Incredible Wedding Dresses and Boudoir Shoot
Incredible wedding dresses are an integral part of the big day. And the wonderful thing is that every bride gets to showcase their style and personality in their choice of dress. In this inspirational piece, we really cannot say that one dress is more outstanding than the other. But a gold wedding dress does make an impressive statement.
Wedding venues in Oxford suit the ambiance and aim for opulence that a gold wedding dress insists upon. Imagine walking through a gorgeous walled garden in Oxford, with a gold sequined dress sparkling in the sun. A venue on the River Thames would be spectacular as well.
Take the inspiration below from any of these enchanting wedding dresses and design the wedding of your dreams with colourful accents and shimmering lights!
Colour Palettes for a Gold Wedding
The textured, sequined gown conjures up images of a gold-themed wedding. It gives us an idea of how the striking colour can come to life when paired with other hues for a harmonious contrast. From blush pinks to ruby reds and purple hues; the season of the year should guide your wedding colour scheme.
For instance, gold and red suit winter or holiday nuptials, and when paired with orange and other warmer shades, the gold palette works for a fall ceremony. Other colour pairings that work include gold and rose pink, gold and navy, gold and purple, and gold and emerald green.
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Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Gold Wedding
The precise colour combination should also inform the type of wedding flowers and floral arrangements that will suit your gold-themed nuptials. A blush and gold pairing exudes a feminine charm that is also delicate and muted. For an outdoor summer occasion, roses, carnations, peonies, and dahlias are some of the blush-coloured flowers worth exploring.
When it comes to table settings, gold vases filled with white flowers balance out the scheme. For a more dramatic aesthetic, consider adding other coloured flowers to the floral arrangement. Pink, dark purple, navy, and pale green are wonderful companion colours to incorporate into the mix.
Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Gold Wedding
This editorial serves as proof that gold sequin wedding dresses are dainty, dreamy, and simply divine. The light brown/blush lace train and similar coloured detail on the sleeves give the gown an even more intricate look. Donning a floral headpiece makes the overall look lean more towards a Bohemian aesthetic.
Navy and gold is another colour pairing that works well for wedding dresses and accessories. Play around with rose gold, light blue, and purple-hued accessories as a way of adding pops of colour to the ensemble. Burgundy, mint, fuchsia, coral, navy, and lavender are good choices for bridesmaids' dresses. Sprinkle some gold throughout to tie it all together.
Colour Palettes for a Modern Bohemian Wedding
The second look represents a modern take on the bohemian look, and it shows us how cotton lace overlays can create a glamorous and sultry appeal. Teamed with blush hues, the gorgeous white gown doesn't need any colour additions or embellishments to truly stand out. If anything, the natural background and dramatic green leaves that are part of the bouquet allow the look to shine.
White pairs well with pretty much any other colour on the rainbow scale. For the bohemian aesthetic, go for a combination of white with baby blues, light pink, coral, mint, or soft shades of purple.
Bridesmaid Dresses for a Modern Bohemian Wedding
Bohemian weddings are free-spirited by nature and layered in texture as well as prints. A bridal party wearing mid-length or floor-length gowns in blush, light blue, coral, or burgundy hues complement the bride's chic bohemian aesthetic. Ruffles, tulle skirts, and bustiers are elements that work for bohemian-themed bridesmaids' dresses.
Other styles that would pair well with the bride's gown include outfits with floral prints, velvet fabrics, geometric lace details, and flutter sleeves. Just like the bride's get-up, the bridesmaid accessories should be simple. Neutral-toned shoes and earrings that complement the outfits are perfect choices to pair with the bridesmaids' ensembles.
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Modern Bohemian Wedding
The whole goal with the wedding flowers is to select blooms in muted yet eye-catching tones. Bohemian and rustic are like peas in a pod, and that gives you endless possibilities when it comes to floral arrangement and presentation. Borrowing from the editorial, floral hair accessories and an elegant bouquet with whites, pinks, and lots of green suit the bride.
The bridesmaid can also don floral headpieces while simple white flower boutonnieres work for the gentlemen. Coloured flowers are a great option to give neutral bridesmaid ensembles some pops of colour. A mostly green bouquet with twigs brings out the rustic side of the theme.
Colour Palettes for a Black and Burgundy Wedding
The third look takes us on a visual trip of what a big day would look like against the backdrop of a black and burgundy theme. As seen with the thoughtfully-curated editorial look, a black sequin number is an ideal choice as a reception outfit or for the daring bride who prefers to don a black wedding dress.
The rich plum hue paired with black creates a show-stopping wedding colour. The romantic palette mostly suits spring or summer nuptials. With traces of blush, white, green, and gold thrown into the mix, you can create a stunningly unique wedding venue for your big day.
Wedding Dresses & Accessories for a Black and Burgundy Wedding
Choosing a black and burgundy colour scheme for your nuptials doesn't necessarily mean settling for a black gown, which would still look great from what we can see. You can still pull off the look by donning a traditional white wedding dress and selecting plum-coloured outfits for the bridesmaids.
For a bride who wants to stick with the classic white dress, it's still possible to incorporate the dark shade into your wedding attire by donning burgundy-toned accessories. From the earrings to the shoes and bracelets; there are selections of befitting plum-coloured jewellry that you can team up with a white dress.
Bouquets & Boutonnieres for a Black and Burgundy Wedding
The combination of black and burgundy is equally stunning on wedding flowers. Blooms in varying shades of burgundy, some pinks, and green create a refreshing look for bouquets. Include some berries, herbs, and dark foliage for the centrepieces. The same colour palette works for the boutonnieres.
The wedding arch will also look stunning draped in green foliage and plum-hued flowers. Gold vases are a perfect choice and they add more character to the theme. As for the actual flowers, dahlias, anemones, scabiosa, peonies, snapdragons, and calla lilies in burgundy tones work for this theme. Add some red, white, and pink roses to the bouquets to lessen the dark aesthetic.
Portrait Props for a Sultry Boudoir Photoshoot
A bridal boudoir photoshoot helps you encapsulate the special memories leading up to your big day and the pictures also serve as great gifts for your partner. These two portraits provide ideas for a sultry, nature-inspired photoshoot. For the first red hot number, the fashion floral props keep it simple leaving the spotlight to the lingerie. Burgundy, purple, and pink hues blend perfectly with the tasteful red lingerie.
Using the veil as one of the props for the second look provides more depth and sets the scene for the photoshoot. The bouquet featuring assortments of soft-coloured roses and green foliage enhances the delicate dreamy look.
Ophelia: An Enchanting Fashion + Boudoir Editorial
Filled with some of the most incredible wedding day looks I’ve ever seen, today’s fashion-forward editorial photographed by Lara Hotz is all kinds of epic – it features 4 bridal looks and 2 boudoir ensembles.
With styling by Stefanie Ingram and amazingly creative floral designs by Jardine Hansen, this shoot recently graced the pages of the newly relaunched Australian wedding magazine Hooray and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you here today!
Ages decadent, long-sleeved, gold sequins Liberty Wedding Dress is textural, raw, and absolutely jaw dropping. The button details on the sleeves are divine and this first look couldn’t be more flawless. Paired with berry hued flowers this wedding dress is the perfect glam juxtaposition to an outdoor setting. Truly – it’s so enchanting!
Kelsey Genna’s made to measure Winter Verona wedding dress from her 2014 collection is the perfect mix of demure and sultry beauty. Inspired by flowers, the cotton lace overlay gives an updated, bohemian look to a glamorous, wedding-worthy silhouette. The beautifully tapered, couture-like train is mimicked wonderfully by the cascading bridal bouquet.
This simple yet elegant black sequins Ariel gown from Rachel Gilbert is oh so glamorous and even has a little peplum detail – it’s the perfect look for a late summer or autumn wedding! I love the way the flower crown sits askew on the model’s head, giving an alluring little twist to the entire ensemble.
BOHEMIAN FLOWER BRIDE
For flower child brides Lover’s Elizabeth Dress from their White Magick Collection is a perfect choice. It has a 1960s / 1970s free-spirited bohemian vibe and the little dots and gauzy sleeves are precious. The Oxford style shoes with ankle socks is an insanely unique choice of footwear and gives the bride an enviable quirkiness!
New Zealand’s Lonely Hearts label has some of the most perfect bridal lingerie out there. This first boudoir look with bright red features a two-strap bra and high-waisted briefs in stretch lace with an elastic trim. Add some flowers and a whimsical outdoor setting and it’s a boudoir shoot Heaven.
This second boudoir look features Lonely Hearts‘ Lulu lace bodysuit and an incredible veil. With a flower crown to pin it all in place and a cascade of fresh blooms down the veil, I seriously can’t think of a dreamy way to shoot a boudoir session.
Take a behind-the-scenes peek from Light Noise Films at all the creativity that went into making this incredible fashion editorial come to life…
Be sure to see more inspiration shoots from Lara Hotz here and see more from Australia’s fantastic Hooray Magazine here!
Credits: Photography: Lara Hotz Photography* for Hooray Magazine // Stylist: Stefanie Ingram // Styling Assistant: Alex Carlyle // Hair & Makeup: Liv Lundelius // Model: The Agency Models // Floral Design: Jardine Hansen // Floral Assistant: Gina Lasker // Videography: Light Noise Films.