I love an Alice In Wonderland Photo Shoot but combine it with Steampunk and then you have Jules Verne’s epic version of falling Down The Rabbit Hole. Today Ive got a frabjous photo shoot from Erika Szostak of Photo Madly taken in Lewes Crescent Gardens, Brighton, which hosts the famous tunnel said to have inspired Lewis Carroll for the famous rabbit hole in his wonderful book.

And if you fancy a trip to Brighton soon, let Choccywoccydoodah inspire you with my favourite chocolate lips featured on the Alice In Weddingland wedding blog and of course you can visit one of the biggest Alice In Wonderland dedicated shops in the south, Alice Dreams.  We were at all of these shops last summer on a wonderful windy day out in Brighton.  Alice fans, you’ll love it!!!

Now for Erika’s frabjous interpretation on Alice In Wonderland meets steampunk!

A note from Erika:

I am so excited to share with you the results from a steampunk styled Alice in Wedding Land shoot that was the result of a collaboration between an amazing team of generous and talented people.

The most instantly recognizable connection between the Alice in Wonderland story and Lewes Crescent Gardens, our shoot location, comes from the tunnel that runs underneath Marine Parade between the gardens and the beach.  One look at the tunnel and it’s easy to see why locals believe it inspired Lewis Carroll, a fixture in 19th-century Brighton, to create the rabbithole that takes Alice to Wonderland.

It was a herculean feat of organisation and a battle against gale force winds on shoot day, but I think our version of Alice in Wedding Land was a great success.

For more fabulous photos from Erika check out her photo gallery on her website where smack bang on the front page is one of my favourite photos of hers!!!

Frabjous creatives:

Cakes & dessert table by Flutterby Bakery  |  Flowers by Amanda Refoy Flowers  |  Alice’s bespoke dress by Marianne Designs  |   Victorian & Edwardian props & wardrobe for Mad Hatter & White Rabbit by Peter Gosbee  |  Other props courtesy of Alice Dreams: A Wonderland of Curiosities  |  1928 Raleigh motorcycle courtesy of Timothy Penn of the Vintage MotorCycle Club  |  Makeup by Alessia Mancini  |  Hair by Elloise India Willett  |  Assistant photography by Mike Oddhayward  |  Cheshire Cat’s dress from Beyond Retro.

Models:? Alice – Miriam Gisbey. Mad Hatter – Peter Gosbee.  Cheshire Cat – Bekah Palmer.  White Rabbit – Timothy Penn.  Special thanks to Andrew White for his invaluable help in organising the shoot.


A wee note from me:  Alice In Weddingland, the blog, was not involved in this shoot in any way, any reflection of the title is purely coincidental.


I’ve never followed trends as I disliked being just one of the crowd so my love for things that are different, unusual, beautiful and stylistic that I’d had all my life transformed into Alice in Weddingland.

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