Dress Complexities at Postlewait’s Country Weddings

While I may never fully understand the complexities of wedding gowns, I will never tire of photographing the wedding dress “dance” that the bride and bridesmaids go through in the dressing room. It’s one of the rituals of our culture that we often forget exists, or that we might dismiss as inconsequential or lacking meaning. It’s the one day in her life when a woman’s closest friends all gather around her to focus on adorning her in glorious attire in celebration of this journey through marriage that she is about to embark on.

Here, Catie stands in the dressing room at Postlewait’s Country Weddings in Canby, OR (about an hour outside of Portland). One of her relatives had taken the time to lace up her dress for the dress detail photographs, which, while amazingly sweet, turned out to be a slightly time-consuming in the long run. If I remember correctly, it took about half an hour to forty-five minutes to get Catie into a pre-laced dress (which you can see should you mosey on over to their blog post), but her bridesmaids worked through it with her happily. By the time we were all getting ready to leave the dressing room, Catie and her friends were laughing and in great spirits and more than ready to walk down Postlewait’s aisle.

If you’d like to see more images from Catie and Colin’s wedding, take a look at their blog post!

Mhari Scott | Portland Wedding Photographer