July 5, 2022

The Flat Lay Wedding Photo: Gorgeous Ideas From the Bride & Blossom Archives

Ana and Jack Wedding - Brides Shoes Rings Vows - The Foundry - Asher Gardner Photography

Ana and Jack Wedding – Brides Shoes Rings Vows – The Foundry – Asher Gardner Photography

What started out as an afterthought with photographers scrambling to find bits and pieces to place on a hotel room floor while the bride got ready, the flat lay photo is now one of the most anticipated shots in a wedding album. Personal and artistic, it can be perceived as a symbolic portrait of a couple expressed through jewelry, heirloom keepsakes, and invitations. And together, these objects of affection tell a very special story.

Planning and curating are essential to getting a gorgeous flat lay wedding photo. It’s all in the details, so think about which elements of being a bride and getting married mean the most to you. Be sure to talk with your photographer ahead of time – some pros are very experienced in this type of photography and even carry a styling kit with them. Lastly, decorative accents such as flowers and petals, ribbon, ornate dishes, and beautiful ring boxes all help in making a perfect picture. To stimulate a creative flow of ideas, we rounded up highlights of flat lay shots from our Real BB Weddings.
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July 28, 2020

6 Photos Every Couple Should Have In Their Wedding Album

Emily and Felix Wedding - Bride and Groom - 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge - Susan Shek Photography

Emily and Felix Wedding – Bride and Groom – 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge – Susan Shek Photography


You’ve looked at hundreds of photos for inspiration on venues, fashion, beauty, décor, and flowers to create the wedding of your dreams. The big day finally arrives, and everyone agrees, from start to finish, your wedding was more breathtaking than anything they had ever seen on Pinterest or Instagram. Now imagine after putting in all that time, effort, and money, the photos come back and none of your favorite moments or details are anywhere to be seen. Heartbreaking to say the least.
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October 24, 2017

Just Smile! Fun Wedding Photos You Need To See

You hired the best photographer in town, but are still anxious about the wedding photos. What if the lighting is bad? How will your make up look? What if everyone looks too posed and uncomfortable? Will your personalities shine through?

You definitely want to do your homework. Be sure to clearly communicate with your photographer what you want in terms of mood and style. Scope out the venue so you now where the best photo op locations are. Practice different facial expressions – it will feel silly, but you’ll be so happy you did. Start pinning wedding photos you really like for inspiration.
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May 10, 2015

Moms as Brides: Happy Mother’s Day Part 2

Happy Mother’s Day to all our beautiful brides who walked down the aisle with their own son or daughter as ring bearer or flower girl! We always love to see the ways that children are included in wedding ceremonies and celebrations. It’s especially touching to see kids escort their moms to the altar.

To all the brides who got married with their children at their side, all the brides who became step-moms when they said their vows, all our brides who are now moms or moms-to-be… have a beautiful Mother’s Day!

To see more from the wedding on the left, photographed by Dreamlife Photo & Video: Quintessential Manhattan Wedding: Central Park & 21 Club
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March 24, 2015

Ring Cam Captures the Moment You Say Yes

Possibly the world’s most romantic hidden camera, Ring Cam is an ingenious little gadget, built to capture one very special moment. When he pops the question and opens this engagement-ring box, the embedded video camera captures her face, right at the moment that she realizes what is happening, and… sees her ring!


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March 11, 2015

Bridesmaid Bouquet Photos: Gather Your Girls

pink bridesmaids bouquets

One wedding photo that always makes us smile is the bridesmaids’ bouquet shot. Being surrounded by best friends and sisters is a beautiful moment for brides and good wedding photographers make sure to capture it. Formal wedding party portraits are classic, and playful or candid pictures are perfect for capturing personalities. But we have a soft spot for pictures of brides and bridesmaids posing close together, holding out bouquets to form a giant cluster of flowers.
We suggest asking your wedding photographer to take three types of bridesmaids photos: classic wedding-party portraits suitable for framing, shots that show off your wedding flowers, such as the clustered poses pictured here, and some wildcard photos of you and your girls being silly. Group leaps and jumps are popular for capturing that exhilarating wedding joy. Faux sexy-serious poses are also entertaining. What you want is wedding photos that reflect the spirit of your particular friendships. But if your group is having trouble letting loose, ask your wedding photographer for suggestions. Being directed to twirl, form a kick-line or throw all bouquets into the air will probably result in lots of laughter. And those may turn out to be your favorites.
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