A Victorian Prison inspired bridal shoot at Lincoln Castle

Today I am thrilled to share this amazing Victorian Prison inspired bridal shoot at Lincoln Castle.

You will be captured by the striking images set against the hard cold setting of the prison walls, and imprisoned by the beauty of the stunning prison stripe bridal gown.

Images captured by Harvey and Harvey Photography with gown by Caroline Chamberlain.

I hand you over to Caroline to share the inspiration behind the shoot…


“The inspiration for the shoot came about after a venue change for the fashion shows in a wedding fayre I play a part in”

“For the last 5 years I have been involved with the Bailgate Wedding Fayre in Lincoln.”

“Previously the fashion aspect of the fayre had been held in the White Hart Hotel in the Bailgate, but as of March 5th this year, we are moving the  fashion shows into the Victorian Prison in Lincoln Castle.”

“Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Prison was designed for the ‘separate system’, an isolating regime that kept prisoners apart from the corrupting influence of their fellow prisoners.”

“The Victorians believed that this would encourage them to reflect and repent, and more importantly to reform.”

“Men, women and children as young as eight were held here from 1848 to 1878 for crimes ranging from stealing a waistcoat and Bible, to highway robbery and murder.”

“During this time seven murderers were hanged at the castle and their bodies buried in Lucy Tower where their graves can still be seen today.”

“Following extensive refurbishment and re-interpretation, the Victorian Prison is now fully open to visitors.”

“Cross the threshold into the soaring atrium and enter the prison regime.”


“I thought it would be a great opportunity to do something different and I came up with the idea for a black and white prison stripe gown!”

“It was the perfect chance to promote the show and it’s unusual location!”


With the Bailgate Fayre you have the opportunity to see six stunning wedding venues all in one day.”

“Other venues involved in this very successful fayre as well as the White Hart are the Judges Lodgings, Lincoln Hotel, Charlotte House, Cathedral Centre before the Fashion Show at Lincoln Castle”

“You can enjoy the beautiful setting of Lincoln’s historic Cathedral Quarter and meet more than 60 trusted local suppliers for all those added wedding extras.”

To find out more about the fayre > Wedding Fayre or Register

Thank you to Harvey & Harvey Photography, Caroline Chamberlain and the collaborative team for sharing their creativity.

In a setting where kings and convicts have walked, this victorian prison inspired bridal shoot holds you captive with a bridal gown that will put a lock on your senses.


Shoot Vendors

Venue – Victorian Prison – Lincoln Castle

Photography – Harvey & Harvey Photography

Dress – “Jezebel” – Caroline Chamberlain Bridal Boutique

Florals – Flowers by Suzanne

Hair – Barbarellas

Make Up – Belle Mariee Makeup

Model – Elsa



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