Your wedding dress is delicate, graceful, and an intimate part of your personality that will be showcased on your upcoming celebration; and if there is ever a garment that should be remembered along with your bride to be smile, it’s your wedding dress!
“What you have caught on film is captured forever… It remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.”
— Aaron Siskind
I couldn’t agree more, and it is one of the main reasons I encourage brides to take traditional bridal portraits. I remember trying on my wedding dress and falling in love with the way it was going to be bustled as I strolled among all our friends and family. Quaint details such as these should be captured, but may get lost with all the bubbly commotion of the wedding day. Having a day dedicated to you and your dress will ensure those sentiments are remembered forever. The extravagant train on this BHLDN gown is an unforgettable detail for the wedding dream books!
Bridal portraits don’t solely have to be about the dress. I encourage brides to implement other wedding day influences such as their ring, sweet treats, invitations, and inspired décor as well! This blue topaz diamond ring from Brian Gavin is so unique and undoubtedly a highlight that expresses the individuality of a special bride!
Another way to express your distinctive bridal persona is through a custom invitation. I absolutely love this invitation set created by In Loft Calligraphy! The details are phenomenal and very well executed; right down to illustrated gold doors inspired by The Folmar's one of a kind rustic chapel. Capturing this detail is certainly a great way to achieve a swanky bridal portrait session.
To make your session even sweeter, incorporating simplistic and chic wedding cakes is a fun prop to add to your shoot! Similar to the saccharine textures of the BHLDN gown, these textured white wedding cakes from Dolce Designs brought out the southern and sugary side of the shoot.
An alternate focal point to add to your bridal session is a stunning table setting! This setting was inspired by the classic countryside ambiance that radiates as you arrive at The Folmar. The entire event space brings on a beautiful stillness that makes you stop and take in the natural splendor around you.
I wanted to keep that same sense of calmness with this tablescape; applying soft creams, pastel blues, and supple pinks. E-Johnston Designs did a wonderful job executing the vision with angelic blooms. The white chiffon table runner mirrored the train on this wedding gown to perfection and candidly brought this bridal portrait session full circle.
Overall, bridal portraits are about capturing the monumental moment in time before you take the first steps towards into your new forever. However you decide to do them, make these photos uniquely geared towards the things that you never want to forget about your upcoming big day!