Sense and Sensibility inspired wedding ideas


If you’re a fan of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, then you’ll love this wedding inspiration shoot.

Dedicated to the bride who loves the elegance and romance of the Regency era but at the same time desires to express her individual style, we created this shoot with unique period inspired twists. We incorporated vintage details, including antique crockery and glassware, beautiful Laces and Silks, and paired them with the soft duck egg and grey colour palette of the early 19th century.

Dating from the same period as Jane Austen’s novels and bursting with quintessential English charm, Purton House was the perfect venue for the day. With sweeping lawns, a beautiful stream, and period detailing throughout, you couldn’t wish for a more idyllic setting.

The shoot centred around the two female protagonists of Sense and Sensibility, sisters Elinor and Marianne Dashwood. Each scene was carefully styled to reflect the mood of the Regency era. Accessories included handcrafted lace boots by House of Elliot, inspired by the original ‘half boots’ of the Regency period, handmade accessories by All Things Lucy, and a handmade belt by Vintage Adornments. The boudoir scene featured ethereal lace lingerie by Shell Belle Couture, whilst in the dining and outdoor scene we wanted to create a contrast of structure and softness with beautiful lace, chiffon and satin dresses by Emma Hunt, TH&TH, and Heart Aflutter. Claire from Cake Daydreams created a stunning cake focusing on the lace theme of the shoot whilst Zoe from The Golden Letter created a series of love notes, containing quotes from the novel, and Ananya Cards the beautiful wedding stationary. The fresh flowers were designed by Megan Lily Flowers, ring boxes from La Petit Box encased vintage rings, and silk ribbons and roses by yours truly added a soft, romantic touch.

If Jane were here today, we’d like to think she would LOVE this take on her beloved tale.

Photographed by Stacia Morgan Photography. Videography by McGill Sister Films. Styling Emma Hunt London. Hair and make-up by Arabella Hewitt and Patricia Soper.

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