Warning dear readers, this is going to be a long read with several juicy details on how to create a book inspired wedding design. No cheesiness, no overt symbols; only meaningful, intentional touches that transport you into this world of fantasy.
Let’s begin with the vision: A Court of Thorns and Roses is a tale of a young human girl who finds herself thrust into the world of fae after mistakenly killing a faerie when hunting for her poor family. Feyre Archeron overcomes mystical tragedies, wins against death and finds herself intertwined in two great love stories. Spoilers ahead for those who have not read this epic fantasy.
To begin, Feyre journeys into the Spring Court with the High Lord Tamlin. The book describes the overwhelming beauty of the court where lush flowers bloomed as if the land depended on it, where curious magic seeped from every corner and where ultimately, Feyre found herself in love with her captor.
Her journey with Tamlin ends when he can no longer control her reality after a traumatic run in with the resident evil queen. He begins to isolate, control and ultimately suffocate Feyre as she tries to navigate her life after trauma.
This idea of suffocating beauty is what inspired the design of the spring court. Together with Mackenzie with Arloh Flora, I designed an impractical, lush, dare I say, too much sweetheart table fit for a High Lord who wants to hide away his bride. Hanging wisteria paired with a boisterous table runner created no room for any others at the table.
For her ceremony look, a custom drop veil with a crown of flowers that tied into this idea of suffocation with delicate flowers to nod to Feyre’s innocence when entering the Spring Court was the only way for us to do a marriage at the spring court justice.
Truly there are no words that will fully encompass the talent of these vendors. I came to them with an idea to create a world from a fantasy book that did not fall into the ‘themed’ wedding trope, and they did not disappoint. In fact, they went above and beyond my expectations. In a way, it felt like my own wedding day. I spent nearly a year cultivating those details, anticipating the outcome and hoping it translated into what I pictured in my head.
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