‘Tis the season to play in the studio with some of Nashville’s top creative bridal professionals to bring you what has become one of the most anticipated shoots of the year…the annual winter holiday card. This year’s takes on the evergreen theme as we deck the bride with boughs of holly-related branches.
Here’s how it came to be…
Last Christmas season, I saw an evergreen dress created by my friend and colleague Rita Buck-Chanatry in the shop window at Glitz Nashville. Casually mentioning to her then that it would make a great Christmas card for the following year. Fast forward 11 months to Thanksgiving weekend when, after a full season of work and welcoming our newborn son into the world (reeealllly full year), it dawned on me that it was officially the holiday season.
And it was high time we get cracking on this idea!
Hooray for 11th hour creativity, though I confess our shoots are typically much more planned. But when you’re working with some of the best in the business, things can happen quickly when focused on a single vision.
That single vision was a real bride in a one-of-a-kind, real evergreen dress. And Rita knocked the evergreen dress over the proverbial snow-covered fence clear to the North Pole!
Ageless and evergreen.
These shoots started in 2011 to showcase Nashville’s fine collection of talent with a passion for bridal fashion. From bridal gown designer/boutique to hair/make up stylists to set design to lighting production and everyone in between–the Who’s Who of Nashville’s bridal fashion–our mission is to celebrate the season and show that brides have access to the high end magazine look for their bridal portraiture right here in Music City.
Here’s to you this holiday season as we celebrate the power of a portrait to encapsulate the pinnacle of your style and elegance. Cheers to another stellar year!
P.S. Big thanks to these talented professionals for their marvelous work on this shoot. Make sure they’re a part of your wedding day plans.
Glitz Nashville / Tuxedo (by Behar Sebastian)
Rita Buck-Chanatry / Couture evergreen dress
Michelle Brooke / Hair and make-up stylist
Bekah & Josh Orr / Real bride and groom
Also…big thanks to Cris Cunningham of Hitched Wedding Cinema for this short behind-the-scenes film of this fun shoot in progress.