A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of working with Something Borrowed Bridal Rentals to create a styled wedding shoot to showcase one of their gorgeous gowns and veils. This company is based out of Provo, Utah and has a pretty cool story. They aim to give brides a way to afford the wedding dress of their dreams by renting it. Past brides also get to take their gorgeous gown that’s been gathering dust in their closet and give it a new life through consignment. There’s something awesome about multiple ladies making memories in a dress that would normally only be worn once or twice. I love this idea!
The key to really letting this dress shine was to keep the setting simple. This pink studio wall added just the right amount of color to make the shoot interesting. I brought in candlesticks and some simple florals and greenery to add texture. My model, Bree, looked beautiful in the Tara Keely by Lazaro gown. The detailed Venise lace that made up the bodice and long sleeves had an elegant, romantic, and vintage feel to it that made me think of Europe.
Something Borrowed was especially eager for photos of this veil. It’s a style I’ve never seen before called a draped veil. The long, flowy fabric attaches on each side of the bride’s head and drapes around the back of her hair. It was absolutely lovely on my bride! I hope I get the chance to photograph many more long veils in the future. Whether draped over the bride or flowing behind her as she walks, they add so much drama to a bridal look and make for some amazing photos. You can always take them off for dancing later in the evening. If you’re a bride-to-be, take note!