{Styled Shoot} Bridal Session

Looking for a little bridal gown inspiration?  We have a shoot to share with you today that is sure to provide much to inspire for brides-to-be looking for gowns, or even to have a bridal portrait session.  This shoot was submitted to us via Two Bright Lights by Lucia Belle Photography.

Here is a note about this shoot direct from the photog:
This Stylized Bridal Session was held in the John Marshall Ballroom at the John Marshall Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. This hotel is a Richmond Historic Landmark opening in 1929 and with it's cathedral doorways and grand ballrooms, it was the perfect setting for this vintage bridal session. The theme was Vintage, Feminine, and a little bit of Sultry. Pink was added for a subtle touch of color and was accented in the heels, jewelry box, miniature cakes, vintage jewelry pieces and purse. Two gowns were used. The first clean cut, minimalistic gown is Casablanca Bridal and the second lace gown is pure vintage from the late 1920's and found at a local antique store in Carytown Richmond. An underlying theme of the session was also Affordable. The heels and pink ruffled purse were from DSW while the jewelry was JCPenney. Both cakes were homemade (by my mom!) and decorated for a punch of color with vintage jewelry embellishments adorned. I think the overall message I wanted to convey was that bridal sessions are exciting and are the bride's moment in the spotlight - leaving behind the wedding day or planning process stress and being the full center of attention. Make the most of it - get crazy, get seductive, know your beauty and above all have lots of fun. While Jenna is a model in this case, she was perfect person to demonstrate the joy behind a bride leading up to her wedding day, dreaming of her husband to be, relishing in the moment and the attention and just the expressiveness that comes with that excitement!

So grab a glass of champagne, and enjoy the decadence of this shoot!




Such a dreamy shoot.  I love the location of this shoot taking place at such an historical hotel.  The lighting throughout the shoot is really ethereal, and the model stuns in the gorgeous gowns.  I do like the pop of pink, as seen in the shoes, the purse and cake, it's a sweet touch.

While of course both dresses are gorg, my fave of the two dresses is the one with the different layers of fabric and lace, especially when paired with that chunky necklace! And can I mention the shoes?  I want them both!!

Many thanks to Lucia Belle Photography for submitting to us this bridal session! 

Photographer: Lucia Belle Photography, Richmond, Virginia
Venue: John Marshall Hotel, Richmond, Virginia
Dress: Casablanca Bridal, USA
Makeup: Vamps and Vixens, Richmond, Virginia