Gorgeous Victorian Wedding Inspiration + a Workshop Giveaway!

1800s inspired wedding

This dreamy styled shoot from the recent Three Nails Photography workshop draws inspiration from the 1800’s era, with authentic vintage attire + props, like the bride’s lovely jacket, the groom’s awesome top hat + the 120-year-old farm chairs surrounding the reception table. This shoot shares so many great ideas for couples wanting a charming, vintage-inspired wedding. And wait until you see the insanely rad old barn wood wagon built by Hunter of Three Nails! Seriously so amazing!

bride wearing hat

1800s inspired bride

1800s inspired bride

1800's inspired bouquet

lace parasol

1800's groomsmen

vintage wedding invitation

1800s bride and groom

Loving the bride’s beautiful Kirstie Kelly dress!

1800s bride and groom

1800s bride and groom

And here’s the wagon!

1800s wedding

1800s wedding

1800s wedding

1800s wedding with horses

1800s bride

vintage tablescape

I’m kind of obsessed with the sea of vintage silver candlesticks on the reception table, provided by Pursuing Eden Vintage Rentals + the super pretty flowers from Tulip Floral!

fruit place setting

1800s inspired flowers

vintage silver table pieces

1800s inspired flowers

vintage romantic tablescape

wedding cake

vintage black umbrellas

Three Nails’ concept was to really “follow” a couple; from the moment he saw her on her farm to their run-away wedding. You can watch the story unfold in this fun video from Psycle Films:

Big thanks to these incredible artists for sharing their talents with us!

photography + styling: Three Nails Photography // brides dress + long lace dress: Kirstie Kelly // bridesmaid dress 2: Vintage Ella Sven // make up: Meka Bennett Reliford // workshop venue: Los Paloma Benton, Louisiana // rentals: Pursuing Eden Vintage Rentals // flowers: Tulip Floral // cake: Silver Palate Cakery // horses: Seventh Heaven Ranch // videography: Psycle Films


Are you a photographer and want to attend one of Three Nails Photography workshops? Well, Hunter has two more planned for this year (July 29-30 or October 7-8) and he is giving away a seat at either one to one lucky photographer! A great chance to learn from Hunter and you’ll be able to capture 3 fully styled shoots – a bridal, engagement and wedding. More details here. Just leave a comment with why you’d like to attend one of Hunter’s workshops and I’ll pick a random winner on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 3pm PST.

We’ll announce the winner in this post on Monday, June 24th. Winner will be able to choose from either workshop (July 29-30 or October 7-8) at Ramage Farms in Texarkana, Arkansas. Winner must provide their own travel/lodging expenses. Workshop value is $1000.

+++++++ The contest is now over and the lucky winner is Kayla R! Thanks everyone who entered! ++++++++

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  1. What can I say? He is amazing and I want to pick his brain or at least hope something rubs off on me! It would be such a blessing…

  2. continuously swooning, I could browse through Hunters photos all day! He inspires me to be more creative and to think outside of the box more. I have always wanted to attend one of his workshops just to meet him in person. I know we would be good friends right away! It would be an honor to win a seat next to him.

  3. Not only are Hunter’s photos awesome…. But he seems like he would be so much fun to work with.
    I’d love to get a chance to shoot and learn from him. I’m sure this workshop is going to be such an amazing experience. ;)

  4. I am so in love with Three Nails Photography! It would be amazing to win a spot at this workshop and an opportunity to learn how to take my photos/business to the next level.

  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his work & would love the opportunity to attend one of his workshops. Since my start as a photographer I’m always looking for new ways to grow & improve! What a dream come true this would be!! :)

  6. “The Heart is a lonely Hunter with only one desire! To find some lasting comfort in the arms of anothers fire…driven by a desperate hunger to the arms of a neon light, the heart is a lonely Hunter when there’s no sign of love in sight!”

  7. I think it would be amazing to win! I love the way Hunters sees the world and most definitely how he captures it. He has such a gift and it would be an honor to meet him and learn from him.

  8. I’ve been his fan since his very early days. I spent so many days browsing his website and blog, dreaming of being able to create anything even close to this one day. What he does is pure magic and I hope to meet him one day to be part of it just once.

  9. I would love the opportunity to capture this outrageous beauty in real life. Count me in.

  10. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win a workshop seat! I would love to win this bc you never stop learning in this industry. Hanging out with a bunch of photographers, gaining inspiration and wisdom from one of the industry’s finest sounds like a DREAM to me! Again, thank you for the opportunity! <

  11. I am new to photography and new to your work and I truly can’t get enough of your work! When I owned my floral shop I was THE wedding florist because I was outside the box. That’s what draws me, and everyone, else to your work. ..you’re art is outside the box and it’s amazing. The fact that you share your talent and experience just puts you over the top!

  12. I adore his work. He is an artist of his own and I admire that! I’ve always wanted to go to one of his workshops but it’s been hard as a full time mamma and photographer. Would love to be the lucky winner but am thrilled for whoever gets to be chosen.

  13. W.O.W. ~~ Lack of blood in my fingers might mean that they will have to be amputated from being crossed so tight! I can only hope to be so lucky. Never been to Louisiana…LOVE the scenery.

  14. Absolutely a dream wedding! Actually I couldn’t dream up such a Gorgeous Victorian Wedding, can’t imagine how awe-inspiring the next workshop will be! This upcoming workshop would be a blessing for a start up wedding photographer as myself! Yep YEP!

  15. I would LOVE to attend one of Hunter’s workshops!!! Not only do I think his creativity and talent are amazing, but I think he would help me develop that in myself!!!!!

  16. The black for clothing is a tad harsh for me, but I absolutely LOVE AND ADORE it on the table setting. It is AMAZING and photographed SO WELL. I love it. I also adore all of the dresses. They are just absolutely fantastic. Totally inspirational and such a wonderful shoot to jump off from!!!

  17. I would be more than ecstatic if I won!!!!!! I hope I’m not too late!!!!!!!!!

  18. “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.”

    I want to take Hunter’s workshop to nurture my creative side, inspire new possibilities and teach me the rules, so that I may break them accordingly.

  19. I would love to win this because after the years have passed, we’ll only have stories and photos to remember our special moments as a family.

  20. Absolutely loved the photos and the theme for this shoot. Very Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid.http://thextramile.ie/

  21. The table setting is an amazing idea:X

  22. Seriously awesome….do not know where to start! The photography is excellent, the idea fab, the models incredible….love love love


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