Tomorrow is our 2 year anniversary! I can’t believe how time has just flown by. We’ve both changed jobs, been on some exciting travel adventures, and grown so much closer. If you’re interested in our Engagement Story or details on our wedding you can check out my posts on Food, Southern Meets California, the History, Sonoma Engagement Photos, and our Winery Engagement Photos. In honor of our anniversary, I’m sharing my Bridal Portraits.
Bridal Portraits is a long standing tradition in the South. Traditionally, the portrait is framed and places at the wedding reception for the guests to see, then Southern parents-of-the-bride display the portrait in their homes. I feel like engagement photo sessions and even photo shoots before the ceremony have taken the place of traditional Bridal Portraits. It also allows you to get to know your photographer and feel comfortable with them. I was so glad that I went ahead and did them. I ended up loving my hair & make-up better for the bridals than I did the day of the wedding. I had more time to just take care of myself that day. It was also wonderful to get to do them in the historic home where we would have our reception. The house has a long history in our family and I love getting to look back at photos of the home. Even if you don’t live in the South, it’s a great opportunity for you to try out your hair & makeup.
These photos were taken by Rebecca Keeling at Carysbrook Plantation, where we had our wedding reception.