Emma’s Wedding Portraits Part 1

Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com                Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com         Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com     Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com   Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com    Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com        Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com           Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com               Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com            Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com             Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com  Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com      Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com       Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.com          Trey and I took most of our wedding portraits the day before our wedding. It's a tough decision to make, whether to see each other (in your wedding day clothes) before the big day or not. For us, this just felt right. We had a private moment in my sister's backyard (I had gotten ready at her house) before the photo session began. I was SO excited to show Trey my dress, as we had been working on it (and hiding it) at the house for weeks and weeks. Sarah (our photographer) snapped a few photos of us in the backyard after those first few moments, and then we moved to a few more locations. We got a few photos of us on the third floor of our local shop building. This is where my sister got married, so it's a special spot for our family. I adore how these pictures turned out! I think they communicate so much. I think you can almost feel the nervous/excited energy we both had that day.Emma's wedding portraits! www.abeautifulmess.comHere you can see Elsie, Laura and Rachel peeping in our first moments. I sort of love this photo. I have the best friends. 

Emma's wearing: flower crown c/o BHLDN, dress/DIY (we'll share more soon!) and shoes/UO.
Trey's wearing: suit and shoes/Topman, tie/Forage Haberdashery.

All photos by: Arrow & Apple

  • i have been reading abeautifulmess for years now and i think this may be my very first comment. i just felt compelled to mention how stunning that first solo photo (8th one down) of Emma is, wow. Ridiculously gorgeous! and many congrats on wedded life, what a superb start.
    xox rita

  • Oh, Emma, you looked so beautiful!!!

  • You guys are adorable! I love the photos, especially the black and white one in the stairwell, with the light shining!


  • Beautiful. The one where he is touching your face and then the black and one one underneath with you looking up, you see the love. Thanks for sharing.

  • This is so adorable! Congrats (:


  • I LOVE the shot of you with the mirrors and your head tilted back, so beautiful…the rest of the pics are lovely too!!!

  • These photos are just STUNNING! Really lovely to see such an intimite part of your life, you look so in love with each other in the photos – so sweet!


  • Can’t get over her dress! It’s just so perfect


  • These are beautiful photos!! You made a beautiful bride and your dress is gorgeous!!


  • I didn’t take photos the day before, but we did take photos before the ceremony. I think almost everyone at the wedding saw me before the ceremony, actually. I didn’t mind at all. I think it’s a great idea to get some really nice photos without missing your actual wedding. I also love how blonde Emma’s hair was. I want to go this blonde, but I’m pretty sure I’d do something wrong and cause all my hair to turn orange or fall out.

  • These photos are absolutely gorgeous and you both look so happy and so in love guys…Emma you are stunning and Mr Trey has an old fashionned chic, you make the pair!
    Beautiful, thank you so much for sharing these moments with us here, it’s so lovely.

  • Aww such a sweet couple,
    Really love the photos. charming.
    Especially love the wedding gown and grooms suit
    beautifully unique

  • aw, love the picture of the girls looking through the window. so cute!

  • such amazing photos, you look so beautiful, Emma! the 6th photo has to be my favourite!!


  • These photos are absolutely beautiful and you two look amazing together! Congratulations! X

  • I love the photo of emma smiling at Trey!


  • Wow, these photo’s a stunning! You both look so happy, congratulations!

    Aysha x

  • I’m all for pre wedding photos- my husband and I did the same thing, only on the day of the wedding rather than the day before. Meant we could head straight to the party after the ceremony!!

  • These are such lovely photos of you lovely people! 🙂
    Congrats again!

    Celina | The Celution

  • I love that you can see the leftovers on the ground from Elsie’s wedding… Also is that the backdrop in the reflection in the 7th picture!! Secret details like that are so special!!


  • You look stunning. You guys look so happy & in love, I hope I get that lucky one day

  • Oh my goodness, these pictures are gorgeous! And your dress is amazing – I can’t believe that you gals made it!


  • These are beautiful and Emma is just radiating happiness and excitement..so special to see:)
    Attic Lace

  • BEAUTIFUL. Congratulations, again. Can’t wait to see the ceremony and reception photos as well!

  • Wow! What great photos!

    Chase Miller
    The Smell of Summer – A Boutique Surf Lifestyle Blog

  • So beautiful! Your personal touches (and your family’s and friend’s touches) on everything show through in such lovely ways. Congratulations!

  • Those are so sweet! The more photos you share of your dress, the more awesome it looks. You ladies did a great job on it- and I love the shoes you put with it…love.it.!!!!

  • Great photos! You two look adorable! Arrow and Apple did a great job capturing the moment for you two!

  • You both look incredible! I love that you took the photos the day before, I’ve never heard of anyone doing that before. Such a good idea, gives you more time to enjoy your special day!

  • So gorgeous! I love the photos. You both look so happy.


  • So, so beautiful! Congrats on being married! It’s the best! I’m dying over each and every photo =)


  • Gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing your stories with us. Those are beautiful pictures.

  • These photos are gorgeous! I can totally understand why it was a dilemma but if these photos are anything to go by it was definitely worth it! x


  • Awww. These are absolutely beautiful. Amazing..
    All the best for you two <3

  • You look so beautiful! I’m a sucker for old timey vintage photos, so naturally the black and white ones are my favorite!

  • That second photo.
    Oh my gosh!! Unbelievably beautiful!!

    Thank you for sharing these!!

  • You have such beautiful photos, they’re so perfect.

    Fashion and Happy Things

  • These are some of the cutest photos. You both look great. Thanks for sharing such a special moment!

  • Stahp. You are both stunning and these pictures are stunning and you’re right, the feel of these pictures.. god. It’s beautiful.

    xo Ashley

  • Beautiful photos! This wedding dress truly is a piece of art!
    Congratulations on everything!

    Birdy and Bambi


  • That dress is gorgeous!!!


  • SO gorgeous! I am in love with everything about these pictures!

  • That dress is absolutely stunning! You look so perfect, Emma 🙂

  • So beautiful Emma, you look stunning, and Trey doesn’t look so bad either! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    Rosie x | Every Word Handwritten

  • Awwww. Everything looks so magical! Perfect. It looks as if hearts were flying all over the place!


  • How lovely!


  • These are simply beautiful! So full of happiness and joy. 🙂

  • So beautiful!
    I have been going back and forth with the idea of taking photos the day before the wedding too, only because I know I will want so many photos, but I don’t want to have like a 2 hour cocktail hour and keep guests waiting haha

    xo Jennifer


  • These are SO beautiful!! You can see how much love you have for each other. Pictures to cherish forever!

    Lulu xx


  • Absolutely stunning. Such a cute couple!!! All the photos tell a little story, great job Arrow & Apple!

  • They both look gorgeous! Loving Emma’s dress!
    Seems that it was such an awesome wedding! x

  • Amazing pics :)))

    XOXO Sandl


  • Ah! I’m crying. These are so lovely. You both looked so perfect, the photos are perfect… it’s all just perfect.
    xx http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com

  • Really amazing photos!! 😉
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  • these pictures are gorgeous and you both look so happy. congratulations!

  • an interesting idea to take the pictures before the big day… but i guess this moment when you see each other for the first time stays just as special and it takes a lot of stress out of the day when you already have those couple shoots 🙂

    the pictures turned out really really nice!

    congratulations again!

  • The pictures are so beautiful! I love the one of all of the girls peeping out the window 🙂

  • That dress is beautiful! and the last photo is brilliant- never seen someone take into account the other people around them when the focus is supposed to be on them! I love it, shows the great friends you have!


  • These photos are beautiful, and you look gorgeous!!! 😀 Loved the dress so much. Congratulations again lady!

    Alex from www.polkadottedpixels.com

  • So pretty! The flower band in your hair reminds me of my mother’s which was unfortunately crushed in storage so I couldn’t wear it.
    So lovely to see everything come together – congratulations again! 🙂

  • Ah beautiful photos! You look lovely!


  • What an amazing time in your life. Emma you look beautiful, congratulations again!

  • Congratulations! I love your dress, is it vintage? Looks beautiful.

    Paper Mothball Vintage

  • Stunning. Makes me wish I could get married all over again and do it better!

  • Amazing pics. Thanks for sharing, as I’m getting ready for my wedding it’s great to see what other people are doing these days, like seeing each other in your wedding clothes the day before. Such a great way to get some calm pics.

  • Oh so beautiful and loved that you did these pictures the day beforehand. And just so glad you had the perfect day!! 🙂

  • The pictures turned out beautiful. I really like the ones on the steps.


  • I just love her dress! Perfect!


  • Oh how beautiful! You both look so wonderful! These photos are so heart warming, I know I’ve said it 1000 times, but congratulations!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • You both look so happy! My husband & I didn’t take photos together until after the ceremony and we ended up abandoning the guests for awhile to make sure we got the photos we wanted. It goes by so quickly, its a hard decision! But you both look great. 🙂
    xo kristen genevieve


  • These are beautiful! You look absolutely gorgeous Emma!


  • Oh my gosh these pictures are so beautiful! You looked incredible Emma! xxx


  • Her dress is so perfect!


  • Emma looked beautiful!! I love that dress!


  • This photos are BREATHTAKING! You look so gorgeous and that dress is amazing 🙂


  • These photos are stunning, Emma! Your wedding looks like it was so beautiful and full of personality! I hope my wedding is as unique and wonderful as yours.


  • Ha! That picture of everyone taking a peek is the same photo of me and my Fiance taking a peek at my sister at her wedding. lol We took a peek because my fiance is not a black tie person and wanted her to see him dressed in jeans, a godzilla shirt and a a suit jacket, the same icky green color as godzilla. She laughed and he got the photographers snapping picks of him chasing kids like Godzilla.


  • OMG Emma you looked gorgeous!!! I cant wait to see the little yous!!!! That is next you know… ok well maybe Im in the business but I know they would be adorable and so chic!!!

  • Really beautiful pictures!!!! Such a nice dress! Looks so cute together!

  • I took my wedding photos before the wedding, but I like your idea of the day before!

  • You guys look absolutely gorgeous! And yes, the last photo is really precious! 🙂

  • Love the photos on the stairs with the light shining through. So beautiful.

  • These are beautiful. You guys look so happy + in love. Congrats, again!

  • The photos turned out beautiful! You can be really proud, congrats! xx


  • Oh my goodness, the photos are so lovely! You’re such a beauty!

  • i love the neon accents! so fun that emma’s nail polish matches trey’s tie, and i love the neon-y lipstick!!

  • It must have been a big decision to show your dress before the wedding day! But the result is so great that you probably don’t regret 🙂 I love your outfits, they are so nice!

  • Awh the photos are fantastic – Emma and Trey look beautiful and so in look.

    I also love the last photo of the girls peeping out!

  • You look so cute and gorgeous ♥
    Also, Sarah takes the best photos 🙂

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