Sweet something blue Victorian-inspired editorial
"Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in her shoe" so goes the rhyme from Victorian England to bring a bride good luck on her wedding day. The old tradition of something blue was the inspiration for this beautiful shoot from Fine Art Curation member McSween Photography at Mcalister Leftwich House, a beautiful wedding venue in North Carolina.
So why blue? Well it has been long been thought of as the color of love, purity, faithfulness, and modesty - values those staunch Victorians held dear. Here we see some beautifully create ways to incorporate blue into your wedding day, such as shoes, ring box, silk bouquet ribbons, tablescape and even the groom's blue tux jacket.
The flowers have a gorgeous natural undone feel, as though they they have been plucked from the gardens of Mcalister Leftwich House and gathered loosely into a bridal bouquet and posies for the tables. Floral designer Tonya from Abba Design Studio chose roses, scabious, peonies and helebore in a palette of blush, ivory and apricot with pops of contrasting burgundy. The bride wore an understated long-sleeved off-the-shoulder Robert Bullock Bride gown, which also a had a modest Victorian feel, complimented by an elegant lace-edged veil.
You'll find lots of sweet ideas in this unique editorial, from the delicate vintage style stationery from Empaper, to the beautiful styled lounge area, perfect for a sunset cocktail hour on the lawn. Scroll on for more!
Photographer: Tanya McSween | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Stylist / Planner: Taylor Hackett Johnson | Floral Designer: Abba Design Studio | Dress Designer: Robert Bullock Bride | Rentals: The Prettiest Pieces | Venue: McAlister Leftwich House | Cake Designer: Sugar Euphoria | Hair & Make-up Artist: Blissful Muse Co. | Stationery: EmPaper