Amazing and Inspiring Alice in Wonderland themed concept shoot

This concept shoot is brought to us by a group of extremely talented Sacramento Wedding Professionals.  Inspired by the Alice in Wonderland movie release they decided to start their 2010 Northern California wedding season off by jump starting their creativity and  putting together visual feast for all of us to enjoy.
wedding tablescape Alice in Wonderland

Gorgeous Gold chivari chairs, rented from Classic Party Rentals wrapped in ice blue tulle anchored by Luxecuts chair placards were the perfect touch of whimsy and elegance against the rough hewn farm table.  The table was lavishly decorated with woodsy themed flowers and unique antique touches.  I can just imagine Alice wandering down the path and finding herself invited to tea at this delightful table.

Be Inspired: Tulle chair ties are a quick and  inexpensive way to add a bit of whimsy to your reception chairs.  Tie tulle, in fabric width, into a sleek knot and let the ends trail to just above the floor (not too long or they could prove to be a tripping hazard).  Please no dated looking fluffy tulle bows!  Use tulle in a color from your wedding palette, not just white or ivory,  to add a bit of the unexpected.

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The sweet little bunny with a gold pocket watch was a nod to the story’s white rabbit.  Antique bottles accented with Luxecuts hanging tags “drink me” were a special little detail.  The centerpiece by Flourish, consisted of hydrangea, pink jasmine, ranunculus, hellebore, wax flower, stock, sea oats, “Ocean Song” roses, fresh mood moss, live pansy plants, mossy branches and hand painted mushrooms.

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Place cards by Luxecuts were delightfully unexpected in black lucite.  Antique tea cups held live pansy plants.  The pansies were a nod to the Disney “Alice in Wonderland” classic animated movie.

Be Inspired: For a vintage themed wedding or event collect tea cups from family members, antique shops and tag sales to use in table decor.  Have your florist fill the cups with flowers that match your decor and use them on accent tables or as part of a composite centerpiece.

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Antique glass bottles held simple clusters of old-fashioned flowers.

Northern California weddings, Central California Weddings A short lace Melissa Sweet dress, black lace tights, black and white fascinator and tulle sash anchored by an oversized rhinestone brooch was the perfect sassy ensemble for “Alice”.

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Be Inspired: Use a length of fabric width black tulle and a statement brooch to make a delightful accent at the waist.  Use an ivory or white sash for the ceremony and switch out to a colored sash for the reception.

Northern California weddings, Central California Weddings Alice’s bouquet was designed by Flourish with vintage and new jewelry, “Juliette” garden roses, “Ocean Song” roses, hyacinth blossoms, and dusty miller

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The dessert table by Sugar and Spice featured an array of delicious and uniquely themed tid-bits.  Display stands, cake plates, trophies and even a miniature brass top hat were brought in by Kate Miller Events.  The desserts all centered around the central theme of Alice in Wonderland with a dizzying array of variety, including, Tweedle Mallows White Rose Truffles, Royal Suit Linzer Cookies, Down The Rabbit Hole Cupcakes, and Three of Hearts Chocolate Pretzels.

Be Inspired: If the traditional wedding cake is not your thing a dessert table featuring bite sized treats is oh so chic.

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Alice’s make-up by Nicole Solarez was kept innocent looking with long lashes and rosy cheeks but a full and dramatic lip.

Be Inspired: Use a pale lip color for the ceremony and portraits.  When it is time to  bring the drama switch to a deeper and more vibrant lip color for the reception.

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After a quick gown change Alice was brought out into a field of wild flowers for a dreamy photo shoot with Sarah Maren Photography Water color hues, wide open spaces and soft lighting accentuate the dream like state of Wonderland.

Be Inspired: Many photographers are starting to offer “after the day” shoots (Sarah does).  Because the wedding day doesn’t allow for a lot of time, after the day shoots give the couple and photographer a chance to capture some more dramatic and fun portraits.  Of course there is the added bonus of getting a chance to wear your wedding gown again!

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Thank you to the wonderful Sacramento wedding professionals for providing the images from their fabulous concept shoot!

Coordination and styling: Kate Miller Events

Photography: Sarah Maren Photography

Floral design and styling: Flourish

Desserts: Sugar and Spice Specialty Desserts

Rentals: Classic Party Rentals

Hair and Make-up: Nicole Solarez

Gowns: Belladonna Bridal Salon

Model: Allison Kranz


  • Reply April 8, 2010

    Jen Stewart

    I cannot even begin to explain how much I LOVE this concept session!!! I keep coming back to it again and again! Every detail is perfection! Great job guys!

  • Reply April 28, 2010

    Darline Cruson

    Great posts! I really like it.

  • I love what you guys are usually up too. This type of clever work and exposure!
    Keep up the awesome works guys I’ve added you guys to blogroll.

  • Reply August 11, 2013


    Where did you find those amazing dinner plates?? All of this is beautiful!

    • Reply August 14, 2013


      The plates are from Classic Party Rentals.

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