If you know me personally (or if you’ve read my bio,) you know that I am obsessed with all things Victorian Novel and BBC miniseries.  This makes Downton Abbey my ideal television program.  I love that hour (sometimes two) on Sunday nights when Laura Linney brings me this  Edwardian-styled gem.  I love it.  With this in mind I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the best wedding vendors in New York in order to create a Downton Abbey Wedding Inspiration Shoot.  And I have to tell you, I AM OBSESSED WITH IT.


I am so grateful to this amazing team for using their unbelievably creativity and talent to make this idea come to life in a way that’s even more beautiful than I could have imagined!

Please be patient with your browser-this is part one there are still many shots to share, and a stunning highlights movie!) but there are still a lot of images so it may take a moment to load…  sorry!


And with that, I share with you a few shots from my DOWNTON ABBEY WEDDING INSPIRATION SHOOT!

Photography:  Arielle Doneson  www.AriellePhoto.com

Designer/Wedding Planner/Stationary Design:  Teissia Trenet& Alia Wilson of Firefly Events www.firefly-events.com

Florist/Vintage Rentals: Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design  www.rebeccashepherdfloraldesign.com

Hair/Makeup: Alexandra Brock www.AlexandraBrock.com

Dress and jewelry: Gabriella Bridal (the Crescent dress by Claire Pettibone)  www.gabriellanewyork.com

Groom’s Uniform:  Kaufman’s Army Navy www.kaufmansarmynavy.com

Vintage Rentals:  The Vintage Rental Co.  www.thevintagerentalco.com

Hats/Head pieces by: Preston & Olivia www.prestonandolivia.com

Desserts:  Pickles & Pies  www.picklesandpies.com

Cinematograpy:  Tree of Life Films www.treelifefilms.com

Models:  Erin & Hunter


The theme-  A modern wedding inspired by Downton Abbey:


I did this shoot combining film & digital, which was a real treat.  Special thanks to John @ Pro Photo Connection for expediting my film processing!



I have such wedding dress envy-I adore Claire Pettibone’s ethereal designs!



Nothing but the finest Silver for our modern-day Downton Abbey couple…



In place of a traditional guest book, the Firefly Events girls made a Telegram stand using Western Union Telegram cards!  There was also a vintage working typewriter for guests to write a quick note!



Gift envelopes can be inserted into the slots of this vintage birdcage…



The ladies created an awesome dessert display…  And let me tell you, we ate lots of these desserts as soon as the shoot wrapped-and they were outstanding!  I can’t wait to have them again!



One of my all-time favorites from the day: