Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Victorian Affair

I can not get enough of the Victorian era. The arches, peaks, color, heavy prints, picture frames, lace... you name you can have it in this era. It's about wealth and abundance... even if the people of the day were poor they were rich with color and liveliness. Architect was booming and so was this the age of photography which is why cameo's and picture frames become a recognizing sign of the time.

The home was the most important aspect and it was decorated to the T ~
Check out these pictures to see modern day Victorian life.

In a Victorian era the attention is paid to detail as with monograms, cameo's, lace, and period pieces such as silver frames and keys. In the later part of the Victorian era the bustle disappears and bodices become the focus with very delicate and feminine accessories such as hats and hair pieces. From this we derive our modern day look so this era is very significant to women.

This is the perfect approach to a sweet sixteen, bridal party, and can make for a very creative bachelorette party, as well! Pinks and Golds add a nice touch of color to the seamlessly black and white affair. Try to keep with the black lace and white satin to keep with the true spirit of the era. Corsets, bustle, lace and femininity were a huge part of this period so stick with it and you will have the perfect Victorian Affair. I found so many sources of inspiration that I had to combine as best I could. Please click on each board to see in more detail.

All the favors shown are from

The Invitations from

Here are some cameo illustrations to help you with a project of your own.

If interested Jen and I can put together the right Victorian style invite just for you by using your own photo for a cameo or coming up with a unique design of our own ~ just send us a design request and we would be more then happy to work with you.

Lastly, I'm working on this centerpiece for a bridal shower. I can't wait to show you guys the final product but here is a sample of things to come. I will also be doing a pregnant form, purse, shoe, and occasion dress. This is my new project for '09!


Stephanie said...

I love the Victorian style! Those invitations are beautiful!

You've been tagged, Jen! Check out my blog when you get the chance. :)

Have a Wonderful Day!

Jen Harris said...

Jodie that centerpiece is sooo rockin! I absolutely am in love with it :)

The Mother said...

The Victorian era was cool, as long as you weren't a pregnant woman. Did you know that the Anglican bishops were trying to outlaw the use of pain killers in labor? Took Victoria herself to nip that one in the bud.

Jodie Gentile said...

Labor with no pain killers - ouch! I'm glad I'm blogging about it and not living in