Recently I enjoyed a very unique opportunity. My boyfriend’s beautiful young daughter, Aubrey, got married. (And a big congratulations to her!) I was honored when she asked me to take her wedding photographs, and obviously I did so gladly. I mean, how could I not?! 🙂 And it quickly became apparent that Aubrey would be perhaps my most colorful bride. At least my most colorful bride to date.
Aubrey is a bit off-the-wall, she’s hardly your traditional bride. She didn’t want to get married in a church, didn’t want a large wedding party, and didn’t feel a pressing need to look like a princess. She balked at the idea of a veil, but loved the idea of white feathers in her hair — with that little touch of bling added. A young woman of simpler tastes, she is nevertheless a unique, quirky, and delightful bride. She’s a fabulous mix of rock-n-roll, rustic country charm, and modern hippie, with a little bit of sass. Still, we added just the right touch of casual elegance to make her truly feel like a bride.
The wedding itself was incredibly small and simple. Held in a relative’s backyard, with only family and a few close friends around. The whole thing, from walking down the aisle to the “I do’s,” took inside of five minutes, and then it was cutting the cake and enjoying a light barbeque.
Our focus was not on her wedding day, but on her and her groom, with a series of bridal shoots designed to showcase her colorful nature. To that end, we used a bright assortment of flowers for her bouquet arrangement, jewel-tone scarves, and peacock feathers. The result was charming! (If I do say so myself. 🙂 )
One of my favorite moments was when her groom came up behind her with the peacock feather and gently tickled her chin, making her giggle. It was such a sweet and memorable little romantic moment.
One thing I really did love about Aubrey was her genuinely fantastic smile! She has a stunning smile, it just lights up her whole face.
Isn’t she a beauty? But there’s even more for this colorful bride. Just wait until you see what we did with her next! (Coming soon to a blog near you! 😉 )
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