Farewell Downton Abbey Inspired Wedding Shoot

May 20, 2016
 
Bride wearing downton abbey inspired bridal outfit standing on bridge
Farewell Downton Abbey Shoot (From the Photographer)

“In honor of the series finale of Downton Abbey – a show beloved by many – we wanted to showcase the regal, classic, and vintage highlights of the era, with an American twist. We toned down the lavish and added a bit of American prohibition to our styled shoot – bringing the 1920’s back to Raleigh, NC.

“Being historically accurate while inserting pops of modern flair, we wanted to highlight the romantic side of this era and bring together vendors who truly appreciate the era while casting a vision for brides who might share love for the theme enough to style their wedding after it.

“Although not set in a regal estate, the venue is a woodland park, complete with stone walls, ravines and bridges, arbors, a small vineyard and overall a romantic atmosphere. Elements like vintage models of the radio and record player, lace runners, golden candlesticks and classical novels that graced the tables helped to set the tone of the late 1920s.”

 Downtown themed styles shoot bride with bridemaids wearing blue dress

Downtown Abby themed wedding reception table scape
Vintage Downtown Abby themed wedding reception table scapevintage key for downton abbey styled sheet for name place tag
 
Gold vintage place setting for wedding reception
Vintage brass candle holder with lace table runner and decanter on wedding reception table
Vintage floral table display
 
Wedding cake with lace detailing
Vintage style wedding dessert table Vintage style wedding drink station
 
Bridesmaid wearing blue dress and birdcage veil
Women wearing a tea drop shape vintage diamond ring and blue dress
 

“Our models sported two different looks that you would see during the 20s — our bride in white is classic and elegant while our bridesmaid represents the fun, flirty flapper girl style. The wedding dress designer custom-designed the wedding dress for the shoot, giving it a long train and veil resembling that of Lady Mary Crowley’s wedding attire. However, the simple style of the gown with cap sleeves brought on a more rustic American flare.

“The bridesmaid gown, part of Lauren Conrad’s 2016 Runway Collection paired with a bird cage hair piece finished off the look with a modern twist. There is also a lot of gold accents — jewelry, table settings, lettering on the stationary, and other accoutrements. We felt that this detail brings a rich, vintage touch to the scenes. Our hope is that this American translation of the romantic setting of Downton Abbey enchants and offers inspiration to couples this wedding season.”

Bride wearing vintage bridal attire with bridesmaid wearing blue gown
Birde wearing vintage style gown and letting her 1920's veil blow in the windBride wearing downton abbey inspired bridal outfit created by Cristina Chiosa Bridal Atelier  Bridemaid wearing blue ombre gown created by Cristina Chiosa Bridal Atelier
 
Vintage themed outdoor wedding reception sitting area
Vintage wedding decor with old record player and tea pot
 
vintage reception sitting area

Vendor List

Photographers: Three Region NC – Jessica Fowler  &  Joanna Sue Photography
Event planner: Ashley Vause Events
Dress and Accessories designer: Cristina Chiosa Bridal Atelier
Makeup Stylist: Kaitlyn Elizabeth Styling
Stationery: Full of Joy Handmade
Cake: Custom Party Delights
Tableware: Replacements Ltd

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