Have you read Neil Gaiman’s beloved novel Stardust? Perhaps you’ve seen the film adaptation with Claire Danes, Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro? In a nutshell, this is a magical story about a young man who tries to win the love of the girl of his dreams by promising to capture her a fallen star. But to his surprise, the star in question turns out to be a beautiful celestial princess whom through their adventures, chases, and drama together, he ends up falling in love with.
Today’s lovely inspiration shoot photographed and styled by Seriously Sabrina Photography was inspired by this fantastical novel. Are you intrigued? Then let’s have a look!
A pirate ship hangs above the sweetheart table in the shoot where the Stardust main characters fall in love. The wedding ring is a bright red stone to incorporate the necklace in the story turning red when a new king is chosen. The bride’s dress is silver, nearly identical to the dress worn in the film adaption of the story.
As a star, the bride glows when her heart is warm and happy, which is shown in the shoot with back flash and star bursts. In the film they ask questions by throwing Runes, fortune telling stones, which the couple in the shoot uses to say “I Do” and they light a black candle, a Babylon candle, when lit if you think of home is will take you there. And The crystals hanging from the ceiling are to represent stars.
In the story, the groom’s mother gives him a glass flower as protection as a baby, which is why the boutonniere for the groom is a glass flower and the bouquet for the bride is also entirely glass flowers and baby’s breath. The menus, invitation and poem are all written in silver with navy blue to represent stars against the night sky and constellations are the accent pictures. The poem is from the book, and is divided by the wall. The cake is also navy blue with silver cupcake spray and small silver stars stuck all over to represent the night sky as well. The covered wagon and bird on the dessert table represents Tristan’s mother in the story, who was captured by a witch, turned into a bird and held captive in the covered wagon. The event was captured at a private residence in Lexington, Kentucky. The shoes, dress, ring, table settings, bridesmaid dress, groomsmen outfit and props are all vintage finds from peddler’s mall and online auctions. The desserts and cake are handmade.
Photographer: Seriously Sabrina Photography
Invitation Designer: Calligraphy by Katie
Makeup Artist: Rollers & Rouge
Submission via Two Bright Lights
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