A Bride’s Guide: 5 Essential Wedding Day Details


August 24, 2023


By having just a simple window in the bridal prep area, I am able to create beautiful portraits with soft light. I prefer natural light so the more windows, the better!

Martina Liana wedding dress

bride in Martina Liana wedding dress

WHAT TO BRING ~ dress, veil / hair pieces, rings (all three), shoes, bouquet, jewelry, perfume & invitation suite

The whole day begins with the DETAILS! This is one of my favourite parts of the wedding day, because it allows me to prepare and get my creative side warmed up for the rest of the day! I photograph a bride’s details in a way that matches and showcases the style of the entire wedding day. So, in some ways, the details set the stage for the look of the whole wedding and I love having ample time to stylize, and shoot everything from the dress, to the jewelry, to grandma’s handkerchief ! I ask brides to gather any details they have before I arrive so that I can walk in, say hello, give you a big hug and then begin with all the goodies!

wedding stationary flatlays

jimmy choo wedding shoes


I encourage brides to have at least their makeup done before I start because who wants a ton of shots without their makeup on?! Nobody.

bride getting ready


Ensure your florist is able to drop off the bouquet and extra florals for flatlays early. I capture all of your details while you’re having your hair and makeup done but I can’t do it without your bouquet and extra florals.

wedding details


Things to include for me to photograph can include boutonniere, tie/bowtie, cufflinks, watch, pocket square, special socks, shoes, flask, etc.

groom getting ready details christian louboutin





If you’re interested in receiving my detailed wedding day guide, send me an email here and let’s start planning your perfect day.

Wedding Photography: Alina Elvins Photography

Wedding planning: Saluti Designs

Florist & Design: Karen Marie & Co.

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