Every bride deserves to feel like royalty on her big day. You might want to channel your inner Grace Kelly or Kate Middleton, or perhaps you want to fulfil your childhood dream of a fairy tale wedding after finally meeting your prince charming. Whichever the case is, a creative wedding photographer can help emphasise the grandeur and make the day more memorable.
A Palace should be Your Place of Choice
Rachel Morgan of Wedding Ideas magazine and folks from Scotland’s 5-star wedding venue Dundas Castle team up to cite reasons behind the appeal of tying the knot in a castle. Here are three of the highlights:
Avoiding travel to and from a Church or Registry office is becoming more popular, but having a hotel function room can be an uninspiring alternative. Most castle wedding venues have atmospheric spaces that can include a religious element if desired, combining the practical with the theatrical.
Though they shouldn’t be the overriding focus, having beautiful wedding photography shots is an important part of your day, as these will be reminders of your day. A castle is the ultimate backdrop.
Castles have long and often colourful histories. By marrying in one, you become part of a centuries old story of romance, intrigue, joy and true love.
The epic romanticism, timeless beauty, and colourful heritage that come with British castles can definitely be used to enhance your wedding photos. Make sure that any décor or embellishments you use would be consistent or complementary to your venue’s architecture for the best visual results.
Dress like a Duchess
Your bridal gown should obviously be in-tune with your theme, too. Take inspiration from the designs of royal dresses like those of the Duchess of Cambridge or the regal Princess Madeleine of Sweden, and don’t forget your matching tiara. Make sure your bridesmaids and flower girls are also dressed like chic handmaidens, and if you want to go all-out, have your groom outfitted like a prince, too.
Dive into Vintage Details
The little things count, so use vintage-inspired favours, stationery, and other reception decorations. An experienced wedding photographer in London, such as Pixcellence Photography, can photograph all the intricate details you infuse the event with to capture the magic of your royal or fairy tale wedding.
(Source: Castle wedding venues – 10 top reasons to have a fairytale wedding, Wedding Ideas, July 25, 2012)