The Princess Bride Inspired Wedding


This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the original movie release of The Princess Bride. Wow…right? I can’t believe it’s been 25 years! Not only is this one of my fave movies, but it’s one of the top movies of our generation. So, when Ashley of Ashley Bee Photography emailed me telling me that they were planning to design a modern day wedding for Buttercup + Wesley, I couldn’t wait to see what they created! The shoot turned out gorgeous and I love that they stayed so true to the movie, but also gave the story a modern day twist. I hope other fans of the movie will love this just as much. :)

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princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

The ceremony setup contained a 25 ft scroll banner made with the words inscribed “Joined by the Bonds of Love,” a line passionately vented by Buttercup to Prince Humperdinck. Behind the banner they hung different flowers from fishing line to give it a sort of whimsical feeling. They used vintage pews from Found then stuck swords in the ground to border the aisle and swag greens through the handles. At the end of the burlap aisle runner were flower arrangements in tree stump vases on top of wooden crates.

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

Buttercup is wearing a beautiful champagne dress with an asymmetrical overlay. A gorgeous headpiece is worn with gold flowers and pearls (pearls also found on the cake). The team debated back and forth how they wanted the groom to look then came to the conclusion to be true to the Dread Pirate Roberts character and go with all black, which I think was a great choice for Wesley. :)

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And they couldn’t forget the infamous place where the “Battle of Wits” took place. They tried to recreate this as true to the movie as possible complete with a bottle of Iocaine powder.

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prince bride, hanging lanterns

prince bride, hanging lanterns

The centerpiece for the reception table is a hollowed out old stump with an array of an organic looking mix of flowers, berries and succulents that look a little wild and unrefined. Sliced tree stumps are used as chargers with simple clear plates. Each plate is topped with an antique bowl of peanuts. I love that there is a frame on the table that says, “Anybody want a peanut?” :) Menus were inspired by the Alamo Drafthouse’s Princess Bride dinner with Screeching Eel Salad, Seared R.O.U.S. and Twue Wuv Truffles. They also featured the drafthouse’s very own Limited Edition wine honoring the 25th anniversary of the movie.

prince bride, rustic tablescape

prince bride, rustic tablescape

princes bride, tall candles

I absolutely love the libations table they created! They wanted to do a table of drinks that was sorta manly + rugged. Large jugs and various bottles of different alcohols stacked up on dark stained wooden crates and a bunch of silver and glass beer steins. The idea behind this table was a place like back in the day where all the men would gather and drink. Maybe they all brought their own alcohol to share, hence the different containers. They also included a few vials of Iocaine.

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

rustic tablescape bar, princess bride

wedding cake, princess bride

wedding cake, princess bride

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

princess bride wedding inspiration

The white horses played a significant role at the end of the movie as they rode off into their Happily Ever After, so I love that they included that too! Gorgeous job team! Thanks so much for sharing your creative talents with us today!

photography: Ashley Bee Photography  // event designer: Erin B. Events // florist: Sweet Pea Floral Creations // paper goods: Jen Simpson Design // dress: elyseREUBEN Custom Couture // cake: Miso Bakes // rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // hair: Angelina Dawson // groom’s attire: A Class Act Tuxedo // hairpiece Handmade By Sara Kim // ceremony banner: DJ Mac // Brock the white horse thanks to Deborah at Broken Road Ranch

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  1. I can’t tell you how head over heels I am about this shoot! Everyone worked so hard and it turned out so beautifully!! Thank you Jen for featuring it so perfectly!

  2. This is so dreamy! I love this movie so much and it was a perfect interpretation! GREAT JOB ASHLEY BEE!!! God has totally blessed your efforts! :)

  3. Ashley!! So proud of you–awesome shots!!

  4. I so love this, especially the shoes.

  5. Congratulations Ashley and team! This looks AMAZING! Such a gorgeous job!!!

  6. Ashley! SO creative and beautiful. You all did a fantastic job!!!!

  7. oh I LOVE it! How romantic and different, I must have watched this a hundred times when I was a little girl! The cake is fab!

  8. Some of the best wedding photography I have ever seen! Stunning work

  9. Incredible!!! I have to share this with some friends!’

  10. Wow, I have a bride here in Chicago who would LOVE those floral arrangements. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Wow, clearly a labor of love…and talent! Such fabulously styled details. Kudos to the entire team!

  12. AMAZING Ashley!!!! So awesome!!!

  13. WOW! I LOVE the details to this wedding, so creative. The bride is absolutely beautiful…I want that dress!!

  14. I love the ladder-lantern chandelier! Super creative.

  15. “Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togeva today!” No Princess Bride reference is complete without the priest. I love the Inconceivable Cab and the As You Wish White. Love the mismatched chairs and the groom’s attire, and absolutely love the battle of wits setup; that is perfect!

  16. This is so beautiful! I’m getting married June 9 and I’m walking down to Storybook Love from the movie!

  17. Very fun! I love her hair!!

  18. Wow, everything detail is perfect! Fabulous job, Ashley!

  19. Where are the shoes from? Gorgeous!

  20. Ashley this is AMAZING!!! Elegant, Innocent, and a fabulous modern take on the movie. WONDERFUL JOB!

  21. WOW! Beautiful bride, beautiful setup, and stunning photography! Great job team!

    xoxo limefish studio

  22. good job ashley

  23. These photos are tremendously scrumptious! I love each and every one of them. What a truly inspired wedding theme! All I can say is GORGEOUS!

  24. Wow!! What amazing photos! Such a beautiful bride and setting…..

  25. What a cool photo shoot! Way to go!

  26. Love, Love, Love it! You always seem to wow me Ashley

  27. Once again…another beautiful shoot Ashley!!!!

  28. WOW! One of the most creative ideas I have ever seen, the photography is stunning. The movie was filmed in England and Ireland and I am amazed at how the photo’s have captured the beauty of those Countries.

  29. These photos are fantastic! I have to finish my review with some reworked quotes from the flick. I’m a big fan and these photos need to share the stage.

    Imagine Westley and Buttercup viewing the photos for the first time-
    Westley: Hear this now: I will always love these photos!
    Buttercup: But how can you be sure?
    Westley: This is true Brilliance – you think this happens every day?

    The Dread Pirate Robert-
    Goodnight! Ashley. Good work. Sleep well. I’ll most likely to hire you for my wedding.

    I need to end this well intended but unimpressive attempt at a witty and worthy review (sorry all I imagined it reading so much better). Ashley great job and what impressive attention to detail, so well done.

    One more try-
    Since the invention of of “wedding photo shoots”, there have been many rated rated the most passionate, the most pure. This one left them all behind. The end.
    (almost… but still, not quite)

  30. Thank you everyone for all the amazing comments! We had such a great time working on this photo shoot! A BIG Thank you to all of the awesome vendors we had for this shoot! It couldn’t have turned out any better!

  31. So much fun working with this team! Turned out amazing… Thank you for letting me be apart of this magic! x

  32. Oh wow does this shoot bring back memories :-) Love, love, love it, so gorgeous and fun, wish I had seen it before my own wedding! (I NEED to re-watch the film now)

  33. Very Amazing Job!!!

  34. Lindsey Brubaker on:

    now I see where you were going with the swords :) Awesome! What a great idea!

  35. I love everything about this shoot! My groom is a huge fan of the Princess Bride. Any help on how I can beg, borrow or steal these wine labels???

  36. Leah! You are in luck, because they aren’t just wine labels!! This is an actual limited edition wine that Alamo Drafthouse sells :) It’s only available this year, so make sure you get it soon!

  37. This is so cool!! That banner is amazing and such a sweet idea!

  38. wow! this is just so fun and whimsical and styled so well! i really love this theme. the hot with the bride and horse is incredible.

  39. Whoa, I can’t believe it’s been 25 years. I love the movie and I LOVE this shoot! Great job everyone

  40. A perfect movie and a perfect shoot! Wonderful job!!!

  41. “Anybody want a peanut?” LOL!! My favorite part!!!

    Cheers for this :)

  42. Amazing photography and design! It is just like the movie…I love it!!

  43. Her dress and headpiece are STUNNING! I love all the lace! <3


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