The Beauty of Portraits // Southern Wedding

It’s the final week of our mini-series on a luxurious southern wedding inspired shoot we hosted at Luxmore Grande Estate. Our little hearts are so excited to share the final details with you! So far, we’ve talked about welcoming your guests with a fun station, the aesthetics of the ceremony, how to deck out the reception space, and all about the little details. To finish us off, we’re sharing about the beauty of portraits!

Photos: JP Pratt, Floral: Flowers by Lesley, Fashion: Solutions Bridal, Beauty: Laura Reynolds Artistry

As essential as a well designed ceremony + reception are, it’s just as necessary for the bridal styling to encompass the overall theme; the look featured in our southern styled shoot is an embodiment of Luxmore Grande Estate!

The beautiful gown from Solutions Bridal Designer House was the perfect fit for the clean and elegant atmosphere of the Estate. The dress and bridal style melded perfectly into the rest of the décor & details. The unique floral print of the dress also brought in a chic and sophisticated new age air to the overall look.

The curated spaces, and details as a whole provided so many gorgeous opportunities for bridal portrait shots. It was hard to pick which ones were our favorites!

Xoxo,
Lacie


Tidbits + Tips | Bridal Portraits

Bridal portraits are always some of my favorite photos from weddings – I love seeing brides all dolled up in their gowns and relishing in the happiness of getting married! These are images you, your mom + dad, in-laws, and even grandparents are bound to have proudly displayed in their homes, so I’m sharing my top three tips to help you get amazing bridal portraits:

Let the photographer do their thing – it may seem like they’re standing too far away, too close, or shooting from an odd angle, but I guarantee your photographer knows what they’re doing. You’d be surprised at some of the amazing shots they can get just by adjusting their angle!

Tabitha {of Tab McCausland Photograph} captured a perfect sunburst in this stunning portrait of bride, Marian.
Tabitha {of Tab McCausland Photograph} captured a perfect sunbeam in this stunning portrait of bride, Marian.
Be yourself – it’s normal to be nervous in front of the camera, but if you let your personality shine through you’re bound to get some stunning shots! Your photographer may ask you to do a few particular poses to show off certain features of your gown, hair, or make-up, but a good photographer will be able to tell when you’re nervous or uncomfortable so they can change things up.

Bridal Portrait | Cypress Grove Estate House | RW EventsIncorporate props – adding elements like vintage furniture, bridal bouquets, and unique locations all lend a hand in providing unique bridal portraits!

Our tufted settee, Demi, looked picture perfect in Aleesa's bridal portraits and doubled as seating for the sweetheart table.
Our tufted settee, Demi, looked picture perfect in Aleesa’s bridal portraits and doubled as seating for the sweetheart table.

Okay, so there’s actually four tips – if you’re able, consider doing a bridal session on a day other than your wedding. Tight timelines don’t always allow photographers to get all the shots you might want, but scheduling a one or two hour session prior to the wedding day will guarantee that nothing gets missed. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to play dress up! 😉