August 9, 2023
The great thing about planning or having timeless anything is the fact you can relish in the fact that your images will stand the test of time, won’t age, and will remain as fresh as the day in which they happened. Many factors can create the most perfect classic wedding- from the type of colors to the style of wedding dress, to the whole vibe of the venue. Let’s start off with the elements that create the atmosphere of a timeless wedding.
1. Timeless colors
As a photographer, I understand the significance of colors in shaping the perfect wedding. Colors hold the key to creating a timeless and enchanting affair. It’s all about choosing well- chosen soft color palettes to create emotions and the right ambiance to create the feel you want! Each shade has the power to evoke emotions and set the mood.
- If you want a romantic setting, soft pastels will be your favorite companion .
- Dark jewel tones and a touch of grandeur and is more elegant!
- Light shades of blue and classic neutrals create a dynamic palette.
As you both journey through planning your wedding, I encourage you to let your hearts guide you, allowing your chosen colors to create timeless and breathtaking moments that you will cherish forever. I seek to capture the magic of your love, and intertwine them with your perfect colors.
2. The Timeless look (Classic Wedding Dresses)
Less is more when it comes to classic wedding dresses.
- Embrace romantic ruffles and smooth satin for that dreamy, sophisticated vibe.
- Stunning long sleeves are perfect for fall and winter weddings! They add an extra touch of elegance while keeping you warm and cozy.
- A-lines, sheaths, and ball gowns have stood the test of time, flattering every body type and making you feel like a true princess.
“Ball gowns are my absolute favorite.“
I stay ready to capture the ruffles and smooth sheen that satin provides that adorn your dress, or those elegant long sleeves, that gracefully tell a story of your beauty. I’m there to capture the memorable moments as you gracefully walk down the aisle in your A-line silhouette or majestic ball gown.
Ah, and gentle guidance into the perfect position that brings out the best in your dress is an art of itself! Imagine you, the radiant bride, gracefully walking, your dress flowing behind you like a vision of elegance revealing the timeless charm. Or placing you in a location that allows the sunlight to dance off your satin dress, creating the most mesmerizing glow.
I’ve seen countless trends come and go, but one thing remains eternally captivating – classic makeup that transcends time! To look timeless on your big day,
- embrace soft natural hues that enhance your unique beauty without overpowering it.
- think rosy cheeks
- fluttery eyelashes
- hint of vintage-inspired red on the lips
The goal is to create an enchanting and romantic look that will make your heart skip a beat every time you gaze at your wedding album years down the road.
As your photographer, I recommend selecting a look that will make you feel beautiful 20 years later. A look that will make you say “DAMN!” and will make your spouse want to remain in very, very close proximity to you. (if you know what I’m saying 😉)
4. Timeless Wedding Flowers
Trends change with the wind, but there’s something remarkably comforting about timeless flowers. For starters, they don’t go out of style. This makes them the best choice. Here are a few suggestions:
- Roses. Roses speak of love and passion
- Lilies. Lilies create an atmosphere of tranquility and refinement.
- Sunflowers. Sunflowers remind us to bask in life’s simple pleasures
Here are a few pinterest posts that I know you will enjoy for some inspiration: Bouquet ideas
5. Pick a Timeless Venue
Finding your dream wedding venue is like discovering a timeless gem in a foreign land. These special places have qualities that go beyond trends. These locations adorn stunning architecture, spaces that can change to fit your vision, and materials that stay beautiful, forever. Whether it’s a place with history or a modern spot, the feelings and possibilities are what matter. They can even have all the modern technology you want, but still keep their everlasting charm. By taking good care of them, these venues stay perfect, holding memories you’ll treasure. In a way, they’re a link between the past and your future. Here are a few of my favorites:
- The Atrium at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens: This venue offers a stunning natural backdrop with its lush gardens, serene lakes, and picturesque walking paths. The Atrium itself is a glass-enclosed building surrounded by nature, providing a perfect blend of elegance and nature’s beauty.
- Lansdowne Resort and Spa: With its elegant ballrooms, manicured landscapes, and views of the Potomac River, Lansdowne Resort offers a classic and sophisticated setting for weddings. The luxurious amenities and exceptional service make it a sought-after choice.
- Oatlands Historic House and Gardens: This 19th-century estate exudes timeless charm with its historic mansion, lush gardens, and expansive grounds. The scenic beauty and historical significance of Oatlands create a romantic atmosphere that is perfect for a memorable wedding.
6. Don’t forget the Bridesmaids and Groom
Timeless dresses are worn not only by the bride. It’s also important to have the right classic, timeless dresses for the bridesmaids to wear, creating a harmonious visual connection between you and them. So, by choosing dresses that have that timeless charm, you’re not only making sure you all look amazing together but also creating memories that will stay stylish and beautiful even as time goes on. To add, the bond they share with you is one which is timeless in itself, showcasing enduring friendship and unwavering support that you all have fostered throughout the years. These are the moments that will stand the test of time, allowing you to relive the joy of having your closest friends by your side on the best day of your life.
Ah yes, then there is the groom who directly complements you. Just as a bride’s dress embodies a timeless grace and style, a groom’s classic and timeless suit plays an equally vital role in telling the complete story of the day. These suits not only complement the bride’s look but also reflect the groom’s personality and the overall theme of the wedding. The groom’s suit is a representation of sophistication, strength, and tradition and also adds to the visual narrative of the day.
7. Photo Editing
Editing can either make or break the timelessness of your wedding photos. While it’s tempting to apply filters and effects, remember that less is often more when aiming for a timeless wedding. Trends come and go. A trendy edit of your photos won’t render your images timeless. Instead, they will appear trendy which is the opposite of timeless. The photographer you choose should be adept with editing naturally without all the extra photoshop. Timelessness has a lot to do with authenticity: Capturing exactly what is in front of you, as it is, without unnecessary fluff!
On another note, I will often will have people remove any trendy sunglasses, watches, or other accessories that might date the photograph. Fashion can be a telling indicator of when the photo was taken. Apart from the details related to your wedding date, it’s preferable to avoid elements that might provide clues about the time it was captured.
So, as you embark on this journey of planning your timeless wedding, remember that it’s not just about colors, dresses, or makeup. It’s about capturing the essence of your love story in a way that will make your heart skip a beat every time you revisit those cherished moments. When you look back at your wedding album, may you see not just a collection of images, but a gallery of timeless memories that transport you back to that magical day. Here’s to creating a forever kind of love, one frame at a time. Cheers to your timeless journey!
Feel free to reach out if you’re envisioning a timeless wedding of your own. I’d love to see if I’m available for your wedding day! Click here to request information