This whimsical lakeside bridal shoot comes to us from Catherine Smeader Photography, based in Houston, Texas! Here’s Catherine to tell us more:

When you have a gorgeous day, a beautiful model and a fun location, a styled bridal shoot is in order! The inspiration behind this warm lagoon bridal session was really drawn from the location. We shot at a hidden gem located outside of Houston, Texas that is known and loved for its pristine water. The lagoon is a cool shade of blue – almost turquoise – which makes for a stunning backdrop. I chose it for the hues of beautiful blues and greens + the landscape of the location, knowing I wanted to keep the details classic and simple.

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Roxanna Phillips Hair & Makeup Artistry went with a natural makeup look, which I loved as our model had adorable freckles, and an updo finished off with a braid and hairpiece by Lindsay Marie Design. This look perfectly complimented the sweet + flowy dress from The Dress Theory with a V-back and flutter sleeves in a warm off-white shade of cream.

The vibrant florals from Blush and Vine and classic floral-adorned cake from Buttercup were fun additions to this shoot, allowing for pops of yellow, pink and purple. Yellow roses, soft pink dahlias and lush greenery made for the most lovely bouquet. Brides looking to pull off this look, I encourage you to take inspiration from your location. If you’re being wed in a natural setting like this, sometimes less is more and an understated look with beautiful florals is all you need to be the glowing bride every girl dreams of being on her wedding day.

Lovely, thanks, Catherine! For more information about Catherine Smeader Photography, please visit her WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile.

What do you think of today’s styled shoot? Let us know in the comments below!

Photography: Catherine Smeader Photography
Hair and Makeup: Roxanna Phillips Hair & Makeup Artistry
Florals: Blush and Vine
Cake: Buttercup
Dress: The Dress Theory
Hairpiece: Lindsay Marie Design



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