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Dreamy Bridal Portrait Poses for Wedding Day Inspiration

If you’re looking for wedding day inspiration for bridal portraits and poses - you are going to love the lookbook photos from Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture. These photos are filled with dreamy poses, beautiful hairstyles and luxurious handmade hair accessories. There’s even gorgeous bridal sashes with lots of bling and stunning bridal veils. Beautifully photography provided by La Candella Weddings with wedding gown by Cocoe Voci.

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Are you ready to be inspired for your bridal portrait session?

Handmade Accessories: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture
Photography: La Candella Weddings
Hair: La Pomponnee Beauty Artisans
Makeup: Brazil Raine Makeup Artist
Gown: Cocoe Voci
Model: Claire Coulling

A Romantic Floral Garden Bridal Inspiration Styled Shoot {under $100}

Today I have the perfect way to celebrate mid-week - it's a romantic garden inspired bridal inspiration shoot from Diana of Spark Photography that was put together for under $100. This was Diana's first styled shoot and she envisioned getting a model {Bethany} in a beautiful wedding dress and traipsing through gardens, holding lots of wild flowers, wandering in fields and capturing every minute of it.

Floral Inspired Bridal Shoot : handmade wedding bouquet with seeded eucalyptus, berzillia brunia, coxcomb, football mums, and a few red carnations wired together to look like peonies / by Spark Photography

The bouquet was handmade by Diana herself with seeded eucalyptus, berzillia brunia, coxcomb, football mums, and a few red carnations wired together to look like peonies. The ribbons were from a local craft store and Diana wanted long, wide ribbons to blow in the wind. She chose maroon and black to give the shoot a moody and mysterious feel. LOVE this little fact that Diana shared - Bethany, the model, was getting married ONE WEEK later, so no, she didn't purchase the rose-gold diamond ring for the shoot.

Wispy Twisted and Braided Uo-Do Bridal Hairstyle / photo by Spark Photography

I'm loving the wispy twisted & braided up-do hairstyle and since Diana had foliage left over, she decided to do a flower crown for the fun of it.

A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot / photo by Spark Photography
Romantic Floral Garden Inspired Bridal Inspiration Styled Shoot / by Spark Photography
A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot / photo by Spark Photography

From Diana . . . "I love these stunning images of her in the wintery branches. It makes me think of something from a Pre-Raphaelite painting."

A romantic floral garden bridal inspiration styled shoot with a handmade bridal veil / photo by Spark Photography

For the veil, Diana bought 2.5 yards of ivory tulle from Walmart and trimmed the edges and sewed it to a simple comb to make a chapel-length veil.

Finishing this lovely shoot with words from Diana . . .

I call this an inspiration shoot, because that's what I want it to be. I want this to be an inspiration to brides: you CAN create an amazing, fine-art and unique look for your wedding, for an amazing price! You just have to be open-minded and creative. Search e-bay and thrift stores for amazing deals. And, hit the wholesale places for flowers and details. Remember that if you give your photographer some creative control, and even set aside a separate day just for bridal portraits, you can get some stunning bridal images in really amazing settings!

Vendor List:
Photographer: Diana of Spark Photography
Venues: Birmingham Botanical Gardens / Oak Mountain State Park
Wedding Dress: Taryn by J.Crew {found brand new on ebay for $35}
Shawl: Mercury Bloom Capelet by BHLDN {from Diana's own wedding}
Florals: Davis Wholesale Florist {$50}
Accessories: Gold slim hinge bangle from Baublebar
Gold chunky bracelet and gold hoop earrings: WalMart, $6 for both
Veil: tulle, comb from WalMart, $6 {Handmade}
Florals, Hair & Makeup: Diana Martin
Bethany is wearing eye makeup from TooFaced and Stila and lips by OCC

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A Gorgeous & Rustic "Day After" Wedding Session at the farm with a white horse

Today's couple, Sara and David married on a European cruise surrounded by a few family members and close friends. While they did have a photographer on board, once they came back home, they realized they didn't have enough photos of them together and wanted to capture more. So, they contacted Arina B Photography and headed to the farm where they were surrounded by the most amazing white horse, dogs, cows, lots of hay and sunshine. Arina writes . . . "For me as a photographer, the Day After session or Trash the dress session is the happiest of all, simply because I get to take photos of a beautiful bride and groom without wedding rush, stress and time line. This session makes a perfect anniversary present as well. Couples get to refresh their sweet wedding memories and capture more photos of that gorgeous dress the bride is no longer afraid to get dirty!"

Real Bridal : a stunning take on the non-traditional portraits

I love it when a reader emails to share their photos with me. Today's stunning bridals are from Jennifer who wanted to share her take on the non-traditional bridal portraits. I LOVE these. The photographers {TJ and Michelle Getz of Getz Creative in Greenville, SC} captured Jennifer's contemporary bridal portraits perfectly. The photos were inspired by Vogue and other popular fashion magazines. This particular photo shoot makes use of a Hemingway African Chair, a top hat, a chic italian sofa and a beautifully tiled shower.

Real Bridals : at the Lee House in downtown Pensacola

Today's beautiful bridal shoot was sent to me from Jessica of Beach Bum Photography {Jessica and David are a husband and wife team}. Hilary had her bridal portraits at the Lee House in downtown Pensacola, which is also where her wedding took place.

The shot of the brides dress with her shoes below is stunning - love the detail that's captured.

To see several other photos from Hilary's bridal shoot, please click here. For more lovely photos from Beach Bum Photography, please visit their blog.