Hello! It's been a while since I've had chance to sit down and write a blog post, but I'm back! I wanted to share this amazing styled shoot I was part of last year. If you are planning a dark, alternative wedding and you need some modern Gothic romance wedding ideas, read on! A group of amazing suppliers descended on The Giraffe Shed to create some inspiration for a dark, alternative wedding. It was a little different to the norm for me but I loved it!
The Giraffe Shed is a stunning alternative barn wedding venue in Tregynon, Central Wales. With exposed brick walls, huge feature windows and huge high ceilings, it's an amazing space that you can truly make your own. R&R Weddings and Events did an amazing job styling the venue. The wall hangings from The Handmade Sign Company add extra drama and look incredible against the exposed brick walls.
The bride's dress was from Susanna Greening Designs and showed off her beautiful tattoos. Bridal jewellery was from Cast & Found and is the perfect style to become a keepsake. The groomswear came from Slater Menswear. Hair and make up were by Elegance Hair Design and SJM Beauty.
The florals on this shoot were A-mazing! The florist Haze Floral created a stunning floral installation that crossed the entire picture window which acted as a ceremony backdrop. Haze also created stunning table swags, a floral crown for the bride AND a little floral spray for the dog Gizmo to wear. Should we be seeing more dogs at weddings? Yes please!
The bespoke signage is from R&R Weddings and Events and added a touch of character to the day.
The tablescape featured black crockery as well as the stunning florals from Haze Floral. The little little skulls add a quirky edge while the table runner adds in colour and softness.
The moody dark invitations were by R&R Weddings and Events and the cake, with its hand painted detail and edible gold leaf, was by Rock n Roll Baker.
Wedding favours were by Emily's Lollies, of course! They were luxury handmade lollies with edible petals and glitter, because it's always nice to have a little sparkle. The edible petals matched the flowers used in the reception decor perfectly. You could personalise these wedding favours with name tags or wording on the actual lollipop, meaning you could use them instead of place names on your wedding table.
Handmade luxury lollipops make a great alternative wedding favour idea, and are something that won't get wasted (like the traditional sugared almonds!). Click to see our range of luxury lollipops with edible petals, perfect for your wedding day.
Supplier Team on Instagram - go give them a follow:
Bridal Wear Designer: @susannagreeningdesigns
Floral Design & Installation: @hazefloral
Styling, Signage, Stationery Suite: @randrweddingsandevents
Skull Artwork Design: @shabba.chabane
Handcrafted Luxury Lollies: @emilys_lollies
Silk Kimono, Pearl Veil: @roisinreuss
Wall Banners @handmadesignco