INSPIRATION - A Victorian Dream: An Historically Inspired Collaboration, Captured by Sephory Photography

13th September 2019

Today's inspiration comes courtesy of Giant Invitations, and it's impeccably timed, given the recent exposure given to Ellie Goulding's high-neck, long-sleeve, Victorian style wedding gown. This beautiful concept was inspired by the classic ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock’, an Australian historical fiction novel by Joan Lindsay set in 1900.

Victorian Inspired Wedding Styling Ideas at the Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory PhotographyIt was captured at the 1900s heritage-listed Rippon Lea Estate. The couple celebrates their special day in the breathtaking mansion and gardens, followed by a romantic picnic by the lake. 

This bridal theme features romantic sheer and flowy gowns with high necks and bishop sleeves. As for the groom, he is dressed in preppy vintage suits and chinos. In the shoot, the gorgeous bride is dressed in a designer gown by Jason Grech for the indoor scenes, and changes to a flowy angel wing gown by L’ETO Bridal as she explores the estate’s gardens. The groom matches the mood with a rich green tartan bow tie and blazer with classic beige, and changes to a  maroon waistcoat and custom pinstriped jacket for the outdoors.

As for the bridal beauty style, this wedding theme celebrates the natural, soft and innocent look, embracing rosey and peach tones. To match this feminine look, the bride’s hair is styled with a lush black velvet bow, and for her outdoor picnic look, she wears a graceful fishtail updo, with gypsophila weaved into it. 

Let's now dive straight into the imagery, so beautifully captured by Sephory Photography.

The Venue Interior and Bridal Preparations

Victorian Inspired Bridal Gowns by L'ETO and Jason Grech, Captured by Sephory Photography

The First Look

Victorian Inspired Wedding First Look at Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory Photography

Alfreso Dining

Alfresco Wedding Reception at Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory Photography

Afternoon Tea

Victorian Inspired Afternoon Tea at Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory Photography

The Stationery

Giant Invitations Victorian Inspired Wedding Stationery at Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory Photography

The Groom's Attire

Victorian Inspired Groom's Styling at Rippon Lea Estate, Captured by Sephory Photography

The Bridal Gowns

Victorian Inspired Bridal Gowns by L'ETO and Jason Grech, Captured by Sephory Photography

Bridal Portraits

Victorian Inspired Bridal Portraits, Captured by Sephory Photography

The Picnic

Victorian Inspired Wedding Reception Picnic, Captured by Sephory PhotographyMy thanks to the team for sharing this gorgeous shoot with Green Union. There are many eco-friendly wedding tips to be elicited from this luxury styling. Utilise the decor and layout of your venue to full effect (the fancier its décor, the less you have to spend on the details); take dining outside (all being well with the Great British Weather!), be it formal or even better, as a picnic; make a statement with your dress and minimise accessories; keep flowers and catering local and seasonal. 



Photography: Sephory Photography 

Stationery: Giant Invitations

First Gown (Vivien): Jason Grech

Second Gown (Piece 20 Angel Wings): L’ETO Bridal

Suit Tailor: Half Past 8        

Bridal Shoes: Sophia Webster 

Venue: Rippon Lea Estate 

Event Management: Peter Rowland 

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

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