What better thing is there in this world?
To love as freely as the Wyoming wind.
To laugh under sun kissed pines.
To create beauty side by side with the best in the west.
If Pinterest told the story of weddings it would be filled with little planning and lots of perfectly poised moments. But those who are in the midst of wedding planning (and honestly probably the majority of Pinners) know the pains of wedding planning are much more than having a well organized board. And that’s why we are here! We want to help you walk through all your options because really your wedding should be just that – yours.
The one thing I get asked the most in regards to pictures is… “What should we wear?” I’ve been meaning to blog about this for some time and to create a visual guide… because seeing is best! So, its about time that we talk about this very subject!
Here are my top 5 tips with photo examples of what to wear for your photo shoot!
Mountain Valley Bridal is the only bridal shop here in Laramie, Wyoming. So, its a no-brainer that it should be the first stop for Laramie brides as they prep for their wedding. Their gown selection is lovely and their prices are much more reasonable than you’d expect from a small-town shop.
The store features two large dressing rooms and a seating area for friends and family to help you say “Yes to the dress”… and loads of business cards and brochures from other wedding vendors to help you as you plan your wedding…
I adore this mountaintop wedding venue. It’s nestled into the hills just minutes from the beautiful Lake Marie and Mirror Lake at the summit of the Medicine Bow Peak.
I cant even get over the gorgeousness from this shoot last weekend with Embellish Productions. These wedding planners are simply beyond perfect. We had a blast together with Ria from Natures Grace Design, styling, collaborating, and laughing…
“The First Look” is when a couple chooses to see each other in their wedding attire prior to the ceremony. Some couples choose to do this in the weeks before the wedding, and other couples carve out time in their wedding day timeline for a first look.
I’m a big believer in “The First Look” for a few reasons. Having been a bride, I know that the day goes by so quickly. It was really special for us to have a little time alone before the ceremony to see each other and check in. It’s a very emotional moment seeing each other for the first time on your wedding day and we both wanted to experience it privately.
Think of this as your time to celebrate as just a duo without the eyes of all your guests. Plus, it means that you can get all your “formal” photos done before the ceremony. My husband and I really liked structuring it this way because it felt like the pressure was off after the ‘formals’ were done and we could just enjoy ourselves. This is just my two cents though. This is your big day and I am just a small part of it. I want you to experience it the way you and your groom dreamed it. I’m happy to provide input, but ultimately, it’s up to you to decide how you want your timeline to be.