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Picking Bridesmaid Dresses | Kingsport, Tennessee Wedding Photographer

As 2017 continues to pass us by, I’m wondering what wedding trends we will see this year and which ones are here to stay. If I had to choose one trend that will become a norm for weddings, it’s different dresses for the Bridesmaids. No more matchy matchy.

If you’re a bride planning your wedding, you should think about letting your Bridesmaids pick their own dresses and styles. I, personally, love when the dresses are different colors but are in the same color palette. They also look good if they are in the same color but different styles. The reason I’m in love with this trend is the Bridesmaids can pick dresses that fit them! We don’t all have the same cookie cutter body so what looks good on Vanessa isn’t going to look the same on Stephanie. I’ve noticed how much more comfortable Bridesmaids are when they get to pick their own dress style. You don’t see them constantly pulling and tugging on an ill fitting dress. When you’re comfortable in what you’re wearing, it’s going to make better photographs because you don’t have everyone trying to stay in certain stiff poses to keep the dress in line. No more boobies flopping out if you bend in for a tight, huggy group shot!

Deciding to have your Bridesmaids pick their own dress can also be a huge money saver. They are able to find dresses at ModCloth and the thrift store! It’s definitely something you shold consider. I’m going to leave you with an image of Mindy and her Bridesmaids because they executed the look perfectly.



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  • Lesley - Wow! They did such a great job coordinating that! I must admit I wasn’t that flexible with my bridesmaids for my wedding…matching outfits but I am letting them pick their own shoes and accessories… tutu skirts and lace tops to be exact. I love it when people go non-traditional. This bride did a great job thinking outside the box but it’s still so well put together! I visited Tennessee recently and man is that background beautiful! You’re a great photographer, keep it up and I love your blog posts!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa - Wow! This is just beautiful- I am planning a Knoxville, TN wedding for my sister. How far out do you book your wedding photography? I’ll email you for more info.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Regino - This is soo beautiful! I love this!!! I have a friend looking for the best Knoxville Tennessee wedding photographer and now I know who to send her too!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - So, I love everything about this post. EVERYTHING.

    Planning a wedding is tough as it is, having a wedding photographer who can help guide the way is amazing!

    The brides of Knoxville TN are lucky to have you.ReplyCancel

  • Katerina Foster - My husband grew up in Knoxville Tennessee! What a small world! You’re a wonderful wedding photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Krey - What an interesting article; I am so glad that I came across your site in my search for a wedding photographer in Knoxville, TN!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - I love that trend too!!! I hope others in Knoxville TN start doing this and you get to capture their wedding photography for them. So beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • joy - My absolute favorite Knoxville Tennessee wedding photographer does it again. Thanks for the steady stream of inspo <3ReplyCancel

  • Christie - I am going to be in my cousin’s wedding in Knoxville Tennessee; I hope that she chooses you as her wedding photographer!!ReplyCancel

  • Synthia - You are one of my favorite wedding photographers in Knoxville Tennessee.Your work never failsReplyCancel

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