Prior to the release of Disney's live-action classic film Beauty and the Beast, wedding planners and couples across the internet were fulfilling their childhood Disney dreams by manifesting the classic love story into their wedding days. And if you haven't heard enough of the 2017 Beauty and the Beast remake, here is just a little more proof that people are utterly obsessed with it.
One woman in particular, wedding photographer Raelyn Martellino of Raelyn Elizabeth Photography, combined aspects of her own wedding and the upcoming movie to create a real-life princess wedding. In early March, Martellino took this theme to the next level by giving Belle fans everywhere a sneak peak at the magic of an all-Beauty and the Beast–inspired ceremony, complete with a bright yellow dip-dyed ball gown.
Together with Baldwin Bridal and Events and Sylver Weddings and Events, Martellino created a tale as old as time photo shoot at Pala Mesa Resort in Fallbrook, California, that included intricate details from the movie.
Martellino used a 32-gallon tub in her backyard to personally dye her own once-white wedding dress into an ombré yellow one that mimicked Belle's iconic ball gown. "I always dreamed of a princess wedding, and I got one! It was magical, but my dress was white, and I always wondered what it would be like if I dyed it yellow," Martellino wrote on her Web site.
Martellino included decor details like candelabras and pendulum clocks in the wedding tablescapes, and topped off the table's centerpiece with a glass-covered magic rose. She created a seating chart board made of books, drawing on Belle's bookworm character.
Martellino and her team also added the movie's furniture characters in the set, including a chipped teacup, teapot, and dresser that resembled those from the film.
Beauty and the Beast is one of a handful of live-action Disney movies to be remade in the coming years, so we can only imagine the Disney wedding themes to come.