Lift your wedding photos to a higher level with pretty and uniquely fashionable springy ~ summery fresh flower head wreaths and a gorgeous lacey veil. And you really don’t have to spend that much! The veil and headpiece frames the face beautifully while also emphasizing the eyes.
So it was with my experience that i created for a bride for one of my bridal~boudoir photo sessions. I went to Allyn’s, soon to move from Cherry Creek, and found 6 yards of a gorgeous floral swiss lace pattern. I spent under $100. I wanted my veil to have a lot of character and for the beautiful lacey pattern and texture to show up nicely in her boudoir photos. Many veils appear almost translucent in photography. I prefer to show lots of texture in my images that nicely frames the curve of the jawline, face and hair. I also chose a separate beaded border with a scalloped out and curvey edges. I simply glued the beaded trim onto the edge of the veil. Easy!
Next, I found some delicate, beautiful fresh rose buds to use for the head wreath for about $20 at Whole Foods. All that i needed to assemble the head wreath was a piece of wire which is sold in rolls at Joanne’s Fabrics, wire cutters, green floral tape and floral wire. You can purchase wire that is covered with a hemp like material that naturally blends with the scalp. Just clip to head circumference and allow 2 extra inches to form an closed circle at one end and a c-shaped clasp like hook at the other end.
It takes some practice and an eye for balancing the colors and in developing the overall shape, but, after you make a few, you discover how to keep filling the wreath in with other flowers and berries or many other materials like beads. it’s unlimited! I also sometimes choose to create a cascading effect on one side of the crown which is very flattering and looks elegant swept down into the hair. Very pretty in your wedding photos, too! And amazingly, even the rose buds lasted several hours without water. it takes patience and at least an hour to make, so, it’s best to make it a few hours in advance of your wedding day.
Amber, my professional makeup and hair stylist, makes adjustments during the Bridal Boudoir Session.
Corset available at:https://www.victoriassecret.com
Swiss Lace with beaded,embroidered trim available at Alynn’s, Denver, Co:https://alynns.com
Floral head piece made by the Studio of Amy Reinhold Photography and made fresh for clients
Makeup and Hair by Amber
Photography by Amy Reinhold Luxury Boudoir Portraits at amyreinholdphoto.com, Denver Co