This Game of Thrones Wedding inspiration shoot has been on my mind for, well, almost a year since season 7 wrapped up! I knew of the perfect location, and had some killer vendors in mind and knew we could make it happen!
The deeper I get into this business, the more I believe that you have to do things to give your creativity a second to breathe. I think we start to worry so much about looking like person A, and sounding like person B, and trying to be “successful” that we can forget why we got into a creative business to begin with. I love that no matter how many I times I shoot a wedding at the same place, or have bridesmaids with the same color of dresses, or how many brides have a diamond solitaire ring, I get to be creative with it. I get to shoot it however I think is going to give me the best outcome, and I get to stretch myself and my skills every single time. I love my clients tenfold, but I also love the flexibility they give me because they TRUST me. That’s really an amazing feeling.
Real weddings aside, something else that I love doing is getting together with other wedding vendors to create something AMAZING-usually being something that most people wouldn’t do for their actual wedding. Like I said before, I had been picturing this Game of Thrones “Wedding” since Jon Snow and Daenerys finally gave into that tension we’d all seen in those episodes of season 7.
We got a killer team of vendors together, and we made some magic happen.
But even when the magic happens, things still can go wrong. The whole time I was envisioning this shoot, I was DYING to get my hands on another Sweet Caroline Styles dress. If you don’t know they are, I shot one when I was in Banff last year (you can see it here), and it couldn’t have been more perfect for it. Unfortunately, due to others returning rented dresses ruined, OR NOT EVEN SENDING THEM BACK AT ALL (you read that correctly), they no longer offer dresses to rent for photo shoots. I got to be a little more creative than I had hoped, but I found a skirt maker off Etsy that could make me just a plain chiffon skirt, and then I dyed it myself. I don’t mean to toot my own horn but…BEEP BEEP. Ha!!! I loved how it turned out! Then getting the top was another nightmare.
I found ANOTHER vendor off Etsy that was going to make a lace top fit for perfectly for my model. I ordered it about 2 months ahead, and messaged her to ensure we’d get it in time, and long story short, I emailed her Monday before our Wednesday shoot and she told me “It will be there Friday!” No bueno. I canceled the order and found the top we used off Amazon!! Who’d a thunk. Just another good reminder that no matter how well you plan, something will always go wrong. HA.
All in all, I couldn’t be MORE happy how it all came together, and a HUUUUUUUUGE shout-out for our amazing team of vendors!!!
Game of Thrones Wedding Inspiration Vendors
Venue: Maryhill Stonehenge
Planning, Coordination, Décor: Tin Sparrow Events
Planning, Photography: Misty C. Photography
Videography: Beyond Sight Media
Cake: Frost Me Sweet
Skirt: Etsy shop- SkirtCreations
custom dip dye by Misty C. Photography
Lace Top: Amazon
Models: Zandra and Vince Gonzalez
Cloak and Dragon Eggs: Willow Whisper Artistry
Hair: Julee Heslop
Makeup: Amy Rene Artistry
Flowers: My Garden Overfloweth
Invitation Suite Designer: The Autumn Rabbit
Invitation Suite Printer: Beauty Bright Design
Wax seals: The Painted Papier
Signage/calligraphy: Artful Virgo
Rings: Trumpet and Horn
Jewelry: 2 Cool Creations