It’s the start of a new month editorially on SBB, and if you’re the kind of bride who’d describe her style as classic and romantic, you’re going to love it! This month we’re focusing on the timeless and the traditional, with a heavy helping of romance. So what better way to kick it off than with lace, candlelight and roses? This styled boudoir session by Nadia of Wildflower Photography and her team of talented creatives pays tribute to those moments of sweet serenity before a wedding day begins, just a bride in her boudoir. I do love a pretty boudoir session and this one has all the most gorgeous ingredients – love letter-style stationery, evergreen wreaths, macarons, beautiful soft light. All wedding mornings should be as lovely as this one!
Here’s some background from the team:
We wanted to keep the session white, light, bright and natural to emphasize the beauty of a bride before she gets into her wedding dress. With simple lace lingerie, natural hair and makeup and a delicate veil, it couldn’t be more perfect. We started the session with a natural look with white lingerie, a silky gown, a delicate Pronovias cathedral veil from Bridal Manor and gorgeously styled greenery by the talented Ezalle from Myrtle Events & Styling. Ezalle blew us away with her green fingers and natural eye for creativity. She decorated the cake, made the flower crown and bouquet as well as doing the styling throughout the day. Mmm macarons spoiled us with a cake and Blooming Wonderful Decor Hire supplied us with the stationery that inspired our working title: “a love story for him”. For the second part of the session, we decided to kick things up a bit with a beautiful green one piece from Woolworths. Andelien from Andelien Steyn Professional MakeUp Artistry added a darker green eyeshadow for a little dramatic effect.
We decided to do the styled session at Shepstone Gardens because of their bridal suite with the balcony and their unique style all around the venue. The rooftop of the bridal suite was the perfect location for the final part of the session because of its green marble tiles that tied our whole session together. Last but not least, the session would not have been the same with anyone other than the lovely Farryn Ter-Ossepiantz as our model.
Photography: Wildflower Photography | Styling, flowers & décor: Myrtle Events & Styling | Stationery: Blooming Wonderful | Macarons: mmm macarons | Veil: Pronovias from Bridal Manor | Lingerie: Woolworths | Hair & makeup: Andelien Steyn Professional MakeUp Artistry | Venue: Shepstone Gardens | Model: Farryn Ter-Ossepiantz