A Willy Wonka Inspired Wedding Shoot

willy wonka wedding ideas

Such a fun idea for some wedding inspiration today from the lovely Kay English. She dreamt up this fun Willy Wonka inspired wedding shoot for me to share with you all today! Such a fun whimsical movie to pull inspiration from – and especially perfect for those of you who love sweets! :) The invitation was sent out as a golden ticket just like in the movie…

willy wonka golden ticket

Pretty sparkly shoes from ModCloth!

bootie bridal shoes

willy wonka wedding ideas

Yep, an actual edible chocolate bouquet! How yummy!! :) Created by Michelle at MDS Floral Designs.

chocolate bouquet

purple groom suspenders

Another edible bouquet! The lovely wedding dress is by Sarah Seven. It was customized with a purple belt from Bridal Shoppe (they have belts in lots of colors if you are looking to add a bit of color to your dress!)

purple and pink bouquet

purple bridal belt

A chocolate cake with gold cake pop accents by the Hudson Cakery. And check out the custom candy cake base :)

chocolate cake

Yes, that is a real gummy bear – it weighs 5 lbs!! :)

chocolate bouquet

candy chandelier

willy wonka centerpiece

Pretty hairpiece by the lovely Lo of Lo Boheme. The favors are cakes in a jar from Tookies Etsy Shop. You can purchase this favor here – it’s made from scratch Red Velvet Chocolate cake with moist vanilla cake (disguised in purple) layered with our creamy chocolate ganache, ready to eat in a mason jar.

cake in a jar

willy wonka wedding ideas

bride with red hair

couple with balloons

couple with balloons

couple with balloons

willy wonka couple

couple with balloons

willy wonka styled wedding

Thanks so much to all these talented vendors for sharing their creativity with us today!

concept, styling, design + photography: Kay English photography // floral design + styling: MDS Floral Designs // Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven // Hairpieces: Lo Boheme // Purple Belt: Bridal Shoppe // Shoes: ModCloth // Bow Tie: Rufflentuck // cake: Hudson cakery // makeup + hair: Krysalis Kreations // invites: Patel plus printing // venue: The Ashford Estate // cake jar favors: Tookies Etsy Shop

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  1. Absolutely breath taking… and what a gorgeous model!

  2. I hardly ever comment on things, but seriously, this is the most unique and amazing wedding shoot I have seen. Down to every edible detail, this is inspired. An edible bouquet? The little Good and Plentys surronding the base of the cake? This took some WORK and its great!

  3. What an amazing shoot… super sweet! :)

  4. Beautiful pictures as usual! I love the theme!

  5. What a great concept! And the images are stunning! It’s undeniably Wonka while still being a chic, classy wedding. Love it!

  6. Wow what great photos as usual good job!!

  7. Excellent quality of images!

  8. This is beautiful and amazing. I would love to have a wedding as crazy cool as this one. :D

  9. michelle santanello on:

    This so fun , and creative. I loved every last detail.

  10. Just when I think I have seen it all you pull off another amazing shoot! You are my ” go to” when I need some eye candy(& today that was literal!)
    I often send brides to your site for unique ideas. And have even used your site for inspiration for shoots I’ve been on.(I am a makeup artist)
    Thanks for being you!

  11. Such fun creative photography! it brings the whimsical world of Willy Wonka to life in a refined way without losing any of the elegance a wedding should have! Such an awesome idea for a wedding!

  12. this is insanely beautiful and an extremely amazing idea amazing work!!!

  13. What an awesome shoot! I wish I’d used ballons like that at my wedding.

  14. Delicious photos!

    I’d love to dive into that chocolate bouquet..mmm…

  15. This is insanity!!! You are RULING the WORLD of Offbeat Lite. Srsly.
    Oh, and that 5 lb. gummy bear you can buy at the adult swim shop : http://www.adultswimshop.com/search/clickthrought.xml?url=search-redirect.xml?pkey=328196,200397,;log_id=104114109

    AMAZING! Especially the “floating away” shot of him and her!

  16. These are really beautiful moments, nice pics and happy times!

  17. I am obsessed with Willy Wonka!! So cool!

  18. Wow! I am in love with this wedding!! Wat a wonderful theme! :)

  19. Such a cool idea – I love the shot of he groom being lifted up by the balloons! :-)

  20. Fun, Fun, Fun…why not a willy wonka wedding..I love all the purple, the balloons and the playful feel of the whole thing:) Great blog thanks for sharing!

  21. Ohhh me good the shooting is soooo lovely! And I love Kay English :).

  22. Best wedding theme EVER!!!!! LOVE IT! Not to mention GORGEOUS!

  23. Hi there, just wanted to let you know that I linked your post on my facebook page. I love all the details in this shoot – amazing!

  24. Ahhhh-mazing and seriously inspiring. You guys always have the best featured shoots with creative ATTAINABLE details for brides.

  25. Just beautiful, so creative and unique. Thanks for sharing

  26. Oh my GOD! It’s gorgeous!! Congrats :))

  27. I’m in love with this! I especially love the pink and purple flowers (the boutonierre is so sweet) and the bonbons in the bouquet! Really lovely and thought out.


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