We love a vintage theme here at Wedding Ideas, and we’re absolutely loving this fabulous Victorian wedding theme, with outfits handmade by the bride…
WHO: Izabela and Lucas
WHERE: St Audries Park, Somerset
PHOTOS: Philip Chappell
Lucas proposed during a romantic break to Scotland. I opened a box to find another, then another, then another, after the ninth (and last) box I found my ring!
I’m a historical costumier and interpreter, so I’ve worn many fabulous frocks in my time! I decided to invest in some lovely fabrics and make my own wedding dress for our Victorian wedding theme.
The main dress consisted of skirts and two bodices (a day version and an evening version). They were made from ivory silk duchess satin. The skirts and bodices were also lined in silk taffeta, and the underwear (petticoat, bustles, drawers and camisole) were in cotton and lace.
My bridesmaids wore heather-coloured dresses that I made myself. In keeping with the Victorian wedding theme, Lucas also wore a 19th century outfit hired from Chimera Costumes and Farthingdales.
We started the evening with a traditional Victorian Viennese Waltz
Izabela and Lucas rode horses supplied by Off Piste Riding – with Izabela riding side saddle after the ceremony.
To complete the look, women wore clip-in hair extensions and wigs to get the perfect Victorian tresses. Izabela bought her fantastic original wax flower tiara from Etsy.
Flowers were provided by Eden Florists of Taunton, Somerset – they included roses, heather, ivy and ferns.
I’m a historical costumier, so I made my wedding dress and the bridesmaids’ outfits!
We split the wedding entertainment into two parts – the first was a Victorian ballroom dance, followed by a DJ who mixed a playlist of music we’d put together.
Neither of us are fans of the traditional fruitcake! The moment we tasted the chef’s pavlova, our joint decision was made!