love shoot #3: styled shoot {bridal balloons}

Ever wondered what you’re going to do with your dress after your wedding?  It seems such a shame to only wear it once!  Super-talented photgrapher Anneli Marinovich had the same dilemma, there’s quite a story behind her dress so she wanted to get it out of the cupboard, and celebrate its amazing-ness just one more time with this pretty shoot.  Thanks Anneli for sharing!

“One of my goals for 2011 is to do a “concept shoot” every month. It’s a great way to keep my creative juices flowing and also team up with other creative souls out there! So I started thinking…what would be the first shoot of 2011? Before I knew it an idea started forming in my head…why not do a bridal shoot with my own Pronovias wedding dress?? Ever since the moment I saw the dress in a Pronovias advert in Cosmo Bride,  I knew “this was the one”. Needless to say Pronovias dresses don’t come cheap and I had already saved up my maximum budget to spend on my wedding dress, so you can imagine how shocked I was when a few months after seeing a photo of the dress, I walked into a sample sale in Kensington and the dress was hanging on the rail, in my size and marked down to my exact budget in the sample sale. When I slipped it on and it fit like it was made for me…my heart sang and I fell in love”

“SO….too gorgeous to just hang in my closet gathering dust after our wedding in December 2009, I decided to get it out for a few more ‘moments in the sun’ (literally!) Living in Surrey, we are surrounded by beautiful fields & forests – the perfect setting for a ‘model bride’ and some fun props. So I decided to use the field behind our house, where a few horses live (tip: horses do not like balloons!) as well as Oxshott Common, a short drive from my house. My lovely friend Lisa agreed to be my model for the day and I’m sure you’ll agree, made a stunning model bride! Big thanks to Lisa and my wonderful assistant & entertainer Tammy for making the shoot happen!”

This cute little multi-coloured headband is from Accesorize no less!

Don’t you just love the balloons? There’s something so fun and uplifting about them!

I love the idea of a ‘rock the dress’ shoot after your wedding.  What a great excuse to get all dressed up with your man and feel like a princess all over again!  It gives you the opportunity to do something completely different, that maybe you wouldn’t have been able to on your wedding day, without the worry of ruining your dress.  What do you think?  Will you be ‘rocking your dress’ one more time after the big day?

This shoot was first featured on LoveMyDress (make sure you go and check out this fab blog!) so I’d also like to say a big thank you to Annabel for sharing! xx


After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

I'm also a co-founder at The Brand Studio, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive where I support and nurture wedding pros building industry leading businesses. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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