Classic Bridal Portraits at The Matthews House | Amanda
Amanda’s bridal portrait session made me fall in love with bridals all over again! She chose to have her classic bridal portrait session at the amazing Matthews House in Cary, NC. Amanda is every bit of classic, southern, and beautiful that a bride could be! I am so happy to be a part of her wedding experience.
She chose a beautiful Morilee gown from Carolina Bridal World for her wedding day. Everything about this dress is classic, elegant, and perfect for Amanda!
When I asked Amanda about her dress, she said, “I loved everything about it!” She wanted a simple satin ball gown, but when trying on various dresses everything was “too plain” for what she envisioned .. until she put this one on! The off the shoulder silhouette, and textured bodice gave it that something “extra” she was looking for. The button details in the back, the train and pleats – she said she loved everything about it. Plus, pockets!
“My favorite part of the dress is that it’s mine! It was the dress that made everything so surreal. I felt like a bride for the first time once the dress was zipped up and clamped. It’s the dress I get to marry the man of my dreams in. When we decided to move forward with a much smaller wedding celebration (From 250 to 20), several people asked if I would wear a more casual dress, but I couldn’t imagine marrying William in anything other than MY dress. When we’re old and showing our grandkids our wedding album, I can’t imagine wearing another dress. That’s why I never considered a separate “mini-mony” dress.”
Cue the TEARS, ah how romantic!
The Matthews House is the perfect place for classic bridal portraits. First of all, thankful for AC in June!!! Amanda chose the Matthews House because she loved the classic aesthetic of it. The columns, archways in the foyer, landscaping. To her, it embodies Southern Elegance. She loves the architecture of old historic houses and immediately fell in love with The Matthews House.
“My veil was my late Mother’s. She died when I was 12, and I always imagined wearing it on my wedding day as a way to honor her memory on my special day. My alterations lady had to remove the original headpiece to take it out of the 80’s. The veil is my “something old and borrowed” but it’s my favorite wedding day accessory as it has so much meaning to me,” Amanda told me.
What an incredible tribute to her mother, and I know she is looking down on her in awe of how beautiful she is on her wedding day.
Scroll to see some of my favorite images from her classic bridal portrait session at the Matthews House!