It’s not very often that we come across wedding inspiration from the Victorian era. What one might consider a little too formal and buttoned up can actually be translated into a really beautiful affair. Photographed by Heather Roth, along with an uber talented group of vendors including styling by Simply & Forever and florals by Les Bouquets, this inspiration delves into the botanical side of things. A side inspired by ferns and other such greenery that has been crafted into a fresh new take on the Victorian era wedding and infused with the prettiest of lace dresses by Elizabeth Fillmore. I couldn’t let the intro go without mentioning that beauty. Settle in for even more inspiration right here in the full gallery.

From Heather Roth Fine Art PhotographyThose living in the Victorian era were fascinated with natural history. Women loved collecting and preserving plant and insect specimens, as well as sharing pressed flowers with their friends. Along with the study of botany, pteridomania (fern collecting – rolls right off the tongue, doesn’t it!?) became unusually popular. To display their neatly dried and pressed ferns, they used terrariums as miniature garden showcases. We decided to take a spin on this educational and fun pastime to create a special wedding event to inspire our brides.

Photography: Heather Roth Fine Art Photography / Photo Shoot Venue: Longview Farm Park in Town & Country, Missouri / Event Planning: Simply & Forever / Floral Design: Les Bouquets / Catering: Villa Farotto / Wedding Cake: Rachel’s Cakery / Letterpress: One Canoe Two / Display + Furniture: The White Rabbit / Wedding Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore “Milla” via Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique / Capelet + Hair Piece: Fleur De Lis Bridal Boutique / Hair + Makeup: Nicole Brown of NB Artistry (314-922-7162) / Model Couple: Rachael & Kevin

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