A Day Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding Dress Shopping | cottagehillmag.com/journal

Wedding dress shopping, even more the most prepared, can be overwhelming. Erin of Big Love Wedding Design & Styling Shop created a fun and peaceful environment for bride Shelley to try on gown with her sister and mother. Here is what Erin had to share with us about this sweet, intimate experience. 

Family oriented gal and all around sweetheart, Shelley set out to find just the right gown for her natural-modern wedding in the city. Intent on finding something simple, classic, with an elegant charm, Shelley was excited to enjoy a laid back shopping experience, no score cards, no drama, just family sharing in the special moment. The perfect place for this stylish and easy going bride- to-be was the city’s newest indie bridal shop, Loversland.

The morning shopping session had a very intimate and relaxed vibe, and included Shelley’s closest family members only, her sister Laura and mum Deb. The three ladies are as close as can be and Shelley wanted to share this experience with the women that have been by her side for all her life.

Inspired by the beautifully curated space, I ventured to create something elegant and welcoming, hoping to make the dress shopping experience a little more special for Shelley and her family. The ladies started off the day with a champagne toast and some delicious sweets, scratch baked goods in the form of childhood favourites such as pop tarts and flakies, all served on a vintage bar cart. Detailed with a DIY cake topper, hand lettered juice bottles, vintage dishes and a mock bouquet, all captured by talented photographer Heidi Lau. 

The fittings took place in “The Haven”, an exceptionally beautiful, private lounge at the back of the shop decked with gorgeous gowns and accessories to help complete each look. Dress after dress, Shelley gracefully modeled each gown for her family who admired her in each and every one, admittedly she looked beautiful in them all! A lovely day that will be relived by the ladies for a long time to come.

Styling by Big Love Wedding Design & Styling Shop :: Photographs by Heidi Lau Photography :: Bridal Shop, Loversland :: Flowers by Blush and Bloom :: Baked Goods & Bake Shoppe by Bake Shoppe :: Specialty Tabletop Rentals by Plate Occasions :: Lettering by Love Lettering