This vendor blog comes to us all the way from Australia! Sophia Russell from Giant Invitations submitted this stunning styled shoot and we can’t get enough!
Just a week before the release of the Downton Abbey movie, it has us feeling MAJOR Crawley vibes.
Taking a page from the past, this dreamy and intimate wedding theme was inspired by the vintage style of the 1900s. ‘Victorian Dream’ celebrates the fantasy of ethereal romance with a soft and classic colour palette.
Captured in the heritage-listed Rippon Lea Estate, this love story starts with the deeply in love couple spending quality time together in the drawing room. They spend time in adoration of each other, playing the piano and dancing together. The lovebirds dance their way into the conservatory, where they enjoy the beautifully cultivated plants in the soft and romantic light that shines through the glass ceilings.
Their reception is held in the sun-kissed outdoors, where traditional Victorian catering has been prepared and presented with luxurious crockery and fine china. The guests are served with ‘Devonshire tea’, followed by several delectable courses of traditional delicacies.
Escaping from the crowd, the groom takes his bride to the estate’s gardens, where he has set up a romantic picnic surprise. To her delight, she finds the picnic set up with two-tiers of gorgeous desserts, fresh strawberries and tea, along with her favourite books to unwind with. The bride writes some letters to remember her perfect day, then the couple takes relaxes and takes a nap below the shadows of the overarching tree.
Overwhelmed beautiful weather, the couple decides to take a romantic stroll by the lake. The groom escorts the love of his life across the picturesque bridge to admire the beautiful scenery. As they walk around the estate, the bride covers her lily-white skin with her vintage-style lace parasol.
As the special and ever so perfect day comes to an end, her husband takes his newlywed wife home via a private ride on their personal carriage.
We hope you have been inspired by this dreamy love story to create your very own quintessential romantic day that celebrates your beautiful everlasting love.
Photography: Sephory Photography
Gowns: Jason Grech & L’ETO Bridal
Suit: Half Past 8
Bridal Shoes: Sophia Webster
Jewellery: Franco Jewellers
Make-up Artist: Suzy Sela
Hair Stylist: Hair by Natalie Jaye
Bridal Skincare: LUIERE
Catering: Mary Eats Cakes
Male Model: Jake Marin
Female Model: Sophia Barrett