Bridal Portraits

I am so excited to share my favorites from my bridal portraits with you today. I never really saw the point of bridal portraits: it isn’t your day, or your actual bouquet, or maybe even your actual hair and makeup choices. However, my photographer described them as a chance to get all of the shots that I exactly wanted, without worry of whatever might come up on the day of. And in retrospect (spoiler alert: it rained on our wedding day) I’m so glad that we did these when we did. I still got some portrait-y shots on the big day, but this really got them out of the way, and served as the perfect trial run for my whole look.

They were also an opportunity to get pictures in a second venue; I selected the Cistern on the College of Charleston campus—the spot where Igraduated and one of my favorite scenes in my very favorite city.

I’ll mostly let the photos do the talking, but here are some details:

Photographer: Ava Moore Photography
Hair/Makeup: Vski Salon
Dress: Allure Romance 2716
Shoes: Kate Spade
Necklace: My great-grandmother’s pearls
Bracelet: My something borrowed
Pearl Ring: purchased on the Charleston Market (I wear daily)
Earrings: Bauble Bar (no longer available)

Special shout out to my friend Danielle, who helped dress me and assist me before, during, and after the shoot! You da best!

Without further ado:






















As for what I’ll do with the photos, I ordered a large canvas print that was displayed on our guestbook table (the picture in front of the gates). Otherwise, I am planning to order a photo album and some prints for frames!


Mrs. Coral

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  1. puffer Bee
    Mrs. Puffer 144 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:45 am

    Oh. My. Word. You look stunning!

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    ItalianTraveler 57 posts, Worker bee @ 1:22 pm

    I LOVE the fifth one (the back of your dress shot in the arch way) but they are all BEAUTIFUL!!! You made a gorgeous bride, and the spot you picked for your bridal portraits is perfect. 🙂

  3. panda Bee
    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:24 pm

    you’re are soooo pretty!! love the pictures!

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    bananastand 358 posts, Helper bee @ 5:59 am

    Wow!!! Beautiful bride, beautiful dress, beautiful location, beautiful EVERYTHING! these look like they belong in a magazine! Great pictures!

  5. msgoat Bee
    Mrs. Goat 18 posts, Newbee @ 7:15 am

    I love the back! Your dress is beautiful and so are you! Great photos!

  6. walrus Bee
    Mrs. Walrus 187 posts, Blushing bee @ 8:57 am

    Im just in complete awe of how beautiful you are! You chose some really nice locations to take your portraits!

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    janicemarie24 35 posts, Newbee @ 12:40 pm

    gorgeous. and you answered some of my questions w/out knowing it. lol. i was just asking about “rules” for bridal portraits. as i’ll only have my dress and shoes and maybe my sash and headpiece.

  8. tractor Bee
    Mrs. Tractor 32 posts, Newbee @ 9:00 am

    Gah! The back of your dress is to. die. for. Also those photos on the steps in front of the green door – amazing! You look so beautiful, Coral!

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