Fall Wedding Gown Fashion Feature at Bacon’s Castle
Photography by Ross Costanza Photography
We can’t help but agree with the old adage that romance never goes out of style, so we fell in love with the idea of an old-world wedding with a few modern touches. Ultra feminine gowns embellished with soft lace galore, fanciful pearls and gorgeous, glittery beading looked downright dreamy juxtaposed against the backdrop of rustic Bacon’s Castle in the Surry countyside. The oldest brick dwelling in North America turns 350 this year, and its vintage, antique details and traditional English garden would make any bride feel like a princess, no matter the century.
Glitter and Glamour
Vintage glamour is found in this gorgeous, soft A-line wedding dress, “Gwyneth,” by Sottero and Midgley, $1,998. Headpiece: Crystal and rhinestone abstract design headband featuring pale leaves and sparkling rhinestones, $52. Both from The Inspired Bride, Williamsburg. Ring: 14k vintage split shank oval halo engagement ring, prices starting at $1,620. From Adele Diamond, Virginia Beach.
Illusion cold shoulder flutter sleeves adorn this dazzling Swarovski crystal embroidered tulle A-line gown, “Maurine,” by Maggie Sottero, $1,899.99. Earrings: Silver and rhinestone stud earrings, $39. Both from All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach. Ring: Vintage 14k yellow gold diamond and aquamarine cluster engagement ring, $987. From Adele Diamond, Virginia Beach.
Long sleeve lace sheath gown by Allure Bridals with plunging neckline and illusion back, $1,499.99. Headpiece: Double strand pearl headband with pearl clusters by Giselle Bridal, $169. Both from All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach.
This strapless fit-and-flare ivory and peony wedding gown by Martina Liana features layers of Venice and European laces detailing over soft royal organza, $2,699. Headpiece: Birdcage veil featuring satin loops and French netting, $85. Both from The Inspired Bride, Williamsburg. Ring: 18k vintage sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Prices starting at $1,263. Matching 18k wedding band, $98. From Adele Diamond, Virginia Beach.
Luxurious in Lace
All over lace fit-and-flare with illusion jeweled neckline and beaded sash by Madison James, $1,399.99. Headpiece: Crystal headband by Giselle, $169. Both from All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach.
Fit for a Princess
An heirloom-quality fit-and-flare over lustre satin by Martina Liana, $2,499. Headpiece: Regal tiara by Bel Aire Bridal adorned with rhinestones, $112. Both from The Inspired Bride, Williamsburg.
A flowing sheath bridal gown constructed from breezy tulle and corded lace in ivory and peony, $999. From The Inspired Bride, Williamsburg. Headpiece: Lace beaded wrap by Giselle, $219. From All the Rage featuring Studio I do, Virginia Beach. Ring: 14k modern twisted band engagement ring. Prices starting at $1,333. From Adele Diamond, Virginia Beach.
Elegantly fitted slim A-line gown by Ellis Bridals, $1,899.99. Earrings: Silver and rhinestone stud earrings, $39. Both from All the Rage featuring Studio I Do, Virginia Beach. Ring: 18k Victorian emerald cut engagement ring, $2,115. Matching 18k wedding band, $1,517. From Adele Diamond, Virginia Beach.
Words: Angela Blue and Melissa M. Stewart
Styling: Pamela Hopkins
Hair: Maria DuBois, Coucoon Signature Salon & Spa, Virginia Beach. 757-927-3069
Makeup: Kim Nguyen Makeup Artistry, 757-672-1256.
Models: Derica Davis and April Lentz with Evie Mansfield Modeling & Talent Agency
A most gracious thank you to Bacon’s Castle in Surry for allowing us to capture the old-world charm of your exquisite and historic structure—and cordial congratulations on standing strong for 350 years.