Styled Shoot Wedding Gowns by Victorian Bridal

August 25, 2022

Romantic Bridal Style from Waupaca, Wisconsin

Bridal fashions are the star feature of any styled shoot. For our most-recent shoot at Poplar Hall in Appeton, we worked with two local bridal salons to showcase the gorgeous gowns available in Northeast Wisconsin. Today, we’re spotlighting the romance on display from Victorian Bridal in Waupaca, Wisconsin.

Victorian Bridal is a full-service salon that has been dressing and accessorizing brides and bridal parties for over 25 years. Founded in 1992 and located in the heart of Waupaca, current owners Bailey and Christine took over the business in November of 2018. Bailey started working at the shop while in college in 2009. She fell head over heels for the bridal industry—so much so that when the previous owner joked that she should take over the store someday, the seed was planted.

Christine came on board in 2013, and after a few years of working together, Christine and Bailey grew to be close friends—and eventual business partners! The two decided to buy the shop, and the rest is history. Both Bailey and Christine are dedicated not only to each and every bride who walks through their door, but to building upon the 30-year legacy of Victorian Bridal and carrying it into the future.

Here’s a look at the gowns Victorian Bridal provided us for our styled shoot:

Morilee Gowns

Founded in 1953 in New York City, Morilee began as a family business. Their mission is to create beautiful dresses for all women, highlighting a bride’s natural beauty with a perfect fit.

The Daniela Wedding Dress feels like a whimsical fantasy with its delicately draped, V-neck bodice and three-dimensional embroidery. The lovely tulle A-line skirt skims the body for an elegant, easy shape while the front slit lets you show a little leg. Detachable off-the-shoulder sleeves complete the ethereal picture.

The Erin Wedding Dress is a strapless sweetheart beauty in luxe stretch Larissa satin. The look is one that’s both timeless and bold with a chic neckline and thoughtful draping for a flattering, fitted waist. The flared A-line skirt features a daringly high slit for a look that’s a dash sultry while still being perfectly bridal.


Lillian West Gowns

Bridal dresses by Lillian West are all about whimsy and romance. Soft, patchwork lace, flowing silhouettes, illusion elements—these looks are ideal for a bride in search of something enchantingly chic, with a dash of allure.

The Luxe Chiffon A-Line Dress with Blouson Sleeves and Slit is an A-line bridal gown designed with goddess vibes in mind. With an illusion bodice, sweetheart neckline, and airy off-the-shoulder blouson sleeves, a wedding dress doesn’t get more romantic than this.

The Sweetheart Gown with Cotton Lace Illusion Bodice is a flirty A-line stunner. If the illusion bodice shows a bit too much skin, you can always opt to have it lined. The stunning cotton lace detail cascades all the way down the skirt as fabric buttons in the back add a special touch.


Dessy Bridesmaid Dresses

Bridesmaid dresses from The Dessy Group are always a sure thing.

Wonderfully flattering, the Spaghetti Strap Draped Skirt Gown with Front Slit in NYC Yellow brings a dash of sunshine to the day. The figure-hugging Criss Cross Back Mermaid Wrap Dress in Orchid Pink is a soft, timeless choice.

All grooms are wearing looks from DuBois Formalwear. DuBois Formalwear is a go-to shop for grooms and groomsmen throughout Wisconsin. In business since 1954, they have locations in Green Bay, Appleton, Sheboygan, and Brookfield.


Planning + Florals + Decor 88 Events
Photographer Colleen Bies Photography
Venue Poplar Hall
Hair + Makeup VAMP
Gowns + Styling + Accessories Victorian Bridal
Menswear DuBois Formalwear
Jewelry + Watches + Rings Reimer Jewelers
Gourmet Pretzels The Twist
Desserts GIVE MAC
Craft Teas FIKA Coffee & Tea
360 Photo Booth Photo Booths of Wisconsin
Furniture Rentals Ruby Event Rentals
Agency + Model The Rock Agency + Alyssa Hoban
Female Model Madysen Schmidt
Mail Model Josiah Elkins
Male Model George Medina