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Date: 6/13/2024

Venue: Maymont Park, Richmond, Virginia

Styled shoots are a fantastic opportunity for photographers, fashion designers, stylists, and other wedding professionals to showcase their creativity and unique visions. These inspiring and innovative shoots are a great source of ideas for couples planning their weddings, or in this case, for brides searching for wedding attire.

We are introducing Amerykahh Fashion’s Spring 2024 Bridal Collection – The Blissful Blooms Collection. This stunning collection features a blend of romantic and modern bridal wear, perfect for today’s stylish bride.

Fashion designer Erykah Hatch-Coates shared her thoughts on the Blissful Blooms Collection, describing it as a beautiful spring day with blooming flowers, shining sun, and a feeling of new beginnings. Just imagine elegant formal wear adorned with delicate floral patterns that capture the essence of spring. To add to the charm, the collection also features a touch of sophistication with lustrous pearls incorporated into the bridal and formal wear designs, offering a true celebration of the beauty and joy of the enchanting spring season.

She also drew an analogy between women and pearls, emphasizing their resilience and beauty. Equating the challenges women face to the process of pearl formation, she highlighted how both women and pearls symbolize love, good health, luck, and prosperity.

The silhouettes she selected aim to evoke a sense of springtime romance. For example, the “Ebony” dress features a bodice shaped like a heart and is trimmed with pearl fringing at the skirt’s bottom. Similarly, the “Beatrice” dress showcases embossed flowers throughout, complementing the theme of “Blissful Blooms.”

Style Name: Julia

Check out this stunning strapless A-line dress in blush pink with a beautiful gold floral print. It’s perfect for a bachelorette party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. You’ll look radiant in this dress, and all eyes will be on you! Worn by model Saamiyah Chandler. 

Style Name: Ethel

A stunning A-line floor-length gown in metallic gold with delicate spaghetti straps adorned with beautiful pearl details. It’s the kind of dress that makes heads turn, and hearts skip a beat. Whether you’re a bride looking for an elegant outfit for your engagement party, a stylish dress for the rehearsal dinner, or a breathtaking attire for your grand exit, this gown has covered you. It’s the kind of dress that will make you feel like the star of the show, effortlessly exuding elegance and glamour. Worn by model Saamiyah Chandler.

Style Name: Nicole

Get ready to be blown away by this incredible three-piece set that revolutionizes bridal fashion! Picture this: a sophisticated ivory pantsuit that will leave everyone speechless. It boasts a trendy strapless cropped bodice with stunning off-the-shoulder bow straps, paired with sleek straight-cut bottoms, and the pièce de résistance – a breathtaking detachable cape embellished with intricate swirl designs and a dash of sparkling glitter. This ensemble has everything you need to make a captivating and stylish entrance on your big day! Worn by model Saamiyah Chandler.

Style Name: Miyah

Don’t overlook this stunning ensemble! The two-piece set in ivory and metallic silver for the cape is ideal for the bride looking for a sophisticated bridal ensemble. The top features a sheer-boned bustier bodice with a corset back, while the skirt is a fit and flare style with a 2-foot train. It’s perfect for a bride who wants to exude elegance on her special day! Worn by model Saamiyah Chandler.

Style Name: Ebony

Check out this stunning ivory-colored bodycon dress! Imagine strutting down the Las Vegas strip in this gorgeous number or rocking it for a bold and sexy bridal look. The dress features a fitted silhouette, chic straps, and exquisite pearl fringe around the bottom of the skirt. And guess what? You have the option to add two detachable scattered pearl capes, one for each shoulder, for that extra touch of glamour! It’s a showstopper, for sure. Worn by model Khayla Carter.

Style Name: Brianna

You’ve got to see this gorgeous ivory classic wrap dress. It features an elegant V-neck and long faux fur sleeves, making it the ideal cover for a fitted bodycon dress. This stunning outfit is perfect for pre-wedding prep or the morning after the wedding. How fabulous is that?

Style Name: Kisha

Imagine stepping into the spotlight wearing a stunning two-piece set that’s as vibrant and joyous as your love story. This gorgeous ensemble features a strapless cropped bodice paired with regular straight-cut pants, all adorned in a lush pink and gold accent floral print. It’s the perfect outfit for brides to rock at their engagement party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. Talk about making a stylish statement as you celebrate your journey to “happily ever after”!

Style Name: Beatrice

Imagine yourself in this show-stopping blush pink mid-ankle strapless mermaid gown adorned with elegant gold floral accents. It’s the epitome of playful elegance and is perfect for your engagement party, bachelorette party, bridal shower, or rehearsal dinner. This gown is sure to turn heads and make you feel radiant! 


Saamiyah Chandler – @mi.yahh_

Khayla Carter – @kc_toasty


Fashion Designer: Erykah Hatch-Coates, AmErykahh – @amerykahhfashion

Photographer: Relish – Say I Do!! Officiant & Photographer – @relishp

Venue: Maymont – @maymont_rva


– Earrings: Amazon and Lovisa

– Rings: Modern Gents, Pandora

– Pearl Headband:Marshalls

– Veil: Shein

– Capes: AmErykahh Designs


– Black colored shoes with gold chain strap: Zara

– White platform heels with ribbon ankle strap: Shein

– Black strap sandal heels: Amazon

If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Debra Shepperson

Debra is a native of Virginia, having lived in both Roanoke and Richmond. She is the co-owner of Relish – Say I Do!! Officiant & Photographer. She is an artist who aims to create ceremony scripts and capture photos that evoke positive emotional responses, inspire others, and deliver nostalgia. Debra holds a graduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth and an undergraduate degree from Saint Leo University, Florida. Before gaining more than ten years of wedding-related experience, Debra was a human resource executive. She has been happily married to the co-owner of Relish for more than 20 years.