Game Of Thrones Themed Wedding

Game of Thrones and a wedding? Yes please!

Alex and Jodie approached me at the beginning of 2019 with their ideas of a magical Game of Thrones wedding. I was instantly hooked! Everything from the table layouts to the music and the food sounded unbelievable. Like most people I was hooked on Game of Thrones right from the start so to get the chance to photograph a wedding that was styled on the t.v series was an opportunity I didn’t want to miss.

Alex and Jodie’s Game of Thrones wedding was a blend of traditional and fantasy all rolled into one. They had a beautiful traditional wedding at our local church in Guisborough before heading to their fantasy reception at the local church hall. This is where Alex and Jodie’s image of their day shone through.

With the help of friends, family and some fantastic local suppliers, they transformed the church hall into a stunning reception venue to rival any alternative wedding.

Sticking with the Game of Thrones theme, they had the iron throne as the centrepiece, along with the Jon Snows sword for the cake cutting and even fire breathers, but what I loved the most was the attention to detail. When building your own DIY wedding, the natural thing to do is buy or hire cheap glasses for all your guests, or find a supplier who can kit your table out easily. Its stress free and keeps the cost down, so why not.

Alex and Jodie managed to source plates and goblets to give you the feeling that you were sat at a long medieval table. Then came the food! Traditional good honest food, cooked over hot coals that you eat with your hands, just as they did in the T.V series. Its this attention and thought that sets these themed weddings apart.

On the morning of the wedding, I spent it with Jodie and her bridal party at Gisborough Hall Hotel. It was great to catch up with Jodie and her bridal party. I always love photographing the bridal prep because it is such a particular time of the day that not many get to experience. It also always throws a curve ball at some point, that’s great to photograph.

Jodie and her bridal party then jumped into one of Yorkshires Vehicle Hires vintages busses to get them to the church.

 

After the traditional wedding ceremony was over and the photographs were taken of the bride and groom we headed down to the church hall. During the morning, I managed to get a sneak peek, but to walk up to the doors with the sound of laughter and songs filling the cold night sky was just magical. Once you walked through the doors of the church hall, it was fantastic to see all the hard work had paid off. The smiles on peoples faces, the joy in their voices and the smell of good food cooking will stick in my mind for a long time. This is the payoff from months of hard work. One thing that will stick with me is the detail and design of their wedding cake. made by the amazing Becky from Cabbage Patch Bakery. It was truly stunning and the only fitting way to cut it was with a long sword.  

I stuck around for the first dance with a traditional Irish band. I then watched on in amazement when about 40 drunk adults tried to perform some traditional Irish folk dancing. I’ll let the photos do the talking on how well that went. Alex and Jodies Game of Thrones wedding will stick with me for a long time. It was a pleasure to be a small part of it, and it was a more significant relief that it had a better ending than the red wedding. Aaron Suppliers –

See some of my favourite images below.