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.
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.
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.
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?
photography: Ashley Photographer // florals: The Vine's Leaf // hair stylist: A Lovely Bride // makeup artist: A Lovely Bride // designer & planner: Lindye Galloway Events // rentals: Found Vintage Rentals