Game of Thrones Wedding at Eastnor Castle

02 July 2014

 

Only just a few weeks ago we received a filming enquiry with the following brief:

Blinkbox wanted a castle for a marketing campaign for Season 4 of Game of Thrones.  They would like to hold a genuine wedding in the style of the hugely popular TV show, Game of Thrones.  The event will consist of a one day photography shoot at the location followed by a genuine wedding ceremony for one lucky couple inside the location.

Taylor Herring, the company behind the campaign for Game of Thrones season 3 had 35’000’000 million hits on Twitter within 48hrs of it going live!

I googled Game of Thrones and I was still none the wiser, I am not a fan, but have since found out it has a real cult following for this fantasy bloodthirsty show.

Eastnor Castle fitted the brief and the crew arrived last Thursday.  The wedding ceremony took place on Friday with a local couple from Hereford.  It was all about the make-up, costumes, wolves and a white horse!  All quite surreal in a strange way, Nick our groundsman had a bit of a surprise when he came up the drive on his tractor to be confronted by 2 wolves guarding the courtyard.  (The 'wolves' were only 25% wolf, but certainly looked the part and could not bark).  He managed to take these pictures on his phone.  

The Eastnor Castle Game of Thrones wedding.

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by Sarah Roberts