Tessa & Keith’s Neo Victorian Wedding

February 4, 2011

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