Have you given enough thought to Romantic Wedding Veil Photos? If not, you may wish to do so. Veils define a bride. One reason? Women wear them one, maybe two times in their lifetime. Once perhaps, if you’re Roman Catholic and have a First Holy Communion. Then again if you’re a bride.
Love the photo above. You don’t have to show a bride’s face in a photo to have a beautiful shot. In fact it just may be more romantic for her profile to be obscured.
What about a photo with the bride and groom surrounded by a veil? I admit I am rather fond of the bride and groom in a steamy pose inside the gauze.
If you choose to wear a veil, (not all brides do), give great care when choosing the fabric. Yes, there is a difference. I didn’t realize that when I got married. If you’d like more information on wedding veil fabrics, click on the following link which will take you to a previous blog post on. Veil Fabrics
Hannah Colt Photos
Above, you see a photo of my oldest daughter in HER romantic veil photo. Think a veil just blows like that naturally? No… what you don’t see off camera, is my first son-in-law to the right of the photo who has flipped the veil in the wind and run off camera. Yes, it’s a beautiful shot, and yes, Robert is a great guy. 😉
Perhaps the above photo is my favorite of all the wedding veil photos. Exquisite, isn’t it?
And what are your thoughts about the photo above? Is TOO much of her face obscured? I don’t think so, but some might…
Patty Cloherty photos
And a wedding veil post would not be complete without a picture of daughter number two above. She is wearing her own veil, but MY headpiece…
Will you have a “First Look”? New in the world of weddings – (or is it old, but new again?) – is the scheduling of a photo session of the bride and groom BEFORE the wedding ceremony. In this scenario, tradition, superstition and caution are thrown to the wind in a trade off for efficiency. The choice is made to get all their pictures out of the way pre-ceremony, so the couple can move right into the party and join cocktail hour with their guests.
Some couples take it a step further and are opting to create “staged” photo ops of the bride and groom’s “first vision” of each other. I think they’re romantic and beautiful. Would I encourage my own daughters to do this? No. But then that’s just my personal preference. Remember, when it comes to your wedding, there is no right or wrong. It is what you and your groom desire.
Still not convinced? Many brides say they’re are trying to avoid FOMO, (feeling of missing out), by taking photos pre-ceremony. I remember waiting for a good hour outside at each of my daughters’ weddings to take photos. Even I had FOMO! 🙂 I wanted to see my guests, to bask in their compliments and good wishes. Others say they don’t want to be rushed post ceremony with the pesky pictures. But there’s something so very very special about the “real” moment when a groom sees his bride for the first time in all her glory.
Below is the photo my son-in-law’s aunt, the lovely Patty Cloherty, captured when Robert saw Maggie walk down the isle. You just can’t manufacture that smile…
Or this…below…when my husband handed our daughter off to her groom. Robert’s smile is so sweet. No actor is that good…This photo is a treasure.
Ah… mothers and brides … Don’t forget to get that all important shot of you and your mother on your wedding day. It’s more than just a ‘snap shot in time’. It is a family heirloom. You know you’ll get the great photo of you and your dad, (or the significant male role model in your life), as you walk down the isle…but don’t forget your mom! Above is a picture of my daughter, Maggie and me right after the wedding ceremony. No, I didn’t choose a formal shot to share in this post, but rather a candid, taken by the wonderful Patty Cloherty, (my son-in-law’s aunt), who provided us with many of our favorite shots. I chose this to share, as I was just so happy, and Patty didn’t miss it!
Above is a childhood friend of KK’s and her mother, a friend of mine. I LOVE this photo. Not only are the ladies lovely, but the beautiful contrast of the Mother of the Bride’s Dress with the white of the bride’s is stunning. Something to consider when choosing your colors for the wedding, ladies.
Above is another favorite. With today’s technology, one can flip a color photo to black and white. I love the drama this creates. What a perfect sentimental photo (another long time friend and her daughter).
And here is a photo with my daughter, Kathleen. She had perfect weather, so we had time for some formal poses. I cherish this picture.
And it wouldn’t be a complete blog post about mothers and brides if I didn’t include one with my own mother. As I view this photo, I’m taking evaluation of my bouquet. It was just what I wanted when I chose it, but then as time went on, I thought I would have changed it. As I review it now, I appreciate it’s elegance once again. What a magical day. I love you, Mom.
Wedding Photos – One thing you can’t plan for is the weather. Sure, if you get married in December/January in cold weather country, you can be pretty sure it will be chilly. But what about rain? Let’s face it — if you want your favorite venue on a Saturday night, you better book it about 18 months in advance.
Can you really predict if it will rain or not that far out? Well, the answer is obvious. No, you can’t. You can’t control Mother Nature, so don’t sweat it. Worrying and stressing WILL NOT CHANGE THE WEATHER. Neither will prayers. Maybe someone else is praying just as hard FOR rain… 🙂
So plan ahead like the beautiful couple above did. They purchased matching umbrella’s and got a delightful photo – that just may be their favorite. I know it would be mine. Many thanks for my long time friend, Bunny, for allowing me to share this lovely photo of her son and daughter-in-law.
Planning a winter wedding, and pretty sure it will be cold? You can choose a fabulous cape, (in your wedding colors), like my cousin’s daughter-in-law. I LOVE this! It has such a nostalgic vibe and the red color is magnificent against the bride’s white and the groom’s black.
Will you luck out and have perfect weather on your day? Then take advantage and get all the outdoor shots you can. My oldest daughter had the ideal summer day. The sky was clear, and it wasn’t too hot, but warm enough for a temperate evening. So they took advantage of their good fortune and had some great evening out-door shots. Photo creds: Hannah Colt
Did it rain on your day? Then maybe you’ll get a few shots in a location you might not have considered had it been sunny. Above is my second daughter and her groom. They took some photos under the classic, beautiful portico at their venue due to a drizzle.