Tessa & Keith’s Neo Victorian Wedding

Tessa & Keith are a little bit fabulous no? In fact any bride that wears a blue dress is all right in my book! “My inspiration came from our artistic backgrounds and aesthetic preferences”, the bride told me. “I am a crafter and burlesque performer. Keith is a visual artist. Together, we both had very strong opinions about how the wedding should look and feel. We settled on a neo-Victorian theme because of its elegance and refinement. I chose to wear blue instead of white because I wanted to be able to reuse my outfit, and I wanted a corset and a skirt instead of a dress because it was more versatile. The shade of blue we chose also suited the matron of honour and best woman well!”

“Our wedding party was intentionally kept very small so that we would not feel stressed about coordinating a lot of people on the big day. The preparation was extremely low key and relaxing. I would not have done it differently.”

The gorgeous blue dress is question was custom made by Morúa Designs in London (corset) and Recollections (bustle). With this Tessa wore shoes by Bordello to which she added Swaorvski crystals herself.

Much love and thanks to Tessa & Keith and their photographer Sara for sharing these today

Photography Credit: Whitebox Weddings
Ceremony Venue: McGill Rose Garden, Charlotte
Reception Venue: Green Rice Gallery, Charlotte
Bride’s Dress: Morúa DesignsRecollections
Bride’s Shoes: Bordello
Bride’s Headpiece: bubblesandfrown on etsy
Bride’s Jewellery: Wendy Rhames (bracelet from J Crew)
Groom’s Outfit: Hired from the UK
Cake: Cloud 9 Confections
Flowers: Nectar
DJ: Eric Beckwith
Bridesmaid’s Dresses: David’s Bridal


  1. Love the bride’s dress – it looks fabulous! I’ve been asked to photograph a few other photographers/artists weddings and I love it when they create the sort of bespoke and personal atmosphere that Tessa and Keith have. Nice one!

  2. Roxy

    The styling of this wedding is flawless in every detail. Just gorgeous! I love her corset dress – the color is so beautiful on the bride!!

  3. Susan Wysotski

    I was there and as amazing as the photography is, attending the wedding was even better. Knowing Tessa for all of her life and Keith for the past few years, it was definitely the only wedding I have ever attended that absolutely reflected the bride and groom’s unique personalities in every way! No pretensions, no trying to please stuffy relatives, none of the things that make most weddings long and boring. This one was as beautiful as it was enjoyable for all attending. Love you keith and tessa, aunt susan

  4. Great photography, I particularly think the colors of the suit and dress look really amazing. That blue looks so glamorous! Thanks for sharing these images, and of course all the best to Tessa & Keith 🙂


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