The Overwhelmed Bride Feature: A Moody Victorian Wedding Inspiration


A Moody Vintage-Victorian Inspired Styled Wedding

One fine day the fox and the owl wed! Despite being from the sky and the earth, these two lovers would let nothing stop them as love always wins out.


The inspiration behind this styled shoot was fusing the ideas of old and new together, bringing a moody Victorian vintage aesthetic to a modern love story. The enchanted and unique treasure trove of Big Daddy’s Antiques in Los Angeles set the perfect stage for this tale.

This emence warehouse of finds is filled with an eclectic collection of do-dads, thingamabobs and dohickies galore! Instead of trees, there were turn-of-the-century columns, instead of the stars, there were hanging moroccan chandeliers from the 1920’s.

The paper goods, by GoGoSnap! Wedding stationery, set the tone for the shoot and featured a gothic filigree pattern which pays homage to Victorian wallpaper designs from the 1880’s. Illustrated fox and owl icons are featured throughout the suite hearkening back to our two lovers. The deep burgundy, lavender and golden hues evoke a rich and enchanted tone. The calligraphy, by Fawn Lettering, harkens back to the old days of yore when all correspondence was handwritten in gorgeous lettering.

Layers of unique artifacts from yesteryear served as the striking backdrop and focal points for our ceremony and stylized vignettes. Both a taxidermy owl (from Big Daddy’s!) and fox (from Bischoffs Taxidermy) played a starring role throughout the shoot representing the uniqueness of the two lovers.

Events by Holly Gray designed the dramatic dining table utilizing antique gold candlesticks, glittering black and amethyst plates from Sundrop Vintage and hand-painted fox and owl place card holders from UnconventionalJ. All sitting upon luxurious lace and velvet linens from Luxe Linens. The deep rich colors evoked a moody yet formal tone for this ornate tables cape.

Photography: Peterson Design & Photography | Ceremony Venue: big daddy's antiques | Reception Venue: Bid Daddy's Antiques | Event Planning: Events by Holly Gray | Floral: Mulberry Row | Stationery: GoGoSnap! | Wedding Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | Rentals: Sundrop Vintage | Linens: Luxe Linen | Hair: Face It Sugar | Makeup: Face It Sugar | Engagement Ring: Trumpet & Horn | Ring Box: The Mrs. Box | Calligraphy: fawn lettering | Catering: Urban Espresso | Wedding Dress: Deborah Lindquist | Bride's Suit: Friar Tux Shop | Accessories: The Blushing Bird | Headpiece: The Blushing Bird

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