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Beauty and the Beast Wedding Ideas

Earlier this year on a freezing January day I was invited to take part in a creative photoshoot which was all creating some Beauty and the Beast wedding ideas and in February it was featured on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings This blog is full of beautiful, creative and happy wedding ideas so it’s an honour to be included!

I was lucky enough to work with an amazing team of suppliers at Arnos Vale in Bristol for the shoot and it was such an inspiring day watching everyone work their magic! Arnos Vale is such a unique wedding venue with so many different options for your ceremony and reception – I particularly loved The Underwood Centre, which is a super-rustic structure high in the woodland.

For the photo shoot we supplied a bespoke invitation suite with ornate details in rich jewel tones and styled it with a vellum wrap, rose wax seal and some gold modern calligraphy. I used some mini baroque-style frames for the handwritten calligraphy place names and I also created an enormous mirror seating plan themed around ‘Be Our Guest’. I love how this turned out and have had such lovely feedback on it!

Whilst we didn’t want to recreate the film scene for scene, we did want to make some subtle references. See if you can spot them all in the Whimsical Wonderland Weddings feature!

  • Vintage books from Beast’s Library
  • Antique baroque style mirrors for the seating plan and place names
  • Vintage china tea cups
  • A single rose in the cloche jar
  • Silver hand mirror
  • Lots of candles!
  • A gorgeous statement dress
  • Roses in the floral arrangements and on the cake

I’ve included some of my favourite images below but please head over to Whimsical Wonderland Weddings to check out the full feature!

Gold baroque style mini photo frames for wedding place cards for Beauty and the Beast wedding ideas photoshoot at Arnos Vale, Bristol. By Flourish & Lace wedding stationery and calligraphy in Bristol, Gloucestershire, The Cotswolds and South West UK. Photography by Sophie Carefull.
Beauty and the Beast wedding ideas. Vintage gold candelabra and candles. Handwritten gold calligraphy menu with rose wax seal. At Arnos Vale, Bristol. Photography by Sophie Carefull.
Antique gold mirror hand written calligraphy table plan for Beauty & The Beast wedding ideas photo shoot. By Flourish & Lace Wedding Stationery in Bristol UK. Photography by Sophie Carefull.
Beauty and the Beast wedding ideas. Flourish & Lace bespoke wedding invitation with modern calligraphy, vellum wrap and wax seal. Wedding at Arnos Vale, Bristol. Photography by Sophie Carefull.

The superstar team of suppliers includes:

Photography: Sophie Carefull Photography
Florist: The Rose Shed
Cakes: Chocolate Delores Cakes
Hair & Make Up Artist: Bath Make Up Artist
Stationery & Calligraphy: Flourish & Lace
Balloon Stylist: Riot Balloons
Vintage Tableware & Prop Hire: Bristol Vintage
Venue: Arnos Vale Cemetary
Model: Angelica Baines
Jewellery: Clifton Rocks
Couture Bridal Gowns: Bowen-Dryden
Bridal Separates & Jumpsuit: House of Ollichon
Candles: St Eval Candle Company
Rose Gold Sequin Dress & Beaded Cape: Gibson Bespoke

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