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Posts Tagged ‘Ceremony Magazine San Diego’


Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2016 | Beautiful Boudoir

The Beauty of a Bride
By Marissa Boucher, Owner of The Boudoir Divas in San Diego

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While boudoir photography was introduced as the “sexiest gift for the groom”TM not too long ago, this new trend took off rapidly as more and more grooms were stunned speechless by this surprise gift. As a photographer who was part of this new movement, it was fun to see it gain momentum. Word spread as groomsmen watched the groom’s eyes get wide with amazement as they saw him open this secret book just minutes before his bride walked down the aisle toward him.

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It was quite the new hot topic, and everyone understood why.

Boudoir was once considered risqué and taboo, but it has now been converted into what we love it to be — a private celebration of the beauty of intimacy within a couple. And not just for the couple as a unit, individually for the bride herself as well. It’s a way to celebrate and document what has always been one of the most special traditions in womanhood, the season of wedding preparation. It looks much different these days than it did say even a hundreds of years ago, with pinterest, wedding magazines, and going down the #wedding hashtag rabbit trails, but the overall anticipation and tradition remains.

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While our prep looks different, the sweet sentiment swirling in a bride’s heart is all the same as it ever was. She radiates with the hopes, wishes and dreams this memorable time inspires. And as photographers, we love that we get to celebrate and document the bride aglow with anticipation and rosy with the frantic pace that accompanies this season. It’s wonderful to see the bride’s experience play out. She comes to our studio nervous, but enjoys this confidence-boosting experience more than she ever thinks she will. While feeling better in her own skin, she romances her groom with this sweet gesture. It’s a win-win.

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We feel our job is to enter into that space with her, inspired to create something that represents her beautifully. At the risk of sounding entirely cheesy, we boudoir photographers feed off the hopes that are quietly spilling from our brides’ hearts, and I don’t think there is anything more a photographer loves than this in a subject.

So much of the wedding prep is about tasks, to-do lists, and deadlines. We love that a boudoir session is a time to slow down, tune out the details, and to step into this season by being present. We highly encourage you to do this for your spouse-to-be but even more so for yourself. Look for a highly qualified boudoir photographer, read their testimonials, look for consistency in their galleries of images, and most importantly, get a sense that you will feel comfortable with them. You won’t regret it!

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Photography | The Boudoir Divas

Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2016 | Tulip Sunrise

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Photography | Quinn LaCasse Photography
Floral Design, Arch, Table, China & Glassware | Trendee Flowers
Location | Park Hyatt Aviara
Liens, Chargers & Chairs | Concepts Event Design

Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2016 | Bouquet Inspiration

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Photography | Quinn LaCasse Photography
Floral Design | Jennifer Cole Florals

Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2016 | Flowers! Fashion! Fun!

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Photography | Kristina Chartier Photography
Videography | Godfather Films
Location | Park Hyatt Aviara
Floral Design | Jennifer Cole Florals & Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Stylist & Jewelry | CBS Lifestylist
Bridal Salon, Jewelry & Headpieces | Nicole Miller San Diego
Bridal Salon & Headpiece | The Dress Theory
Makeup | Brush & Palette and Makeup by Natalie
Hair | Makeup by Natalie
Photography Assistant | Jeri Heiser
Models | Chandlar & Sabrina for Shamon Freitas Talent Agency 

1, 2. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Christos, Bracelet: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
3, 4. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Christos, Bracelet: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Adrianne Smith Floral Design
5, 6, 7. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Watters, Earrings: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
8, 9. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Sarah Seven, Belt, Earrings & Headpiece: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
10, 11, 12. Bridal Salon & Gown Designer: Nicole Miller San Diego, Earrings & Ring: CBS Lifestylist Private Collection, Headpiece: Untamed Petals from The Dress Theory, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
13, 14, 15. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Claire Pettibone, Earrings & Headpiece:  Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
16, 17. Bridal Salon, Gown Designer & Jewelry: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Jennifer Cole Florals
18, 19. Bridal Salon: The Dress Theory, Gown Designer: Christos, Bracelet: Nicole Miller San Diego, Bouquet: Adrianne Smith Floral Design

 

Ceremony Magazine San Diego 2016 | Wine Harvest Welcome – Part 2

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Photography | Whimsie Photo + Video
Floral Design & Vintage Linens | Adrianne Smith Floral Design
Location & Sparkling Wine | Orfila Vineyards & Winery
Rentals | Classic Party Rentals
Linens | La Tavola
Calligraphy | Four Things Paper