October 20, 2020
Bridal details are one of my favorite things to photograph during the wedding! There are, of course, tons of other favorites for me but it all begins in the DETAILS! They set the stage for your entire wedding day. You may not think of it, but details are a very important piece of your wedding story!
What are bridal details?
The details can look a little different for each bride and each wedding. But mainly the important details consist of:
- The wedding dress
- A veil or hairpiece
- The rings
- Bridal bouquet and boutonniere
- Perfume bottle
- Invitation suite
- The borrowed and blue
The sentimental details
It is also recommended to add in anything that is sentimental. If there’s a vintage handkerchief from a grandmother or a special locket, by all means include it! I always recommend to my brides to be thinking of these details items as the wedding day gets closer and to collect them in a box. I will send over a reminder list of the detail items and recommend they double check the box the night before the wedding.
This makes the morning of the wedding flow so much easier! They can just grab the box and go and not have to worry about collecting these items while they’re needing to focus on getting ready. Once I arrive at the wedding I come in and greet my brides with an excited hug. Then I grab the box and wedding dress and get started right away! They don’t have to worry about a thing!
Brings out the creative side!
I typically like to allow a decent amount of time at the very beginning of the day to style and photograph these important pieces. Having this time allows me to prepare and get my creative side warmed up for the rest of the day! I will always try to photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and showcases the style of the entire wedding day. The details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding and I love having ample time to stylize and shoot everything from the dress, to the jewelry, to grandma’s handkerchief!
Sometimes, depending on the theme and “look” of the wedding day, there may be some extra elements that you could include when you gather your details. For example, if you’re having a country themed wedding, you could include some burlap or lace. If you’re having a rustic themed wedding that includes some wood elements, maybe save a small piece of wood for me to use when I’m shooting the rings and jewelry. This REALLY makes for beautiful consistent photos!
Different wedding styles!
Soft touches of romance
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