Carmen Ash Photography was there to capture Jessica’s downtown Charleston bridal session. Jessica looked gorgeous in her Romona Keveza gown from Maddison Row, one of Charleston’s sweetest bridal boutiques. And her stop at the Cannon Street Fire department was oh so pretty, urban, and special, as multiple members of Jessica’s new family are firefighters — even her husband!
We are of the opinion that Laura Gordon Photography has a truly awesome style. This romantic bridal session is inspiring, stunning, and utterly beautiful. Reminiscent of watercolor paintings, each image, to us, is like an artistic masterpiece. The bride, Jessica, wore a ruffled wedding gown and her mama’s cathedral length wedding gown. To make things even lovelier, her little dog came along for the session, which took place at the venue where she’d soon marry her husband-to-be. Congratulations, Jessica and Andrew!
We think Anna’s bridal session is one of the sweetest Southern things we’ve ever seen. Her portraits were captured by Sarah Ingle Photography, one of our preferred wedding photographers, and the location was the bride’s grandma’s house. Is there anything sweeter than fond memories, family, and a perfectly vintage bedroom? No, we don’t think there is! And Anna in the backyard in her wedding gown is practically ethereal and definitely darling, y’all.
This vintage bridal session from Jennie Andrews Photography is just lovely. The bride, Valerie, “borrowed” her mama’s vintage wedding dress from the 1970s, with a plan to surprise her with the bridal portraits on the night of Valerie’s rehearsal dinner. The dress, which is stunning and gorgeous with the bride’s floral crown and fur coat, cost $50 when Valerie’s mama first put it on layaway. We’re so glad it was so well-preserved these last years so that Valerie could rock it in Knoxville.
Her fur coat, her rustic bouquet, and the surprise visit of a flurry of snowflakes make Valerie one of the prettiest, happiest brides we’ve ever seen. We love that the session isn’t focused on how elaborate or expensive the gown is, because we firmly believe this time in your life isn’t all about that. It’s about finding your true love, being happy, being blessed. Beauty is truly not about the clothes you wear… although we think this dress is perfect! And this Knoxville bridal session has us feeling completely inspired.
Happy Monday, y’all! Words cannot express how much in love we are with today’s bride, Ellen. Ellen’s bridal portraits were one of our first features back in the day, before we had a clue what we were doing. Suffice to say we’re grateful to her, her family, and JoPhoto for letting us use them. Even though it might be blunt, it’s the honest to goodness truth that TLF blog posts have gotten much prettier since then. And to add to that, we’re working on fixing up all those original beauties in the coming months. Until then, you can see the original post here. It’s been pinned thousands upon thousands of times on Pinterest, and we’re sure you’ll see why… Ellen rocks those cowgirl boots!
Ellen brought out her gorgeous gown again, and faced freezing weather in Tennessee to capture these gorgeous shots. When I saw them, I not-so-subtly mentioned that I HAD TO HAVE THEM. Okay, it might’ve sounded more like very polite begging. But I think Kathleen at JoPhoto is used to us by now!
How blessed are we that the photos showed up in our inbox? So we dived right in, and Ellen was gracious enough to answer all our nosey questions about her original photo shoot, these new images, the horse, her family… she dished for us, and we appreciate it. To us, Ellen is that Southern gal we all want to be, and not just on our wedding day. We love you, Mrs. Ellen!