My name's Jess, I'm from PA, and I'm 22 years old. I would definitely consider myself an offbeat bride, so I thought I'd introduce myself to you all.
I've been engaged since December, but we've only recently started planning. We've been thinking of a Victorian theme, with the colors black, white, silver, and bright blue as the accent (David's Bridal's "Malibu" Blue). At first, we considered doing it in full costume (I used to do Civil War Reinactments and feel pretty at home in hoop skirts, corsets, etc), but have settled on modern clothes that elude to the Victorian style. I was just wondering if you have any ideas/suggestions to help?
We're thinking a long, white ball-gown-esque dress with lace and corset top, lace gloves, and bridal wreath for me; black tux with knee-lenght jacket, blue vest, and blue cravat for FI; black tuxes with tailcoats for groomsmen and BM, with matching blue accessories; and blue dresses (possibly floor-length or possibly "bubble" dresses) for bridesmaids and MOH. We'll also be using lace parasols, hand-fans, and top hats as both accessories and decor.
Instead of a traditional coctail hour before dinner, we want a formal tea. We plan on collecting used teapots and china to use for this, and having several different types of teas/coffees served, along with scones/other pastries.
Oh, and we're having our save-the-date pictures taken at an authentic Victorian photo studio in Gettysburg! I'm really excited about this!!
Other than that we don't really have a lot of ideas. What do you guys think? Does it sound good so far, or too over-the-top themed? Any suggestions? Thanks so much!