Post # 1
My wedding dress has been my starting point for all of my wedding planning. I fell in love with it before I had any vision of what sort of wedding I wanted, and we’ve gone from there.
My wardrobe has tons of ruffles, laces, silk, rosettes, and femininity, and my style has often been described by friends as “Victorian”, so that I fell in love with a dress that even strangers (including my Kleinfeld consultant!) described as “Victorian” is less than coincidence. FI loves the style, too, and had a pretty similar imagining of our wedding, so we’re both on board for this ‘feel’. I just want to make sure it doesn’t get TOO theme-y, like we’re putting on a period production or something. I just want it to be a modern wedding with lots of traditional elements, decor highly influenced by the Victorian era. Our colors aren’t exactly ‘Victorian’ either; we both have agreed on lavender, navy, light blue, with ivory and gold accents.
So I’m looking for inspiration! Does anyone have plans to do a wedding similarly influenced by the Victorian era? Anyone have any inspiration images saved that might fit the bill?
Post # 3
Ours isn’t exactly Victorian era – but the venue is a little Victorian and we’re having lawn games like croquet between the ceremony and reception …
Post # 4
Nope but a photographer I love just shot one, here is the first segment, then just keep looking at the site for the additional parts http://www.artoflove.com/blog/weddings/marianne-jared-110709-the-preperations/
Post # 5
Wow! What beautiful photos, thanks DvSMom. Great inspiration, and love that the couple is local (I currently live in Philly, though our wedding will be in NYC), AND that their many color is ours (deep lavender!!), AND that the bride is BEAUTIFUL (she looks like Penelope Cruz to me, who I’ve always thought is SMOKING HOT), AND that their centerpieces are so simple but look awesome! MAJOR wedding inspo there!
And bamm, the games sound so cute! I wish I could do something similar but we’re getting married in the winter!
Post # 6
I’m going for a vintage, rustic feel but I think our ideas might coincide a bit.
I love the Victorian look as well!
I am terribly sorry I can’t cite the source of these images. At the time, I was writing a personal blog, which I just thought would be for my eyes only so I didn’t worry about it.
(I am having a time attaching the 2nd picture.. tried to link, failed. Downloaded the img and tried to attach, size denied… resized and still won’t work!)
here’s the link to the post with the pic on my blog
Post # 7
@veg – i am glad you like! Let me know if you need any photog suggestions. I did a ton of looking around the tri-state area since I lived (moved to Germany for 2 years in between) in NYC and am getting married in Philly.
Post # 8
My bffs wedding this summer was Victorian-themed, will have to dig around for photos (most are on external HD. In a box. In my closet). She used Tussie Mussies for bouquets, had tables named after Victorian-era flower arrangements, lots of lace…