18Feb

Let it Flow | Rockin’ the Long Bridal Veil

By, February 18, 2016

Debating whether to rock a long veil on your wedding day? For modern brides, a veil is now an optional embellishment, and a matter of personal preference. However, the wearing of a veil is a longstanding bridal custom, dating back to the Ancient Greeks and Romans. After seeing the photos below, you may be inspired to honor this practice, or to put your own spin on it.

As photographers, we are in favor of brides keeping this tradition strong! Veils are accessories that we can play with, and use to take images to new heights. The daintiness and sheerness of veils add texture to wedding photos, and help us to create dramatic and romantic compositions.

Out of the many different veil lengths available, today we are spotlighting chapel and cathedral veils. A chapel veil reaches the ground, while a cathedral veil extends even further, and spreads out beautifully behind the bride. The dramatic length of these particular veils allows us to create striking portraits that would otherwise not have the same effect. What bride wouldn’t want to channel her inner model and totally rock a “veil in the wind” shot?

Check out our collection of long veil portraits and prepare to be “blown away” ;)

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For more beautifully dramatic bridal hairstyles (with and without veils), please click here.

09Sep

Quick Changes: Wedding Style Inspiration

By, September 09, 2015

Occasionally, wedding couples run off during the wedding… and then come back, rocking completely different attire. For example, the bride may switch from a colorful cultural garment to a traditional wedding gown, or from an elaborate ballgown to a cocktail dress suitable for dancing the night away. The guys can get in on the fun too, as you will see below. Whatever the motivation, a dramatic wardrobe change can add variety to the day, surprise the guests, and make for astounding photos :)

If you plan on switching outfits during your wedding day, we suggest considering the time it will take. While a complex transformation may hold you up, a quick, well-executed change will let you rejoin the festivities as soon as possible. Here are some quick changes that have turned heads, and kept all of the guests on their toes.

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For more traditional and modern wedding dress ideas and inspiration, please visit our full wedding dress gallery.

10Jun

Guess the Dress #3 | The White Flower Bridal Boutique

By, June 10, 2015

Our “Guess the Dress” challenge continues with this week’s beautiful wedding gown from The White Flower Bridal Boutique. Located in Bankers Hill /Uptown San Diego, this cute boutique has been attracting fashion-minded brides since 2009!

In this photo, our lovely bride Courtney is showcasing a stunning fit and flare gown made of beautiful tiered French Alençon lace and English net tulle. Featured at the natural waist is a Swarovski beaded sash, which is embellished with a delicate floral motif. It is a stunner for sure. Let’s see if you can identify the designer :)

Guess the wedding dress designer of this White Flower Bridal Boutique gown

Who is the designer of the wedding dress shown here?

Answer: The White Flower Bridal Boutique still offers this spectacular Eve of Milady wedding dress by special order :)

According to Kathy Hughes at The White Flower, this year has felt like a transitional year in wedding gown design. In the past, singular trends were very clear (ex: lace, bohemian, etc). But in 2015, anything different is in. “Brides seem to be comfortable branching out from the traditional, and are embracing styles such as intricate beading, a dramatic low back, or a stunningly sleek silhouette,” says Kathy. “Brides want to wear something that they haven’t seen before, and they are willing to step outside of the box a bit to achieve that.”

When shopping for a dress, Kathy advises to trust yourself and your own instincts. “Don’t let a consultant or a store persuade you into a dress that you don’t love,” she says. “It really should be so much fun! You will try on many gorgeous dresses, but one will simply feel far more special than the others.”

The White Flower is located at the Park Laurel building across from San Diego’s world famous Balboa Park. The chic urban setting and proximity to the Gaslamp Quarter makes this boutique a favorite destination of many brides to be.

“Our consultants absolutely love their jobs and truly are the most genuine and lovely women. On top of all that, we have some gorgeous gowns too!”

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See more of Courtney & Adam’s Wedding!