Vintage Dreams Styled Bridal Portraits - Looking Back to Look Forward

July 3, 2018

Smiley Eyes Photography shares this wonderfully dreamy Bridal Portraits! These are breathtaking and full of vintage inspiration.


This is what Smiley Eyes Photography has to say...


You see it in her eyes, that quiet strength and determination. She’s always been told that’s she’s a surprise, that her diminutive frame and soft voice hide a core of steel and an unbendable will. Once, as he turned away, shaken from their discussion, shortly after she told him yes, she heard him mutter a word that summed her up best: unbreakable. 

It made her think, that word “unbreakable.” She was more lace than leather, more smiles than grimaces, so what made her strong? Walking by the river where she thought best, the answer came to her like a whisper on the wind: it was those that came before.

Great-great grandmother supporting the war effort. Grandmother fighting for the right to vote. Mother shattering the glass ceiling. “I am here, strong, confident, working and equal because of those that came before. I stand on their success. I inherit their strength. I carry on their tradition.”


On her wedding day, she was herself – the culmination of the women that shaped her story and the strength she would lend to her future generations. Soft but strong. Bendable but not breakable. Wife, mother, boss, and above all, the most powerful thing she could be: a woman. 

Model Brandi Zenchyzen tells this story in a dress designed by Jacquelin Bridal and provided for the photoshoot by Bridal Elegance by Sandy. To honour the past and present women in her life, vintage makeup was applied by mG Artistry and hair was styled by Carley Wynnyk. Edmonton photographer Tammy Deren of Smiley Eyes Photography provided the props, bridal accessories and florals (Tammy Deren Floral Collection). The past meets the present on location in the Old Church at Hastings Lake Gardens. Style and story collaboration is by Smiley Eyes Photography and Michelle Grad. 

















Photographer: Smiley Eyes Photography

Makeup Artist: mG Artistry

Hair Stylist: Carley Wynnyk

Dress Store: Bridal Elegance by Sandy

Dress Designer: Jacquelin Bridals Canada

Location: Hastings Lake Gardens




Happy Wedding Planning!




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