January 25, 2022


If you’re a fan of the classic 80s movie, ‘ Labyrinth ‘ and remember watching it during childhood as I do, you may be super intrigued with this particular eccentric styled wedding. If you’re familiar with the film’s strange scenes (directed by Jim Henson, creator of ’The Muppets’), you’ll recognize some of the props within this photoshoot. It has all the 80s fairytale vibes with a serious nod to David Bowie, the ‘goblin king’ himself. This was perhaps one of the most unique wedding inspiration shoots I’ve had the pleasure of capturing. I love seeing wedding details that are inspired from movies, and couples can take some serious inspiration from this session.

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This fun, offbeat styled wedding took place in North Carolina at the Secret Garden Estate, an all inclusive wedding venue with a family catering service. The bride represented the character, ‘Sarah’ from the movie and was featured in two stunning lace gowns. Her look was complete with 80’s inspired hair, full of volume, decorated with lovely flowing hair pieces. Our groom represented the character, ‘Jareth’ from the movie as he was decked out in heavy eye makeup and big hair just as Bowie himself rocked the look in the film. Some scenes from the movie were brought to life with specific details such as the famous ‘magic’ crystal orb, a ‘helping hands’ wall, and even the animated door knockers. We even had an unconventional metallic blue cake with sugared shaped spikes and matching details giving a nod to the crystal orbs. The reception table was full of elegant, old world styled china and glassware, and we had a few masquerade masks for the couple as they shared a dance together. The cutest detail of all, definitely worth mentioning was the little baby boy, ‘Toby’. That’s right — we had a baby in the striped red onesie who emulated the main character that the movie’s plot is centered around. He even cried on command as he was held by the ‘goblin king’. If you know, you know! If you’re familiar with the movie, Labyrinth, and all of it’s peculiar scenes, you’ll enjoy the nostalgia within this shoot for sure.

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Photography: Radiant Photography by Sydney Danielle

Host/Hands Wall – Diamond Edge Photography

Venue – The Secret Garden and Estate

Coordinator – Marissa Rice Weddings and Events 

Instagram: @marissariceevents

Rentals (tables & tableware) – Evermore Event Rentals 

Instagram: @evermoreeventco

Rentals (candles,candelabra Fireplace setting) – Darby Decor and Rentals

Florals- Birch and Willow

Invitations – Kathy Magee Designs 

Instagram: kathymageedesigns

Jewelry- Ambur Rose Designs 

Instagram: @ambur_rose_designs

Cake – Icing & the Cake 

Instagram: @theicingandthecake

Makeup – Breathtaking Beauty With Liz 

Instagram: @breathtakingbeautywithliz

Hair –  Hair Designs By Alexis

Bridal Gowns – Ever’s Bridal Boutique 

Instagram: @eversbridalboutique

Smoke Machine –  Divine Sounds Unlimited

Bride Sarah Model –  Tess Chason 

Instagram: @tesschason 

Groom ‘the goblin king’ Jareth Model – Pyrion Astorii  

Instagram: @beyond_the_depths

Extra Model Couple

Brandi Stimac-Spaulding/Husband 

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