Take a peek at the Downton Abbey inspired wedding by photographer Joseph Matthew below. This wedding shoot took place at the exquisite Dorchester Hotel in London and captures the look of a truly beautiful era gone by—English style of course.
From the sheer feminine brilliance of a Claire Pettibone wedding dress (that just screams Lady Mary) to perfectly polished plate settings amongst a pale palette of wedding flowers by Karen Tran Events. Enjoy a little sparkle and a lot of high style to inspire and delight your bridal fancies and wedding day dreams, no matter what wedding style you choose to say “I do” to. (See video of wedding shoot).
As seen first on StrictlyWeddings.com … just for you.
If you’re a Downton Abbey fan, I’m sure you’re waiting with baited breath for the greatly anticipated fourth season airing in the USA on Sunday, January 5, 2014. How on earth will the family react to Matthew Crawley’s tragic and untimely demise? What scandal, hopes and plot twists will new and beloved characters revel in and endure? Will Lady Edith continue her “affair?” Will Thomas become kinder? And what arsenal of witty and poignant one-liners will the irrepressible Lady Violet Crawley (Maggie Smith) sling? We can’t wait!
Downton Abbey has become an international hit and is shaping the world of fashion and weddings in the most sophisticated and glamorous of ways. Susannah Buxton, Downtown Abbey’s original fashion designer, is responsible for the impeccably feminine and stylish WW1 and post WW2 eye candy, and these looks are spilling over into everyday contemporary life. Dresses are lavished with lace and intricate details, oversized hats and coats are so en vogue and sparkly hairpieces have hit the streets and the wedding aisles. In fact, according to Vogue UK, there will soon be a new Downton Abbey vintage-inspired fashion line unveiling.
Photographer: Joseph Matthew Photography
Wedding Organizer: White Avenue Weddings
Venue: The Dorchester Hotel
Event Design & Florals: Karen Tran Events
Dress: Claire Pettibone
Hair: Ondine Cowley
Shoes: Harriet Wilde
Jewelry: Andrew Prince
Make up: Lina Cameron
Dessert and Cake: Olofson Design
Video: Allora Visuals (See video)
Vintage Tea Set: The Crockery Cupboard
Wedding Hired items: Wedding Day Hire
Hired Furniture and Tableware: Options Hire
Calligraphy : Paul Antonio Scribe
Stationery: J Grace luxurious event stationery
You’ve found the perfect partner now find the perfect wedding dress. Ellis Bridals based out of London are a family run business since 1912. They are synonymous for fusing elegance with traditional and modern aesthetics.
Find every silhouette from fitted bridal gowns in A-line and empire styles to magical mermaid and trumpet styles to gorgeous gowns with trains. Swoon over the exquisite handcrafted details such as embroidery and lace against white that’s so right.
Highlighted below is The Blossom Collection: six oooh and aaah styles to walk down the aisle to a lifetime of bliss.
Click here to view other collections or find a Ellis Bridals retailer near you.
Welcome to new StrictlyWeddings.com bridal fashion partner Jannie Baltzer of Denmark, known for her elegant couture headpieces. Her 2014 collection is truly luxurious and delicate, and is all about luminous textures and shine.
This collection has exquisitely intricate beadwork and beautiful shades of honey gold, champagne, antique silver and ivory. This collection is inspired by the beauty of the nature and its organic shapes – the curl of a leaf, skeleton leaves, delicate flowers and branches – these are all exquisite things that catch my eye and find their way into my making.
Jannie only uses hand made flowers, and all the bead work is handcrafted with beautiful Preciosa crystals and pearls at my studio in Copenhagen. “I love to use interesting pieces of vintage to add whimsy and magic, and to get a unique one of a kind piece.”
Jannie graduated from the Scandinavian Academy of International Fashion and Design in Copenhagen, receiving an honorary prize from Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte for the most creative collection. You can purchase her couture headpieces online at www.janniebaltzer.com.
Experience the designs of Jannie Baltzer at Henri Bendel New York November 22-24, 2013.