In regards to the non-wedding-wedding dress, the mass majority of girls simply won’t be able to shake the idea of wearing something other than the formal wedding gown, and that’s okay. It’s just not what they envisioned growing up and anything short of that just feels wrong. But for others, and you know who you are, to slip on that formal wedding gown would feel more like putting on a costume than it would the fulfillment of your childhood dreams. Wearing it would be more for the sake of your family members than anything else. After all, that’s just how it is when you get married. It doesn’t matter whether a formal wedding dress fits your personality or not, you have to wear it or else your marriage isn’t legitimate! Besides, you wouldn’t want your grandmother to faint when you walk down the “aisle” because you broke the rules!
The truth is however, that not every bride fits the mold of the long white (and sometimes puffy) wedding gown. We love the idea of having a more un-conventional dress that's accessorized to the tee.
Again, we know that this isn’t for everybody, but for those of you whom this speaks to, this shoot was for you! We hope it encourages you to embrace the idea (rather than run from it because you think something must be wrong with you) of the more non-traditional wedding and dress. We hope this helps to assure you that you can still look absolutely stunning, whether you do or don’t walk the “aisle” (or wherever you are non-traditionally coming from) in The White Gown. So with this shoot we wanted to highlight a few different looks that could easily fit into this category of the smaller, non-traditional, weddings. We’d love to hear your responses. What type of category would you fit in to... non-traditional or traditional? If you are married but had it to do to do over again, what would you do differently? Could you see yourself in a non-wedding-wedding dress or would that make the marriage feel like a sham?
We’d like to say a special thanks to our makeup artist, Chelsea Morris. This was her first shoot to come on board with us, and what a flawless job she did! She will be back at the next shoot. We are making her come back… at gunpoint if necessary.
Also, a special thanks to Ludi our fantastic model, to Alishia Salmon of Happily Ever Flowers for providing us with wonderful bouquets, and to Melody Ginn of Emma’s Bridal Boutique for providing us with these Hat Veils from her amazing line!
Flowers: Happily Ever Flowers- www.happilyeverflowers.com
Hat Veils: Emma's Bridal Boutique- www.emmasbridalboutique.com
Dress #1(pink-long sleeves): Lilli London- http://www.lillilondon.com/
Makeup: Chelsea Morris- 817.629.6474
Hair: Katie Anderson-Moore- www.matthewmoorephotography.com
Photography: Matthew Moore- www.matthewmoorephotography.com