Game of Thrones – or GoT – to its many true devotees has inspired many couples planning their wedding. It makes us think of white flowing gowns, upper arm cuffs, rich table settings suitable for any King’s Landing feast, the most incredible braids, and a suit of armour (we joke). We are amazed, impressed and in love with the Game of Thrones wedding ideas contained within our latest styled shoot. For those into the idea of a medieval marriage, be they Vikings or GoT bods, or simply historians of the highest order, enjoy some fab inspo on us! We also got a bit Pinterest happy ourselves. Between us, we think we’ve GoT this look covered!
The Setting: Winterfell in Better Times?
For a medieval styled shoot, the setting does not get more epic than this: Lowther Castle in Penrith. Home to the Earls of Lonsdale in medieval times no less, this dramatic backdrop provided everything to conjure up Winterfell in better times.
What a difference lighting makes to these classic castle shots. Amazing work, Typical Type for their luminously talented lights.
Enter centre stage the gorgeous brides, models Rachel, Kate and Sam who, despite the chilly day, didn’t let the cold dampen their smiles. Seems very authentic to us – those Vikings and Game of Thrones queens and heroines always look freezing! Especially North of the Wall! Let’s hear more about how they GoT the look.
Regal Wedding Dresses
We have Legend Bridal Designs to thank for the concept, coordination, dresses and accessories. The idea was to combine contemporary bridal techniques with traditional fabrics and Viking styling ideas.
Rachel wore Runa, a Duchess satin mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline, braided lacework and finished with crystal rhinestones, smoky quartz and copper metalwork.
Accessories included a stunning crystal comb with chains that were braided into her hair.
The flowing cape added glamour and soft lines and its low back allowed the chain detailing to shine.
Sam wore Freya, a dress made from chiffon with intricate lace, leather flower and crystal chain detailing.
Kate wore Tovie, a chiffon, nipped in belted waist dress, with a leather collar and deep V-shaped back with a chain lace up.
For true regal splendour in hallowed halls, we adore the combination of agedness with modern lighting, and the richness of the floral reds and pinks plus those gorgeous golds against the muted cream walls and stonework.
Bridal Hair Braids and Make a Statement Makeup
With a seemingly effortless flick of her brushes, featured How to I Do makeup artist Sonara Parker, created 3 very different and utterly gorgeous looks.
Daring and confident queen with dramatic eyes and a softer, nude lip. Marvellously Margaery Tyrell.
Now those ARE luscious lashes!
The second look employed bronze on the eyes for an added glow. A perfect look for darker complexions.
Third, for those looking to channel the regal glamour of Daenerys Targaryen, we think Sonara nailed it.
As for the hair, Duncan Fisher skilfully braided and twisted tresses into intricate styles that really complimented the dresses and accessories. Very Viking and gorgeously GoT!
Flowers were plentiful and comprised rich colour palettes. Thank you to Lucy MacNicholl for her stunning creations, both in terms of lavishing the castle and our models with bountiful blooms and bouquets.
We love the handpicked look of the bouquets, and the looser looking green-grey foliage that evokes a sense of winter magic.
What better way to accessorise this feature archway than with a dramatic floral garland. Thankfully no battle in sight!
Fit for a Feast
For a table straight out of King’s Landing we adore the work of cake and stationery creator, Amy Swann, and the additional props provided by Nina Marika and naked bulbs from Typical Type allowed for some serious table styling.
We love these warm coppers and golds. For more copper wedding inspiration, check out our Copper and Marble is King Pinterest board. Very fitting we think.
We are fans of Amy’s romantic typescripts set with a pomegranate for a natural yet opulent finish. Goblet of wine anyone?
And for a show stopping cake, how about this ‘naked’ masterpiece with gold foil and fabulous florals. How can we resist?!
Photography and Film
Tiree Dawson Photography is to thank and credit for these magnificent photographs. They certainly capture every essence of medieval magic.
Last but not least, watch it for yourself, thanks to MoviArt Films. Amazing work team!
Thank you to everyone involved in making it a magical and super stylish Game of Thrones and Vikings inspired shoot. We applaud you all!
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