Jane Austen Meets 21st Century. | UK Wedding Photography

Okay, I admit. I cried. I was a blubbering baby when I saw and stood in the Great Hall at Wiston House. There was slight embarrassment on my part, but I couldn't stop. It was the culmination of something even I didn't know was one of my heart's greatest desires. There I was. Standing on land that was centuries old. Taking in an estate where history expanded and lived. And there we were to create a Jane Austen-inspired photo shoot in it. Around it. For it.

It's just one of those things that the English language (or perhaps any language) cannot put into words. But I was there. There to take part in something big!

People might not understand why Jane Austen is THE inspiration for me. It's not because I love the pastoral settings or domestic bliss she creates. She crafted extraordinary things out of ordinary events. Something I aim to do in my own work. She is witty when some might not understand her humor. She does not hesitate to expound upon seemingly mundane things... like letter writing or going to a shop to buy ribbons. It is what it is, and Austen rocked it.

The funny thing is that I haven't even been to Bath yet. I KNOW!! What kind of Austenite am I?! I haven't even made a pilgrimage to her hometown! One day, one day. I keep putting it off because it gives me a valid excuse to keep returning. ;) At least that's what I tell myself. haha

Meeting the 40 other photographers and vendors who came to this was unbelievable. Whether they were just as gaga about Austen as I am or they just wanted to shoot for shoot's sake, it was surreal. I'm just humbled by the opportunity.

Thankfully my new UK friends didn't judge me when I definitely made a spectacle of myself as I frolicked through a neighboring meadow... which originally was only meant for Meghan to get a quick shot of me to send back home. (But yes, I'd do it again!)

And I will segue with this... it is a truth universally acknowledged, that a lady in possession of a heart for the old world must be in want of a fantastic Jane Austen stylized shoot.

However little known the feelings or views of such a lady may be on her first entering this shoot, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of the surrounding participants, that she is considered as the giddy traveler of some other time or place.

Melissa Love Design | www.melissalove.co.uk

Orchestrated Stylized Shoots | www.orchestratedshoots.com

Wiston House | www.wistonhouse.co.uk

The Tea Set (Styling, Menu Execution, and Flowers) | www.the-tea-set.co.uk

White Mischief (Wedding Gowns) | www.whitemischiefbridal.co.uk

Gresham Blake (Tailoring) | www.greshamblake.com

Natalie Clark of NC Bridal Beauty (Makeup) | www.ncbridalbeauty.com

Cherished Vintage Bridal Accessories (Hair Accessories) | www.cherishedvintage.co.uk

Caroline Kearney (Hair Styling) | www.mobilehairandbeauty.co.uk

The Girl Tyler (Stationery) | www.thegirltyler.com

Dinky Vintage (Children's vintage clothing) | www.dinkyvintage.com

Bonnie Baby (Children's clothing) | www.bonniebaby.co.uk

Hope you enjoyed Orchestrated's first international stylized shoot adventure!

- Chelsea :)


  1. Oh my gosh, girl!!! I am dying over these images! AMAZING!! Love these so much! I am dying to talk to you- can we chat soon?

  2. Oh my word, these are so lovely Chelsea. And very inspiring as well. I can only imagine how great it was to be in such a setting. Amazing.

  3. Thank you so much, Holli! I messaged you! :) and thanks so much, Tracy! :)

  4. Beautiful! Love the details in this!!