Our friends at Giant Invitations designed a beautiful and trend-setting shoot that we just had to share. With inspiration from the Australian mystery movie based in the 1900s, “Picnic at the Hanging Rock,” you’ll see Victorian influences from the locale to the fashion, right down to the beauty choices and menu options. Take a look….
Shot at the 1900s heritage-listed Rippon Lea Estate, you’ll see photos both inside and outside of a breathtaking mansion which was actually used in a recent re-make of the film by which the shoot was inspired. Other shots include the very picturesque gardens (of which there were 14 acres!) and lake from the estate.
For the bride, there were separate outfits for inside and outside the estate. When indoors, the bride donned sheer and flowy gowns with high necks, bishop sleeves and featuring Swarovski crystal details by designer Jason Grech, reminiscent of the Victorian era. To complete the look, the bride wore vintage style drop-pearl earrings, signature crystal bridal heels, and a black velvet bow in her hair. The bride’s make up mimicked the natural and soft style of the entire shoot, with rose and peach tones highlighting her already glowing face.
The groom wore a custom-tailored beige suit with a Scottish tartan pattern and matching green tartan bow tie, all in a preppy style.
When the shoot moved outside, the bride changed into a flowy angel wing gown with sleeves that make a statement by L’ETO Bridal, and changed her hair into a fishtail updo, with baby breath weaved in. Exploring the estate’s gardens, the groom changed into a preppy maroon vest and custom pinstriped jacket.
The reception was outdoors by the pool entertainment area. Their menu included all the quintessential Victorian food and beverages, including classic jam and cream with scones, tea, traditionally baked biscuits, sparkling wine, fine desserts and more.
The shoot’s final shots are of a romantic picnic for the couple in the estate’s gardens. This ethereal ‘Victorian Dream’ style shoot is designed “to inspire future brides to add a touch of the old-world romance into their wedding styling.” We hope it inspired you as much as it inspired us!
Photography: Sephory Photography
Invitations: 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
Jewelery: Franco Jewellers
Make-up artist: Suzy Sela
Hair Stylist: Natalie Jaye Hair
Bridal Skincare: LUIERE
Catering: Mary Eats Cakes
Male Model: Jake Marin
Female Model: Sophia Barrett
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