Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by Gabrielle Bower Photography

Picture of the Month – October 2017

And the winner is… Gabrielle Bower Photography!

Our congratulations go to Gabrielle Bower Photography after this fun picture received the most votes on our poll to win The Wedding Community’s October 2017 Picture of the Month award. Taken at Helen and Aaron’s Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding, this moment ‘topped off an epic day’ for Gabs…

Wedding guest wearing rabbit costume head holding tea cup - Picture by Gabrielle Bower Photography

Wonderland Reception

“Helen and Aaron got hitched back in June at Rotherham Minster. When I arrived I thought I’d rocked up to Westminster Abbey. They had a brilliant service with Helen walking down the aisle to ‘The Imperial March’ from Star Wars.

“Their Wonderland reception took place at one of my favourite venues, The Hewett Arms, in a little quaint village called Shireoaks in Nottinghamshire. It’s got loads of character and quirky spots to photograph.

“The whole day from start to finish was amazing! Helen, Aaron and their families pulled together loads of awesome Alice in Wonderland inspired details and DIY. To top off an epic day I spotted one of the guests dressed as The March Hare having a brew at his very own Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, which was just brilliant stuff! I couldn’t not capture it.

“Huge thanks from The March Hare for voting.”

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Alice in Wonderland Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Styling Ideas

Alice in Wonderland is one of our favourite childhood films; the enchantment of the film fills us with joy. If you love it too, this is a perfect theme (or maybe we should say ‘un-theme’!) for your wedding. It has been one of the most popular films to style weddings on for a while, so there are many, many products and decorations available to help you create the perfect Alice in Wonderland styled wedding.

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s timeless novel, a wedding based on the quirky ideas of Alice in Wonderland can transform a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party into a wedding wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland Wedding Styling Ideas Mood Board

King Seat Sign and Queen Seat Sign – Confetti Day Dreams

Alice in Wonderland Inspired Wedding Cake – Choccywoccydoodah

Printable Drink Me Bottle Labels – Via Etsy

Personalised Alice in Wonderland Caricature and White Wedding Boots – The Wedding Community

Tea Cup Stack and Alice in Wonderland Tea Party – Green Wedding Shoes

Bride in snow

An Alice in Winter Wonderland Wedding

Bride in snow

Almost every little girl dreams of a fairytale wedding when they are young, and the bride in this week’s real wedding, Sabrina, still dreamt of such a wedding once she’d found her perfect man. Hubert, a cool French guy, was the lucky “Mr Right”.

Set in Schloss Münichau in Austria, and photographed by Carmen and Ingo Photography, this Alice in Winter Wonderland wedding is filled with such amazing details; we love it and we’re sure you will too. Also, take a look at their amazing colourful after wedding shoot here.

“Since I was a little girl I’ve always loved winter and dreamt of having a winter wedding – and of course I always loved Alice in Wonderland, which I grew up with. Our wedding theme was born around the idea of fantasy; as we are from two different countries (I am German, and Hubert is French), speak different languages, met in Vegas and fell in love, our story seemed like fantasy; and what reflects fantasy better than Alice in Wonderland!?

“I wanted to combine Alice in Wonderland with winter, although the two have no connection, as I just love playing with extremes. I also love details, so it was very important to me that everything was well planned and perfectly designed. This, and the fact that we live in London and had to organise a wedding in the middle of the Austrian Alps, made us decide to work with a wedding planner, Doreen Winking Weddings. We really let everyone run with our ideas – and as you’ll see the team totally nailed it!

“The Victorian era has fascinated me since I moved to London, and so I started to create a wedding dress in my head around this. I knew that I would need an outstanding but warm dress, and I imagined a Victorian yet still traditional dress, that was very sophisticated and modern. I found Victorian Gothic, makers of Victorian Gothic dresses using original patterns, who were very excited to work on not only the dress, but also the shoes, hat and other details. Hubert wore an original vintage suit and top hat from 1890 he bought in a vintage store in London.

“Our fairytale wedding with its cold, cosy winter mood brought different cultures and nations together, no matter if they spoke the same language or not, and we enjoyed every second of our wedding!”

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