It’s a dream come true! A month or so ago, I was able to finally photograph some stunning bridal gowns thanks to Mestad’s Bridal & Formal Wear in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Hailey, my gorgeous model perfectly embodied each look and made my job super easy! Since we shot on location inside of Mestad’s, I rolled with the dramatic window lighting and came up with some incredibly moody images, which I love! So often bridal photo shoots are super light and airy, so I was glad to do something a little different.
This photo shoot features 5 stunningly unique wedding gowns, chosen to inspire a new bride to step outside of the box! The veils in some looks are by Toni Federici.
The first set of images is an incredible blush gown by Tara Keely featuring an off the shoulder neckline and three quarter sleeves! A horsehair trim and flower bow complete the whimsy and charm.
The second look is a gown that definitely incorporates something blue! This dress is by Allure Bridals and is a classic shape with an out of the ordinary embroidery.
Our third look is also by Allure Bridals, featuring a delicate eyelash lace trim, a subtle sequin and an incredible illusion back with a mermaid-esque train. SO pretty!
Fourth is a stunning fully beaded gown by Christina Wu with another incredibly intricate illusion back and a horsehair hem for some flare.
For the last look, we went full-on boho bride! This look was the most natural for Hailey’s style, so we had fun accessorizing with her own pieces. This gown is a collaboration between Desiree Hartsock (yep, the Bachelorette from a few years back!) and Sottero-Midgley. Featuring delicate flower appliques and a bell sleeve, this sheath dress is ideal for the bohemian bride getting married in the woods or on the beach!
Which look would YOU rock on your wedding day?