Fashion Friday: Black Bridal Bliss Styled Shoot with Tonya Rapley


What a treat we have for you today: The very first Black Bridal Bliss Styled Beauty Shoot! We collaborated with some of the most talented creative professionals in the biz to produce this photo shoot and the results are gawjus! Here’s how this all came together:
Our model, newlywed Tonya Rapley, was the perfect subject. Tonya was still glowing from her own destination wedding in Jamaica and happy to get her Naomi Campbell on and provide tons of #wedspiration to the Black Bridal Bliss audience. This new Mrs. is also the mastermind behind My Fab Finance, a personal financial resource that is especially helpful in assisting women and millennials in getting their money right. The work Tonya does is important and necessary so it was an absolute pleasure to have her on-board with this project.




Photography guru Jerome Shaw of Photos by Rome captured these stunning images. Check out more of Rome’s work on Instagram. Tonya’s hair was slayed by Gabrielle Corney! (Slayed.) She also assisted with jewelry final jewelry selections. You can get more stylish hair inspo from Gabby here and on her IG page. On makeup we have La Shawn Thompson. This makeup is pretty, timeless and chic. Everything a bride wants to be on her wedding day. La Shawn is also a seasoned hairstylist and often works with brides and bridal parties.




Wedding gowns: Pantora Bridal *Learn more about Pantora offerings here.
Hair Accessories: Hair Comes the Bride
Jewelry: Carolee
Shoes: Badgley Mischka (Model’s Own)
Brooch Bouquet: A custom creation from Tonya Rapley (*This is the aunt to our model, Tonya. For purchase inquires, email:
Styling and Creative Direction: Bridgette Bartlett Royall

A special thank you to all who contributed to this effort to create such prettiful images. We hope you enjoyed! Please share far and wide.

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    1. Andrea G. says:

      She is gorgeous! Her skin is flawless. I love all the pictures. Congrats BBB!

    2. Big Brother Ben says:

      Very nice shoot. Like the fourth picture the most. Model and accessories compliment each other in every picture.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Beautiful job!!! Keep up the great work.

    4. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      Thank you for all the positive feedback, everyone! Fashion photo shoots are a lot more work to execute than most people realize so I greatly appreciate it. And Tonya looks AMAZING! ;-) #TeamTripleB

    5. SpikesDtr says:

      Awesome! Congratulations Bridgette, you did a wonderful job.

    6. @SD – Thank you much!

    7. Cousin Mars says:

      Great job on this photo shoot. The only problem – people are now going to question whether you dress me on my good days. Please confirm to them all that I actually have some style. Congratulations on another successful venture, babe.

    8. Bridgette Bridgette says:

      @Mr. Mars – Hahaha. Thank you and yes I’ll let ’em know! TB

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