This Stardust styled shoot is nothing short of magical! The details capture the enchantment of the book perfectly but my favorite part by far is the wonderful camera trick that turned the bride into a luminous star herself!
- via Fab You Bliss
Asked by Anonymous
Aww, thank you! The Firefly and Sherlock boards were a lot of fun - I love those shows and they both have a distinctive look or theme that translated clearly into a design concept. I think the key to a timeless pop-culture design is to work in elements of your inspiration in without being a direct representation of the book, movie, show or whatever. That way you’re personalizing a universal concept to fit your vision for your big day, and you’re not alienating all the guests who have never seen - say, Doctor Who - and have no idea what your program says because it’s written in circular Gallifreyan.
I’ve done boards for all of Sarah Addison Allen’s books and I based my first styled shoot off of Garden Spells. I’ve gotten a bunch of fairy tale inspired requests which are always really fun and make for great designs! There was a Doctor Who request that came in while I was already tinkering with a DW concept - Doctor Who, Firefly, Sherlock, can you tell that I’m a big nerd?
I think my favorite request was the writer who wanted help visualizing the wedding of two of her characters - that was a really fun prompt to get! Then there’s the Vintage Adventure board which, I’ll be honest, was inspired by the movie The Mummy.
I would love to do more! I’ll do the new Sarah Addison Allen book once it comes out, for sure! It’s all a question of what a reader requests, or what inspires me. If you have a request, just ask!
A Firefly wedding inspiration board, just because! I hope it makes sense to most of my fellow Browncoats - royal blue bridesmaids’ dresses like River’s in Serenity promos, parasols for Kaylee in the pilot, and suspenders for good ol’ Cap’n Tightpants.
I wanted earthy, rich floral tones to mimic the series. The industrial observatory makes a perfect ceremony locale and contrasts with the rustic reception. Worn wooden dining tables call to mind the galley table the crew would gather around, and twinkle lights hung over the dance floor mimic the stars. The cakes are chocolate, not just sort of chocolatey protein, with apples from Jayne and ruffles like Kaylee’s shindig dress. Don’t forget some ambiguously Chinese touches!
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I can’t believe I haven’t shared this wonderful picture yet - this is actually from a wedding I coordinated a couple of years ago with an incredibly fun couple. The poses and effects in this photo are pretty majestic!
Photo by the incredibly talented Michelle Chiu
Ok, I know I have a bunch of Inspiration Board requests that are in the works, but I just had to make this one.
Most of these elements will be self-explanatory to fans of the BBC series but I had so much fun putting this together - from adding in the red stitching on the lapel of the double breasted charcoal suit (with scarf-blue tie, naturally), to the Irene-red lips on the bride. Of course most Sherlock fans prefer the ‘bride’ to wear a cuddly jumper, but hey.
I wanted to make it suit the show but still feel lovely and elegant, so I tied in the table setting to the set dressing of their apartment and John and Sherlock’s mismatched but totally appropriate chairs. Beautiful editions of Sherlock Holmes stories make the perfect decor, and teacups are also a must. This wonderful cake was a no brainer, and that pattern would look amazing on more tiers. I had to add a little nod to Mycroft with the umbrellas.
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