As you can imagine, we get sent lots of inspiration shoots at RMW – and we don’t often feature them. This is for two reasons really, we love to show you REAL weddings, rather than something that is unachievable or just plain silly for your ACTUAL wedding day. And secondly, you lovely lot have told us that you prefer to see real weddings – and we like to give you what you want!!
But today, we’re making an exception. Because this one was just too pretty to keep to ourselves – the Pinterest potential is endless!!!
The styling inspiration comes from the fairytale Rapunzel – but not the blonde princess Rapunzel, ours is a darker character who definitely isn’t a damsel-in-distress, but an independent woman who has chosen to wait it out for the right man. She’s even prepared a delicious cake and set the table 😉
The gorgeous images and concept come from Amy Faith Photography, and I’m hoping you like it as much as we do…
Amy Faith: As Autumn dips into Winter and the icy cold sun dips over the horizon a little earlier each evening, the princess in our tangled tale, effortlessly chic yet so elegantly melancholy, patiently hopes & dreams for her one true love. Her wedding feast is a rickety high tea in a drafy, derelict castle, with tea cups balancing on musty old books, china piled up on rusty old chests, a cake sat so still for so long that nature has begun reclaim it…and still our princess waits.
I had seen a few Rapunzel themed bridal shoots this summer, all choosing blonde models with a feeling of cartoonish happiness…but I can’t help feel that the real Rapunzel would be one of quiet contemplation and intelligent deep thought, her hair as dark as her feelings. I wanted to portray our princess as an uncovered beauty, using a beautiful, overgrown orangery as the backdrop for her wedding breakfast and a vast lake for the eve of her wedding. I have kept these locations under wraps for over 12 months as I meticulously gathered details for this particular shoot; I was beyond excited to finally put all of the plans into action.
The two locations are also over 100 miles apart so the shoot also included a large upheaval of props and wardrobe! We decided to use deep reds, golds, vintage greens, china greens and lots of moss and rope to depict the colder seasons as we are truly in the depths of Winter.