Post # 1
Hi all! I am getting married in about 3 months and was wondering if there were any other short brides with tall grooms who could share some wisdom! I am especially interested in wedding pictures. I am around 5’3” and my groom is 6’4”. I saw there are a few other posts on here with this topic but they are from about 4 years ago so I am sure there are some new pictures and ideas people have come up with since then! Also, with such a tall height difference – what size heels did you wear?? I feel like it doesn’t really matter as much because I could pretty much wear stilts and be in the clear lol.
Is there any other advice for the vertically challenged who have paired up with giants? Would love to hear any advice 🙂
Post # 2
I got married a year ago and there is a big height difference between my husband and I. I am 5’0 and he is 6’0. I wore heels for the ceremony (I think they’re about 2-3 inches) but they soon came off at the reception because I kept getting them stuck in the grass and walking out of them so I just went bare (stocking) feet after that.
To be honest with you we didn’t do anything special for our height difference, we just listened to our photographer and did what she told us to do. A lot of the photos of just the two of us did involve us both standing up so obviously yes, you can see the height difference. And when we had our family ones we were all standing.
I think it depends on if you like seeing the height difference between you or not. I am not bothered by it (I know I’m smaller than him, I’m smaller than a lot of people) so I didn’t specifically go out of my way to get any creative shots in.
Listen to your photographer and trust they’ll make good of your height difference.
Here is a photo of my pastor, me and my husband. Look how small I am (and this is with heels on!)
Post # 3
- Wedding: February 2015 - Mount Hermon
nittanybride14: 5’4″ here, FI is 6’2″ or 3″ depending on how curly his hair is that day (no really).
I rarely wear heels (despite adoring them), but I found a pair of mid-height heels (3in) that are very comfortable. I will still be switcing to sandals for the reception.
We’ve done engagement photos and we look fine. Our photographer is great an I adore some of te tiptoe kissing pictues from the engagement photos. We aren’t doing anything special or worrying about it.
Post # 4
FromA2B2013: You looked so beautiful! I love the height difference, his height was one of the things that attracted me to him! I was really interested in seeing if any one had some poses that we would like.
I have to admit, I have some friends from college who recently posted their engagement photos and they just looked super awkward. I got a little scared our photos would turn out like that. They are both super nice but also very awkward individually (I majored in accounting – majority of my peers were like this lol), so I think I am realizing it was more their personalities and not the height difference that contributed to this.
Post # 5
AllyCRN: I never wear heels – we have been together for over 5 years now and after we got together I pretty much retired heels since then. I love tip toe kiss pictures!! Congrats on the engagement and thank you for the response 🙂 I don’t want our pictures to be staged or playing up/down the height difference but I would love to get a few cutesy shots.
Post # 6
I’m 5’0 and FI is 6’4. I’m not trying to do anything special though. I don’t really care what it looks like in photos. We are who we are. He’s tall, I’m short. I will be wearing heels, but that’s because I like heels, and would never wear flats on my wedding day regardless. Not that there’s anything wrong with flats. I just personally prefer hills when I’m getting fancied up for anything.
Post # 7
nittanybride14: thank you! We had engagement photos done by a different photographer and there is that awkwardness that you’re talking about so I was really worried on the day but when it came to it, I don’t know if it’s because I was so happy so I/we were more relaxed about the whole thing or if it was having a different photographer but all the photographs look lovely.
Post # 8
nittanybride14: I’m not married yet but this is something I worry about! I’m 5’4″, SO is 6’5″. I don’t think I will be able to wear 4″ heels at my wedding either, lol. Maybe you could do some sitting shots? I’m still short compared to my SO sitting down but I think it makes the difference less apparent.
Post # 9
My cousin is 6’11-7′ and he married a girl who is about 5’4, talk about a height difference! I’m obviously not going to post photos of them, but some of my favorite poses are him dipping her and one of him carrying her. Another one is him behind her with his arms around, he’s leaning down a little but it doesn’t look awkward. I also like ones where there is a little space between them and they are holding hands walking away from the camera. Tip toe pics are way cute too. Obviously no forehead to forehead pics though unless he is sitting.
Post # 10
I’m 5’0 and my FI is 6’1! Were actually both wearing tennis shoes because I do NOT wear heels, whatsoever. I love our height difference and don’t plan on trying to down play it or anything. The pics I have from the proposal, he is almost the same height as me when he’s down on one knee! When we took our engagment pics he was holding me in some and in others I was standing on a rock so we could be fore head to fore head.
Post # 11
nittanybride14: I could have written this post myself! Same heights as you, and I will be wearing about 4″ heels on the day. I try not to think about the height difference, or the fact that I’ll probably be super uncomfortable in my shoes (I have tiny feet, so heels are REALLY high in terms of steepness. Why don’t people make stylish shoes with a platform but with a medium height heel so it doesn’t feel like you’re standing on your toes, can’t walk normally and about to break your ankles!?)
OK rant over lol. Anyway, back during my mad Pinterest pinning days I found a couple of pics of short brides and tall grooms, some which show the height difference and some which disguise it or play off it. They all look gorgeous, so I’m sure us shorties will look just fine on our big day with our gentle giants 🙂
This one isn’t with a particularly short bride, but would work well:
Other shots that work with a short bride are where she’s standing on a step or a low wall. In our engagement photos I took the initiative to stand on a massive tree root so FI and I were eye-to-eye and the photo turned out great. We also did photos lying down, sitting on a bench together, FI sitting on the bench and me leaning against him with my legs stretched out on the bench, him lifting me (maybe practise being lifted beforehand in front of a mirror – ours looked super awkward).
Post # 12
I’m 4′ 9 my fiance on the other hand is 6′ 5.