Valentine’s Day Inspo for Your Bridal Shoot

Today we want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with inspiration from the experts in the business! Some very talented local wedding vendors got together to bring you this one-of-a-kind styled bridal shoot with a wild, urban vibe just in time for all you newly engaged ladies!

Each of these vendors put together a few tips and tricks to help brides think outside the box of traditional bridal. Styling this look around a tea colored gown with lace details by Free People — the epitome of modern bridal. It’s modern without sacrificing a bit of feminine and Arielei Kinzer Photography did an amazing job of capturing this look!

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JEWELRY

When selecting bridal jewelry, it’s important to pick something that expresses your personal style. We like the idea of being able to take the jewelry you wore on your wedding day and infusing it into your everyday style. Too often people select jewelry that doesn’t represent their personal taste and it ends up in a drawer never to be worn again.

In fact, the best wedding accessories are usually not considered “bridal.” So before you buy, talk to a designer about creating a custom piece. There are so many talented, non-traditional jewelry designers out there who love creating one-of-a-kind pieces. And the same goes for the groom when selecting tie clips, cuff links, or lapel pins. — Genuine and Ginger

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MAKEUP

For the nontraditional bride, embrace everything that makes you beautiful and unique. Don’t worry about trends or the advice of others. Focus on what makes you feel beautiful, confident and truly comfortable. — C. Johnson Makeup

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FLORAL

When creating a mood with flowers it’s best to provide your florist with a color pallet, pictures, textures and specific words describing the feeling you want to achieve. For instance, you might use descriptions like romantic, soft, lots of texture, wild and so on.

Also, if you give your florist freedom and allow them to choose the blooms that fit within your vision, it will be designed much easier than if you’re adamant about specific flower types. More importantly, find a florist whose style you love and trust them! — Stephanie Yardman

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Ultimately, bridal styling should be based on the bride and her personality. The idea that something is bridal or not bridal is all a myth. We want to encourage brides to rock whatever they love on their wedding day and embrace their adventurous, non-traditional side!

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Photography: Arielei Kinzer Photography, IG: @arieleikinzer | Hair and Makeup: C. Johnson Makeup, IG: @cjohnsonmakeup | Flowers: Stephanie Yardman Floral Design, IG: @stephanieyardman  | Jewelry Design and Styling: Genuine and Ginger, IG @genuineandginger  | Model: Sierra Champion, IG: @sierraemilie | Dress: Free PeopleIG: @freepeople

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