British Columbia Bridal Inspiration
For this styled shoot, we focused on the idea of alternative dress options. Marina, our model, wore this dress for her wedding in 2018. Marina had two weddings planned, a destination affair in Mexico, and a traditional Ukrainian ceremony in Vancouver, BC. Since Marina had splurged on a Maggie Sottero gown for her destination wedding, she was looking for a more budget-friendly option for the Vancouver service. Boutique and mainstream shops can be an amazing resource for alternative options when it comes to bridal outfits. Albeit, it does take a bit more of an independent shopper to bustle through the racks, and provide self-service, as the assistance may not be of the same standard you would anticipate from a bridal store. Yet, we wanted to showcase, if you have the determination and open-mindedness, you can come out with some extremely good finds.
This two-piece number was purchased from Privilege Clothing. The gorgeous long-sleeved, high neck, lace top was $75. The pleated chiffon high-waisted skirt with side wrap was also $75. When Marina brought it to the register, she was informed that they were both apart of a 50% off discounted sale. Therefore, making the entire outfit a total of $75.00.
Pair that with a felted hat from Forever 21, and boots from Josef Seibel that have all the style without lacking any comfort, and you have yourself on-point bridal attire at a very minimal cost.
These photos were taken in Pemberton, British Columbia with Mount Currie as our backdrop. We felt it gave the perfect atmosphere to represent an independent, fierce, modern-day bride.
- British Columbia Hair and Makeup Artist, Colleen Conroy Makeup & Hair