20 must-have bridesmaids photos you’ll treasure forever
It's so special having your besties beside you on your wedding day to capture the many hilarious, emotional and joyful moments to look back on for years to come. From the first cork pop to the final bouquet toss, today award-winning UK fine art wedding photographer and Fine Art Curation member Desiree A. North shares the 20 must-have bridesmaid photos you'll treasure forever.
We love how Desiree's stunning collection of images tell a love story of years of friendship and laughter, capturing everyone's personalities and the fondness they clearly have for each other. The ladies look absolutely gorgeous too of course; their chic matching Made your Day PJs complimenting the stunning pale blue bridesmaids dresses from Constellation Âme and beautiful bridal suite at Findon Place in West Sussex. It's all in the details after all!
When choosing where to get ready on your wedding morning, think about the general decor and natural light available to help your photographer create a cohesive look with your overall wedding style.
Matching getting ready outfits
It's a lovely idea to treat your bridesmaids to matching pyjamas or robes in your wedding color palette.
Think about what time you want your photographer to start documenting the day, considering that everyone will likely feel more comfortable once their hair and make up is done.
Pop the bubbles
Make sure someone has the job of buying and chilling the champers for the wedding morning, plus an alcohol-free version for anyone teetotal or pregnant.
Hair and make-up is done and you can relax a bit before getting into your dresses, toast to the wedding day (just don't have too many!).
If possible, get dressed in a separate room so when you show your bridesmaids your final look, it's a genuine first look and full of emotion.
The help with dressing shot is a classic, perhaps pick your sister, maid of honor or mum for this one.
Now you're all ready in your gorgeous gowns, it's lovely to capture the moment of your maids straightening your veil and dress for a final portrait shot before you leave.
Time to go!
The excitement is real! Take a deep breath and ask any married friends to share words of wisdom from their own wedding days. Remember why you're getting married today and don't sweat the small stuff.
Get me to the church on time
As you make your way to the ceremony, the mix of emotions - excitement, nerves, joy, anticipation - will be all over your face!
Remember to pack a make-up bag to stash somewhere safe for touch ups throughout the day.
Remember to breathe, pause and take it all in. Enjoy your day and being surrounded by all of your loved ones, it flies by so fast.
Strike a pose
Take inspiration from the Bridesmaids movie and strike a sassy pose, it's sure to be one of your favourite photos to frame.
Bridesmaid thank you gifts
Don't forget to say thank you! While we all know that the wedding day is all about the happy couple, chances are that your besties have helped you along the way. A simple thank you card or small gift can go a long way in expressing your appreciation.
Dresses from the back
We love it bridesmaids wear different hairstyles and what better way to show them off than a shot from behind.
Throw the flowers
Before the wedding, designate someone to take home all your gifts and mementos (like your guest book and card box) after the reception and to close out any final vendor payments.
Girly girl banter
Don't forget to have fun! The planning is done, the day is here... what will be will be. Let your hair down and let loose on that dance floor!
Let's take a walk
Strut your stuff and share a funny memory for a gorgeously natural shot.
Ready, steady... throw! Bouquet toss shots always capture some funny moves and expressions, and can bring out some surprise competitiveness!
Photography: Desiree North | Film lab: Carmencita Film Lab | Venue: Findon Place | Dresses Constellation Ame | Pyjamas: Made your Day | Hair: Emma Louise Bridal Hair | Make-up: Sophie Falinski Make-up | Florist Flower and Branch | Accessories: SV Bridal Jewellery