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How to Plan for Your “Getting Ready” Photos at The Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast Inn

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Getting ready for your ceremony includes many aspects during your busy morning of preparation. While you are getting your make-up applied, your hair curled, and your gown laced, I will be there to capture sweet behind the scenes moments. These quiet, yet rushed moments are some of the most special memories from your wedding day. Your bridesmaids get to spend the last few minutes with you before you walk down the aisle, your mother has the honor of lacing up your gown, and your grandmother holds your hand as you take a breathe right before leaving the bridal suite. A swirl of hairspray, bobby pins, last minute applications, and champagne giggles surrounds these moments that are easily forgotten in the flurry of activity.

Lovely view from the honeymoon suite at Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast
The inn at Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast has one of the loveliest bridal suites I have seen. The views from the expansive bridal room overlook the green lawn that lays at the base of the gorgeous peaks in Rocky Mountain National Park. The bridal suite is a beautiful room, tucked away in a corner of the inn that provides for absolute privacy, and it is large enough for your entire bridal party to get ready.

Here are the best tips for getting ready at this quaint B & B:

1. Make-up and Hair Artist:

Hiring a talented hair and make-up artist (HMUA) will allow you to fully relax during your getting ready portraits. During this time, I am able to capture layers of the process as your HMUA finishes up each detail.  You also have the option of having your stylist weave florals into your hair, place your veil, or add a tiara as the final detail to your wedding day look.  I can capture these elements with the help of your HMUA.  So make sure to add a skilled professional to your wedding day team.  We have several wonderful vendors that we can refer you to.  

Bridal suite at Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast

2. Bridesmaids Robes

A very fun and unique way to add a different element to your getting ready portraits with your favorite girls is to purchase matching or similarly designed robes or outfits. These are some of the most fun images we capture while you are getting ready. While you are at it make sure to pop a bottle of champagne to toast and celebrate your marriage! Romantic Riversong has bottles of champagne available for these occasions. You can even invite your sweet flower girl into the bridal suite to capture a few images with just the two of you.

Flower girl dress ideas Colorado

3. Timing

A wonderful part of getting ready at Romantic Riversong is that your bridal suite has a beautiful amount of lighting throughout the day. Timing is important when you are considering the lighting available for your ceremony, but I found that anytime of the morning and early afternoon were lovely for lighting. This detail allows you to have a large amount of flexibility as you prepare for your ceremony. Your timeline provides ample time for you to get ready without the strain of lighting concerns. Our couple in October loved their bridal suite and we were able to capture beautiful getting ready images in the middle of the afternoon.

Groom getting ready portraits

4. Privacy Outdoors

If you’d like to move your pre-ceremony portraits to the outdoors, this lovely inn provides several spots on their property that can easily be secluded from your guests. You can even have your first look just outside the bridal suite before you walk down the aisle, which is a perfect way to wrap up your getting ready images. Also while you get ready inside the actual bridal suite, there is a private entrance into the suite with doors that shut off the bedroom. I found this was a great spot for your mom and dad to wait while you put on your gown. Then parents can join you in the room for another sweet first look. If you’d like some ideas for selecting your wedding gown then view our guide here.

Parent first look ideas with Jenna Wren Photography

I would love to help you plan your dream wedding in Estes Park, Colorado! Feel free to send me an email here.

If you are planning your wedding ceremony at Romantic Riversong B&B, then check out why we think this is the perfect spot for you.

Also, make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest information from Estes Park, Colorado and Rocky Mountain National Park, regarding COVID-19 openings and closures. Planning your wedding ceremony is of utmost importance to us, so we continuously check local restrictions and guidelines to support you and your fiancé.

If you are looking for dates to book a stay at Romantic Riversong Bed and Breakfast Inn, then visit their booking page here.

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