March 28, 2024

bridal flatlays


bridal flatlay

Creating beautiful bridal flatlays is an art form that beautifully capture the essence of your wedding day. From delicate lace veils to sparkling jewelry, each element lends to your love story. Bridal flatlays not only serve as a stunning visual memento but also set the tone for the entire wedding celebration. They are a wonderful way to capture the essence and beauty of a bride’s special day in a single frame.


A bridal flatlay is a popular and artistic way to showcase all the essential elements of a bride’s big day in one beautifully styled photograph. It typically includes items such as the wedding shoes, jewelry, vow books, bouquet, the wedding invitation suite, and any other meaningful elements. The arrangement is carefully curated and thoughtfully composed to capture the theme and style of the wedding.

BRIDAL FLAYLAY ADVICE: We graciously encourage all of our Marie Violet Photography brides to request any trimmings from your florist to be included and delivered with your bouquets on your wedding day. These extra blooms and greenery add such a beautiful touch to your wedding day bridal flatlay imagery. Just make sure to kindly request these blooms well in advance to ensure that your florist can include them with your wedding day floral delivery.

ring details, wedding day bridal flatlay

We curated this wedding ring inspired flatlay for our bride Briana on her wedding day and styled this photo utilizing her floral trimmings. Creating this elevated bridal flatlay in such a beautiful way that highlighted the sophisicated and modern asethetic our bride desired.


When planning your bridal flatlays, consider including items that are meaningful to you and represent your personality and style. Start with your engagement ring, your wedding bands, along with any heirloom pieces that hold sentimental value to you. Add in elements that reflect your wedding theme or colour scheme, such as flowers, ribbons, or beautiful trinkets or heirlooms that lend to your wedding aesthetic or story.


We love when couples include a vintage ring box or add a sentimantal memorial photo locket to keep their loved ones close to them as they walk down the aisle.

Our beloved bride, Molly hired the incredibly talented creative director / stylist Kristin Shockley of Lustre Theory for her wedding day bridal flatlay styling and reception tablescape design. Kristin, arrived with a stunning array and assortment of beautiful collectibles and curated each flatlay for us to photograph.

bridal flatlays

I can’t begin to share how wonderful this experience was on the wedding day, as it allowed us to focus on the craft of documenting the day and allowed Kristin to be in her creative element and curate these beautiful bridal flatlays.

bridal flatlays

I highly encourage every bride and couple to consider this an essential wedding investment on your day and hire stylist to curate these incredible magazine worthy-editorial inspired bridal flatlays.

bridal flatlays

Consider also incorporating a family heirloom, beloved tray or serving dish for us to place and style your bridal details with.

Don’t forget to include your invitation suite, a special perfume bottle, and perhaps a photo of you and your partner. Feel free to incorporate unique touches like a love letter, a meaningful quote, or a special token that symbolises your love story.


Upon our arrival on your wedding day, we will begin photographing your bridal details and create your flatlays. We share with you in our Photograph inspired Timeline PDF all the pretty details too, so don’t worry, we have everything written down for you! But, let’s discuss them again!

Typically our couples will check into their bridal suite the evening before or you may arrive early on the morning of your wedding day, please arrange to have someone you trust to gather all of your bridal details and place them in one area for us to collect upon arriving.

Please also schedule your florals to arrive before we do to ensure we have plenty of time to photograph these items during the details portion of your wedding day photography.

bridal flatlays

Don’t forget to include your dress, (out of the bridal bag, steamed and hanging on your hanger) your veil, wedding shoes, perfume, rings, invitation suite, any additional stationary, vow books, jewelry, hair accessories, additional guest gift bags (to photograph to remember!) and any borrowed or blue, family heirlooms or extra sentimental items that are important to you and your partner.

Don’t forget that we also love to set time aside for your partner’s details and create their wedding flatlay too!

Once we arrive, we will begin to photograph your dress, veil, shoes and bouquet, and then photograph smaller details as well as the close-up macro ring photos, the invitation suite photo, the bouquet photo and a mix of other blended bridal flatlay photos.

For grooms, please include shoes, tie or bow-tie, cufflinks, cologne, belt, watch, and boutonnieres. Don’t forget to include his wedding ring or ring box also! We will photograph these items promptly and then return them to allow time for his getting ready photos to begin.

Most importantly, be creative and add whimsical, sentimental or romantic elements to your wedding day bridal flatlay details that speaks to who you are as a couple and enhances your wedding aesthetic. If your wedding inspiration is timeless and classic, at a museum or library, maybe including a few of your favourite vintage books. If your wedding is taking place at an Opera house, or conservatory, maybe adding sheet music of your wedding song might be a creative option. If your having a destination Lake Como wedding, adding lemons, olive oil or vintage postcards from the area might be a great touch to add to your bridal wedding flatlays.

What makes your beautiful bridal flatlay photos so lovely and unique is incorporating elements that are unconventional but add to your love story!

We hope this blog post helped you with your bridal flatlay inspiration and feel free to contact us at Marie Violet Photography if you have any questions about creating beautiful bridal flatlays or if you need any additional assistance.

Happy Styling!

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Adores long weekends with the family poolside, dog lover, and famous Mojito maker. Barefoot gardener, skincare junkie.

As a wedding photographer with over a decade of experience, I love to create beautiful, timeless imagery that captures all the emotions and feelings of the day. From the joyful to the sentimental, and the spontaneous once-in-a-lifetime moments that happen. I pour my heart and soul into each couple to ensure their wedding day is everything they dreamed and more.

I'm originally from Southeastern Canada and have settled in Virginia with my hsuband and three children. When I'm not behind the camera, you will happily find me in my garden or hosting an intimate dinner party. My friends will tell you I make the best mojito. And I've fallen in love with the art of sourdough. I'm a Libra-a hopeless romantic, and I believe that family is everything. And I will always think that retiring to Tuscany, Italy, and restoring an old villa in the countryside is a good idea.

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