Wedding Inspiration: Game of Thrones

At long last, the wait is almost over: Game of Thrones Season 4 premieres on Sunday, April 6! Based on the bestselling series by George R.R. Martin, this fantasy epic follows the leaders of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros in their quest for realm domination. 

In anticipation of Joffrey and Margaery's impending Purple Wedding — we still haven't recovered from the Red Wedding — we've pulled together some of our favorite details inspired by the spellbinding visuals on the show.

The Venue
The majority of the filming for Game of Thrones took place in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Forests, barns and other outdoor venues harken back to a bygone century.

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Photo Credit: Lightedpixels

This chuppah overflowing with greenery lends a mystical vibe to an urban venue.

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Photo Credit: Gruber Photographers

This understated and gorgeous ceremony setup is reminiscent of the Great Hall.

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Photo Credit: Two Ring Studios

Invitations & Stationery
Lion in the Sun designed this custom invitation suite for GoT fans Hsiao and Tony. With gold foil, black museum board and nonconventional silhouettes, it was equal parts glamorous and macabre. Don't forget to include their riff on the Stark house motto ("wedding is coming!") for your save-the-date!

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Photo Credits: Lion in the Sun

No correspondence is complete without a Lannister Red wax seal.

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Photo Credits: Studio Laguna Photography

Bridal Style
A gold Lazaro gown accessorized with a beaded neckline and crown befits the Queen of the North.
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Photo Credit: Mollie Tobias Photography (*full vendor list below)

This bride's pale gray Ian Stuart gown is perfect for an ice princess.

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Photo Credits: Studio Laguna Photography (**full vendor list below)

For an elegant big-day look, accessorize with a cascading bouquet and a faux fur shrug.

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Photo Credits: Candice Benjamin Photography (***full vendor list below)

Long and loose tendrils are a must — we love the way the braid frames this bride's tiara. 

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Photo Credit: Captive Photography by Jo Hughes

In Dothraki legend, the moon is a goddess, the wife of the sun. These heartfelt cufflinks pay homage to Khal Drago and Daenerys Targaryen's pet names for one another.

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Photo Credit: Alexa Lane on Etsy

The Bridesmaids
A floral cuff, hair jewelry and brooch bouquets with the coat of arms are subtle ways to incorporate your favorite show into the wedding.

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Photo Credits: Candice Benjamin Photography

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Photo Credit: Milestone Images

The Seating Arrangements
Create your own seating chart or escort cards with guests arranged by their noble houses (roaring dragon optional).

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Photo Credits: Amelia Strauss Photography

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Photo Credits: Pat Dy Photography; follow them on Instagram at #patdy11

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Photo Credit: Imgur

The Reception
This sweetheart table was designed to mimic a medieval feast. How cool is that rustic wood branch centerpiece?

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Photo Credits: Mollie Tobias Photography

We're blown away by this lush tablescape featuring a vibrant color palette and creative chair back signs.

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Photo Credits: Candice Benjamin Photography

From faux "wolf fur" embellished candlesticks to painted pinecone "dragon eggs" to gold-rimmed goblets, this shoot nailed it.

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Photo Credit: Quasi Studios (****full vendor list below)

For a homespun look, fill wooden boxes with monochromatic blooms. Cotton balls and anemones add a unique touch!

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Photo Credits: Studio Laguna Photography

We spotted these Thrones-themed lawn games at a Southern wedding.

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Photo Credits: Jamie Clayton via Southern Weddings

Food & Drinks
Roasted chicken with root vegetables and rosemary garnish is the hallmark of any king's feast. Bring it back to the 21st century with fun drink coasters!

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Photo Credits: Studio Laguna Photography

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Photo Credit: Mollie Tobias Photography

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Photo Credit: Mollie Tobias Photography

The Sweet Finale

Wow your guests with a dramatic cake topped with the Iron Throne, a sword or a fire-breathing dragon (if you hail from the house of Targaryen).

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Photo Credit: Casey Fatchett

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Left: Photo Credit: The Cake Zone 
Right: Photo Credit: Candytuft Cakes

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Photo Credits: Imgur

The Wedding Gift or Favor Tag
The Lannisters aren't the only ones who must pay their debts! 

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Photo Credit: Casey Fatchett

Game of Thrones fans, which idea is your favorite? Any predictions for this season?

Vendors List

*Photographer: Mollie Tobias, event designer: Katie Rose, floral designer: EightTreeStreet, bridal salon: Jeanette's Bride N'Boutique, hair & makeup: Carolyn Thombs Makeup Artistry & Consulting.

**Photographer: Studio Laguna, venue: The Outing Lodge, florals: A Day in Provence, invitations & paper elements: Red Letter Design Studio, bridal gown provided by: Posh Bridal Couture, suit: Hammer-Made, hair & makeup: Brett Dorrian Artistry Studios.

***Photographer: Candice Benjamin, videography: Jakfoto Films, florals: Pixies Petals, hair & makeup: Serene Bridal Beauty, cake: The Cake Mamas, dresses: Hope Stanley of Mary Me Bridal, paper goods: Moment Prive, custom rings: Blazer Arts, men’s vest: Ann O’Lear, lady in waiting's necklace: BHLDN,  original soundtrack for video: Anthem Falls Music, couple: Crystal & Rich, lady in waiting: Savannah

****Photographer: Quasi Studios, styling & coordination: Avenue Six Events, hair & makeup: Selina Bautista, couple: Stacey Mahoney & Tom Major, bridal gown provided by: Dhalia Bridal, florals: Rackley’s Florals, vintage rentals: Pow Wow Vintage, Tableware: Platinum Party Rentals, tables: Farm Tables and More, cupcakes: California Creole Catering & Bakeshop.

—Stefania Sainato

 


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