Posts Tagged ‘Boudoir’

Noir et Blush: Santosha’s Boudoir-Inspired Real Wedding
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

What a special week this is… today is the second day in a row that I’ve gotten to share weddings from our fabulous PW community!  (Interested in having your wedding featured?  Find out more here…) Micaela – aka Santosha– is a Project Wedding hostess that is constantly inspiring… she met her beloved, Marc, thru a mutual friend a year before they started dating.  At the time, they were living an ocean away (she, in Edmonton, he, in London), until a romantic train getaway and a stolen kiss started it all… After six years together Micaela and Marc married in Edmonton, finding inspiration for their wedding in boudoir and avant-garde styling; the décor featured black lace, feathers, skeleton keys, and rococo patterns. Micaela dreamed of an edgy, modern wedding that made a statement.

Micaela scoured the web searching for inspiration, which she found easily in things like luxurious satin corsets, burlesque costumes, and film noir still shots.  The hard part was finding resources to bring her unique vision to life.  Thus, she went all-out DIYing everything from the bouquets to the centerpieces to the cake topper.  JAG Photography captured their wow wedding style in this striking set of sexy photos!

Back to that romantic train ride… After they met through a mutual friend, Micaela and Marc shared back and forth emails, random phone calls, and witty banter online until Marc asked Micaela to accompany him on a train ride through the Canadian Rockies. Their connection was sparked against the surreal and breathtaking backdrop.  Eventually Marc moved from his home in East London to Edmonton to be with Micaela!

The reception was completely unique, unlike any I’ve ever seen.  The Art Gallery of Alberta was adorned with bold striped tablecloths, candles, angels, and black, white and blush everything.  Although Micaela spent hundreds of hours designing the celebration, the Day-of Coordination by Sofia Morgadinho of Awespiring Weddings was crucial.

Pink sweets by Crave topped off the event….  A special thanks to Micaela for being such a fabulous, dedicated hostess and to both Micaela and Marc for sharing their incredible photos with us!

See Santosha’s inspiration boards, DIY projects, and even more photos in her bio.

Photography by JAG Photography

Bridal Gown by Val Stefani via Wedding World

Ceremony Venue:  St. Joachim Catholic Church

Bridesmaids Dresses by Jim Hjelm

Makeup by Ruth Bancroft; Hair by Ponytails + Horseshoes

Reception Venue: The Art Gallery of Alberta; Catering by Zinc Restaurant

Rentals by Special Event Rentals

Day-of Coordination by Awespiring Weddings

Cake and Cupcakes by Crave Cupcakes

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Boudoir Pictures Inspiration
Posted by Elle. Filed under Wedding Inspiration

I am in the process of scheduling a boudoir session with my wedding photographer and the main question (aside from can I safely starve myself to lose some weight) is WHAT AM I GOING TO WEAR??? I’ve realized that the word “sexy” means different things to so many people.


Sexy to your fiancé might be you in the jersey of his favorite sports team and nothing else, but sexy can also mean dressing like a French maid complete with feather duster – Ooh La La! There are so many places from which to get inspiration: Fredericks of Hollywood (, Victoria’s Secret (www.victoriassecret.) and 3Wishes ( All of these sites contain the innocent all the way to risqué (Rated R).


But let’s be honest girls. Most of us have body issues – I know I do. We try to diet, hide those love handles and worry about our hair and makeup. I have come to the realization that sexy is all in how YOU present yourself to the photog for YOUR man. The best advice that I can give is to be COMFORTABLE in your own skin. If you shy away from the camera or try and hide some part of your body, it will only come off as uncomfortable and that is NOT sexy. Play up your eyes, pout your lips, stick out your butt and if you have love handles – hold on and smile at the camera. Letting your man know that YOU think YOU’RE sexy will make him see that all the more. You are being vulnerable and that is something that your man will find uber-sexy!



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