Model Madeline Stuart has had one heck of a year, from walking in New York Fashion Week to landing ad campaigns. Most recently, the 19-year old, who has Down syndrome, starred in a bridal photo shoot modeling a series of wedding gowns at Rixey Manor, a popular wedding venue in Northern Virginia. The photos are nothing short of beautiful.
Isadora Martin-Dye, who owns Rixey Manor with her husband and put together the shoot, told The Huffington Post UK: “A lot of newly engaged women cannot see themselves as a bride because all the images magazines use are of these tall, thin models.”
“I think that being a bride is a life experience that every woman should be able to see herself doing, and definitely not stressing about the fact that they won’t look ‘perfect’ on their wedding day,” she added.
See the stunning photo shoot in full below:
Photography by Sarah Houston.
Dresses by Ava Laurenne Bridal
Flowers by Good Earth Floral.
A version of this article originally appeared on The Huffington Post UK.