It’s not an embellishment to say that there are new trends almost daily in the wedding industry. In the past few years, we’ve seen everything from floral crowns, blush bridesmaid gowns, loose updos, and wild bouquets just to name a few! And while some trends seem to fade as quickly as they arrive, many are here to stay. One that I haven’t gotten sick of are soft and flowy wedding gowns that are often accompanied by a lace top. I have always thought there was a timeless elegance about lace and when paired with chiffon, it’s an unstoppable combination that is flattering on so many different figures. And from a photography perspective, nothing photographs more beautifully; the tops have so much intricate detail and the skirts so much movement that it makes images feel alive.
It would be almost impossible to list every designer who creates these lovely dresses, but one of the first was certainly Emily Riggs Bridal. Her designs took off from the second they hit the market and I had been dying to get my hands on one to photograph for years. Unfortunately, due to their handmade and extremely delicate nature, they are very rare and almost never loaned out for shoots. So you can imagine my surprise and delight when there was one waiting for us in Provence!!! And not just any one, but the stunning lilac version that paid homage to the lavender of the region. I truly cannot think of any place more perfect to have had the privilege of capturing one of these gowns on film and I definitely took advantage of the opportunity! Melly looks nothing short of stunning in the design and the Southern French winds played in our favor that morning. Enjoy a few of my favorites — it’s hard not to with that epic dress!