Emily Herren married Lee Travis at the Commodore Perry Estate in Austin this past weekend in a beautiful ceremony and reception that we cannot wait to share… Earlier this year though, we had the privilege of photographing bridal portraits for Emily of each of her dresses at the Meyerson Symphony Center here in Dallas.
Emily surely lived out some sort of widely coveted bridal fantasy during her portrait session. With two gowns, each with just as much character and charm as the other, this bridal session was as fabulous as it was fashionably refreshing.
Both gowns embodied a tasteful essence of drama in two very different ways. Her ceremony gown by Monique Lhuillier was a traditional a-line ball gown made up entirely of a delicate floral lace. The train of the dress, however, is where the real ‘moment’ was, if you will. A full cathedral length train trailed behind Emily as she glided in and out of sunbeams streaming into the Symphony Hall corridors. Complete with powder blue Manolo Blahnik slingback heels, this bridal look would be a tough one to beat.
A little less traditional, with a little more of an edge, Emily’s second reception dress by Nardos was a contemporary cut above the rest. Crisp white crepe and clean lines made up this trumpeted gown. While the bodice was effectively streamlined and simple, the back of this dress was practically begging to be on a dance floor. Layers of robust swaths and swirls extended from the back of the dress, which gracefully bounded with each step she took.
If you can believe it, Emily looked even more beautiful on the big day, and getting to see both dresses in action was simply a treat. Thank you for trusting us with these stunning portraits, Emily!
Meyerson Symphony Center