Victorian Inspired London Wedding
The Story: A modern Victorian occasion to inspire those looking to incorporate historical elements into their wedding day in a modern and elegant style. Drawing on the Victorian period, this event seeks to bring the past into the present.
The Location: Founded in 1882, the National Liberal Club built what was at the time of construction London’s largest purpose-built clubhouse. Steeped in history, beautiful architecture and amazing views over London, it is a great new city wedding venue. The stunning staircase is the largest unsupported marble staircase in Europe and is an incredible location for wedding portraits.
The Vibe: From stunning jewellery, to exquisite dresses and beautiful flowers, this celebration is all about the finer details. A poet, Sally Wilkes from Rhymes To Remember, was commissioned to write a poem based on the couple’s love story. Floral installations were used on the fireplaces, stairs and table centrepieces featuring unusual blooms such as proteas to add a modern touch.
The Details: The beautiful corseted dress from Tatiana Porembova with off the shoulder sleeves is a modern interpretation of a Victorian style dress. Coupled with a double veil, this was a nod to more traditional wedding elements. The stunning shoulder piece by Rachel Sokhal complemented the dress and added a surprising element to this look. Two other dresses were featured in the shoot, one with a detachable long skirt which may appeal to modern brides that want to have more than one look on their wedding day. Cameo jewellery became increasingly popular during the Victorian period and both the cake and the stationery suite drew upon this, with a silhouette of the couple used as a centerpiece on the cake and invitations.
- As the space was grand, the décor was kept simple but elegant which meant it didn’t feel too overwhelming or cluttered.
- The main colour palette used for this shoot consisted of burgundy, dusty rose and cinnamon rose. When working with burgundy it’s important to make sure there is a good mix of softer tones (here the rose colours) to avoid the burgundy becoming overly dominant.
- The ceremony included a Unity Candle Ceremony. This is used as a symbolic representation of the joining of two lives. Nikki from Perfect Words Ceremonies explained the symbolism as follows: “Although you have entered into a union, you still retain your individuality which will allow you to create and strengthen the relationship of your union. Therefore all three candles will remain alight. Your individual candles represent all that makes each of you the wonderful and unique person the other admires and respects. The Unity candle in the centre symbolises the union of your lives, families and friends as well as your commitment to each other, and to a lasting and loving marriage.”
Wedding Planner: Juno Weddings (Juno The Wedding Concierge) // Photographer: Photography by Petrina // Videographer: Timeless Videography // Dress Designer: Tatiana Porembova Couture Bridal Studio // MUAH: Rebecca Brown Makeup Artist // Models: Ehrin & Alfie Wren // Cake Designer: Claire’s Sweet Temptations // Luxury Bridal Accessories: Rachel Sokhal Jewellery // Stationery: The Dandelion Art // Florist: Louise Hartley-English Floral Design // Furniture and Tableware Hire: Options Greathire // Table Linen Hire: Just 4 Linen / Writer/Poet: Rhymes To Remember // Celebrant: Perfect Words Ceremonies // Men’s Formalwear: Cheshire Menswear // Venue: The National Liberal Club