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Kristen and Todd’s Fairytale Affair

I’m not usually one for fairies or frou-frou, but I’m loving this A Midsummer Night’s Dream themed wedding recently featured on Brides.com. The bride, Kristen Gullion, wanted her nuptials to be a modern fantasy fairytale, which was brought to life by event designer Sasha Souza. Here are some highlights:


Can you imagine how delighted most little girls would be to not only be invited to participate in the wedding as flower girls, but also to wear wings and fairy dresses while doing it? I would have been climbing the walls in anticipation of the wedding day as a wee one!


Lavender lighting? Oh, baby. I’m also digging the mismatched table linens, especially here where they tone down the fanciful bunting. I guess it doesn’t hurt that the space is awesome — for those looking for elegant reception venues, barns are not just for country weddings!


The bride and groom, Todd Gullion, took their photo booth to the next level with an interactive family photo wall featuring snapshots of family members and family members’ weddings. Guests could pose in empty frames, becoming, as the bride put it, part of the family history. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

Overall, the Gullions’ fairytale affair was totally not my style, but totally awesome nonetheless!

5 Responses to “Kristen and Todd’s Fairytale Affair”

  1. Twistie October 26, 2009 at 9:08 pm #

    Okay, this is how you do a theme wedding well. So delightful. The look of the room is utterly charming, and that photo booth makes my day.

    As for the flower girls, I can’t imagine a happier troupe of little girls. I would have merrily shanked someone for that outfit at six.

  2. Mae October 27, 2009 at 10:39 am #

    I am definitely adding that awesome wedding photo wall to my list of things that are completely doable (DIY) and amazing!

  3. T. Beard October 27, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Count me in as a (former) groom who loves the wall of ancestors photo booth idea. If you weren’t doing it full size, you could create a jpeg of your background with the frames and some frames having pictures already in them, then take it to a print shop and have them print it on a huge posterboard. Cut out the empty frames, put it on a table, and you’re good to go.

  4. La BellaDonna October 28, 2009 at 7:24 am #

    Hey, I’d STILL like to wear wings and fairy dresses to a wedding! It sounds as if it was utterly charming … as long as they didn’t forget to invite that one fairy – you know how those stories go …

  5. libbyblue November 11, 2009 at 7:43 am #

    For anyone wanting to add some whimsical wings to their pictures, FancyFairy.com makes some great ones. I’m wore a pair (click my name to go to my flickr album) for part of our wedding photo shoot.