For #WeddingWednesday this week we are focusing the lens on bridal trends expressed in a conceptual photo shoot that took place in May. The location was gorgeous Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina and none of the breathtaking photographs from that day would have been able to be brought to life without the extraordinary talent and dedicated work of the team that dressed and styled the "bride" and "groom."
On every couple's big day we expect to see something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Something that every girl will want to borrow from this picturesque photoshoot is the whimsical fairytale feeling that permeates the ocean air as it breathes its way down the beach towards a beautiful bride draped in softly floating clouds of tulle.
The bouquet she holds gently in her hands evokes a sense of wildly organic charm. And no one can deny that with the play of greenery against a crisp pop of ivory blooms, this juxtaposition of beachy romance and rustic elegance is a floral trend we will be seeing for months and months to come. Every bride will instantly wish to share in the effortless style portrayed by this stunning girl on the most important day of her life.
The tides are shifting toward a spirit of casual, modern day romance this wedding season. We can see evidence of this in the pale sea foam blue of her skirt, the airy tulle breezing behind her while the clean lines of her cream colored bodice show off a tiny waist, making her seem waifish and vulnerable in a beautiful way. The back of this dress being open denotes just a hint of the sultry amidst all of the bridal innocence of a woman who is so blissfully looking forward to her life with the man she truly loves.
"On every couple's big day we expect to see something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue."
Fresh faced and glowing, our bride's youthful skin shines through a delicate sweeping of bronzer across her cheekbones, which only serves to define her facial structure and make her natural beauty the focus of each photograph. A soft pinky nude color shimmers on her lips, capturing the light of the early evening sun. With her loose wavy curls swept back from her face in a halo-like crown braid, we are able to appreciate the strong arch of her brows which open us up into the contentment pulsing out of her chocolate eyes.
Nestled into the wave worn rocks here on Folly beach is an intimate, idyllic set up for our bride and groom. A few cushions surround one small table on the sand, while a nearby stone balances just enough wedding cake for the two of them to enjoy together. With the feeling that there is no need for hundreds of guests here to witness their love, with the quiet beauty of this enchanting celebration between the only two people in the world who matter, we can almost hear the soothing sounds of the ocean, feel the salt scented air against our own faces and revel in this peaceful moment with them in their private space.
Magic took place in South Carolina this May and these images will leave us all daydreaming about sun-soaked romance for months. Every artist, stylist, model and visual perfectionist who made this shoot possible has inspired the brides of tomorrow to follow them into the realm of airy, laid back, fairytale wedding bliss. No one could have captured every golden moment of all of this better than Ron Delhaye, who allowed us to see a higher concept of love through his perceptive eye. If anyone wants this same feeling to be a part of their special day, get in contact with Ron and the rest of this team! Let's leave this the way we found it, with heart-stopping images that will take your breath away.
Shooting with all of these incredible vendors for this 'Seaside Escapes for the Modern Bride' Inspiration Shoot was a dream! If you are inspired by these photos and planning your wedding or your best friend's, Snap Me your reactions and what you think! Let's bring it to life in your wedding!
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I'm Ron, a destination wedding photographer, entrepreneur, mentor + educator. Through the power of Self-Actualization, I inspire people to ignite their passions and create their dreams. I teach #FindYourFocus. I am the CEO of Ron Delhaye Studios and Co-Founder + Creative Director of UPportunity, a Youth Mentorship Foundation.
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