Today I have something a little different for you, A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding styling ideas, with a fairyland concept. In the Shakespeare play, one of the characters is Titania, queen of the fairies, and this is where the vision of creating a fairyland came from.

This wedding styling is all about creating an enchanting fairyland filled with green moss, lush floral arrangements and whimsical touches. I love the colour palette of green, gold, rose blush and pops of darker plum and berry tones.

Using the woods for the ethereal fairyland setting worked so well. I love the suspended floral arrangements and delicate glass sun catchers dotted about.

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table in woodland setting for A Midsummer Night's Dream wedding shoot

For this shoot the team styled the most incredible pièce de résistance… a moss-covered table. They decorated the table with stunning floral arrangements, fruits and berries, and pretty place settings with oak slice chargers, pretty china and the most unusual twig-look cutlery.

The ‘fairy-esque’ bride looked amazing in a stunning lace wedding dress with delicate long sleeves worn over a pink under-slip. I love the large multicoloured butterfly and dragonfly tiara, perfect for the fairyland feel.

As well as her incredible wedding dress, the bride has such a fabulous bridal bouquet full of gorgeous blush-coloured blooms surrounded by greenery – you’ve gotta love an oversized bridal bouquet!

Whether you are looking for inspiration for a wedding based on your favourite Shakespeare play, an outdoor or woodland wedding, or just some ethereal wedding ideas, you will love these.

A big thank you to LeeYen Photography for sharing these amazing pictures.


“The seduction and magic of love is truly like a fairyland. Shakespeare wrote the greatest love stories of all time, and one of the most magical and uniquely different is the story of the Fairy Queen Titania and Oberon. Taking that magical, woodsy, ethereal fairyland and infusing it into A Midsummer Night’s Dream inspired wedding styling is a match made in heaven!

Bride sitting in woods

Bride wearing jewel firefly crown Brides jewel firefly crown

Bride holding large bouquet

Groom wearing black suit and bow tie Groom's flower buttonhole

Bride in woods

Midsummer Night's Dream wedding stationery Envelope for wedding invitation

Fairy Queen

“Our Fairy Queen bride is regal and stately, whilst being fiercely feminine, and she portrays her magical powers in a seductive way. Her blush wedding dress features layer upon layer of soft, glitter-infused tulle under a unique art deco lace. The magnificent oversized lace train adds the drama she craves.

“Not to be outdone by anyone, she dons a power crown laden with fairyland friends. Pastel jewelled dragonfly’s and butterfly’s are her crown jewels. This exquisite firefly crown is the power statement indeed.

Large jewel wedding ring

Bride and groom in woodland

Floral display on wedding ceremony arch

Groom standing behind bride in woods

Bride and groom touching heads in woods Bride's oversized bouquet

Bride wearing lace detailed wedding dress

Bride and groom Detail on back of bride's lace wedding dress

Groom carrying bride

Magically Romantic

“The Kate Spade ‘Dragonfly’ china is elegant and simple, with gold-leaf place mats, wood and gold trimmed glass chargers atop a table of dripping moss, which brought the fairy feeling to life. Majestic florals and fruits stimulate the senses as they cascade everywhere.

“Brass garden stools, hand lettered gold place cards, Oberon type antlers as napkin rings and the centrepiece, fancy fruits to nibble on, along with ornate woodsy goldwear create a magically romantic setting.”

A Midsummer Night's Dream inspired wedding table styling

Floral wedding table centrepiece

Candles on moss covered wedding table

Moss covered A Midsummer Night's Dream styled wedding table Wedding table flowers

Plate on log slice

Candles and grapes on wedding table

Twig cutlery

Fairyland wedding place setting

Sumptuous and Enchanting

“Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect mix of magic and romance… with a touch of decadence. I immediately knew we should use lots of moss for a magical woodland setting. Drippy greenery, beautiful fruit, flowers and vines help it feel sumptuous and enchanting. Flowers with elegant shapes in rich jewel tone colours accent the dress and the table settings.

“To top it off, the exquisite lavender toned cake shows off handmade oversized sugar flowers.

“Even the wedding stationery incorporated the woodsy-fruit and flowers into the gold laden invitation suite.”

Lavender coloured wedding cake

Lavender coloured wedding cake with sugar flowers Sugar flowers on lavender coloured wedding cake

Bride and groom by wedding table in woods

Bride and groom sitting at wedding table touching heads

Groom kissing bride on the cheek under tree branches

Bride with hand on groom's face

Bride and groom standing under tree branches in woods Gold decorations hanging from tree branches

Flower decoration hanging from tree branch

Photography: LeeYen Photography

Styling, ‘The Gilda’ Wedding Gown and Lizzy Slip: Betsy Barker, Betsy Couture Vintage Wedding Gowns

Vintage Ring/Earrings: Family Heirlooms of Betsy Barker

Crown: Maria Elena Headpieces

Groom’s Attire: Ritz Tuxedos

Hair and Make-Up: April Benincosa of Bella Cosa

Flowers: Mille Fleur Design

Wedding Cake: Flour and Flourish

Stools, Napkins and Goblets: Diamond Rental

China: Dragon Fly by Kate Spade

Chargers and Goldwear: Pier 1 Imports

Invitations: Ceci New York

Place Cards/Calligraphy: Hanwriting

Models: Ashley Horrocks and Alec Kalled

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