Vintage Alice in Wonderland Wedding Inspiration

When fabulous photographer (and recent bride!) Jessica Claire sent me some sneak peaks of this phootshoot she collaborated on with Kate Holt of Flowerwild and Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings – I knew it would be amazing. And I was right – it’s simply beautiful! They are all so talented and come up with the most dreamy inspirations. A bit about the collaboration from Kate:

Sometimes I just feel inclined to make beautiful things for no reason at all. In this case -I was really moved to collaborate with certain talents in the wedding industry who understand beauty and seem to see things the same way I do. Intimacy, grace, subtle details. I have noticed so many of my lovely brides are looking to express themselves through their flowers, decor, and details on their big day and not in a uniform way. Moving towards smaller celebrations where all the people in attendance can really take note of all the gorgeous details, see all of the beauty and love that went into crafting the day, and come away feeling as if they just stepped out of a magical dream. As it should be. This wedding day is yours and is meant to leave an indelible mark in your memory.

That being said, this wedding inspiration is for all brides who are looking for that intimacy, who are in love with the idea of a wedding that blends romance, colors, fun and personalities.

Finding this gown at Unique Vintage truly set the tone for my whole vision. It is an original vintage piece with insanely gorgeous detailing, french lace, handmade flower appliques. So dreamy. The stunning bride holds an asymmetrical bouquet of huckleberry, french anemones, and sword fern. Clasped with a little fern frond brooch. I thought it would be fun to make a bouquet that’s not entirely traditional. Not all flowers, not round. I absolutely love the way the flowers complement and echo the detailing of her gown without being distracting.

Thankfully, I got a lot of help and guidance from my wonderful friend Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings. She has a rare talent and I was so happy she was willing to come make the day run smoothly for me. We dressed the table with an array of depression era glass in dusty rose tones and muted amber. Turned on the color in the flowers, made the palette more juicy. This included scattering sugar dusted cherries, tangerines, pomegranites and pears between the arrangements. Wow…it felt so romantic. Decadent even.

So in the end…I think it is so important for brides to make this day their own and embrace the planning process with fun in mind. Because making something beautiful and memorable is like an exercise of love! With minimal sweat and tears ( I can attest to some tears on occasion and sweat for sure.)

Photography – Jessica Claire
Styling and Flower Design – Kate Holt of Flowerwild
Additional Styling – Rebecca Stone of Duet Weddings
Gown – Unique Vintage
Beautiful Baked Goods – Joy the Baker

Thank you so much for putting together all this beautiful inspiration for us to swoon at. I have decided I want to live in this backyard – and that dress! There were so many stunning images from the day, so be sure to check out Jessica’s Blog for so many more and a bit more about what went into the shoot!

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  1. WOW! This is so romantic, intimate and dreamy – all my favorites – plus that dress is to die for!!

  2. BEAUTIFUL! I love the romance it exudes!

  3. LOVE!

  4. love the dresses! and the flowers are to die for. what a great shoot!

  5. The flowers and berries are incredible!

  6. I love the entire photo shoot. Beautiful job ladies!

  7. Wow! This shoot is amazing! I love her dress and the decorated table…the flowers and berries are so beautiful! Everything, everything about it I love :D

  8. Gorgeous! I love everything…well, except for the groom's mullet. :( Cut some hair, and we've got ourselves a wedding! ;)

  9. That dress is gorgeous! And I love the black + white anemones – one of my favorite flowers!

  10. OBSESSED! Rebecca Stone is one of my favorites and of course Jessica captures images fabulously..

  11. Those flowers are just mind- blowing!

  12. STUNNING! What a incredible collaboration of fantastic talent!

  13. I don't understand why more people don't have the balls to rock a tea-length dress. It's SO stunning, understated and chic. She looks fabulous. Besides, if I'm going to spend $$$ on some amazing heels, I want people to see them, right?

  14. That veil is lovely. The bow is really sweet.

  15. oh wow. the hair, dress and peonies. TOO MUCH CUTE all at once :)

  16. Love the pearls, the wedding dress and the fabulous hairpiece. Such great style and design!!!The photos also take my breath away…Wow, great work! Photographer sure does know how to capture sweet and romantic moments through the eyes of a lens!Love it!

  17. I enjoy your blog.

  18. Dusted tangerines! My only question : how?

    The wedding is altogether fabulous!

  19. Very pretty! The colors work together perfectly…

  20. Umm, adorable! I love when people are original. So cool.

  21. Dreamy and lovely! What a beautiful and inspiring day

  22. Wow!! Wow!! I love everything about this one. The flowers, the photos, the vintage dresses, the bride, the everything!!!

  23. I agree with the tea length dress my shoes are the focal point they need to be shown lol! Is the home available for weddings or was it just for the photo shoot? I still havent found my venue and would prefer a home over a hotel! Thanks

  24. Absolutely breath-taking… I burst into tears when I saw the dress – my 'dream' dress that I would love for my wedding! So romantic and chic, loved it.

  25. I love the place settings; the pomegranates and vintage dresses; the sugared fruits and the berry hues. a very well conceived and luscious wedding!

  26. Amazing wedding shoes. Very nice for the newly couples.

  27. Really awesome photos of wedding shoes. I like it so much.

  28. Hey, I just loved this photos. I also would like to know if I can show them on my weblog too, can I? Please answer me Thanks!

  29. How is it, every real wedding I see on this blog BLOWS ME AWAY! This is beautiful! And Green Wedding Shoes is officially one of my top 2 favorite wedding blogs!

  30. Amazing! What lens do you shoot with? -DH

  31. I agree about the tea length dress…it looks less “fussy”, and why bother spending a ton on shoes when you cannot see them?


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