I am so excited to share this one of a kind Bridal Portrait Inspiration with all the future brides and grooms out there. I’ve noticed a growing trend among brides – wedding planning via Pinterest. Pinterest is a wonderful tool, but it can sometimes overwhelm the decision-making process, or cause you to limit your vision before you’ve fully explored your options. I recommend that my clients begin by choosing a tone for their wedding and a color palette.
For this Bridal Portrait Inspiration, I wanted an elegant feel with a neutral as the base color. With that simple starting point in mind, I went to the vendors (see the above list for details about this amazing team) and shared my vision with them and of course listened to their recommendations. From there, they all ran with my vision and exceeded my expectations. Brides, you have too many details to think about – trust the professionals you’ve chosen. They will collaborate with you to make your wedding unique. Every vendor I worked with gave all their heart to the session. I love everything about this shoot. This style of photography will never go out of fashion. This Bridal Portrait Inspiration works for a large or small wedding. I imagine this celebration having about seventy-five people, live laid-back music to start, and dancing after the cake is served.
As you scroll through the photos, I’ve noted a few details you don’t want to miss:
Location – Thank you, Bri, for suggesting the Jefferson County Historical Society in Watertown. The beautiful architecture and garden transport you to another century.
Dress – Mary Adornato from Spy Baby has an amazing collection. The dress fit perfectly. The exquisite detailing made it just as stunning from the back as from the front. (Ladies, remember your guests spend most of the wedding ceremony behind you.)
MTmake up did a flawless job. It was the perfect amount of make up to complement the Bride’s beauty.
Cake – Oh the cake! The cake! This ruffled cake features a gradient from grey to white. Such a lovely touch.
Tuxedo – Did you notice the tuxedo matches the cake? (Without the ruffles, of course.)
Set Pieces – Pretty Little Vintage was so much fun to work with. She was spot on with the inspiration and brought the gorgeous blue chair as an accent color.
Jewelry & Invitations – The blue chair reappears as a backdrop for the invitations and our couple’s rings. I love the timeless design of the jewelry from Laalee Designs. The earrings do such a nice job of complementing the wedding gown.
Flowers – Sherwood Florist has impeccable taste in flowers. The elegant theme and neutral palette are carried through the lovely bridal bouquet and accent arrangements.
Laughter and a joyous time with family and friends is all you really need to celebrate the union and blessing of a couple in love. That’s what a wedding is all about. Don’t worry about the little bumps along the way. Shawn and Nadia rocked the shoot. Despite whatever surprises come your way, you’ll rock your wedding too.
Photography: Jussara Potter
Vintage Rentals & Styling: Pretty Little Vintage Co.
Floral: Sherwood Florist
Linen: Party Crush Studio
Menswear: Charney’s Men’s Clothing
Dress: Spy Baby Bridal
Jewelry: Laalee Designs
Cake: The Little Cake Artist
Lettering & Invites : Hand Made Darling
Gift Box: Bella Box Gifts
Venue: Jefferson County Historical Society
Laser Cut Signs: The Beeze Knees
Models: Shawn Jordan/Nadia Morris-Mitchel