A Victorian photo shoot inspired by British culture
19 Aug 2019
Get inspired for your big day with this Victorian inspired wedding fashion shoot influenced by the changes in British culture and set in sunny Australia
We wanted to create an inspirational style shoot that was ultra-feminine, elegant, timeless, romantic and most of all, incredibly dreamy. In order to create this breathtaking concept our creative team drew inspiration from the late Victorian era. Victorian fashion embraced extravagant tailoring as the British Empire bloomed throughout the era. However, towards the end of the era, the fashion became more relaxed, romantic and feminine. The concept of this shoot took magnificent influences from the Victorian style to a modern wedding, creating an extraordinary, timeless and elegant wedding that will leave you delightfully charmed.
The Bridal Fashion
‘Victorian Dream’ really took inspiration for the bride’s fashion and styling from the incredibly influential and award-winning movie ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’. The film captured the imagination of the fashion world and made a drastic impact on top designers including Alexander McQueen, Christian Dior, Gucci and Louis Vuitton to name a few. The signature style was all about portraying the innocence and relaxed femininity with white gowns featuring signature Victorian high necklines, bell sleeves, lace and frill detailing. In this shoot the bride is photographed wearing a Swarovski detailed bridal gown by Jason Grech for her ceremony and an angel winged gown by L’ETO Brida for the reception.
The Groom Fashion
As for the groom, the shoot embraced the luxury tailoring of the Victorian Era, playing with preppy styles and colours. The groom is photographed wearing a vintage custom-made dark green tartan jacket with a matching bow tie, and changes into a preppy burgundy vest, bowtie and pin-stripped jacket by Half Past 8 tailors.
The shoot was held in the heritage listed 19th century Rippon Lea Estate. Utilizing the mansion for the indoor scenes, in the drawing room and conservator, and reception outside in the entertainment swimming pool area, and the estate’s private gardens for the picnic scene.
The shoot included a timeless and understated wedding stationery set by Giant Invitations including luxury textured paper, bronze foiling, blind letterpress matched with premium Kraft stocks.
The Table Setting
In order to create the Victorian aesthetic, the shoot includes vintage décor details including antique books, quill, deckled letter paper, picnic basket, wide-brim hat, lace parasol, antique brush and mirrors, daisies and baby’s-breath florals, fine-china and traditional British catering with scone, tea and desserts.
The Beauty Looks
Fitting with the feminine and innocent Victorian style, the bride wears a natural bridal beauty look, with soft peach and rose tones, and subtle lashes. She also wears a half-updo with a generously lush velvet black bow to tie her soft wavy hair. For the picnic, the bride changes to breathtaking fish tail braided updo look with dainty baby’s breath weaved into the hair.
Photography: Sephory Photography
Invitations: Giant Invitations
Suit Tailor: Half Past 8
Bridal shoes: Sophia Webster
Venue: Rippon Lea Estate
Event Management: Peter Rowland
Jewellery: Franco Jewellers
Make-up: Suzy Sela
Hair Stylist: Natalie Jaye Hair
Bridal Skincare: LUIERE
Catering: Mary Eats Cakes
Female Model: Sophia Barrett
Male Model: Jake Marin