Happy Valentine’s Day! Congratulations if you have just got engaged – exciting times ahead. Today we have some romance for you with this ‘Once Upon a Time’ wedding inspiration, photographed by Twirly Girl Photography.

The shoot took place at Thornbury Castle, and its mystical, medieval nature makes it the perfect setting for this beautiful styling.

With a rich, luxurious look throughout, the styling reflects the romance of the ‘Once Upon a Time’ love story.

Dreamy, Mystical and Romantic

“‘Once Upon a Time’ was the perfect name for this dreamy, mystical and romantic shoot. The luxurious and elegant medieval influences reflect the beauty of Thornbury Castle and add to the romance and mystical nature of this shoot.

“Our lovely bride wore four different dresses, each one reflecting the romance of the story. Her gorgeous crown was handcrafted from champagne coloured keshi pearls, shell flowers and leaves, and a delicate mix of roses, clematis, ivy and cones created a dreamy wedding bouquet.”

Once Upon a Time wedding stationery

Lancelot name stationery

Bride with sword in grounds of Thornbury Castle

Bride surrounded by mist

Bride with silk scarf

The Barons Room Styling

“Wood panelling, a stunning fireplace and a tablescape with the most beautiful hand painted silk runner. Candles and silverware along with beautiful china and glassware adorned the table.

Bride sitting at table

Candles on wedding table

Cloche on wedding table

Medieval style jug Dried petals

Medieval style wedding place setting

Silver spoons

Detail on floral table runner

“A luxurious wedding cake with beautiful berries in gold and damson shades and dripping with chocolate took centre stage.”

Bride sitting next to table with cake

Wedding cake topped with berries

Scarf over love quote on book

Love story quote under scarf

Bedroom Styling

“In the bedroom I took romantic, reflective images of our bride preparing for her wedding day.”

Bride holding onto post of bed

Bride sitting by window

Bride in bedroom

Tudor Hall Styling

“The entwined ivy, fruits and nuts and delicate floral displays looked amazing. Beautiful vintage lace, gorgeous antique china and silverware created a luxurious place setting. The stunning cake with a red apple and delicate flower and mushroom detail completed the fairytale.”

Tiered white wedding cake with apple topper

Bride standing by wedding cake

Red apple wedding cake topper

Petal detail on wedding cake

Mushroom detail at bottom of wedding cake

Cake knives

Berry topped wedding cake on table

Dagger on book

Round table with large candelabra

Medieval wedding table styling

Candle and grapes


Votive and red candle

Silver goblet

Wedding table name

Macaroon on plate

Bride sitting at table

Images © Twirly Girl Photography

Styling: Jeanette from Tinker Jo and Tinker Jo Vintage & Rustic Hire Boutique

Venue: Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire

Wedding Dresses: Trousseaux Bridal

Cakes: Trudy from Jelly Cake

China and Silverware: Gillian and Anthony from Loves Lane Vintage Hire

Hand Painted Silk Table Runner and Scarves: Diana from Silks by Diana

Wedding Stationery: Hand Drawn by Suzanne

Hair and Make-Up: Lisa Ellis Hair and Make-Up

Jewellery and Crown: A String of Beads