Grace Darling: Seaside Beauty
At the end of our week, we're indulging in this beautiful tale of a selfless young woman, Grace Darling. Below you'll read a lovely story as told by photographer Julia Park. Julia depicts the strength, grace, and femininity of Miss Darling so well and we're also simultaneously getting tons of bridal inspiration with this gorgeous Katrina Tuttle Bridal gown (cue the heart eyes!)...
From Julia Park Photography: “Our shoot was inspired by a beautiful story of a Victorian heroine Grace Darling. Grace lived in a lighthouse on the Farne Islands in England with her father. One stormy morning she looked out from her window and saw a shipwreck.
She woke her father up and together they went out into the rough sea, risking their own lives, to rescue the people, who were clinging to the rocks of, waiting for help. Her father climbed onto the rocks to examine the injuries of the survivors, and tend to their needs, while Grace stayed in control of the boat. In the terrible weather, Grace fought hard to stop the boat from getting too close to the rocks while her father helped the survivors.
One by one, the survivors were helped onto the boat, until all of them were safely on board. Grace and her father took the survivors back to the Longstone lighthouse, where they tended to their wounds and cared for them for 3 days until the storm finally passed. Grace became nation’s heroine, with tales of her bravery even reaching Queen Victoria.
In our shoot, we wanted to portray a brave spirit and a beauty of a simple humble village girl. Because we believe that real beauty comes from putting other’s first and being always ready to help those in need. “
Photography: Julia Park Photography | Film Lab: Alpine Film Lab | Floral Designer: Humble Burdock Farms | Dress Designer: Katrina Tuttle Bridal | Hair & Makeup Artist: Selena Marchand makeup artistry | Calligraphy: Scribble and Script