Alice in Wonderland continues to be a popular theme for weddings. The tea party element lends itself easily to a wedding breakfast and the ability to embrace steampunk, kitsch, retro or vintage decor provides brides with very different tastes the opportunity to add their own slant to the ‘Alice’ theme.
When we first embarked on our shoot with Cara Bendon the idea to use Alice in Wonderland as our inspiration sprang from the tall hedges that we had chosen as a backdrop for our tea party picnic. They reminded me of a maze and I pictured my bride, in an original fifties dress, peering over the hedge to find her way through the fairytale-like world in which she was immersed.
Teacups, books, clocks and playing cards set the scene perfectly for our Alice in Wonderland Tea Party with three original vintage dresses supplied by The Vintage Gown and the beautiful birdcage floral display and bridal bouquet coming from Sarah Smith Designs.