The perks of Wedding photographers: The dress

Even though I don’t miss shooting weddings, I do miss seeing the dress. My assistant and I loved to see what dress the bride picked out for her special day. Sometimes, they were just beautiful and sometimes, we wondered what they were thinking(cringe). I always wonder how a bride decides what dress she dreams of finding to wear on her special day.

 

For my wedding, I picked out the dress first before anything else and worked around that dress.  I believe it’s all about the dress. It’s your big day to feel and look like a princess.

Now, when I look at all the beautiful styles of wedding dresses, I dream about wearing them too, or what I would have changed about the dress I wore. My dress had long sleeves, which was popular at the time and since I got married in March, it was cold out. 

Now, I love dresses that are strapless like this one.

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It’s very beautiful and I love how it flows. My dress also had a very long train, which was beautiful for walking down the aisle, but not so sure I would do that now.

I think I like this simple one as well.

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You have to think about the rest of the day and how heavy, or in-the-way it might be for photos and the reception and dancing. Things I didn’t think about when choosing my wedding dress.

If the hubby and I renew our vows, I’ll have a blast trying on dresses again. I won’t go all big and fluffy, of course, but something simple and elegant.

Probably like this dress.
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If anything, my oldest daughter has been talking about getting married and her boyfriend has been dropping hints-yay! She’s pretty stubborn about things, so I’m not sure if I’ll get any input on the dress, but I’m sure going to try!