Black & White Bridal Portraits on Film | East Coast Wedding Editorial

April 3, 2023


Joy-filled moments, high fashion, and the ethereal nature of film were the inspiration behind this east coast wedding editorial. This shoot channeled the refined and classic nature of The Estate at River Run. 

The Estate at River Run | East Coast Wedding Venue

The Estate at River Run is a private estate set back on Acres of beautiful land. It is an elegant mansion overlooking the James River in Maidens, Virginia. 

The estate featured beauty around every corner. Whether it was the foyer featuring two grand staircases and a crystal chandelier or the outdoor terrace overlooking the James River, every room featured more beauty. 

The Bridal Look

Allie wore a lovely ruffled gown from Styled Gowns. The gown itself was a work of art. The layers of ruffles and intricate detailing on the bodice added a touch of whimsy and romance. The gown’s soft blue color was the perfect contrast to Allie’s sun-kissed skin, giving her an ethereal glow.

The accessories chosen for Allie’s bridal look were equally stunning. The delicate and understated earrings from White Sandals Bridal were the perfect accent to her dress, providing a touch of sparkle without overpowering the overall look. The white heels with tulle bows added a touch of fun and playfulness to the look while also providing a touch of elegance and sophistication.

Allie’s bridal look was the epitome of understated elegance. It showcased her natural beauty. The bridal team did an excellent job of creating a look that was timeless, romantic, and perfectly suited to the luxurious and refined ambiance of The Estate at River Run.

Overall, Allie’s bridal look was a stunning example of how less is sometimes more when it comes to bridal beauty. It was effortless, timeless, and perfectly suited to the refined and luxurious feel of the wedding editorial. Any bride looking to recreate this look for her own big day would do well to take inspiration from Allie’s understated and elegant bridal beauty.

East Coast Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Casey LaFountain, LaFountain Photography
Concept & Planning: Heather Benge & Alexia Woolum
Planning Assistant: Nicole Konkin | Sugar Plum Events
Venue: The Estate at River Run
Host: Styled Shoots Across America
Florist: Intrigue Designs
Hair Stylist: Boho Braids by Ivy
Makeup Artist: Deja Gentry
Stationery: RSVP Love
Rentals: Rent-E-Quip & Nance’s Rustic Rentals
Linens: Nuage Designs
Gown Salon: Styled Gowns
Hair Accessories & Earrings: White Sands Bridal
Painted Candles: Courtney Kibby
Veil: Belle Botanical Creations



At home near the Lake. Ever-focused on the beauty of life's simple moments. 

I’ve spent years refining an approach that allows me to sincerely honor the moment — knowing when to step in and adjust a subject or environment, and sensing when to stand back and allow a moment to just be.

With me, your photographs will be an intentional representation of this time of your life — imagery that will make you feel like it was just yesterday, and yet, feel forever untouched by time.



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