Midsummer Night’s Dream Wedding Inspiration

Wedding Design

Few things conjure up the image of romance more quickly than Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. The incredible design team of Bows and Arrows conjured up this styled shoot to celebrate the love and beauty found within its pages, with endless amounts of luscious flowers and candlelit spots, captured to perfection by Apryl Ann Photography.

midsummer nights dream wedding

I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.
—Oberon describes Titania’s bower, where she sleeps.


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pink forest receptions

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floral wedding invitationspleated wedding gowns

gold china receptions

silhouette wedding invitationsbohemian newlyweds in forest

bride on fainting couch

From the stylist, Bows and Arrows: Shakespeare knew a thing or two about romance. Of all his works, “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” best evokes the magic and romance of a summer wedding day. In this shoot we recreated that magic and whimsy through opulent florals, cakes and tarts worthy of the queen of fairies and a dress sent from the gods. White Rock Lake Park was chosen as the backdrop of the shoot to showcase the natural beauty of the wild south. As we all know there is nothing more extraordinary than a candlelit southern summer evening with your love, fireflies winking at you like fairies in the trees, and the smell of wild honeysuckle in the air.


forest cake display

newlyweds holding silhouettes

display of fruit tarts

pink red centerpiecesbohemian newlyweds kissing

candlelit wedding reception

bohemian wedding couple

candle lined walkway

pink red bouquetsfig wedding cakes

shakespeare inspired shoot


View all images from this shoot in the gallery

Be sure to watch the video by Eleven 29 Films:

Shoot Location: Dallas, TX / Shoot Venue: White Rock Lake Park / Concept, Florals and Styling: Bows and Arrows / Wedding Photographer: Apryl Ann Photography / Shoot Coordination: After Yes / Chalkboard Art: Brooke Herrin / Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara / Hair: Ashley Bristo with Salon Twenty Two / Makeup: Stephanie Potter / Rentals: Rent My Dust / Desserts: Cake Walk Bake Shop / Stationery: Southern Fried Paper / Videographer: Ceci Jane / Models: Ashley Woeber and Brendan Avalos / Cinematographer: Eleven 29 Films



9 comments
  1. Wedding Shoppe Inc.

    Wow. This shoot is incredible. Every single detail is dreamy. It couldn’t have been executed more perfectly. Bravo to everyone!

  2. Rita Miller Dorris

    So lovely and so dreamy!!! Thank you for featuring this amazing shoot with so many talented vendors. It was such a joy for us to add a touch of our own vintage “dust”!!

  3. Calie Rose

    This is a dreamy shoot! Love the candle light, the gold accents, the wedding invitation is perfect and charming, beautiful setting and those flowers….love the organic style flowers! A favorite shoot!

  4. Sapphire Coast Weddings

    The braces are coming back into trend! Love it

  5. Debbie Tahiri

    Absolutely beautiful location; stunning floral arrangements; love the brilliant colors; spectacular work by Bows and Arrows, way to go Whitney. I applaud all the artistic vendors. Incredible!!!!

  6. Heather D.

    Wow! So impressed. Love the color combinations.

  7. Katie Anderson-Keith Watson Events

    This table is absolutely incredible-ESPECIALLY when you see it all lit up at night!! The flowers are stunning!

  8. Soiréebliss! Events

    I absolutely love the bright and vivid colors used, it definitely brought the theme to life! Thank you for such a great shoot!

  9. Suzy VanDyke

    This is truly gorgeous!!

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