant liquorice centrepieces and flowers with lollipops galore! Each guest’s place setting featured a ‘Love is Sweet’ cookie by Sweet Enchanted and bespoke lollipops by Willow and Boo.
The stationery by Prim & Glad was fun, bright and delicious! Perfect for any candy inspired wedding.
We also had lots of fun playing with this amazing photo booth from Temptation Towers and their super exciting 360 photo experience.
We couldn’t have had this shoot without some sweet treats on the day and Vintage Candyfloss’ beautifully restored candyfloss bike was perfect for this shoot and tasted as good as it looked! Iced Gemms’ amazing 5 tier wedding cake was pastel perfection! Featuring handmade lollipops, doughnuts and ice creams. Charlotte Laurie Designs created some beautiful felt bouquet accessories which worked perfectly mixed in with Hayley’s Bloomer’s colourful bouquets, as well as a gorgeous pastel coloured button bouquet – a beautiful alternative to fresh flowers.
Venue: The Winding House
Stylist: Lily Jones Events
Planner: Quirky Weddings
Video: Kate Hennessy Photography
Dresses: Flamingo Bridal
Shoes: Miss Molly’s
Accessories: Miss Ava’s Millinery
Hair: Yes Brides
Flowers: Hayley’s Bloomers
Stationery: Prim and Glad
Cake: Iced Gemms
Decorations: Event Prop Hire
Models: Rachael & Sarah
Bouquet Accessories: Charlotte Laurie Designs
Candy floss: Vintage Candy Floss
Cookies: Sweet Enchanted
Lollipops: Willow & Boo
Photobooth: Temptation Towers
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