Transport yourself to a different era in time with this glimpse of ethereal Victorian inspired wedding ideas that oozes warmth, soft moodiness and fashion forward bridal style. Eloquently told through the lens of Mykle Coyne and showcasing breathtaking fit-and-flare gowns of bridal designers Naama and Anat and Val Stefani, this Victorian muse unfolds into a tale of classic beauty. For us, the Victorian era was one of elegance and sophistication, always full of flair and creative fashion inspiration. How apropos that the Blushing Bride Boutique would chose these two renowned designers in the wedding industry to showcase as they each have their finger on the pulse of fashion forward trends this season.
Victorian Inspired Wedding Ideas
As the elegant backdrop of this style shoot the team chose the McFarland House, a 177-year old Victorian home, in Fort Worth, Texas, known as the region's most intact Queen Anne Victorian residence. Built high on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River, this sophisticated Victorian beauty of a little over 5,000 square feet. The late Victorian exterior features turrets, gables, copper finials, a slate tile roof, and a porch of red sandstone and marble. The elaborate interior displays original ornate oak mantles, cornices, coffered ceilings, paneling, and parquet flooring. The entire scene was designed to emphasize a soft, historic tone to evoke the sentiments of the Victorian home. Right down to the stunning lace wedding dress designs that incorporate a mixed texture of fabrics. White over nude hues certainly add extra drama and romance to the gowns. The sophisticated, stylized touch of pearl embellishments, chandelier backs and cap sleeves will certainly make any bride dazzle. The Victorian era is often regarded as a time of modesty and prudence. The bride's makeup and hair articulately portrays the minimal use of makeup that was a bit taboo and associated with impurity. Don't be fooled though, as many women did wear makeup during this time period. In fact, even brides of that era were known to use a little rouge, since pale skin contrasted with red cheeks was seen to give a healthy and youthful appearance.