Victorian Garden Wedding


{Photography by Eric Rudd Photography}

This Victorian Garden Wedding Inspiration Shoot is a collaboration between Social Butterfly, Artful Blooms florist, and Eric Rudd photography. As local wedding vendors and residents, we feel that Bloomington, Indiana is a hidden gem in the Midwest so, naturally, it was the ideal setting for our Victorian Garden inspiration shoot. We endeavored to showcase the natural beauty of the setting and to demonstrate our hometown pride, while showing brides that it is a desirable location for their special day!

Our table design was inspired by a piece of antique china that I recently inherited: We loved the combination of antique charm and garden elegance, so we incorporated other antique elements such as the gold painted table lamp that held up our centerpiece. The centerpiece was composed of Yves Piaget dark pink garden roses, cream hydrangea and hanging green amaranth.

To balance out the antique pieces we used several small blue vases to add a pop of color: the glass highlighted the vibrant turquoise hues in our china and contrasted flawlessly with the white and gold palate of the table! The perfect finish to our Victorian Garden look was our two unique and coordinating chair covers: one, a more traditional floor length cover with enchanting white flowers, the other, chic and modern, adorned with floral rosettes.

The sweets table boasted a beautiful backdrop of white yucca blossoms hanging from an inviting shade tree, which were grown on-site in our host’s garden. This table had an assortment of desserts that included cupcakes decorated with adorable hearts, scones, and a tasty lemon meringue pie.  To wash down all these scrumptious treats were carafe’s filled with 2 different types of lemonade with berries, mint leaves, and extra lemons for garnishing. To add a final bit of flare to this delightful table, a banner was hung over the pale pink linen that read: Sweet Love.

The bride’s bouquet was composed of exquisite Yves Piaget dark pink garden roses, hot pink garden spray roses, blood red amaranth, and Queen Anne’s lace which impeccably complimented her short ivory dress.  She and the groom, sporting a coordinating airy linen suit, shared an intimate moment when the groom took part of a leaf from the garden to make a band for his bride.

We had so much fun designing this shoot and hope our vision has shown the natural beauty that can be found in Indiana, while inspiring a new vision for Midwest brides.