Bridal

Bouquet Etiquette: How to pose with your bouquet

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

Photo Credit: Mike Brian Photography

We all see those amazing photos on Pinterest, or in a bridal magazine… where the model looks stunning and perfectly captured holding her bouquet in exactly the right spot.  I don’t know about you, but I am not photogenic and actually pretty awkward in photos. Most of us aren’t fashion models, and you don’t need to be in order to have gorgeous wedding photos.  

So what’s the deal?  We have put together a few tips in order to make capturing that perfect photo effortless.    

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Corynn Fowler Photography

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Photo Credit: Toronto Wedding Studios

Be conscious of keeping the “focal front” pointing out and down with the stems pointing toward your belly and the flowers forward, and loosely held in front of you.  We usually leave the bow/knot/pins at the back of your ribbon in order to give you a guide.
Hold your bouquet at the very top of the stems with your thumbs at the back and centered on your body with your elbows in a slight bend.  Remember, your photographer is there to guide you and will give you tips and instructions while they work.

Most importantly, relax and enjoy the moment!  

Moody weddings: Is that an oxymoron?

I think when a wedding is classified as moody we are thinking unpredictable…not sad or gloomy. Or maybe it’s unpredictable to use dark deep colours often associated with sadness to celebrate such a happy occasion. Either way, moody weddings are definitely not melancholic but quite the opposite!

The past few years we have seen a rise in blush wedding details including soft textures with metallic accents. More recently, brides are combining the soft blush palette with deep burgundy for a stunning combination. These jewel tones: think ruby, emerald, sapphire were once considered “fall colours” but are now taking center stage in weddings year round….and we couldn’t be happier! These deep moody colours add an air of mystery and warmth and can be incorporated in a number of different details: emerald velvet napkins, rich berry desserts, coloured candles and of course, flowers.

Do you love this style?
Take it to the next level with unusual colour combinations like burgundy and mustard. It is important when choosing a look or theme for your wedding that you pick something that suits your personality and style. Don’t just follow the current trends, but be inspired by them and make your wedding something unique that represents you and your partner. After all, it’s those details that your guests will remember the most.

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch

Photo Credit: Willow + Birch


We love working with our fellow industry vendors & friends!
This Styled Photoshoot was a collaborative effort;

Planning & Design
Weddings By Alexandra
www.weddingsbyalexandra.ca
@weddingsbyalexandra

Photography
Willow + Birch
www.willowbirchphoto.com
@willowbirchphoto

Cake Artist
Sweet & Shy Cakes
@sweetandshycakes

Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett Makeup & Hair
Victoria Barrett & Cristina Capilongo
@vb.makeuphair

Rentals
Chairman Mills Corp.
www.chairmanmills.com
@chairmanmills

Flowers
Burlap & Lace
www.burlapandlace.ca
@burlapandlaceflorals

Videography
135mm Photography + Studios
www.135mm.photography.com
@one35photography

Models
Brittany + Stephanie
beeraskob@gmail.com

Dress
Catherine Langlois Bridal
www.catherinelanglois.com
@Langloisbrides

Invitation + Graphic Design
The Polka Dot Paper Shop
www.thepolkadotpapershop.com
@polkadotpapershop