Your wedding is the perfect opportunity to showcase your style, from your choice of wedding dress right down to the décor. If veering off the beaten path for your wedding gown is too big of a leap, why not do something different with your bridal portraits instead? Perhaps this is the time to live your fashion editorial fantasies by infusing your photoshoot with some serious high fashion. Check out these brides who jumped at the chance:
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Lace is a beautiful option for low-key bridal luxe, but wearing lace from top to toe could be a bit much. Break it up with a dramatic full-length skirt, and you’ve got yourself a dazzling two-piece that screams high fashion!
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No matter the backdrop, a beautiful deep red gown is both dramatic and breathtaking. It is no wonder that red is the colour of love – this rich hue is romantic, mysterious, glamorous and theatrical at the same time. There’s no better way to stand out.
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Forget the usual whites and neutrals, how about a glossy white or even sleek gunmetal grey? Metallics add a layer of cool to everything, and will keep your nuptials classic yet super chic. There’s no better occasion to strut those metallics.
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Your bridal portraits are when you get to wear all your gorgeous dresses that you feel might be too casual for the formalities of your wedding day. These low-back, knee-length numbers are chic, refreshing, and perfect for running, jumping, and playing in. That low-back, especially, gives you a bridal feel without being over the top.
Story: A Stylish Jumpsuit For These Sydney Opera House Portraits by Tealily Photography
Bridal jumpsuits are indeed a trend for the modern bride – why shouldn’t she get to wear the pants too? We especially love the wide-legged design where, at certain angles, it looks like the bride is actually wearing a flowy dress. Can you get any more stylish than that?
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Let Mother Nature serve as the ultimate moodboard for your bridal look, and nab that perfect Instagram shot. Draw your inspiration from the local surroundings and culture, and let your wedding be an opportunity to sample local textures and fabrics for a unique touch. Make sure you pick a talented photographer for photos that will look right at home in a glossy magazine.
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These ballgowns are truly black beauties, equal parts classic and glamorous. Throw in gorgeous curls and some ruffles for dramatic effect, and you’ve got the picture perfect moment, no matter the background. This is the perfect alternative to wearing a black dress at your wedding. You don’t want to shock the in-laws, after all.