Do you ever have an idea you can't shake? A few years back I saw an inspiration blog that highlighted a shoot for a bride on a budget. The photographer found a dress at a thrift shop and used family members' jewelry and other thrifted items to create different looks to keep wedding costs down. I thought it was brilliant! Since then I've wanted to do something similar but with a twist of my own.

The main inspiration behind this styled shoot was to help Utah brides fully understand how customizable her wedding look can be. It's easy to thumb through bridal magazines or scroll through inspiration blogs and fall in love with a beautiful dress and then have the thought, "But that's not me/my style." (I remember feeling exactly that way when planning my own wedding!) 

I want any discouraging thoughts brides have to fly out the window and create the exact look she wants to feel the most beautiful and true to herself on her wedding day!

To achieve this, the focus was to create three very distinct looks using the same wedding dress. Each vender involved was crucial to the transformation. We changed hair, make up, florals and jewelry/headpieces to customize each look. The looks created are Modern/Minimalist, Bohemian, and Classic. 


Everyone who participated, from the dress designer to the headpieces, are local Utah vendors based in Utah and Salt Lake counties. I firmly believe in supporting local businesses, and each of these vendors is top-of-the-line. 

Not to mention, this special day only happens once! You might as well go all out and make it 100% authentic to you!

This part of the shoot focused on a bride with modern and minimalistic tastes.