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Victorian Elegance Radiates In This Bespoke Editorial

Victorian Garden wedding inspiration

Looking for Victorian elegant wedding inspiration? This styled editorial at Camélia Gardens radiates English garden party aesthetics! Elite professionals in the Portuguese wedding industry, including editorial designer How Love Begins, came together with a goal to honor their region and chosen venue. From vintage inspired bride and groom fashion to an immaculately designed private estate reception - this wedding is perfect for the sophisticated bride's mood board.

Keep reading to see French country table details, an English architecture venue, and more! All photography by Ana Rita Quinta.

Romantic vintage hand pressed invitations

Light & airy vintage wedding fashion

The bride and groom for this gorgeous editorial stepped out of time in chic vintage fashion to match the Victorian mansion estate. The bohemian style of the bride's lace dress juxtaposed beautifully against the groom's refined English style tan and black suit. 

Vintage bohemian wedding dress

Vintage blue wedding heels with flowers


The bride's dress was designed by local Portugese atelier Pureza de Mello Breyner; her shoes are by Crème Caviar.

Romantic vintage boho bridal fashion

The bridal makeup look was created by Carla Araújo; hair design by Mónica de Sousa Hair Studio.

Classic English Groom Fashion

The groom's suit and shoes were designed by Zebra of Portugal

Romantic Victorian wedding first look

Romantic vintage bride and groom

Luxury Victorian venue in Portugal

When picturing a 19th century manor wedding, you might picture yourself in the English countryside. However, this stunning historic wedding estate is located in Sintra, Portugal. From romantic architecture to stunning floral gardens Camélia Gardens is a truly spectacular backdrop for a romantic destination wedding. 

Camelia Gardens wedding venue in Portugal

19th century wedding venue entrance

"Camélia Gardens is a 19th century mansion, designed and built in the English style house full of history and with the best view of the Serra de Sintra. Inside there are unique details such as the beautiful wooden floor, the large windows and interior shutters, the fireplace and the balcony overlooking the garden and the Serra de Sintra. Outside there is a huge garden composed mainly of the flower that gives the venue’s name – camellias - and a viewpoint with a privileged view of the Pena Palace." - How Love Begins

Victorian architecture wedding venue

Romantic garden party ceremony

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Victorian mansion wedding venue

Elegant French country reception

This reception was conceived and designed under the influence of a Victorian style, using classic and elegant details, with luxurious details, provided by some pieces in a golden tone. How Love Begins brought the outdoor garden party indoors with French country patterns and powder blue details!

French Country wedding linens

Romantic Victorian table details

The colorful and romantic florals were designed by Into Bloom; we especially love the cascading greenery along the fireplace. 

Vintage inspired blue wedding reception

Romantic vintage table details

Rentals for this elegant design were provided by Maison Christina; the vintage paper goods were by Invite Momentos Felizes.

Elegant French country wedding reception

Minimalist floral wedding cake

Vintage wedding couple cutting cake

Vintage champagne glass toast

Thank you to Ana Rita QuintaHow Love Begins, and their entire vendor team for sharing this luxurious Victorian wedding inspiration! 

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