Sweet Spring Bridal Boudoir
Spring is often associated with the beauty of unselfconscious innocence, so the inspiration for the shoot was the forthcoming spring and its beauty and tenderness. The aim was to create a stylish and ethereal bridal boudoir look.
Many future brides shy away from the idea of a bridal boudoir session, so we wanted this shoot to be an inspiration for brides who are looking for something sensual but sophisticated, playful but innocent. A beautiful set of images like these could be the perfect present for the groom on the night before the wedding.
Words and images by photographer Neli Prahova Photography.
The photographer Neli’s vision was to recreate the freshness and innocence of spring waking up nature to a new life – similar to the bride entering a new stage in her life. The desired look was elegant and artistic, with a hint of playful innocence.
Fleur de la Couture was the silk florist for this look. They created florals that looked wild and natural, using lots of foliage such as birch and ivy that trailed and climbed along the bed and floor. Flowers included loose delphiniums, roses and ranunculi, for a truly romantic effect.
Ophelia Liberty provided the bridal lingerie and gowns for this boudoir session. The bride-to-be wore the elegant Mini Lace Nightdress with matching lingerie to begin. Feeling confident and sexy, this matching set is the perfect outfit for your wedding night. Featuring delicate floral patterns within the design the mini gown complimented the silk floral arrangements beautifully done by Fleur de la Couture. For the second look, we went for a silk nightdress with a floral lace pattern on the bust accompanied by sheer lace down both sides, for a more playful look. This gorgeous bride then stepped into our bridal gowns; the Florence and Camilla gowns.
The Florence gown was the perfect dress for this Chic bride. The elegant ivory ruffle fabric reflected the freshness of spring. To end the session, it could only be the Camilla gown that could be worn. The hand-embellished feathers and waterfall tulle tips paired with an accentuated silk bow gown is a fun way to end the session.
Clare Lloyd featured her delicate and intricate floral headpieces and hairpins. Shades of soft blues, aquas and ivories complimented the gorgeous lace lingerie and amazing silk florals. Both headpieces feature little flowers and botanical details and very soft, subtle colours that blended perfectly with the spring colour palette of the silk floral installation.
The creative team’s top tips for bringing together this gorgeous boudoir look are:
1. Use relaxed and natural florals that don’t dominate the picture
2. Light light light! Bridal boudoir is very different to classic boudoir shoots, so the emphasis should be on the bride allowing her to radiate and shine
3. Use accessories that pull together the soft colour palette of the flowers and ethereal backdrop setting.
Photographer: Neli Prahova Photography / Silk florist: Fleur de la Couture / Bridal Gowns and Loungewear: Ophelia Liberty Loungewear / Makeup and Hair: “I Do” Bridal Services / Jewellery & Accessories: Clare Lloyd Accessories