Here Alex is wearing a crepe wedding dress with raglan sleeves and Chantilly lace back. V-neck draped from the waist. Mocha floral sash-sold separately. On Nick: Khaki Suit from The White Room, Lebanon; Shirt, Tie & shoes, Belk Cool Springs
Crochet wedding dress with gemstone embroidery and tulle. Sweetheart neckline with narrow crochet straps and plunging V-back. Mermaid, Gown and hair piece, The White Room-Lebanon tulle skirt with crochet strip appliqués. Bracelets: Silpada, Ramona Welch; Faux diamond stud earrings, The Beauty Boutique, Lebanon. Flowers by Henderson’s Flower Shop, Lebanon
A formal wedding is ideal for those couples who value elegance and tradition. When it comes to gown elegance, less is more. The clean design of an A-line is always suitable. However, one acceptable area of apparel excess is the train. The more formal your gown, the longer the train. Trains can range from a length of three feet up to nearly eight feet. Alternatively, a ball gown with a full tulle, silk, or satin skirt is a perfect formal look sans train. A long tulle veil (in a length that complements your train) with a “blusher” (the part over the bride’s face as she advances down the aisle) adds to the drama. If you don’t care to wear a veil at all, an up-do is your best bet, especially when worn with a tiara or a beaded comb. Her: (left): Gown, The White Room, Lebanon. Unique pale pink trumpet gown, sweetheart neckline, textured bottom, with button lined back. All Jewelery, The Beauty Boutique, Lebanon Him: All Clothing & Shoes, The White Room, Lebanon
For an evening wedding, the groom may wear a tuxedo (black-tie) or tails (white-tie). Another option is the white tuxedo jacket (very James Bond). When it comes to the formal wedding, you can’t go wrong with a black tux. The “rule” that tuxes should only be worn after 6pm is no longer true. Do yourself a favor and check on the difference between renting and purchasing a tux. Sometimes you might pay only $20-$100 less to rent versus buying. We chose to shoot in-studio for this look with the extremely talented, award winning, Amy Rich owner of Amy Rich Photography in Lebanon. Some couples may choose to shoot their more formal shots inside a studio if the wedding location is small or doesn’t fit the aesthetic they envision for portraits. For flowers, you can’t miss with roses, red or white. Or consider rich colored peonies.
Her: (below) Pale pink strapless ballgown featuring layers of airy English net covered with lace applique. Faux diamond stud earrings, The Beauty Boutique, Lebanon. Flowers by Henderson’s Flower Shop, Lebanon Him: All Clothing & Shoes, White Room, Lebanon
Flowers: Henderson’s Flower Shop Brooches: The White Room, Lebanon
Local wedding venues can help you pull together the perfect ceremony…formal or bohemian.
1. Capitol Theatre Lebanon, TN www.capitoltheatretn.com
2. Lebanon Golf and Country Club www.lebanongolfcc.com
3. Five Oaks Golf and Country Club www.five-oaks.com
4. Wedding Woods, Lebanon, TN www.weddingwoods.com
There’s nothing like a classic. From the satin lapels to single breasted jacket with buttoned cuff, the classic black tuxedo embodies the essence of sophisticated style.
Pink is the new White! More and more brides are choosing blush and pale shades of pink gowns instead of traditional white.With all the focus on the dress, sometimes the veil can be an afterthought. A single-tier veil with pencil edge completes Alex’s look and helps create a memorable photo of the couple. Earrings & veil, The White Room, Lebanon.