Why a Timeless Wedding May be Limiting You

Eryndae Thorvaldsen

February 27, 2023

So the other day I was scrolling through Instagram and one of my current favorite bridal stylists @gowneyedgirl popped up. Now, if you need any bridal inspiration, she is just a wealth of knowledge. She doesn’t shy away from doing the research on how to bring your vision to life, no matter how out of the box it may be. Anyways, besides vast knowledge of the fashion and wedding industry, she also has keen commentary on the wedding industry as a whole. In one piece she talked about  an incredibly popular word for wedding professionals across the board–timeless. I have also toyed with the word. My photography is so based in my love of film photography that all I could do was think I was shooting for a timeless feel. And yes, I want these photos to last a lifetime, so I try to stay away from hopping on the latest posing or editing trends. This being said, what is more timeless than being completely true to yourself?

Bride and groom first look in greenhouse at The Tinsmith Madison, Wisconsin

Don’t get me wrong, there are timeless details that I gush over, but it’s when I see couples shoot for timeless while sacrificing self expression that I get concerned. Choosing to go entirely black and white with greenery can be pretty, but does it really represent you? Weddings are a celebration that you chose to have in this phase of your life, letting yourself express your love story where it is right now. That’s what I want to see.

This moment is also a beautiful marker in your relationship that you will get to look back on, seeing how far you have come since the day you said “I do”. It’s not about perfection, it’s about being in love – and love grows over time.

Bride raising bouquet in the air walking down the isle at The Tinsmith

This year, Lindsey and John’s wedding at The Tinsmith would have to be the one that best represents this. Rather than choosing timeless white and black or following the latest trends, they chose color and FUN in every single moment of the day. This allowed them to spend the perfect day with their favorite people and not worry about how things looked because they knew all the decisions that were made were true to them. All of this came together when they pulled out the cake, but it wasn’t a cake, it was a cake shaped pinata that they burst open while the party music was raging.

Cheers to more authentic weddings in 2023!

All images by Eryndae Photography, second shot for Mo Speer Photography.

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