A word that's tossed around in the bridal world a lot is "timeless". Hey, I even named a collection after the word...but what truly IS timeless? I've never been one to play by the rules, and I think every bride should do what feels right for her. But with that said, part of me is an old-fashioned romatic, and the idea of everlasting beauty is something close to my heart.This shoot by Brian D. Smith featuring the Pearle gown exudes an enduring quality that I think every bride should consider when searching for a wedding gown and planning her bridal portraits.
The vintage inspired Pearle gown and rambling bouquet by On a Limb Florals are captured in a breathtaking way...one of the many reasons I adore film. The embroidered net tulle, embellished with tiny seed pearls jumps out of the photos as they dance along the silhouette, back, and sleeves of the gown. It's as if our bride was painted with strokes of iridescent rose gold paint and walked straight out of a piece of art. The French lace sash and side swept curls by Wild Ivory Beauty are the perfect final touches to this romantic look.
I encourage all brides and their partners to do portraits such as these, especially in black and white. There's just something about it that captures emotion like no other medium. When you look back at your wedding photos, you want to feel the energy, and be transported back to that magical moment. These engaged lovers definitely have a story to tell...And while you're taking portraits with each other, don't forget about those gorgeous solo shots as well! These images bring to light how incredible bridal portraits can be, and how important it is to take the time together to make them happen. When it comes to planning the details of a wedding, there may be pressure to go with the latest trends, but there's something to be said about looking at a photo and not knowing the year...the time...the day...it's just a moment filled with pure beauty and love, which ultimately, is the whole point of any wedding.
The idea of bridal portraits has definitely evolved over the years, but no matter how you spin it, these are photos that will be cherished for a lifetime. During the planning process, it may seem excessive, and you may think "do we really need these?" The answer is absolutely YES! This is a moment you'll never get back, so BE there, be present, and enjoy this moment in time when you become a married couple and begin your next chapter together. When it comes to wedding portraits, the choice of your dress, and all of the personal elements that go into a wedding, things that could be from a different era, details that have a quiet beauty, will for sure stand the test of time.
Dress: Pearle by Claire Pettibone
Hair & Makeup: @wildivorybeauty
Bride Model: @sabine_hg
Groom Model: @kriswithak