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19 wedding dress photo ideas to immortalize your bridal gown forever

Wedding dresses are a sentimental aspect of the wedding for every bride!

Every bride usually chooses this dress after much thought and deliberation. It is often also one of the biggest wedding day expenditures. So, isn’t it rather sad that you will wear this dress just once?

So, on the special occasion that is your wedding, it is only right that you show it off to the maximum. Also, there is a way to immortalize this dress forever, and that is through your wedding photos. Gorgeous pictures of your beautiful wedding gown, taken from all the right angles will serve as beautiful souvenirs of your lovely dress. Discuss the different options to capture your wedding dress in its full glory with your photographer. Or think up shots that will highlight your dress and share this list with your photographer.

Here are some of our ideas to inspire you to get the best possible shots of your wedding dress.

Your must-have list of wedding dress photos

1.The classic shot of the dress on the hanger

Give your wedding dress its own moment of glory, when your photographer captures its magnificence all by itself. Whether your wedding dress is an opulent ball gown or a minimalist sheath, it deserves to be shown off all by itself in your wedding album. All you need is the perfect spot to display it at and a beautiful hanger to hold it upright. Choose from silk-draped hangers, fancy vintage hangers and colorful beauties that match the tone of your wedding theme, for more impact. Your photographer will do the rest. More ideas here on the Junebugs Wedding blog. Hang it up against a mirror or between two windows in a clean and uncluttered location to capture every detail in its full glory.

2.Wedding dress with bridal accessories

If you aren’t too fond of the wedding dress on the hanger idea, you can instead have it photographed with the rest of your wedding day accessories. Create the perfect arrangement of your bridal bouquet, shoes, wedding bands and wedding jewelry, and your photographer can shoot it with your wedding dress in the backdrop. Here the focus will be shared by all the items that will complete your transformation into a beautiful bride. Although the wedding gown will not be the center of attention, it will still receive its due attention.

3.Being zipped or buttoned up

Whether your wedding dress has buttons, zippers, clasps or a corset at the back, have a close-up shot of your wedding dress while it is being put into place. This is usually the last step of wearing your wedding dress. The image of it can bring back memories of the entire process and also remind you of the many emotions you went through at the time. So, make sure you have this sentimental image in your album.

4.The side-shot

Capture your dress from a different perspective, when you ask your photographer to get a full-length profile picture. Identify your better side of the face, and show this to the camera. You can even include your accessories like the veil and bouquet to enhance the impact of this photograph. Look away from the camera and focus your gaze on a faraway object, to make this a masterpiece photo.

5.Photos with your bridal party

There will be a lot going on while you get ready. Your bridesmaids will (hopefully) fuss over you, as you wear your wedding dress and accessories. Ask your photographer to document the action and excitement of the scene, since it will be a memorable picture. Have the picture taken when your bridesmaids help you step into your shoes, straighten your train or set the veil. It would be best if your bridesmaids are also dressed in their respective attires at the time, to get the full effect.

6.Full length portrait

A full-size photograph in your gown will be a great addition to your album. It will capture the same effect that your guests experience when they see you for the first time on your wedding day. Try to have this photo before you wear your veil, so the sheer layers of your veil don’t hide these details. Pick a dramatic setting for the image, which is brightly lit with natural light. If your venue has a spectacular view, make this your backdrop. Else, pose before a portrait or in an outdoor location to get stylish pictures.

7.Image of the back

Many modern dresses have showstopper back details like beautiful keyhole or illusion designs, stunning fabric button trains or even low-cut daring details. If your dress has any of these amazing modern style elements in the back, ensure it is captured in your wedding photos. For this, have a picture taken as you face away from the camera. This will also draw attention to your hairstyle and any hair accessories you may have specially chosen for the occasion.

8.Photo of the wedding dress skirt

If your wedding dress has an interesting skirt and train, highlight it in your photographs with a suitable picture. Whether the skirt features tiered details, has a beautiful hemline or has perfect ruffles, show it from the right angle in an image. Try sitting down with your skirt spread around you to capture the effect of a full skirt in its full glory. For a ball gown skirt or one with ruffles, you can also sit with your feet up and the skirt spread out to display the various details in it. This idea is especially good for lace dresses.

9.Image of the fanned out train

If the dress has a long train, an image from the back with the train spread out to its full length will showcase its effect. This will also look great if the images are taken as you go up or down a staircase. The effect of the train and skirt will be magnified when taken from above or below and also be unique for the aerial positioning of the shot. For a longer train, get the full impact directly from the back.

10.With the veil

The veil is often one of the most striking bridal accessories that instantly enhances the bridal look. If your outfit includes a veil, get a picture of yourself in it. Lifting the veil also is a magical moment that makes for an amazing photo. Ask your photographer to capture the effect of the veil on the dress from different angles, and find the one that is most appealing to include in your album.

11.Zoomed-in image of intricate details

If your dress features intricate beading, lace appliques or embellishments, a close-up shot of these intricate details will capture it well. It is a good idea to take a closer look at your dress and find out which details you love the most. Share this information with your photographer, so he can do justice to the shot by focusing on that one special feature of the dress.

12.Above-the-waist shot

The neckline and waist add definition to a wedding dress. Let these features get their place in the spotlight with a photograph of the bodice. Zoom in on this area and also include jewelry like necklace or earrings for the complete effect. An aerial image will also create a unique perspective and make it an interesting picture.

13.With the groom holding you

There is immense scope to experiment with this shot. You can even showcase the back of your dress in this shot, as you face away from the camera. Include your bouquet for a pop of color and also as a prop that will work well in the setting. Other ideas are to hold hands and walk while the images are captured. Or sit in a strategic position so your dress is highlighted without a direct focus on it.

14.An outdoor shot

Make the most of the natural lighting to get a beautiful portrait. Choose the golden hour, which is an hour before or after dawn and dusk for the best pictures. Since the natural light at these times of the day is most flattering, your images will turn out great. If it is impossible to plan an outdoor shot at these timings, make sure you step outdoors for few pictures when there is plenty of natural light. Or choose a room with a window through which natural light streams in to get pictures with similar effect.

15.Bridesmaids holding the train

Take a look at this picture, and I won’t have to say anything more to convince you. This will be a beautiful and classic picture of your wedding day. As you stride forward, have your bridesmaids pick up your train and hold it visible from all sides. This will enhance the beauty of your dress, and also create beautiful imagery with the contrast in color with that of your wedding party.

16.Photo with your bouquet

This is one picture that simply cannot go wrong. Let the pristine white color of your dress pop against the bright colors of your bouquet, when the image focuses on your dress and the bouquet in your arms. Unless it is a close-up shot, make sure that this image is taken in a clean backdrop with few other distractions. The bouquet should preferably be the only colorful element in the entire frame, to capture the impact with full effect. Such photos are really pretty if there are saturated colors in the bouquet. However, your photographer may also be able to adjust the settings to make this picture unusually attractive.

17.Bride looking in the mirror

This is another wedding dress shot that is sure to be beautiful. The photograph will actually focus on the image in the mirror, and and the real bride with less clarity. Black and white photos of this scene will be extraordinarily beautiful, and this is one you should definitely consider. Make sure that the mirror is clear, the surface below it uncluttered and the background clean for the image to look its best.

18.On the dance floor

This is the chance to have yourself photographed at an angle that emphasizes the beauty of the dress, while you dance with your husband. The dance floor, especially if it is a reflective surface, will form a beautiful backdrop when your photographer clicks the image from a low angle. A talented photographer will be able to capture this emotional moment with perfection. It will also be an opportunity to showcase your dress from a different position and highlight its statement features.

19.Walking away with your husband

This is a very symbolic photo and one that creates a nostalgic image. While the picture will also show off the back of your dress, it will help you relive the special emotions that you felt as you stepped into the new chapter of your life. So, make sure your photographer captures it.

Once you get your hands on your special wedding dress, you may feel that no number of photos are enough to capture the beauty of the dress. While that is true, including it from all possible angles is the next closest thing you can do. Discuss the specific features of your dress with your photographer, so he can ensure no detail is missed in the photographs.

For photogenic wedding dresses that are perfect for your special day, visit our bridal gallery at Best for Bride. With a wide range of designer wedding dress collections that are suitable for any taste, budget and body type, you will have no trouble finding your dream dress at our store. Visit our website today to shortlist your favorites.

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Prepare yourself for a winter wedding in Long-sleeved and sexy wedding dresses

The wedding scene is full of sweetheart necklines, sleeveless and strapless gowns. However, not every bride is comfortable in exposing so much skin on her wedding day. There are plenty of women who prefer a more modest choice; one that is both stylish and comfortable. After all, feeling comfortable in what you wear on your wedding day, plays a huge part in boosting your confidence and making you look great. We should also remember that long-sleeve wedding gowns are the apt choice for weddings in fall and winter, when the cool weather can make you feel cold in a strapless gown.

Now, are you thinking that gowns with sleeves are boring? Wait till you see the collection we’ve rounded up. I am sure you will change your mind, once you do. So, what are you waiting for? Join us now.

Jasmine T172002

Ladylike and liberal in detailing, this fantastic Alencon Lace gown from the Jasmine spring couture collection is a work of art. The fit and flare silhouette snugly courses across your sensual curves, allowing you to showcase your splendid figure to the best. Three-fourth lace sleeves add a dainty touch to the pretty dress, and a low cut V-neckline draws attention to your decolletage. The spread of lace on the gown, ends in a fantastic scalloped hemline. Perfect for a formal wedding, you will love the keyhole detail that creates a dramatic finish to the back of this dress.

Jasmine F171009

A dress that takes the illusion trend to a whole new level, this couture gown from the Jasmine Spring collection is a unique statement piece. Featuring a Queen Anne neckline, the dress has sheer sleeves which create a barely-there look. Lace motifs adorn the outer edges of the sleeves, and intricate beading is featured on the inner neck border. The fit and flare silhouette is stunning, and the extravagant detailing on the bodice and skirt thins towards the layers that spread out. The sheer sleeves, at the back, culminate in a keyhole cutout that closes at the neck. The details on the back will amaze your wedding guests, as you show it off during your wedding ceremony.

Mori Lee 2776

End your search for a pretty feminine gown, with this Mori Lee 2776 bridal gown. This is a dress that proves you can look sexy and stunning, even in a fully covered outfit. A high scalloped bateau neckline continues with lace details into fitted three-fourth sleeves. The bodice features a sweetheart neckline, emphasized by the sheer lace overlay. The fit and flare skirt with pretty floral clusters scattered liberally, continues into a magnificent train at the back. The silhouette is slimming and the perfect choice for a traditional wedding, where you want to floor your guests with your classic choice.

Our obsession with the beauty of long-sleeved gowns doesn’t end here. We have various gowns featuring this splendid design detail, in our extensive bridal dress collection at Best for Bride. Visit our shop today, and find out which of these looks best on you.

 

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Greek Goddess inspired wedding fashion

Greek Goddesses have forever been the epitome of elegance and sophistication. Eons after being portrayed in sculpture and art, they continue to inspire designers and dress makers.

The main characteristics that personify the Grecian goddess style of dressing include

  • dreamy, ethereal gowns that cascade down in beautiful ripples
  • light, breathable fabric that is soft and breezy
  • unique design elements like the single shoulder drape that can transform any woman into a model of beauty
  • Romantic designs with elusive elements that add an endearing charm to simplistic fashion

The best part about Goddess inspired gowns is that they are versatile, and can serve as the perfect wedding dress for any type of wedding. Be it summer, winter, fall or spring, these are fabulous choices that help a bride transform into a heavenly beauty. Whether you choose to have a vintage style wedding or a beach soiree, there are Grecian dresses that look just the part.

Let us now take a look at some of our favorite Goddess inspired gowns from our leading designer collections.

Alfred Angelo 2516 Modern Fit bridal gown

This dreamy wedding gown from the Alfred Angelo bridal collection brings together many Grecian outfit features in perfect harmony. The pleated criss-cross bodice ends in a scoop neckline with a delicate cutout at the chest. A scintillating waistband structures the flowing pleats and defines the waist perfectly. The flowing chiffon is delicate and dreamy, and you will be surprised to learn that this is in fact not a wedding gown, but a jumpsuit. Isn’t it the perfect choice for a beach wedding?

Alfred Angelo 2515 draped sweetheart wedding gown

This classic design is Grecian inspired in more than one way. The draped bodice is gathered at the shoulders with slender straps and it elegantly crosses over the bust to end in an embellished waistline. The soft skirt effortlessly glides into layers that end in a splendid chapel length train. Elegant and feminine, it is an amazing dress that is just perfect for your Goddess inspired wedding day look.

Alfred Angelo 2510 single shoulder satin gown

Although a slight deviation from the typical flowing fabric gowns, this one-shouldered satin gown is definitely characterized by the most unique Goddess element—the single shoulder strap. Created in luxurious satin, the neckline is accentuated with a double pleat detail, and at the natural waistline is a crystal belt.

It is not too difficult to complete your Greek Goddess look with the right accessories, makeup and hairstyle. But, to nail the effect, you have to pay close attention to your hairstyle. Easy pinups, finger waves and messy beach hair are all chic and stylish, and these dresses also look great with floral accessories. To check out some of the classic, yet contemporary hairstyles for your big day, take a look at this article on the Fashion Style Mag.

So, did you find a dress in this list, that captured your fancy? We have these and many more contemporary Grecian gowns in our bridal collection at Best for Bride. So, visit us today and make your pick.