A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

October 2 2018 | bijouxandbits  
Photos by: Lex Fleming Photography
A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one
Photos by Lex Fleming Photography

The power of voodoo! This Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot combines the fantasy of a fairyland wedding with the reality of an English Tudor castle backdrop.

Gorgeous designs from Offbeat Bride sponsor, Brilliant EarthFlorals with glass globes and touches of ultra-violet, a gingerbread maze wedding cake, a modern take on Sarah's fantasy ball gown, light-up shoes, styling with owl feathers, clocks, and masks, as well as bubbling custom cocktails inspired by the bog of eternal stench.

Here's a little bit from the dress designer, Felicity Westmacott, on how it all came about…

As a child of the 1980s, the film Labyrinth was a core part of my film experience growing up. Not only is it a beautiful film with gorgeous visuals and effects but it's an empowering story about female resilience, a rare thing amongst so many romantic princess films back then.

With the underlying story of female empowerment, nothing seemed more right than to start with the idea of a female couple, styling one after Sarah in her amazing fantasy ball dress and the other after David Bowie's Jareth in all his elfin glory, but both updated and with a modern twist. I designed the Sarah dress with removable sleeves and overskirt, giving her options to change her look.

We wanted two main backgrounds for our shoot, the maze for atmosphere and the gorgeous paneled interior to echo the ball scene from the film. As home to Anne Boleyn, Hever Castle is famous for its long history with all the traditional elements one could desire from a castle wedding venue: a moat, drawbridge, battlements, maze, and beautiful gardens.

How you turn my world, you precious thing. Are you ready to see this Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot?

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth-inspired wedding shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

A same-sex Labyrinth wedding inspiration shoot that moves the stars for no one

Vendors

Photography: Lex Fleming Photography • Dress: Felicity Westmacott, bespoke wedding dressmaker • Planner/stylist: Laura Devine, Devine Bride • Headpiece: McFayden Millinery • Hair and makeup: Moira Borg and Ann-Marie Lawson • Gingerbread labyrinth: Maid of Gingerbread • Watercolour clock stationery designs: London Wedding Stationery • Calligraphy: Smitten with Ink • Cocktails: Lucy Barrow of Mix and Twist Bartending • Floral design: Green and Envy • Shoes: Elusive Rabbit • Venue: Hever Castle in Kent • Jewellery: The Great Frog

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  1. Wow, just WOW!! Labyrinth was my faborite movie growing up (who am I kidding, it still is my favorite!), and this shoot is what dreams are made of… I better up my dress-making game to create my own labyrinth inspired gown for my own eventual masquerade wedding. Love the idea of the removeavle sleeves and overskirt. Convertible clothing is my THING! ?

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  2. Holy gorgeousness! If anyone has leads on where those boots are from, let me know! I absolutely need them in my life.

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  3. Designer: "This photoshoot is about female empowerment"
    Also designer: Makes invitations say "Mr and Mrs Husbandname Lastname" ?

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    • Hi, the dress designer and shoot instigator here. I did not create the invitations, but in the stationary designers' defence that's probably just her standard format from a template design someplace, not her own words. But I agree, unfortunate placement.

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  4. Everything is gorgeous! Such creativity and attention to detail! I'm blown away, really. I hope these lovely newlyweds have plenty of beauty, joy, and magic in their lives together. <3

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