Inspiration Shoots

Victorian Inspired Bridal Shoot at the Castle Green

LARA LAM

We’re taking a step back in time with today’s oh-so-romantic bridal shoot. Inspired by the elegance and drama of the Victorian era, it is brimming with lavish details and regal opulence. With a stunning ruby engagement ring, a modest yet alluring vintage wedding dress, and the most stately looking dessert table you will ever set your eyes on, this beautiful shoot really is a vision…..

Victorian Inspired Bridal Shoot at the Castle Green

Here’s a few words from photographer Lara Lam about the inspiration behind it: “The historic Castle Green is the most cherished building in the heart of Pasadena. The Castle Green was built in 1898 the Victorian era and it is the perfect backdrop for a vintage wedding. 

The stunning interior rooms are furnished with original Victorian antiques and plush velvet drapes. Frederick Roehrig, the architect for Castle Green has has made it’s exterior Mediterranean Revival style. Castle Green gives a perfect vintage ambiance and a sense of exquisite luxury.

When we first sketched the shoot’s inspiration board, we couldn’t help imagining how regal a wedding could be. The extravagant vintage pieces from Etablir Shop magically made the old paintings came to life. From the delicate French hand-crafted linens, crystal antique scales, to the statement floral arrangement by Karen’s Garden, each detail drew the clock backward, bringing us back to the glorious old times. Invitation sets and secret vows written by Letters to You were sealed in burgundy wax seal. Laura, a flawless beauty styled by  Jinjutha Make Up, dressed in victorian vintage wedding gown bringing back the stunning old world beauty … Captured in Kodak Portra film, these images have an unmistaken gold undertone. Lara developed the black and white film in her own studio darkroom that gives the images a bit of her personal touch.” 

Red & Pink Vintage Wedding CenterpieceDeep Red Floral Wedding CenterpieceVictorian Inspired BrideVictorian Inspired BrideVictorian Inspired Bride in a Long Sleeve Wedding DressWedding Venue ChandelierVintage Calligraphy Wedding InvitationVictorian Inspired Bride in a Long Sleeve Wedding DressVictorian Inspired WeddingVintage Long Sleeve Wedding DressVictorian Ruby Engagement RingVictorian Inspired Bride in a Long Sleeve Wedding DressVictorian Inspired Bride in a Long Sleeve Wedding DressVintage Gold CandelabraVictorian Inspired BrideVintage Wedding Venue StaircaseVictorian Inspired Dessert TableVictorian Inspired Dessert TableVictorian Inspired Dessert TableVictorian Inspired Dessert TableVictorian Ruby Engagement RingEdwardian Inspired BrideVictorian Inspired Bride in a Long Sleeve Wedding Dress

Isn’t it exquisite?! I am so in love with all those rich reds and the deep dusky greens of the wedding venue. And as always the discerning eye of Lara Lam, the lady behind the camera, has captured the details and the sense of age flawlessly. A heartfelt thankyou to her and all the fabulous wedding professionals involved in creating this Victorian vision!

If Lara’s beautiful fine art photography has you head over heels, then you will want to see this old world castle wedding inspiration, this stunning heirloom bridal shoot and this romantic blush bridal shoot at Palace of Fine Arts! Be sure to pop and take a peek at Lara’s website www.laralamweddings.com too, to see even more of her work, and don’t forget to follow her on FacebookPinterest and Instagram for a daily dose of romance. And I couldn’t be more proud to say you can find her HERE in CVB’s Little Book of Chic – an invaluable resource if you’re a lover of all things vintage planning your big day.

Amy

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Contributors & Credits

Photography – Lara Lam // Venue – Castle Green // Vintage Rentals – Etablir Shop // Floral Designs – Karen’s Garden // Wedding Dress – Shop Lavienne // Hair & Make-up – Jinjutha Make up // Invitation Suite – Letters to You // Model – Laura Rose