A Grand Budapest Hotel inspired wedding? Yes please!
When Millie and Winston said the magic words “have you heard of The Grand Budapest Hotel?” and said that was the feel they were going for when it came to their wedding, I have to admit I did a little happy dance! Wes Anderson is one of my favourite filmmakers, and Wes Anderson inspired wedding photography has been on my bucket list for a while!
If there’s a more creatively capable couple than Millie and Winston out there, I’d like to meet them… together they collaborate on Folk Like These, selling homewares and art prints, and Winston is a photographer himself (which is always a bit daunting). Millie had literally made almost every decorative element of the wedding herself – from her beautiful laser cut brass head piece (and Winston’s matching buttonhole), to the 16 beautiful DIY wedding cakes that took pride of place on their banquet tables. I thought I was pretty crafty, but this was next level - everywhere I turned there was another little handmade element, and somehow they didn’t seem stressed at all.
Walcot Hall, a wedding photographer’s dream.
When it comes to choosing a venue for a Wes Anderson inspired wedding, you couldn’t do much better than Walcot Hall – the beautiful chapel, the façade of the hall itself and the multitude of doorways dotted around the place are a Wes Anderson fan’s dream. I have to admit, centred-weighted shots (which are Wes Anderson’s trademark) aren’t usually my go-to in terms of composition, but with Walcot Hall providing the symmetry and Millie and Winston providing the deadpan poses, it was really good fun to mix it up a bit!
Millie and Winston’s Wes Anderson inspired wedding suppliers:
Dress: Custom made by Sash & Bustle
Hair and Make Up: ByJodie
Suit: Clements and Church
Pins: Awesome Merchandise
Flowers: Isherwood & Co
Millie was chosen by Whimsical Wonderland Weddings to document her planning process in their “Bride Diaries” feature. Click here to have a read about how she and Winston found me and why they chose me as their wedding photographer.
Olivia Moon is a Cornwall wedding photographer originally from Shropshire. She specialises in documentary wedding photography, creative wedding photography and destination wedding photography.