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! ++++++++