The times are a’changin! Your bridal look should reflect you and all your adorable isms in your entirety. 2023 bridal look trends are as diverse as it gets. I’ve compiled inspo looks from the chic, to the quirky, to the retro inspired.
I photographed all the details while Brooke got ready with her gals, popping champagne, and munching on her favorite food, fried chicken. Soon it was time for the festivities to begin. Brooke’s dress was stunning; so simple with drop satin sleeves and adorable white pumps, while Ryan went full 3-piece suit on us. He looked absolutely dashing.
Their wedding had already been so lovely; it was hard to imagine it getting any lovelier. Let me paint a scene for you: Manny’s on stage, microphone in hand, singing his heart out in karaoke while Jade lines up the perfect break in a game of pool. Plates are filled with mac n cheese, cocktails are abundant, and everyone’s fits look like they belong on a rolling stone cover. There’s laughter, there’s song, there’s cheers-ing and cheering.
Elopements are a special kind of magic. Short, sweet, intimate, and deserving of a beautiful backdrop. Something worthy of the raw, gorgeous moments you’re sharing with your partner. Natural beauty to match the most natural thing of all, love.
Shooting at the Grand Canyon with these two was such a dream. I honestly can’t believe how perfect they look, as if painted onto the backdrop. The breeze would pick up Alana’s veil while Brian was gazing at her lovingly; I was squealing inside.
The ceremony was quick, but lovely, and the energy in the room was so exciting. You could just tell that Kyle and Candis’ people were special people. That room was filled with so much love. Before we knew it, vows were exchanged, rings were placed on fingers, and the couple had shared their first kiss. It was time to party.
Through all the events I’ve photographed, I’ve come up with my own ideas for the perfect songs for your first dance with your new partner.
Jordan said later that his favorite part of the day was reading letters to each other before the ceremony. They decided against a first look and instead read letters to one another while back to back with a door between them. They could hold hands and talk to each other but no looking! That is when Jordan remembers feeling the first rush of emotions for the day, it was a special moment.