It was a mild winter evening at the lake in Saylorville, Iowa. Chris, owner of Lloyd Franklin photography, wanted to use the amazing textures found at the waterfront, a juxtaposition of rough rock cliffs against soft, silky sands, and crinkled dried grasses. Our beautiful models were excited to take photos by the water, something that isn’t done frequently in the Midwest winters!
The bride wore a beautiful gown from Weddings by Design, along with sparkling earring and shoes, graciously borrowed from owner Melissa. The wedding dress fit so perfectly, with a sparkly bodice that hugged the model so nicely, and then flared out into a mermaid -type shape in the skirt. Tiny, satin-covered buttons lined the back of the skirt and trailed down the back in a lovely design. Our bride was able to feature a fur coat that had been a favorite of her own aunt. The warmth of the coat took the edge off, as winds at the water’s edge quickly picked up as the sun set!
Conner, the groom, looked like he came straight of a 1950s hot rod movie with a shiny leather jacket and soft brown pants. His rock-n-roll vibe was only cracked by the tenderness he displayed for his beaming bride.
Lavender Blue Floral added to the plays of texture with a small, vintage table and a bohemian style wooden lantern. Candles were used to light the way to photos at sunset, as bride and groom danced around on a rug on the beach. Flowers were a blend of blush roses, dark red protea, and ruffled white mums. The greenery chosen had a texture reminiscent of seaweed, with lots of movement. The colors of blush and red continued in a floral crown for the bride , which rested nicely around her hair. Nicole, of About Face Beauty chose the perfect colors for cheeks and lips to accentuate features at sunset.