Finding the perfect wedding dress is a cherished milestone for every bride-to-be. The search for that one magical gown, the epitome of elegance and style, can be an exhilarating yet overwhelming experience. Luckily, for brides in Boston, the city offers a multitude of options for their shopping endeavors. One of my favorite bridal boutiques, L’elite Bridal, may just be the best Boston bridal boutique.
L’elite Bridal understands that each person who walks into their shop is unique and deserves a dress that reflects their individuality. Their expert consultants take the time to understand each of their patron’s visions, preferences, and body types in order to provide a superior and highly personalized experience.
They pride themselves on dressing the modern, sophisticated bride which is why they carry collections that are classic and timeless, yet also fashion-forward.
That’s one reason why Lindsay Terravona, the Boston Bridal Stylist, loves taking her clients to go dress shopping at L’elite Bridal. They carry many of the high-end, fashion-forward wedding gown designers that have graced the covers of Vogue, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, and others.
Because Lindsay and I both love L’elite and the wedding dresses they carry, we chose to collaborate with them on a bridal editorial. So, last winter we and our merry team of talented artists got together in Newburyport, MA to create some wedding bridal magic.
The first look Lindsay styled was with a Monique Lhuillier gown. It featured romantic tulle, delicate flower appliqués, and a colorful floral veil.
And for our second look, we wanted to create a sophisticated winter bride look. The gown, by designer Mira Zwillinger, featured dramatic beading and an elegant long train. Living in New England we know how cold winters can get. But just because someone gets married in sub-freezing temperatures doesn’t mean they have to sacrifice warmth for style. That’s why Lindsay styled our model with a chic fur – an essential winter wedding accessory.
The team blew us away with all of their creativity and talent on this editorial. It takes a village to put together an editorial and every element of it was perfection. And we’re thrilled to announce that our winter bridal editorial was recently featured on Wedding Sparrow!
Photography: Lauren Baker Photography
Bridal Stylist: The Boston Bridal Stylist
Hair and Makeup: Minah Campos
Florist: Be Grow Co
Invitations and Calligraphy: Merrow Creative
Bridal Boutique: L’elite Bridal
Bridal Gowns: Monique Lhuillier & Mira Zwillinger
Shoes: Bella Belle Shoes
Rings: VirtuE Jewelers Atelier
Earrings: SJ Bailey Co.
Hair Comb: Hushed Commotion
Model Agency: Maggie Agency
Studio: The Newburyport Studio
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!