Bride standing by grandfather clock in woods

Once upon a time on The Wedding Community, we featured a really cool, quirky fairytale bride wedding shoot! We are totally in love with these styling ideas. Just look at that cake – WOW! We love the twist that the creative team have taken with this fairytale shoot; rather than the typical pretty pastel ideas that we often see, the woodland shoot location really sets the scene for the more rustic, whimsical styling. With a collection of fairytale elements including red apples, vintage keys, potions and even a looking glass, we’re sure you are going to love every detail of this shoot.

“I’d wanted to create a styled shoot with cake designer Emily Hankins for some time. Emily is incredible and hand paints her beautiful cakes, which are very popular here in Cornwall. I wanted a theme that would push Emily and enable her to create a cake that she hasn’t created before, so with my passion for fairytales I decided on a fairytale themed wedding shoot.

“Emily was so excited and got busy designing the cake, biscuits and stationery. We also joined forces with a talented florist Loulabel Floral Design, who produced a fantastic boutique and items that we could put into our settings.

“I came across our dress designer recently and knew this was the ideal dress for the shoot; it’s so elegant and pretty. We picked nearby woods as the afternoon light there was stunning and the surroundings gave me lots of inspiration – I knew the colours would be key to this look.”

Fairytale style wedding cake with keyhole Keyhole on wedding cake

Once Upon a Time tag on fairytale wedding cake

Fairytale wedding cake and props

Fairytale wedding props Pinocchio book

Fairytale potions

Bride holding up dress

Bride holding rustic bouquet

Bride's shoes

Bride wearing floral headpiece Bride holding rustic bouquet

Bride standing by arch

Bride looking over shoulder

Bride standing by grandfather clock in woods

Fairytale wedding stationery

Fairytale wedding stationery

Teacup and fig

Key, wedding rings and figs


Key shaped biscuit on plate

Bride standing next to grandfather clock

Birdcage Mirror on chair

Bride holding mirror

Bride sitting with dog in woods

Bride standing in between trees

Bride looking out from behind tree

Bride holding bouquet Bride holding bouquet

Bride standing next to clock

Bride sitting in woods

Bride wearing headscarf

Bride laying in petals

Bouquet on bride's chest

Bride with eyes shut

Bride staring into camera

Photography: Emma Griffin of Griffin Photography

Cake and Stationery: Emily Hankins

Flowers: Loulabel Floral Design

Dress Designer: Claire Headdon

Plates and Props: Rustique and Quirky

Make-Up: Lindsay Adams

Hair: Goldbirdhairdesign

Ceremony Arch: Rob Innis

Model: Kyra Harris

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