The amazingly talented Erica E Koesler of Erica Elizabeth Designs put together this stunning photo shoot as an ode to the tradition of bridal veils. With the help of an extraordinary cast of vendors — Peony & Plum, Claire Pettibone, and Found Vintage Rentals, just to name a few — Erica designed the perfect setting for a photo shoot with a nostalgic reflection of the past.
Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance captured so many gorgeous images in this romantic vintage wedding inspiration. You definitely want to see them all by visiting the full gallery here and of course see more Romantic Wedding Accessories from Erica.
From Erica Elizabeth Designs:
To Love & To Cherish: The bridal veil remembered
Until the mid-nineteenth century, the veil was only decorative, hanging down the back of the head. It was not until the 1860’s that the bride actually wore the veil over her face during the ceremony to cover her modesty. The veil remained over the face until her husband lifted it at home later that night. The custom for the bride to wear the veil over her face at the church and then back afterwards evolved in the latter part of the nineteenth century.
Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance captured the perfect pairing of Erica Elizabeth Designs wedding accessories with Claire Pettibone’s beautiful gowns in a way that reflects a time past when life was shared with nature and its delicate balance.
Lovely simple naked cakes by Sweet & Saucy Shop with beautiful fresh wild bouquets by Peony & Plum set the tone for a wedding from days gone by. Handmade wedding invitations from Vintage Invites were especially handmade for this shoot with original vintage address from the English countryside.
Photographer: Stephanie Williams of This Modern Romance
Event Designer & Veil or Hair Accessories: Erica Elizabeth Designs
Hair & Makeup: Makeup by KC
Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop
Dress Designer: Claire Pettibone
Stationery: Vintage Invites
Venue: Griffith Park Cedar Grove & a private Los Feliz California home