The Princess Bride Inspired Wedding

I’m so excited to FINALLY share these images with you! Many of you saw it featured on Green Wedding Shoes, which has been quite amazing seeing the buzz about it! Pinning all over Pinterest, reblogging on Tumblr, sharing on Facebook and Twitter. The internet has been fancying this, I think because we all deep down inside wanted to see it happen. And what perfect timing with this being the 25th Anniversary of the movie release (in September to be exact) :)

Jen was so awesome through the process, and I LOVE the images she shared. But there were many more! So I wanted to go ahead and put together my own post.

All of the vendors involved were amazing! Erin and I started this adventure last year. It actually started with me trying to do it on my own and a failed attempt. The idea was great, I was just trying to do it too fast, with no real vision. Then I approached Erin because I felt like the feel of this really hit home with her style. She was excited to jump on board, but I’m not sure she knew what she’d be getting into. I don’t think I did either. We wanted to pay homage to the movie, but not make it cheesy. The Princess Bride is one of my favorite movies of all time, but let’s just face it… many of the lines are cheesy. And we quote them ALL THE TIME. I’m so proud of how we accomplished this. The GIANT oversized banner with Buttercup’s words, “Joined by the Bonds of Love,” hanging above the couple in the ceremony. My first idea was to make sure we had “Anybody want a peanut?” If you look closely at the Menu, you will get a kick out of the descriptions :)

Everybody was quite wonderful, but only about a month before the shoot we added Stephanie Pratt of Sweet Pea Florals to the creative team. Not only is she a sweetheart but she ended up going above and beyond what Erin and I had envisioned! Not to mention she looks a lot like Robin Wright who played Buttercup in the movie. So her and hubby pulled double duty in the floral arrangements and modeling.

The Creative Team

Photography: Ashley & Jason from Ashley Bee Photography
Event designer: Erin Berenda from Erin B. Events
Florist: Stephanie Pratt from Sweet Pea Floral Creations
Paper goods: Jen Simpson Design
Dress:  elyseREUBEN Custom Couture
Cake: Miso Bakes
Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals
Hair: Angelina Dawson
Hairpiece: Handmade By Sara Kim
Groom’s attire: A Class Act Tuxedo
Ceremony banner: DJ Mac

Other pieces to the shoot:

Wine Bottles: Limited Edition Princess Bride Wine from Alamo Drafthouse
Shoes: LC by Lauren Conrad, ballet flats
Location: Private Estate in La Cresta (Murrieta), California

Special Thanks to…

Deborah at Broken Road Ranch for allowing us to use Brock (the handsome white horse)
Dr. Canning (& neighbors) for permission to inhabit their properties to accomplish the look of this shoot!
Stephanie & Jeff Pratt for being AMAZING models of Westley & Buttercup
Karissa for her grandmother’s antique comb & mirror set
Jay, for putting up with my craziness of the process of this shoot… and also being a REALLY good problem solver ;)

"A memory lasts all of a second, but the memory lives on forever..."


  1. Joanna says

    The whole wedding is flawless. On a side note, I love the edition of the book that was used but I have never seen it before. Do you have the ISBN or the publication year? Very geeky question, but I’d love to include that book for my own ceremony and that is the most beautiful edition I’ve seen.


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