The story of Estella and Pip in Great Expectations is definitely one of my favorites and creating inspiration boards from my favorite books is how this blog got started. The entire story evokes a mysteriously romantic ‘cloudy skies’ sort of mood in me and it has romantic elements that just beg to be incorporated into a wedding theme. This styled shoot by Ginny Branch and Heidi of Our Labor of Love is just the ticket. It effortlessly combines the everlasting nature of Pip’s love for Estella, the shabby glamour of Mrs. Havisham’s estate, and the beauty of a wedding. Plus, the gold spray painted baby’s breath in the bride’s hair and the unique paper table runner are must-sees!
Need more Great Expectations wedding inspiration? Check out this inspiration board of the title!
photo credits for inspiration board: drinks & chair scrolls (see styled shoot credits) // pigeon wing headband by Reid Peppard // bride via Kiss the Groom, photographed by Elizabeth Messina // floral centerpiece photographed by Polly Alexandre // DIY princess crowns via Anders Ruff, photographed by Carly Jones.
styled shoot credits: Photography: Heidi Geldhauser of Our Labor of Love // Planning & Coordination: Simply Charming Socials // Styling & Creative Direction: Ginny Branch with assistance by Jordan Wright // Floral Design: Amy Osaba // Paper goods & table runner: Erica Loesing // Hair & Makeup: Claudia Mejerle // Catering: Sun in My Belly // Furniture rentals: Settee Event Decor Rentals // Wedding Dress: Kelly’s Closet // Cake: Anne Kathleen Cakes // Videography: Chris Dekmar