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Spring Bridal Shower | Stylized Photoshoot

It’s been a long, long winter filled with lots of white. When that weather hit 40 degrees for the first time in months, I was ready to put on my short sleeves and call it spring. I personally am ready for some color in my life, and this shoot fulfilled that need! Working with some amazing vendors, we created a colorful, happy and joyful bridal shower styled shoot. You try to not be happy when surrounded by balloons, confetti and delicious food, including the BEST bundt cakes I’ve ever tasted and the freshest appetizers. Check out some inspiration below for your upcoming bridal shower! Keep scrolling to the very bottom for a few behind-the-scenes photos!

Photography: Bethany Melvin Photography // Stationery, Rentals, Florals and Design: Jane Rae Events // Hair and Makeup: Platinum Imagination // Outfits: Primp Boutique // Cakes: Nothing Bundt Cakes // Balloons: Queen City Balloon Bar // Appetizers: Chef Jeni // Venue: Open Space // Models: Tessa, Jade & Logan


Some behind-the-scenes!

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It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com

An American Gothic Wedding | Styled Shoot | Sioux Falls, SD

All this heat has me thinking about how nice and cold it was just a short time ago. WAIT! Before you start throwing tomatoes at me for talking about the "W" word, just hear me out. It made me look back through some of my images from last winter and I just had to share a few! Back in February, I got the awesome opportunity to work with Walker Down the Aisle and Brittany Elizabeth Images on a project. 

Both Brittany and I wanted to do shoots that were a little darker. Our styles of editing and shooting are quite different so with the crazy brilliant mind of Alyssa from Walker Down the Aisle, we were able to make this amazing American Gothic Wedding come to life! We had one meeting to discuss what we all thought it should be and then BAM, Alyssa made it come to life. The twist on this shoot was BOTH Brittany and I would be shooting, side-by-side for most of it, and we would both be editing in our own styles.

If you head over to WDTA blog you'll be able to see her blog post of images.The results were pretty awesome to see how two different photographers can interpret what is in front of them. It helps illustrate how it is important that you find a photographer that matches not only the personality you like, but who also has the style you are looking for.

Here are some of my favorite images from this dark and moody styled shoot!

Styling, Coordination & Design: Walker Down the Aisle // Farm Table & Chairs: Ideal Weddings & Events // Dried Floral Arrangements: Elaborations // Hair & Makeup: Sabreena Frances // Bride's Attire: Nicole Miller // Groom's Attire: JH & Sons // Geode Pieces & Jewelry: Sticks & Steel // Stationary: b.Invited // Cake: Hannah Naasz // Models: Nadiah B. & Trey Martin
 


It’s your love story. Brag a little.™

Bethany Melvin Photography is a Sioux Falls, SD wedding photographer who specializes in capturing love stories. Bethany Melvin Photography is based in the Midwest, but is available nationwide and for destination weddings. Have a question or want more information on booking? Contact Bethany today at hello@bethanymelvin.com or visit bethanymelvin.com