Behind the Scenes: Jane Austen-Inspired Wedding


I recently participated in a Jane Austen-inspired styled wedding shoot, coordinated by my friend Jenny of Jenny B Photography, along with local stylist and planner, Janie Marsan of The Artful Wanderlust, and other talented vendors in the area.

The shoot was located at the American Horticultural Society at River Farm in Alexandria, VA, situated right along the Potomac River just down the road from George Washington's Mount Vernon home. It provided the most beautiful, historical backdrop for our shoot, and even the weather warmed up that day so we could shoot everything outdoors. We had an excellent team of vendors that contributed to the shoot, and we enjoyed a day of setting up, styling, sharing our various gifts, and capturing pretty photos.

I loved being able to contribute the paper goods and signage! I designed a British countryside/garden-styled wedding invitation suite and dinner menu, as well as a hand-lettered sign featuring a Pride and Prejudice quote (oh, Mr. Darcy...) in a beautiful vintage frame.

We are hoping to get the feature published in a credible online wedding blog, so until then, all I can share with you is some behind-the-scenes outtakes of the day so you can see a snippet of the process behind it all. All vendors and details are at the end of the post.

river farm main house
getting ready room
vintage jewelry
model makeup and hair
natural florals
lace bridal gown
british countryside wedding invitations
river farm architecture
table setup
vintage tea china
jane austen lettering quote
jenny b shooting
River Farm Potomac

Photography: Jenny Bosak, Jenny B. Photography
Stylist/Planner: Janie Marsan, The Artful Wanderlust
Venue: American Horticultural Society at River Farm
Hair: VyVy Pham, Tress Hairstyling Co.
Makeup: Valerie Hammer Makeup Artistry
Stationery and Signage: Rebekah Disch Design
Rentals: Something Vintage Rentals
Cake: Meghan Gourley, Sweet and Savory
Bridal Gowns: Fabulous Frocks of Alexandria
Flowers: Lisa, Petals and Promises
Jewelry: Lindsay Fine, Lindsay Marie Design
Ringbox: Jenn Heller, Jenn Heller Design Co.