viking wedding inspiration in a british castle

There’s so much to admire about today’s Viking-themed wedding inspiration shoot from Tiree Dawson Photography and Typical Type – it’s simply epic!

The dresses were designed just for the occasion and be sure to check out the genius use of lighting throughout it all. Another thing I truly love about this editorial is that it’s both alternative and classic, showing that you don’t have to give up the white dress, heaps of gorgeous floral designs, or the other traditional trimmings to be an alternative bride!

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From Tiree Dawson Photography – “The shoot took place at an authentic Gothic castle dating back to 1806 – the dew was heavy on the ground and thick mist shrouded the grey stonework castle. Everything for our Viking wedding inspiration shoot came together perfectly!”

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From Tiree Dawson Photography – “The florals, in rich plums, damson, aubergine and peaches perfectly matched the amazing cake and hand-painted stationery. The brass-wear, blue-grey slate and dark crockery helped to create a fabulous feast table, punctuated with wild floral arrangements and lit by a custom-made table from Typical Type, complete with hanging Edison lighting.

The overall look is a far cry from the whites and pastels of many weddings, but it was so warm and inviting that we all wished we were dining at that table.”

“The hair and make up were vamped up, modern versions of traditional Viking styles – heavy, smoky eyes and braided, accessorized hairstyles. Each model brought their own, unique look to the shoot, and when they were all together they looked incredible – like true warrior princesses!

When we started to create this shoot we wanted to show that no matter what your personal taste, you can always incorporate it into your big day!”

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Photography: Tiree Dawson Photography // Lighting, Styling, and Coordination: Typical Type // Dresses: Legend Bridal Designs Ltd // Additional Prop Hire: Nina Marika // Makeup: Sonara Parker Makeup Artist // Hairstylist: Duncan Fisher Hair Designer // Cakes & Stationery: Amy Swann Cakes // Florist: Lucy MacNicoll Floral Design // Videography: Moviart Wedding Films: Lancashire Wedding Video // Models: Rachael, Kate, and Sam // Venue: Lowther Castle in Cumbra’s Lake District, United Kingdom.

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Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.