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.
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.”
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.
“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.”
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.
“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”
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