Today I have something a little different for you, A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding styling ideas, with a fairyland concept. In the Shakespeare play, one of the characters is Titania, queen of the fairies, and this is where the vision of creating a fairyland came from.
This wedding styling is all about creating an enchanting fairyland filled with green moss, lush floral arrangements and whimsical touches. I love the colour palette of green, gold, rose blush and pops of darker plum and berry tones.
Using the woods for the ethereal fairyland setting worked so well. I love the suspended floral arrangements and delicate glass sun catchers dotted about.
For this shoot the team styled the most incredible pièce de résistance… a moss-covered table. They decorated the table with stunning floral arrangements, fruits and berries, and pretty place settings with oak slice chargers, pretty china and the most unusual twig-look cutlery.
The ‘fairy-esque’ bride looked amazing in a stunning lace wedding dress with delicate long sleeves worn over a pink under-slip. I love the large multicoloured butterfly and dragonfly tiara, perfect for the fairyland feel.
As well as her incredible wedding dress, the bride has such a fabulous bridal bouquet full of gorgeous blush-coloured blooms surrounded by greenery – you’ve gotta love an oversized bridal bouquet!
Whether you are looking for inspiration for a wedding based on your favourite Shakespeare play, an outdoor or woodland wedding, or just some ethereal wedding ideas, you will love these.
A big thank you to LeeYen Photography for sharing these amazing pictures.
“The seduction and magic of love is truly like a fairyland. Shakespeare wrote the greatest love stories of all time, and one of the most magical and uniquely different is the story of the Fairy Queen Titania and Oberon. Taking that magical, woodsy, ethereal fairyland and infusing it into A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding styling is a match made in heaven!
“Our Fairy Queen bride is regal and stately, whilst being fiercely feminine, and she portrays her magical powers in a seductive way. Her blush wedding dress features layer upon layer of soft, glitter-infused tulle under a unique art deco lace. The magnificent oversized lace train adds the drama she craves.
“Not to be outdone by anyone, she dons a power crown laden with fairyland friends. Pastel jewelled dragonfly’s and butterfly’s are her crown jewels. This exquisite firefly crown is the power statement indeed.
“The Kate Spade ‘Dragonfly’ china is elegant and simple, with gold-leaf place mats, wood and gold trimmed glass chargers atop a table of dripping moss, which brought the fairy feeling to life. Majestic florals and fruits stimulate the senses as they cascade everywhere.
“Brass garden stools, hand lettered gold place cards, Oberon type antlers as napkin rings and the centrepiece, fancy fruits to nibble on, along with ornate woodsy goldwear create a magically romantic setting.”
Sumptuous and Enchanting
“Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect mix of magic and romance… with a touch of decadence. I immediately knew we should use lots of moss for a magical woodland setting. Drippy greenery, beautiful fruit, flowers and vines help it feel sumptuous and enchanting. Flowers with elegant shapes in rich jewel tone colours accent the dress and the table settings.
“To top it off, the exquisite lavender toned cake shows off handmade oversized sugar flowers.
“Even the wedding stationery incorporated the woodsy-fruit and flowers into the gold laden invitation suite.”
Photography: LeeYen Photography
Styling, ‘The Gilda’ Wedding Gown and Lizzy Slip: Betsy Barker, Betsy Couture Vintage Wedding Gowns
Vintage Ring/Earrings: Family Heirlooms of Betsy Barker
Crown: Maria Elena Headpieces
Groom’s Attire: Ritz Tuxedos
Hair and Make-Up: April Benincosa of Bella Cosa
Flowers: Mille Fleur Design
Wedding Cake: Flour and Flourish
Stools, Napkins and Goblets: Diamond Rental
China: Dragon Fly by Kate Spade
Chargers and Goldwear: Pier 1 Imports
Invitations: Ceci New York
Place Cards/Calligraphy: Hanwriting
Models: Ashley Horrocks and Alec Kalled