‘Merry Kitschmas’ Wedding Styling

There’s Christmas wedding styling and then there’s ‘Kitschmas’ wedding styling! These ideas throw traditional Christmas out of the window and bring in kitsch and vintage wonders.

Rock ‘n’ Roll events planner Michaela of Clear Hearts really thought outside of the box with these styling ideas, showing you really can have a wedding as personal as you are, and that Christmas weddings are not all about Christmas trees and holly. These ideas are fabulously over the top and create an all out fun vibe that will fill Christmas with cheer! Think bold, garish and sparkly and you’ve hit the nail on the head.

The decoration is crammed with detail, from pom pom wreaths to cute plastic Babycham-esque deer, trolls (do you remember them?!) and even a bridal jacket covered with teddy bears. This really is a crazy alternative to traditional Christmas styling.

Bride and groom outside VW van with 'Merry Kitschmas' wedding styling

For many, Christmas is all about the food, and the sweet treats in this shoot are spectacular, especially the amazing croquembouche cake full of Christmas delights including cute gingerbread houses.

One last thing I must mention before you go ahead and enjoy these really cool Kitschmas wedding styling ideas, captured by Chloe Lee Photography, is the bride’s shoes. I’m pretty sure you will never have seen a pair of shoes like them… pom poms, a glitzy Father Christmas and snowman, red bows and calligraphy!

Merry Kitschmas everyone!

Full of Fun

“The idea of the ‘Merry Kitschmas’ wedding theme was born from my love of ‘more is more’, Bjork and artists like Paul Yore. This mixed with Chloe Lee’s love of all things kitsch, Disney and O.T.T. meant the cuteness flowed.

“The shoot team all brought some of their favourite Christmas kitsch items for me to add into the styling. It made for such a great selection and made the van full of fun.”

VW van with red ribbon on front

Pom pom wreath

Troll dolls and glittery reindeer

Merry kitschmas candle

Christmas candles

Christmas wedding shoes with red ribbon and Santa and snowman figured on front

Naughty or nice wedding shoes covered in pom poms

Bride with Christmas headpiece sitting in VW van with groom in red suit

Bride kissing groom in red suit

Bride and groom in VW van

Naughty or Nice

“The ‘naughty or nice’ shoes by Beretun Designs are a Christmas dream, and paired with the groom’s ‘play nice’ hand tattoo was a great little tie in. The jacket (WOW) and pom pom earrings are by the amazing and unique Sassy Freak. The cutest bridal headpiece came from McFayden Millinery, which we styled with a simple yet stunning two piece from Halo and Wren Bridal. A flower hoop from Sweet Pea Rosa made our bride look delightfully regal in her soft toy hat and jacket.

Bridal shoe with Naughty written on side

Bride handing groom Christmas present from VW van

Bride pushing groom's chin up

Bride wearing Christmas pom pom hat and necklace made from kitsch toys and ribbons

Large red necklace made from toys and ribbons

Bride and groom eating lollipops

Bride outside VW camper van surrounded by kitsch Christmas props

Bride's Christmas floral hoop

“Our ‘is he or isn’t he?’ Santa model wore a bespoke red velvet suit from the talented Karlus G Tailor. Combined with a bow tie and pocket square from the stylish LV Made in England, it was a fresh take on a standard wedding suit. For the light up necklace and lapel piece I told Fwaylawn to “go for it”, and boy did she!

“Kayleigh K brought her personal style of flawless bright skin and she added some beautiful sparkle to fit our theme.”

Groom in red suit standing outside VW Camper Van surrounded by Christmas kitsch items

Groom wearing red suit with colourful pocket square and lapel piece

Red lapel piece made from pom poms, pipe cleaners and toys

Play nice tattoo on groom's fingers

Bride wearing coat made from soft toys

Groom hugging bride from behind

Sweetness of Christmas

“This shoot was all about the tasty sweetness of Christmas. The original Anges De Sucre delivered this in full force with a croquembouche that caused squeals of delight as each new person saw it.

“The cake with hanging biscuits was the genius idea of Malarkey Cakes, who also made the sparkly doughnuts hanging on the DIY mini doughnut wall. Adorable biscuit pops eliminated any sticky finger problems for the bride and groom.

Christmas croquembouche with gingerbread and doughnuts

Small marshmallows

Christmas drip wedding cake and lollipops

Christmas lollipops

Glitter animal figure

Red Christmas drip wedding cake with house topper

“Paper Hearts Paintings did a beautiful job of illustrating Yazz and Chris’s likeness, and it turned out the couple were already big fans of her work. What a lovely Christmas gift they got to keep after the fun day of shooting.

“The video from Electric Blue shows that kitsch can be rock ‘n’ roll too. She showed off the Trolls and Polly Pockets I found in my parents’ loft to perfection, and I can’t wait to see more weddings in 2019 featuring these!

“Chloe and I were so excited to have our vision realised by so many talented suppliers”

Bride and groom illustration

Bride and groom blowing bubbles

Creative Team

Photography: Chloe Lee Photography

Styling: Clear Hearts

Videography: Electric Blue

Two-Piece Wedding Dress: Halo and Wren Bridal

Bride’s Shoes: Beretun Designs

Bride’s Jacket and Earrings: Sassy Freak

Headpiece: McFayden Millinery

Hair and Make-Up: Kayleigh KMUA

Suit: Karlus G Tailor

Bow Tie and Pocket Square: LV Made in England

Light Up Necklace and Lapel Piece: Fwaylawn

Flower Hoop: Sweet Pea Rosa

Cake, Doughnuts and Biscuits: Malarkey Cakes

Croquembouche: Anges De Sucre

VW Van: The White Van Wedding Company

Illustration: Paper Hearts

Candles: Sweetness and Light

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