How fantastic is this dress from Bride Boutique LA? I mean, seriously, doesn’t it make you heart flutter just thinking about sweeping through your wedding in something so charming? Well this entire shoot created by Harmony Creative Studio and captured by Christine Sara Photography is sure to appeal to your romantic side. Set in two classic Victorian homes at Heritage Museum of Orange County it is not hard to slip into this turn of the century storybook fantasy with a few funky modern twists mixed in that are to “dye” for, dip dye that is!
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From Harmony Creative Studio:
Inspired by the original bohemians, free spirits trapped in an age of prim contentions, our ‘Victorian Boho Love’ styled shoot bridges the gap between the demure vintage and carefree bohemian styles. It’s ‘Free People’ meets the Victorian Era, in springtime! Christy from One Handspun Day was able to perfectly capture both the delicate Victorian aesthetic and bohemian spirit in the invitation suite she designed for this shoot – so pretty!
We were lucky to shoot on location at the Heritage Museum of Orange County, which has not one but two Victorian homes on the property. The grand Kellogg House; which served as the backdrop for our reception set-up, and the Maag House, a restoration-in-process which gave a beautiful industrial backdrop to our model portraits.
We were inspired by the illustrated books of the turn-of-the-century and the elaborate floral borders around their illustrations, and brought them to life in the floral and branch wreath.We also added the beads and tassels, along with ribbons, lace, and crochet to the handles of the bouquets, courtesy of Recycled Love Story.
Our models donned vintage dresses courtesy of Bride Boutique LA, which has such a fabulous curated collection of vintage gowns plus lines from independent and eco-friendly wedding dress designers.We brought the spirit of boho into the looks by keeping their hair down in free-flowing, loosely braided styles with strings of beads and tassels.
Sharing a studio space with the talented Jessica from Bramble Workshop has been awesome, and we couldn’t wait to collaborate on this shoot. I wanted a fresh and unique take on the lace table runner, and Jessica was able to hand paint it with dye to give it a watercolor feel, and taught us how to dip-dye the vintage napkins to match.
Cocktail recipe: Blackberry Gin Fizz
12 ounces blackberries, plus more for garnish
2 tablespoons superfine sugar
3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
6 ounces gin
15 mint leaves, torn, plus sprigs for garnish
1 1/2 cups seltzer
1. Puree berries and sugar in a food processor. Strain, and discard seeds.
2. Put 1/3 cup puree, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 2 ounces gin, and 1/3 of the torn mint leaves into a cocktail shaker filled with ice, and shake until cold. Pour into two 8-ounce glasses, and add 1/4 cup seltzer to each. Repeat twice. Garnish with berries and mint sprigs.
Photography: Christine Sara Photography
Event Designer: Harmony Creative Studio
Venue: Heritage Museum of Orange County
Stationery: One Handspun Day
Flowers: Recycled Love Story
Hair: hello, darling Wedding + Event Hairstyling
Makeup: Kassandra Karr Beauty
Dress Shop: Bride Boutique LA
Hand-Dyed Elements: Bramble Workshop
Vintage Place Setting Rentals: The Vintage Table Co.
Models: Jessica Lenz & Tabetha Jones