Vintage Wedding Themes by Decade
Is a unique, colorful vintage wedding theme on your radar? Choose your favorite decade and use it as inspiration for one wedding day that will definitely go down in history!
There are so many details to consider when planning for your wedding—the flowers, the cake, the dress! Once your dress is picked and the big day is underway, though, don’t forget to make the most of your special dress by having your photographer take lots of creative photos of it. Here are some ideas for wedding dresses pictures that will evoke emotion and memories for years to come.
Many wedding dress photos focus on the details of the front of the dress, but what about the beauty and detail of the back of your dress? This shot captures the length and delicate flow of the train. Note how the train is extended, allowing the sunlight to filter through and illuminate it.
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Using road imagery in your wedding photos can symbolize the journey the two of you are about to embark upon. This is a great way to capture the two of you together. In this shot below, the road provides an interesting juxtaposition of texture when shot next to the cloud-like, frilly dress.
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Especially if you are a couple who loves the outdoors, wedding photos taken outside are memorable and a naturally beautiful way to showcase your wedding dress. The natural backdrop (whether your photos are taken among lots of trees, grass, rocks or sand) will provide a beautiful contrast to your dress.
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If you are having your wedding near the water, don’t miss the chance to get out and show off your wedding dress in shots taken in such a gorgeous natural setting. In this shot taken at a lake, the rocks provide a fantastic way to showcase the lengthy flow of the back of the dress.
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As one of the most unexpected and magical wedding dresses pictures, a shot taken with the bride sitting on a branch can help show off the material and detail at the bottom of your dress. Photos such as this one help bring a lot of whimsical fun to your special day.
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There is a lot of careful structure and planning that goes into creating your wedding day. In order to push the structure aside and celebrate the spontaneity of life, get out into the wild and take some photos of you and your dress in a natural setting. It’s a great way to show off your dress, as the natural colors and textures will really make it pop.
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When you’re happy, you feel like dancing. What better way to let it all out and express how you feel on your wedding day? In addition to the emotion that dancing will bring to your wedding photos, twirling and spinning will highlight the flow, movement, and poetry of your dress.
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One of the most classic ways to capture your big day (and your beautiful wedding dress) is to go old-fashioned with gorgeous black and white photographs. Shots like this one of the bride and groom together provide a beautiful monochromatic contrast between her white dress and his black tux.
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One way to get creative with wedding dresses pictures is to go beyond shots of the bride standing in various poses. What better way to show the full expanse of your beautiful wedding dress than to get a photo of you reclining with your dress spread over a sofa or love seat?
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A wedding is about more than the ceremony itself. The preparation beforehand creates special bonding time and memories for the friends and family involved. Have your photographer capture shots of your bridesmaids helping you button buttons or adjust your train—this is another great way to showcase the beauty and intricacy of your dress.
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Ask your photographer to take photos of your handsome groom picking you up. Wedding shots like this are lighthearted, romantic and so much fun. This shot showcases the flow of the bride’s veil, as well as the delicate folds of her dress and train (with the sunlight gently filtering through them).
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If your wedding is taking place on a windy day, you are in luck! Be sure to make use of that wind to get stunning photos of your wedding dress. In this shot, the wind helps lift up the length of the bride’s train, showing off its sheen and silky flow.
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This close-up shot of the smiling bride looking back towards the camera does several things: it shows off the bride’s beautiful face, hairstyle and bouquet—and it also shows off the gorgeous lacework of her sleeves ,the wavy cut and lace-ups on the back of her dress.
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If you’re a cowgirl marrying the cowboy of your dreams, be sure to get shots that reflect it! This shot of the bride reclining back against a haystack sets it apart from run-of-the-mill wedding dresses pictures. The texture of the grass and hay provides a nice contrast to the smooth, soft flow of the wedding dress, setting it off.
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Your bridesmaids are an important part of your life, as well as your wedding day. Photos featuring your bridesmaids not only capture that important relationship, but are great ways to feature your dress and the overall color scheme of your wedding. In this shot, the silky, purple bridesmaid’s dress provides a nice juxtaposition to the lacy texture of the white wedding dress.
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As the sun sets on your wedding (and on the first day of your new life with your spouse), use that moment to get stunning shots of your dress. The light of the setting sun in this photo, when cast across the waves in the background, provides a stunning backdrop for the melting folds of the bride’s dress.
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A particularly creative way to show off your wedding dress in all its splendor is a simple, quiet shot of it on the hanger before all the action starts. In this shot, the full length of the dress is on display. The adorable flower girl admiring the dress (imagining her wedding someday?) is a very nice touch, which makes it very different from other wedding dresses pictures.