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Old World Romance Wedding Inspiration at Wickliffe House

Justina Bilodeau Photography

Today’s wedding inspiration shoot abounds with timeless romance and old world charm in a heavenly palette of blue and gold. Captured at the historic Wickliffe House, with its grand fire places, floor to ceiling windows and crystal chandeliers, it has a southern inspired luxury whilst the details, which include a stunning baroque style wedding cake and the most beautiful blue bridal gown, give it a modern vintage elegance…..

Modern Vintage Wedding Inspiration at The Wickliffe House

Photographer and stylist Justina Bilodeau shared these words about the shoot…. “I am always inspired by vintage and heirloom pieces and the stories they tell, so for this shoot, I incorporated a variety of antique pieces that looked as though they’d been collected and passed down by a couple’s family members and included into their wedding day styling to honor their loved ones.

Our venue The Wickliffe House is an historic plantation home in Charleston, full of lovely architectural details. We portrayed some of them in our baroque cake, which Very Delicious Desserts decorated with ornate scrolling to reflect the decorative molding throughout the building.  

I wanted to also convey a rather ethereal mood in the space, so I had  The Wild Wood Flower Designs design our flowers to include a lot of foraged greenery installed to look like it had grown right up the drawing room walls.  Finally, Joanne Fleming, our gown designer, provided us with a truly timeless piece in a beautiful dusky blue, hand-embroidered with herons, which are a common motif of the South.”   


Isn’t it heavenly?? Thankyou to all of the wonderful wedding pros involved in bringing this romantic vision to life and especially to the lovely Justina Bilodeau for styling and capturing everything so perfectly. If you love her fine art style of photography as much as I do, you can see more of it here on Chic Vintage Brides before heading over to her website www.justinabilodeauphotography.com. And be sure to find and follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Or for more timeless modern vintage wedding inspiration why not take a look at this Spring shoot at beautiful Stonebridge Weddings, or oh-so-romantic garden wedding inspiration all the way from Greece is also perfect for the season. Or if its Fall wedding inspiration you’re looking for this editorial captured at Kestrel Park is a must see, whilst this stunning Tuscan inspired elopement features lots of lovely deep reds. Or for something from Tuscany itself this timeless inspiration shoot is not to be missed!


Credits & Contributors

Photography: Justina Bilodeau Photography || Styling: Justina Bilodeau Photography || Venue: The Wickliffe House || Bridal Gown: Joanne Fleming || Hair & Makeup: Hair by Alise || Jewelry & Headpiece: Edera Jewelry || Wedding Cake: Very Delicious Desserts || Floral Design: The Wild Wood Flower Designs || Calligrapher: Quill & Co || Wedding Invitation: The Vintage Ink Well || Ceramics: Christian Royal Pottery || Table Runner: Tan Weddings & Events || Vintage Furniture: The French Eclectic