Pride and Prejudice Wedding Inspiration
June 24, 2010
United States

Holy Gorgeousness. If you are all about ROMANCE, this next shoot will surely be your cup of tea. Held at Villa Montalvo in Northern California, and fashioned after the beloved Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice, this is one of those shoots that makes you rethink every little detail thus planned for your wedding. Don't say we didn't warn you. Designed and styled by Anne Sage of the phenomenal blog The City Sage and photographed by our fave Lisa Lefkowitz with florals by the FAB Sharla Flock, along with a gaggle of other amazing vendors, this is going down in the SMP history book as one of the most romantic shoots ever. Watch what happens when modern day Elizabeth and Darcy get married...I think Jane Austen would whole heartedly approve. {Click here for the full gallery of gorgeous}

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And you are in luck because even more of this pretty shoot is being featured in the current issue of Nonpareil Magazine. Hop on over for more flowers, girly gorgeousness and hunky Darcy. In our opinion, you can never have enough Jane Austen.

From Anne Sage of The City Sage:

In Jane Austen’s England, tradition held that weddings took place in the early morning; the union was then celebrated with a breakfast reception after the ceremony. But what if Darcy and Elizabeth lived today?

We channeled a sensibility that I call ‘Regency Modern'. Like ‘Pride and Prejudice’ itself, it's a study in contrast; the refined, neoclassical sensibilities of Darcy meet with the wild, heartstrong tendencies of Elizabeth. We combined a romantic palette and lighthearted patterns--stripes, polka dots and butterfly chinoiserie--with formal table settings, empire-inspired gowns and accessories, and gilt accents throughout. The result? An update on the traditional wedding breakfast for the contemporary bride and groom, one that combines the elegance of weddings past with the playful individualism of the present.

Photography: Lisa Lefkowitz Photography / Concept, Production and Styling: Anne Sage of The City Sage/ Florals: Sharla Flock Designs / Hair and Makeup: Sherrie Long / Cake: Cake Coquette / Paper Goods: Bella Figura Letterpress / Calligraphy: Kathryn Kalabokes of Dream a Little Dream / Table Settings: Gump's / Furnishings: Wisteria / Fashion: Custom made by Elizabeth Dye/The English Dept. (Boleros, Polka dot bridal gown) / Ready-to-wear by Bella Bridesmaid (Cream chiffon bridal bown is HB6953 by Saja; blue bridesmaid gown is Santorini, pink bridesmaid gown is Sonoma, both by Swoon / Hair pieces: Custom made by Twigs & Honey / Dessert buffet: Miette / Diamonds: Juliano Jewelry / Other Jewelry: Fuss Jewelry / Models: Shaye and Sterling for Look Model Agency / Location: Villa Montalvo, Saratoga, California / Video: Andrew Hsu of Studio MSV / Men's Fashion: John Varvatos / Handbags: Moyna