There is something quite sacred about the morning hours a bride spends with her maidens. The shared excitement and anticipation can be heard in every laugh and often shown through joyful tears. This shoot was designed to inspire a bridal party to savor these final moments together. We can easily succumb to chaos when a group of girls frantically get ready, but if we slow that process down and create a sensual environment for them, these precious moments can remain engrained in their memories, becoming a part of the magical process leading up to a ceremony.

Photography: Rylee Hitchner // Styling & Design: Ginny Au // Flowers: Cloth of Gold // Bridal Gown: Finery Boutique // Calligraphy: Holly Hollon // Props & Furniture: Blue Eyed Yonde // Hair & Makeup: Amanda Paige // Linens: At Home Furnishings // Bridesmaids Gowns: Nordstroms // Nightgowns: The Lingerie  Shoppe of Mountain Brook // Engagement Ring: Vintage // Outdoor Venue: The Swan House // Indoor Venue: Callanwolde 


Comments (25)

Rachel Havel | Reply

This is beautiful work! Well done Rylee!

kk | Reply

Do you have any more info about the bridesmaids dress that doesn’t have spaghetti straps? I checked Nordstrom.com but only found one of them.


royale | Reply

what are the designers of the three gowns?

Hailey Yeager | Reply

Hi! I checked the Nordstroms site and couldn’t find one of the bridesmaid dresses (in the last “bridesmaids photo” bottom left.) Any style numbers or brands are much appreciated! Thanks! :)

Alexa Johnson | Reply

Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers from Cloth of Gold!

Jillian | Reply

Are these bridesmaid dresses still available at Nordstrom? They are so gorgeous!

kk | Reply

Do you have any more info. about the bridesmaid dress that is not spaghetti straps? Can’t find it on Nordstrom.com.

Amy | Fly Away Bride | Reply

Love Rylee Hitchner’s photography so much. These gowns are so pretty too- any of them could almost do as a bridal dress!


So thrilled to spot our Briana wedding gown featured! x

gaby j | Reply

oh my goodness, everything about this photo session is spectacular!

Trah | Reply

Gorgeous shoot! LOVE Finery! My friend got her dress there!

Inspired By This Blog | Reply

Oh my this shoot is stunning! Those dresses are beautiful and the atmosphere seems so serene…love it! :]

izzie rae photography | Reply

beautiful series! rylee, amazing photos!! everyone else too that made this shoot happen… lovely job!!! :)

Lexi | Reply

Wow even the bridesmaid gowns looked fantastic! I loved the color and the materials used. They are truly elegant :)

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Amazing and gorgeous photography! Each and every detail is beautiful.

Personalize Wedding | Reply

Your comments regarding calm, personal time between a bride and her bridesmaids before be wedding is so true. Most get swept up in the stress of things.

I also notice this wedding didn’t have a videographer. If a bride truly wants to remember those me irked as you mention, don’t rely just on our minds to do so. Get the right photographer and videographer to capture these memories that you will NEVER want to forget.

Karen Moore | Reply

Very sweet and endearing! Beautiful photography!

Sunday Grant | Reply

Gorgeous!! Love everything about this and love the backdrop of the Swan House.

Ken Tan | Reply

Simply gorgeous girls and photography! #beautiful

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Unique….Looks like a lot of fun!

Amy Dress | Reply

Beautiful dress, like a princess, very love these girls dresses which are so perfect! Super romantic!

Brautkleid verkaufen | Reply

Wow! Bride is simply stunning…!

Polina Perri | Reply

Gorgeous and airy look, love the dress.

Heather | Reply

Love the warm pink tones of these!


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