You can bet we’re going to fall in love with a wedding shoot that blends modern Victorian styling with a Downton Abbey feel, which you’ll readily see in the bride’s incredible styling. Kat Willson Photography, LouLou Weddings, and Timeless Florals worked their wonders on this styled session that will help bring an element of couture to any wedding setting.

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From the stylist, Carly of LouLou Weddings: A group of creative Winnipeg wedding vendors with a love of fashion decided to create a unique Victorian Gothic wedding concept inspired by the bride who wants to make a statement. We all felt that some inspiration was needed for the bride who wants a wedding that is more couture than cute. What inspired us most about a Victorian Gothic theme was the idea of mixing natural elements with shiny metallics and dark, rich colors. Our bride and groom are not professional models, but they are a real couple in love, and we think that the emotional connection between them really comes through in our images.

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The images were captured in two locations. The first was a greenhouse and the second was a loft-style studio in downtown Winnipeg. Muted tones mixed with deep color tones create a stunning palate in the photos. The flowers were unique with a touch of whimsy, especially the floral deer skull featured on the silver round table. The skull centrepiece flowed well with the other with decor pieces on the table- a mix of Victorian Gothic-inspired metallic elements (copper napkin ring and utensils, silver wine goblet) and classic clear glass (wine bottles, votive holders and cake stand).

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Also featured on the table was a textured two-tiered cake with some beautiful plum-colored sugar berries and rosemary sprigs. The stationery featured jewel-toned hand-painted flowers and calligraphy script captured the personal and intimate feel of this shoot. We all felt that we really stepped outside of what is traditionally considered ‘bridal’ in order to create this concept. We are very proud of these unique images, as they prove that regardless of your taste, you can create a beautiful wedding that reflects who you are.

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Shoot Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada / Photographer: Kat Willson Photography / Wedding Planning and Table Styling: LouLou Weddings / Flowers: Timeless Florals / Bride’s Attire: 7th Avenue Fashions / Bride Styling: Chelsea Neufeld and Casey Downes / Hair: Top Knot / Makeup: Melissa Bortoluzzi of 2 Chicks & A Bag of Makeup / Groom’s Suit: Matinique / Groom’s Shirt: Tiger / Bow Tie and Pocket Square: Dion / Groom’s Shoes: Ted Baker / Groom Styling: Daniel Gurevich, Charcoal Collaborative / Wedding Cake: Laugh Love Cakes / Stationery: Robin Egg Blue Design / Models: Hannah Dahlin and Jesse Spooner

  • So much gorgeous! I love the use of the antlers in the wedding decor. Wedding photographers sure do have a way of working magic! xo

  • I absolutely love the back on that gown – how stunning!

  • GASP! Oh how I love the back of the gown. So beautiful!

  • Blair

    Who designed that gown? 7th ave. fashions is a store. It’s stunning.

  • Love This! The clean industrial backdrop, with more organic and colorful details. Great Design!!

  • Wow, can you say stunning?! I love the modern Victorian vibe.