There is something so beautiful about the elegance and poise of a ballerina, and BETHANY SNYDER has captured that perfectly in this bridal shoot. With gorgeous florals by WHITE MAGNOLIA DESIGNS and a flowing gown by VIVIAN ELISE VINTAGE allowing for plenty of natural movement, it's as soft and delicate as it is strong. Bethany tells us: This shoot has been close to my heart since its inception. Dancing is an expression of the soul, a secret waiting to be told. I wanted to tell the story of a bride holding that secret on the day of her wedding: the butterflies, the excitement, the vast and un-containable love and the longing to see her groom getting ready in the next room.

This bride is a ballerina, and one that is unable to withhold her soul's expression a moment longer. She straps on her dancing shoes, heads outside, and releases the depth of her heart like a flower gives its petals to the wind. She feels her soul coming alive with each carefully measured step, with only the sounds of her steady breathing and the gentle flutter of her dress as she moves to serve as accompaniment. She is strong, she is beautiful and she is ready to intertwine her life with another's.

Photography BETHANY SNYDER / Venue THE CLIFTON INN / Dress, jewellery & styling VIVIAN ELISE VINTAGE / Floral design WHITE MAGNOLIA DESIGNS / Hair & make-up THE COLOR LAB / Film processing THE FIND LAB / Model VERONICA HART from ALBEMARLE BALLET THEATRE