Elizabeth is that timeless beauty that could have stepped out of a glamorous wedding magazine from 1957 OR 2017. She is stunning!!
Alisha did a fantastic job of capturing her bridal portrait session at Providence Country Club back in April. She became Mrs. Jones on 5.6 17 and we can finally share her lovely images.
As many of you know, we host a fabulous brunch every year with all of our brides. Aside from reminiscing through images, stories and some shrimp and grits-ha!- I always ask the ladies what they would do differently when planning a wedding (now that they have endured that process and already said I do!)
The top 3 regrets from our former Old South brides are always
- Not doing a first look. We do attract a more traditional bride so often, they (or their Mom or groom) are against this newer trend in wedding day timing. However, that first look allows us to do 80-90% of all photography before the ceremony so the newlyweds can get to their own cocktail party/reception much sooner. Many of our brides now wish they had modified the timeline and done the first look after all.
- Not eating privately (or at all!!) Once you and the new Mr. hit the reception, everyone wants to hug and congratulate you. Then, there are first dances, toasts, cake cutting, etc. Many of our brides say they never actually got a chance to sit and eat with their husband. We highly recommend carving out 15 minutes before entering the reception to enjoy both the moment and some food as newlyweds. Those who have done this (which is really only possible with a first look…see regret #1) say it was one of their favorite private moments of the entire day.
- NOT DOING A BRIDAL SESSION. This regret comes up over and over and over. Weddings days are so busy and so many people are jockeying for the bride’s time and attention (hair/makeup artists, planner, bridesmaids, Mom, etc.) We will never be able to focus an hour plus on just the bride on such a busy day. Bridal portrait sessions are taken 4-6 weeks prior to the wedding day. They are calm, relaxed, and focused solely on her in the most beautiful gown she will ever wear. EVERY bride who has this session done raves about how amazing the experience was and how much more confident she felt wearing her gown. The mothers of our brides also rave about how special this day was for the two of them. It’s usually only second to the day she actually found the gown in terms of sweetest wedding planning moments between a mother/daughter.
Thankfully, beautiful Elizabeth opted for the bridal portrait session and we are so very glad she did. Enjoy!