+228 votes
Because Game of Thrones and weddings go so well together.
"I had the idea to create a Game of Thrones styled wedding shoot. I knew that it would be a tough style to recreate while still managing to keep it elegant enough for a wedding. Nevertheless, we took on the task to recreate the vision that I had in my head for this epic photo shoot. Two of the more memorable characters, and frankly two of my favorite, in the show are Daenerys Targaryen and Sansa Stark. These two women are both very strong and beautiful but have a soft, elegant side to them as well. We wanted to portray this in both the dress styling as well as their attitudes. We reached out to a local designer, RCB Fashion, to create gowns that would fit the characters and leave others breathless. After deciding on the fashion, the location was the next critical element of planning. Smithmore Castle, a 121 acre private mountain estate, provided the perfect setting. This “castle in the sky” in the Blue Ridge Mountains was the perfect place inside and out to set the atmosphere for the inspiration shoot.
To complete the invitation suite, a “dire wolf” wax seal was placed on the back of the envelope. A Game of Thrones shoot wouldn’t be complete without dire wolves. Full Moon Fam Wolfdog Sanctuary, a not-for-profit sanctuary for abused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter and care, provided the model: “River the Ambassadog.” River stole the show with his regal nature and was a true testament to the incredible work done on the farm, which is one hundred percent funded through donations and sponsorships.
The 10-foot antique wooden table was set with branches, moss, greenery, a faux fur runner, endless candles and candelabras and a feast fit for royalty from Reid’s Café and Catering. It was one of those scenarios where everyone we involved put as much time and heart into the project as we did and it truly showed when we got to Smithmore Castle."
Credits : Katherine Elena Photography
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AmburRose 400 points
This was such a fantastic shoot to be a part of! Even though you can see for yourself the results of this incredible collaboration, the sample here of Katherine's work is just a small sample of her photography that day. There are so many wonderful pictures and video involved that landmark this days' event, and the people involved all came together and created something so special to support each others' talent. In a world where so much is happening in the 'I' this 'we' thing we did has created life-long friendships and new purpose on how we can all embrace our talents. Thanks to Katherine, and a few of her friends, this would never have been. I encourage you to sit down with her so you can hear first-hand about her incredible journey. We are all so incredibly grateful this happened! -- here's a list of everyone involved: Photographer :
Katherine Elena Photography
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatherineElenaPhotography
Instagram: @KatherineElenaPhotography

Something Perfect
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SomethingPerfectCLT
Instagram: @somethingperfectclt

Events by Elizabeth Ashley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
Instagram: @eventsbyelizabethashley

Dress designer:
RCB Fashion
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RCB-Fashion-234542226611340/
Instagram: @rcbfashion

Mirror Bomb Studio
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindsaypizzutibombshell
Instagram: @mirrorbomb

Makeup Artist:
Beauty Asylum / Lauren Nicole Cirillo
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beautyasylum
Instagram: @beautyasylum_charlotte /@laurencirillo_xo

Trumpet & Horn
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpetandHorn
Instagram: @trumpetandhorn

Ring box:
The Mrs. Box
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/themrsbox
Instagram: @the_mrs_box

Heather Feather's Design
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherfeathersdesign/
Instagram: @heatherscrystalfeather )

Ambur Rose Designs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/amburrosepaa
Instagram: @ambur_rose_designs
Invitation suite:

Writing On Hearts
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/writingonhearts
Instagram: @writingonhearts

Celestial Cakery
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thecelestialcakery
Instagram: @thecelestialcakery

Miss Match Rentals
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Miss-Match-Rentals/131378593560490
Instagram: @missmatchrentals

Fuschia Moss Floral Design
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fuschiamossfloral
Instagram: @fuschiamossfloral

Reid's Cafe & Catering Co.
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Boonenccatering
Instagram: @reidscafe_catering

Badgley Mischka
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BadgleyMischka
Instagram: @badgleymischka

Wolf dog:
Full Moon Farm Wolfdog Sanctuary
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/p
Instagram: @fullmoon_farm

Austen Taylor Mauney
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/austenmauneyphotography
Instagram: @austenmauney

Courtney Edelman
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/courtney.edelman.5
Instagram: @kxllacourt

Max DiNatale
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maxdinatale
Instagram: @maxdinatale

Location :
Smithmore Castle
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Smithmore-Castle-136449103061581

Videographer: (video: )
Dorn-Long Films
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dornlongfilms
Youtube: youtu.be/n3ZZxOfa00o
Instagram: @dornlongfilms

Music (in video by Dorn-Long films listed above)
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phazzmusic
Instagram: @phazzmusic
+11 votes
Apr 4, 2017
Heatherfeathers 370 points
I love this video and the song! The crystal crowns pictures are made by me and can be found at www.etsy.com/shop/heatherfeathercrowns
+10 votes
Apr 3, 2017
servant38 330 points
+9 votes
Apr 4, 2017
LaurelisLarie 260 points
This is sooo cool!!!!
+4 votes
Apr 5, 2017
Garrisonmg1979 220 points
Very cool!!!
+2 votes
Apr 5, 2017
Vforward 190 points
The energy and fashionable vibe from this shoot, it's so real to the real show, I can't stop watching the video. The cast, the work crew, the location, table set, song and that wolf
+2 votes
Apr 6, 2017