les miserables

Les Miserables themed wedding So normally when you’re picturing your dream wedding, Les Miserables isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Bear with me though! Despite the somewhat bleak happenings in this fantastic novel by Victor Hugo (and is anyone else going to be first in line with me to see this movie in December?) the overall mood of early 1800s France is a total winner. And there are a couple of amazingly sweet love stories wrapped into this tome, one of which actually ends happily.

To achieve this shabby chic Parisian look for your wedding incorporate a lot of antiques, vintage books, and gray colors. Candlelight and candelabras play an important role as a motif for compassion in the book so use them in your wedding. Be sure to let the candles burn a bit first to get them looking right.

Bonus points if you get married in Paris.

And I know you’re wondering about that amazing tulle dress. Isn’t it lovely? It was handmade for an inspiration shoot by Alea Lovely (the photographer) and later sold on Etsy. Honestly, it has to be the most gorgeous handmade dress I’ve ever seen. A true one-of-a-kind.

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Loving this wedding inspiration board? You’ll also adore: Anna Karenina and The Remains of the Day

photo credits: vintage books, garden statue, crinkle fans from BHLDN, men’s attire (source unknown – anyone?) window shutters Etsy, antique angel, vintage bottlestulle wedding dress < from Ruffled, candle and succulents.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. LOVE it! You captured the mood of the book so well. I absolutely can’t wait to see the movie! Also, that dress is crazy beautiful.

  2. Such pretty detailing in this board. Can’t wait for the movie!

  3. So this dress has been sold?? May I ask who made the dress? I am in love….

  4. WOW !!! How did I ever miss this one ? It took my breath away !!! Beauty beyond words !!!
    Sara ….You’ve got some kinda magic !!

  5. who was the dress designer?? i’ve been searching for months for a dress like this!!