Hunger Games Wedding Inspiration

hunger games wedding inspration

We sharing some of our excitement for Hunger Games today at GWS! For our second shoot (if you missed the first one see Katniss + Peeta’s wedding inspiration here), Lindye Galloway Events wanted to channel their enthusiasm for the movie into a wedding shoot that would inspire brides who want a gloomy, yet pretty edge to their wedding. I love the thought of a shoot like this, since this book isn’t be a typical source of wedding inspiration. This just goes to show, you can be inspired by anything and incorporate it into your big day – we believe in no rules for your wedding day here at GWS! Hunger Games is all about battle and survival (I know, so sweet), and full of great symbolism. To capture the essence of the book they wanted to marry it’s theme of darkness with a pretty, symbolic wedding look.

blue bouquet hunger games

braided hair hunger games

With a forest as their backdrop, they created a ceremony setting that was rich in meaning. The structure was draped in flowing fabric, the front features a variety of ripped fabrics and rope, tied back with organic arrangements on either side. Flying up through the middle of the structure are hundreds of mini gold origami paper cranes, symbolizing the “Mockingjay” that is ever present and important in the book. A Mockingjay also rested on the groom’s vest, and the bride carried a darling little bunch of flowers fastened together with rope and buttons.

hunger games ceremony

hunger games ceremony ropes

hunger games mockingjay origami crane

hunger games ceremony

hunger games ceremony

hunger games ceremony

hunger games mockingjay pin

hunger games tablescape

Across the reception table laid many strips of ripped fabrics with organic arrangements placed in wood bowls. Gold candlesticks were nestled between the arrangements, while each place setting had a feather napkin accessory.

hunger games tablescape

anemone centerpiece hunger games

Gorgeous florals by The Vine’s Leaf and rentals from favorite Found Vintage Rentals.

feather napkin ring

feather napkin ring

hunger games tablescape

hunger games wedding inspiration

hunger games wedding inspiration

hunger games wedding inspiration

What do you think? Pretty gorgeous inspiration from an unlikely place, right?  What other unlikely sources of inspiration would  you’d like to see incorporated into a wedding shoot?

photographer: Ashley Photographer // designer & planner: Lindye Galloway Events // florals: The Vine’s Leaf // rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // hair + makeup: A Lovely Bride

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  1. I did a Hunger Games inspiration board last week (loved the books myself!) and this shoot is so similar to what I had imagined! Love those gilded artichokes too :)

  2. Those gold paper cranes are heartbreakingly beautiful.

  3. Everything to do with that table looks fantastic! very well styled! The brides dress is beautiful especially with the brown tie around the waist.

  4. Oh my goodness these are awesome!! Love the organicness of it all! Ash, theses are beautiful shots!!

  5. i have been looking for a linen vest like that for my fiance! where is it from??

  6. I have also been looking for vests like these!!! Can you tell us where it’s from?!

  7. Thanks so much for the feature, Jen!

  8. I’m obsessed….rereading books in antcipation for movie. Love the mockingjay pin and spin on Katniss’ braid. Great shoot!!

  9. Where is that dress from? It is exactly what I have been looking for everywhere!

  10. Thank you for your sweet comments everyone!! Glad you loved it as much as we did! The vest was actually from Forever 21…stylish and affordable :)

  11. Beautifull photos!…Thanks for share it!

  12. What a beautiful couple and gorgeous shoot! Love the gold paper cranes, they look stunning! Thanks for sharing.

  13. I’d love to know where that dress came from! Its simple elegance is perfect.

  14. The “bride’s” dress was a Melissa Sweet short gown :)

  15. The books are amazing, to create a themed wedding off a book, takes a great love and attention to detail. With the second movie coming out soon, more people may be inspired to create this type of wedding. The gold birds along the alter are the perfect touch.

    Jennifer with

  16. I love both posts about the hunger games and I am so looking forward to the next movie.. it’s such a great setting and so much love on your pictures.. those are amazing!!


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