Kelly Carter and Louise Bolin on photo shoots and bridal gowns in Delaware

From the Creative Directors

When we pick the location for any bridal shoot, we take a few things into consideration. Obviously, it has to be photogenic. It also has to be fairly spacious. Bridal gowns + tall models + several people working on hair and makeup = a tight fit. Probably one of the most important things we look for is a location where a bride can imagine seeing herself on her special day. Bellevue Hall’s sophisticated, classic style provided the timeless beauty that we were looking for. —K.C.

I’ve never been more terrified to work on an issue of Delaware Bride. Why, you ask? I had already bought my dress. Most brides aren’t forced to look at 50 gorgeous gowns. (I have to do it one more time before my wedding—eek!—and watch models strut around in what I think might be the “other” gown.) But I just had to keep reminding myself how I felt in the gown I’d already bought. I was a skeptic when I went to try on gowns. Everyone kept telling me that I would just know which dress was the one. All I knew is that I wanted a simple sweetheart neckline gown with no frill and fluff. Well, that’s not exactly what I got. In fact, it’s far from it. But I did know. I put it on and instantly knew it was the one because I didn’t want to take it off and I didn’t want to try on any others. So take some time and flip through our newly formatted Delaware Bride feature well where you’ll find beautiful gowns from local stores, as well as sapphires, belts, cakes and so much more! And remember: You will know it’s the one.—L.B.

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