If there’s one literary inspiration that weddings have embraced again and again, it’s Alice in Wonderland. I have a bit of a weakness for Alice myself, since I played her a million years ago in a school production, and the sense of wonder and whimsy that runs throughout the story has never been forgotten (I mean, croquet with flamingos? Fun!) So I just had to include some Alice-y inspiration in our month of fairytale wedding style, and today I get to share this lovely little shoot by Jaqui Franco and her team, which puts a fresh spin on this old favourite. The tea party element is still there, of course (with some to-die-for cakes and ‘eat me’ macarons!), but glitzed up with sparkly linens and foiled stationery. And there’s plenty of whimsy thanks especially to some oversize paper flowers, which would add a touch of Wonderland to any wedding celebration!
Jaqui let us know a bit more about her inspiration:
We wanted to show a bride that you can take an old favourite theme and bring in new trends and elements to create a timeless, classic look while still being modern. We combined elements of old and new, a classic ballgown with green heels; a glamour hairstyle with modern metallic make up; vintage decor and styling but with glimmer rose gold tablecloths. Emphasis was on the colours trending for 2017, shades of green and pink with touches of metallics. We also included trending elements like large stand-alone paper flowers.
Photography: Jaqui Franco Photography | Assistant photographer: Maritha Livingston Louw | Styling: Vanessa Viviers of A Secret Affair | Concept & planning assistance: Ty van der Westhuizen | Flowers & décor: Flowers on the Stoep | Stationery: Tapestry | Cake: La Petite Patisserie | Bride’s dress: Brooks Bridal Boutique | Hair & makeup: It’s Beauty by Shana | Venue: Damarakloof | Sweet treats & edible art: In the Red Kitchen | Paper flowers: Moodie Affairs | Props: Propeller Props | Model: Nicolette Basson