A Very Wes Anderson Wedding at Martinstown House

December 27, 2018

Wes Anderson Wedding


I have always been a huge Wes Anderson fan and when I shot in Martinstown House for the first time last autumn the symmetry everywhere and the vibrant colour of the house & gardens immediately made me think of Fantastic Mr. Fox.

After returning for an open day in spring I fell in love with it again and knew I wanted to pull a fun shoot together. I was so delighted when Jessica from Martinstown House  said she loved the idea and handily enough some of their favourite recommended suppliers were also showing on the open day so I instantly had an amazing florist & baker on board.  After that it didn’t take long to find some fellow Wes fans & assembly a super talented team to take part. I’ve listed everyone involved below, they really are savage at what they do so if you’re on the hunt for suppliers for your wedding day or models for a shoot make sure to check them all out!


Venue: Jessica – Martinstown House, Kildare

Stylist: Lorraine – Elk Sylist

Hair: Lou – Hair by Lou Merryweather 

Make-up Artist: Nicola – Nicola Plummer Make-up 

Cake: Sheila – Chic n’ Sugar

Flowers: Josephine – Wedding Flowers by Josephine 

Bride: Tiegan G – Distinct Model Management 

Groom: Brian O – Distinct Model Management 

Second Shooter: Joe – Joseph Carr Photography

Dresses: Alice May Bridal 

Suits: ASOS 


Colour Palette: Our stylist Lorraine picked a beautiful colour palette that drew inspiration from both the house & grounds but also of course from some Wes Anderson films. With the yellows & reds featuring heavily in Fantastic Mr Fox, greens in Moonrise Kingdom & the Darjeeling Limited and the pastel pink in the Grand Budapest Hotel & Royal Tenenbaums.

Wes Anderson pastel colour palette

Look 1: This has inspiration coming from multiple movies. The hair style is inspired by Agatha from Grand Budapest Hotel & the fur coat is a more bridal take on Margot’s heavy coat in the Royal Tenenbaums.

Look 2: We really lucked out when Lorraine spotted this beaut of a dress in Alice May Bridal, the colours just matched the palette perfectly! We kept it simple & Lou did a super pretty half-up half-down hairdo like Suzy in Moonrise Kingdom.

Look 3: This was our actual Margot inspired hair & make-up look, with super heavy eyeliner and pin straight hair. We even found a pretty amazing Richie-esque suit for our groom Brian to rock too … can’t believe I forgot to bring a headband along though, oh well!


Margot styled bride from the royal tenenbaums

Wedding braid ala Agata from The Grand Budapest Hotel


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I’d Love To Hear From You!

If you’d like to collaborate on a styled shoot or if you’re a couple planning your wedding I’d love to hear from you. Please  drop me a line through the contact page or simply give me a call at 0858147509

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