When Brenna from Wild Honey Weddings asked me to be the photographer for her “Winter is Coming” styled shoot (inspired by the TV show, Game of Thrones), I couldn’t say no! Game of Thrones was one of my favourite TV shows (before the last season though, let’s be honest)! Brenna says,
“This shoot, titled Winter is Coming was designed to celebrate the coming launch of the newest Game of Thrones season. We wanted to show brides that it is possible to incorporate a theme into your wedding without sacrificing the sophistication and class of your event. To achieve this, we decided to avoid emulating the aesthetic of the popular tv show, but rather make subtle references to the storyline to maintain an elegant atmosphere.
Perhaps the most obvious of these references was the quote from Game of Thrones weddings “from this day, until the end of my days” which adorned both the banner above the fireplace and bands of the stationary. We also utilized glass chalices, protea, and glassware resembling dragon eggs, regal jewellery, a custom gown, and an icy blue palate. Reference was made to the theme song of the series by adding burning fire to the background of the bridal portraits.
What really gave the shoot it’s edge though, in my opinion, was the importance of strong posing. By using regal body language, our model was able to portray and embody the strong female characters in Game of Thrones.”
I loved Brenna’s vision for this shoot. I’ve seen so many GOT-inspired editorials, but never anything so classy and bright! Check out the feature on Dear Bride, which was posted on the weekend of the series finale!
The amazing vendor team:
Styling + Co-Planner: Wild Honey Weddings | Co-Planner: Maguire Events & Co. | Photography: Ariana del Mundo Photography | Videography: Beau Films | Stationery: Red Bicycle Paper Co. | Calligraphy: Lettering by Mehak | Hair: Sara-Lise Jaworski | Makeup: Makeup by Elisha | Gown: Lilac Bridal | Jewellery: luxe.zen | Model: Cacie Carroll | Venue: Cellar 52 | Cake: Flour Petal | Florals: Thuya Floral Arts
February 10, 2020
I still remember how amazing their day turned out. It was raining all day and we were all 99% sure the ceremony was going to be moved indoors. But the rain died down to a drizzle shortly before the ceremony started, so outdoors it was. Steve and his groomsmen hustled hard to bring the chairs back outside for the ceremony right before Amy got there. He knew how much it meant to Amy to have the wedding outside, so the first opportunity they got to do it outdoors, he went for it.
As if the lessened rain wasn’t a miracle enough, the moment everyone started walking down the aisle, the rain completely stopped. The ceremony was so perfect. The reception… holy smokes, it was a PARTAYYYYY.
Instead of clinking glasses for a kiss, there was double dutch!
Instead of cake, they cut a tiered pizza!
Instead of sunset photos, we did firework photos!
Instead of your typical sweet speeches, the sweet speeches were accompanied with hilarious things as an ode to some of Amy’s life decisions.
Her maid of honour brought a funnel for Amy & Steve to use to chug in front of their guests — an ode to that one time Amy brought a funnel to a party they went to. Amy’s older brothers made them toast with warm apple juice — something Amy used to love when she was a kid.
The whole wedding was such a hoot and definitely one we’ll never forget!
Now here we are at their one year wedding anniversary. It has been an absolute joy and pleasure to watch them continue to grow in love. They welcomed the cutest baby boy to their family a couple months ago.
Our #ADMCouples are the definition of kind, down to earth, hardworking human beings who have fun, laugh loud, know how to party, put each other first, and live to make a difference. Amy and Steve are exactly that. We serve the best human beings ever!
August 25, 2019