[Real Bride Spotlight] Victorian Vampire Bridal Jewelry

Victorian Murder Mystery

Autra and I met at a mixer for wedding professionals, she is a wedding planner specializing in eclectic themes. When she found out that I made custom bridal jewelry and I could work around her metal allergy, she wanted to see what I could design for her unique wedding!

Autra and Peter planned a Victorian Murder Mystery on Halloween night where after the ceremony they were turned into vampires!! The guests spent the reception trying to figure out who dunnit. What a scary cool wedding!

Problem: Autra wanted victorian inspired jewelry, in red, to accent her red dress. Plus she has a metal allergy and needed it in sterling silver. For her bridesmaids she had a vision of black velvet chokers, but wanted it to work with her Victorian theme.

Solution: Designed her Victorian style jewelry in sterling silver along with the black velvet inspired chokers for her bridesmaids.

Themed Wedding & Bridal Jewelry

Since Autra had a metal allergy, that narrowed down the kinds of filigree I could use for her necklace. The red agate cabochons give the necklace the victorian flare along with the two stranded draped style. The black crystals brought in her secondary color and added a striking contrast to the Swarovski crystals and the red agate. We mimiced the center piece for her earrings.

We knew we wanted a unique wedding and that no ordinary vendors would do. Being a wedding planner myself, I planned all the unique details and picked out our vendors for their specific qualities. Emily had the perfect personality and made my jewelry exactly as I envisioned. It’s even made in such a way that I’ve use it for other occasions as well. ~Autra

Bridesmaid Jewelry

The three bridesmaids wore brightly colored wigs, it was Halloween afterall! Along with their black gowns they wore the velvet chokers made with same red agate and filigree center piece as Autra’s.

Our wedding was on Halloween night with a Victorian Murder Mystery theme, this gave everyone the option to dress in costume! After the ceremony, my husband and I came out as vampires and the guests had to figure out who “killed” us. ~Autra


Thank you Autra for choosing custom bridal jewelry. I love creating personalized jewelry for themed weddings like yours! 

Would like Autra to plan an eclectic wedding for you?

Autra Oliver | The Eclectic Lady |  eclecticautie.com | 916.692.9153

Thank you to Steven Farrell from Farrell Photography or the images of her day!

**This amazing wedding was featured in the Sacramento Bride & Groom Magazine Winter 2014

When you have such a unique theme and vision for your wedding, regular store bought jewelry obviously won’t do! Let’s work together on your custom bridal jewelry. When do you want to meet for coffee and design your jewelry? 

Author: Emily Wilke

When I’m not creating beautiful jewelry — you can find me cuddling with my 2 kids and 2 cats, sneaking away for wine tasting with my hubby and I almost always have a coffee in hand.