little mermaid bridal inspiration

“Nothing gave her so much pleasure as to hear about the world above the sea” – The Little Mermaid, Hans Christian Andersen

From Madison Rose Photography “I have been enthralled with mermaids since I was a girl, as I imagine many girls have been! My goal for this coastal shoot was to draw inspiration from the original tale of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. A mermaid, infatuated with the idea of land, come to shore to find her prince. Just as the story goes, she is left only with a broken heart…”

Powder blue wedding cake Beachy boudoir look with lace robe Watercolor wedding invitations Color block slip Watercolor place card Lace robe Coastal cake table

“The weather only emulated the mood, dark overcast skies emphasizing the rich blues and greys we had chosen for our colour palette. The gown, created for this shoot by Katrina Tuttle Bridal, draped heavily around our bride adding and drowning her in the aura of the water.

Every detail of this shoot was considered carefully from the names (Rosemary meaning ‘dew of the sea’ and Conlan meaning ‘hero’) to the seashell ring holders and tarnished silver flatware. We wanted to create a very coastal feel, a wedding full of details fit for a mermaid – or just a bride who wants to be one!”

Lavender and thistle bridal bouquet White wedding cake Oyster shell ring holder Loose braid Lavender rose centerpiece Driftwood coastal wedding inspiration Beachy bridal bouquet Illusion sleeve wedding dress Cathedral veil


Photography: Madison Rose Photography // Boudoir Look: By Catalfo // Hairpieces: Oh Dina! // Earrings: Harper And Honey // Rings: Locusart Jewellery // Invitations: Lupin Design Studio // Rentals: Make Merry Events // Floral Design: Twig & Twine Floristry // Cake: Just Iced Custom Cakes // Beauty: Selena Marchand Makeup Artistry // Wedding Dress: Katrina Tuttle Bridal // Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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  1. OMG!! I seriously need a session/wedding like this in my life! I can’t get over how amazing these tones are. The photographer did a wonderful job and really inspires me to up my game as a wedding photographer!! Thanks for sharing these 🙂 xoxo

  2. LOVE this inspiration. The bride’s dress though has completely taking my breath away. Her flower crown, and the train. Just wow!