What to Wear Bridal Boudoir

In today’s post I’m going to explore a few of the options for styling your bridal boudoir photography session. There are many more but this is a good start.

I photograph a lot of brides each year who are all looking to create a grooms gift that is going to really be unique to them. Many of them want to work some elements of bridal styling into the session. These are just a few of the suggestions I have for adding a bridal vibe to your boudoir session. Bringing wedding day elements like your veil, shoes and garter are classics and I do suggest bringing them if you can. If you don’t want to go with a traditional look there are many ways to get that bridal feel without all of those components.

This one is pretty obvious. Choose white lingerie. White lace is beautiful, classic, timeless and feminine. Not to mention white lingerie really does seem to say bridal. This amazing piece is from Agent Provocateur. They have some of the most amazing lingerie I’ve ever shot.
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Don’t want to go all white? Try white pieces that work in another color like this gorgeous white and black bodysuit. It still feels bridal and many of my non-traditional brides will bring a piece like this. what to wear bridal boudoir

Be sure to chose pieces that fit your personality and style. You don’t want to feel like you’re playing dress up so stay true to you.
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Adding lingerie that is off white works well too.  It’s a great alternative if you aren’t interested in choosing crisp white pieces. This garter slip from Victoria’s Secret looked amazing on her and gave a bridal feel without being classic white. Try cream tones or flesh tones. richmond-virginia-bridal-boudoir-photographer-2

Bringing your veil and garter are always a great way to create a classic bridal look. Your wedding day heels can work well with this too.
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A cute cheeky pantie can be a fun way to make a bridal statement without having to bring in your veil. best grooms gift virginia

Again classic white with black or blue styling details is always a good look. bridal styling richmond virginia

Try adding something blue here. This blue set, also from VS, works in a subtle, bridal feel while forgoing traditional white all together.
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Again your blue’s should suit your personal styling as well and with so many great choices out there from pastel blues to navy you’re sure to find one that looks amazing with your skin tone. virginia beach boudoir

This is a fun way to make a statement, literally. Graphic tee’s like this Wifey tee are a fun, flirty way to add a clearly bridal vibe to your boudoir session. They are easy to find with a quick google search and I’ve seen it on t-shirts, tank tops, sweat shirts, and even panties. Have some fun with yours. We cut the neck line on this one to open it up.  You can find a variety of these tee’s so if Wifey isn’t the expression for you find one that, again, suits your personal style. Bridal Boudoir Photographer Richmond VA

This is one of the more unique pieces I’ve seen.  She had it made by a maker on Etsy. Etsy is one of the most wonderful places to find handmade and customize-able bridal accessories. Bringing bridal accessories to your session, like this date bracelet, is a fantastic way to really show off those delicate details that are also very personal.

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As with any boudoir session you’d do with me I do suggest always, ALWAYS, keep your styling in line with your personal style. You want to feel comfortable and sexy in your wardrobe, not costumed or like you’re playing dress up in someone else’s clothes. You’ll want to cherish these images long after you’ve given your partner the album so keeping your styling classic is always a good idea. When you schedule your bridal boudoir session I’ll send you my style guide and we’ll set up your style consultation. I don’t leave you hanging on your own trying to figure out what to wear. I do have lingerie pieces and accessories in my boudoir studio to supplement your own styling too. We are fortunate in Richmond to have several great local lingerie boutiques and many of the national chains. If you’re looking for something specific to bring to your session I’ll help you find it.

If you’re getting married this fall you still have time to see me to create an amazing gift for your partner.

Let’s talk about getting you in for your bridal boudoir session today. Email me at ginger{at}422studio.com or simply fill out my contact page.

I look forward to hearing from you.