We love bridal portraits here! Well, really we love any excuse to get dressed up! If you are thinking about bridal portraits, we have little seasonal inspiration for you!. This styled bridal portrait session from Studio DBI can only be described with one word: breathtaking! Everything about this inspiration shoot is blooming with romance—from the incredible, natural lighting to the all-white styling beautifully captured by Paired Images, it all comes together perfectly. And hello, gorgeous floral crown, you are looking too pretty to not be on my head! Liza of Studio DBI also shares some more about all the pretty you’re about to see. Take it away, Liza…

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From Liza: This styled bridal shoot was inspired by the essence of spring – fun, flirty, and romantic. These three descriptors drove the styling – from the length of the dress to the daytime setup and wild bouquet.


With any event design I like to stay conscious of the season. I also love including inconspicuous accents of the underlying idea/theme. The big obvious choice for any early spring design is incorporating blooming branches. This is the only time of the year this happens in such abundance that I  couldn’t resist. wanted to not only incorporate but to highlight these beautiful branches.

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When styling your wedding, engagement shoot, or special event think of what you want the atmosphere to be and then of the people/place/colors/items that remind you or can recreate that atmosphere for you. For me, romance screams Paris… especially in the spring. Therefore, I included a set of antique books on the Louvre (to serve as decor and a centerpiece riser) and french breakfast pastries, to furthermore allude to the romantic feel.


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While traditional wedding design focuses on flower variety, sometimes it is just as beautiful to spotlight a solo ingredient. I chose to create a flower crown, bouquet and arrangement all including blooming branches. The simplicity of one ingredient almost organizes the chaos of the wild natural blooms.



I decided to stay natural with both hair and make-up to generate a feeling of fun and easy spirited, again what spring is all about. We added a touch of sophisticated elegance through the custom pearl necklace with antique crystal flowers. Every bride needs a statement piece.

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The following Washington DC-area wedding professionals contributed to this inspiration shoot:

Styling + Floral Design: Studio DBI
Photography: Paired Images
Dress: H&M
Necklace: Studio DBI

Don’t forget to visit our Washington DC wedding vendor guide for more fabulous wedding professionals. And, if you are looking for more inspiration and ideas?  Be sure to check out our DC wedding idea galleries.

Photo Credits: Paired Images

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