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wedding inspiration and insider wedding notes

Adore: Corde Valle

This gorgeous Corde Valle wedding was so beautiful, Style Me Pretty featured it in two parts!. See Part I and Part II. Photographs by Austin Warnock.

Adore: Calamigos

Style Me Pretty featured this beautiful wedding styled by Love and Splendor with images by Hugh Forte. The gorgeous florals are by Holly Flora

Adore: Elizabeth Messina Bridal Shoot

Everything Elizabeth Messina puts out is amazing, and this short and sweet bridal shoot is no exception.

Adore: English Countryside

Style Me Pretty featured this adorable English Countryside wedding inspiration. Photographs Caroline Joy Photography.

Secrets to Great Getting Ready Photos

Jose Villa is amazing at capturing gorgeous getting ready images. However there’s a little more involved than just a great photographer.

Many brides overlook these simple details because there’s so much else going on, but if you’re paying your photographer for images of you getting ready, you might want to keep these in mind.

Clear the Clutter
Keep all clutter to one side of the room, away from the window (see Let in the Light later). A clean backdrop makes for a cleaner image.

Let in the Light
Let in as much window light as you can. The more soft, natural window light, the more romantic the pictures. If there is direct sunlight in the window, soften the light by draping a light (preferably white) fabric over the window.

Redo If You Need To
Sometimes brides and grooms move just a little to fast for a great shot. Or a bombardment of bridesmaids helping with the dress make block the bride altogether. Your photographer may ask you to redo putting on earrings or shoes. Sometimes great getting ready images are staged, but often look completely natural as a final product.

Adore: Backyard Palos Verdes

Beautiful backyard wedding in Palos Verdes, CA featured on Style Me Pretty. Love the gorgeous florals and soft, romantic color scheme. Photos Rachel Dante.

Adore: Classic LA Wedding

Featured on Style Me Pretty, this beautiful LA wedding had notes of classic vintage styled by Amber Events, beautiful flowers from Butterfly Floral Design, and lovely film photography from Caroline Tran.

Adore: San Ysidro Ranch Wedding

I love classic Jose Villa Weddings. This beautiful wedding was styled by Joy de Vivre with gorgeous florals from Florette. Style Me Pretty features two parts, Part I and Part II. Check out the full image gallery here.

WotW: Malibu by Elizabeth Messina

This absolutely stunning wedding was photographed by Elizabeth Messina and styled by Mindy Weiss. Style Me Pretty did a stunning two part feature, both parts an absolute must-see.

Such a wedding that is both gorgeous and glamorous comes maybe once a year, but such a wedding that can rival the Royal Wedding? Yes, I dare say that this one is better. See Part I and Part II, and even the tutorial on how you can pull off this fabulous fete!

WotW: Montecito

Style Me Pretty featured this gorgeous Montecito wedding, photographed by Mi Belle Photography. The whole affair is total gorgeousness and I’m so in love with the flowers from Flowerwild!

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