By Louise Baltruschat Hollis
Photos by Amelia Jane Photography
If you’re looking for something a little different for your wedding or perhaps are a Wes Anderson fan, then these Moonrise Kingdom wedding ideas may just tickle your fancy.
Set in the magical Autumn woodland, Amelia Jane Photography set about creating and shooting this moody yet playful editorial. Look out for a hidden table nestled in the trees in blacks and yellows, gorgeous seasonal and dried flower arrangements, as well as stunning stationery by WWW fave wedding supplier Paper Swan Stationery. Hoorah!
Then there were the fab outfits (I am loving the short gown) and the lovely vintage details, including a very cute typewriter guest book. Be sure to take in all the inspiration below.
I organised this shoot with the amazingly talented wedding planner and stylist Jane from Birdcages and Dragonflies. I had always wanted to photograph a Wes Anderson themed wedding so this was a total dream concept for me! Jane created beautiful, quirky setups with props like binoculars, vintage books, maps, a record player and an old telephone. She even brought S’mores for the couple to toast over the candles!
My style of photography is very autumnal – warm and slightly moody, so it was the perfect time of year for this sort of shoot.
We used a lot of camping and adventure themed setups, inspired by Moonrise Kingdom. I wanted to keep everything quite fun, youthful and playful, yet still romantic. I’ve always taken a lot of inspiration from Wes Anderson’s films. The quirkiness, retro feel and central framing are all elements that influence my work.
The Garden Station, an old train station converted into a cafe and wedding venue, worked so well as our backdrop. The beautiful green train carriage cafe and the surrounding forest were magical to shoot.
We even had a small hand-fasting ceremony in the woods lead by the lovely Charlotte our celebrant. Our couple, Rob and Rebecca had gotten married during lockdown with lots of restrictions, so they really enjoyed getting to have their ceremony and recite their vows all over again!
The beautiful fairytale dress was custom made for the shoot by Feliciti Greis. She completely understood the whole look we were going for and I was absolutely blown away by the work she put into making the perfect dress for Becca!
The stationery was also made especially for the shoot, with lots of gold elements and decadent autumn colours. It really tied everything together and brought a touch of elegance to the day.
I try to work with eco-friendly suppliers wherever possible, and Bloomhead our florist on the shoot takes this to another level. She uses foraged, seasonal and dried flowers to create stunning bouquets with an environmental consciousness.
I absolutely loved capturing this wonderful day, made possible by the incredible suppliers!
Just so atmospheric!
Big thanks to the brilliant team below for sharing these fantastic Moonrise Kingdom wedding ideas with us.
Credit where credit is due
Photographer & Concept Amelia Jane Photography
Dress Designer Felisiti Greis
Styling Birdcages and Dragonflies
Venue The Garden Station
Make Up Emily Emmett
Celebrant CP Celebrant
Stationery Paper Swan Stationery
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