Bridal Boudoir Photos on the Beach

I’ve never shared a boudoir session here on Green Wedding Shoes, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love them! I think they are such a sexy gift for your new hubby as a wedding or anniversary gift. I do feel most sessions are private to be viewed between the couple, but these gorgeous photos Red Leaf Studios sent my way are just too beautiful not to share – plus I think they might change your opinion on boudoir photography if you think it’s not for you. Super classy, gorgeous and something I think Brooke (and her honey!) will treasure forever.

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bridal boudoir on the beach

bridal boudoir beach

vintage bridal boudoir

vintage bridal boudoir

bridal-boudoir-beach

Thanks also to Khloe Campbell for the incredible styling, Lark and Sparrow for the vintage crinoline, Klava Zykova for the wonderful makeup, and Caroline Hughes from Lab Salons for the fantastic hair. Photography by Red Leaf Studios. Red Leaf Studios is located in Victoria, British Columbia.

I’m curious, are any of you planning on getting boudoir photos taken? And if not, maybe these will change your mind on what you thought boudoir was…

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DIY Bohemian Rainbow Wedding: Jenn + Matt

Happy Tuesday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful long weekend. We have a sweet, romantic, whimsical wedding to start the week off today. Jenn + Matt had so many unique details to their wedding to really make it theirs. I love that they had their bridal party in rainbow colors because the rainbow is a symbol of promise and they watered a tree together during their ceremony that they plan to plant behind their house and watch grow every single day. Gorgeous photos thanks to Three Nails Photography.

rainbow bridesmaids dresses

bride with flower halo

all you need is love


The wedding was held at the weekend/camp house of a family friend. They let us use the camp as a gift to us, we saved a lot – and are so grateful! Plus, it is gorgeous and private!!

bride with flower halo

groomsmen in rainbow suspenders

rainbow bridesmaids dresses

rainbow eye shadow

rainbow wedding bridal party


I walked down the aisle to the song “everlasting light” by the black keys. This is also engraved into his ring. It’s a special song to us, and the intro was great for the bridal party to bee bop down to!

outdoor wedding ceremony

watering tree during wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding in the trees

bride in flower halo

black and white wedding photography

bride in converse chuck taylor allstars sneakers

bride and groom in woods


Most memorable moment of the day? Mr. says when I walked down the aisle – and when I forgot my vows!! I have a hard time choosing, hiding behind the bush before I walked down the aisle, my dad getting on me for picking my nose (I didn’t want boogers and forgot to check…don’t judge!), when Matt and I kissed, when I went overboard stuffing his face with cake, sitting around the water after most guests left with all my old friends.

bride and groom fine art photo

rainbow dessert table

ring bearer in suspenders

butterfly wedding cake

wedding first dance

wedding exit sparklers


How did you make the day about the two of you? We thought about how we would do everything, there was no “this is how it’s supposed to go” and leave it at that. Every detail showed our individuality, such as the tree planting – something that intertwines our love of nature into the ceremony and something we will grow with. All of the decorations and details were crafted by myself, family, and friends. We added wording to the pastor’s (who is an inspiring person in our life and Matt’s boss) speech that meant a lot to us and we wrote our own vows.

Any advice for those planning now? Spend the most on photography/videography.don’t stress over details. Have back-up bridesmaids/groomsmen. Make sure not to let the day be controlled by someone else. Make it personal to you and your groom, don’t be afraid to break tradition. You aren’t close with people who are so uptight they’ll be mad at you for something you decided to do for you & your new hub!

Thanks so much Jenn + Matt for sharing your day with us. We wish you both the best life together!! And for those of you reading and in love with their gorgeous photos by Three Nails Photography, you will want to head over to his blog and check out his contest where he is giving one lucky couple free wedding photography!

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Martha Weddings Sneak Peak with an Old Hollywood Glam Wedding

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I have a special sneak peak for you guys this weekend! The summer issue of Martha Stewart Weddings is on newsstands on Monday, but they sent over a gorgeous wedding for me to share with you guys today! The summer issue is their DIY issue and looks like there are some great DIY ideas for your wedding.

Courtney + Jose are two San Francisco love birds who love Old Hollywood and all the glamour that comes with it. So they dreamt up a movie-worthy wedding in The Green Room at San Francisco War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. With help from some friends, this was a pretty hands-on affair, with DIY touches like the stationery, bridal bouquet, centerpiece vessels, and a dessert table that looks like it was straight from Paris! So super sweet! Congrats you two!!

An American in Paris wedding backdrop
pink rose bouquet
ceremony programs
pink dahlia centerpiece
Parisian backdrop for the dessert bar

See more from their wedding in the new Martha Stewart Weddings magazine on newstands today and on their website here. I’ll be taking the rest of the long weekend off, hope you all get outside and take a break from planning – I think that is so important for your relationship too. :) See you back on Tues with a wedding you won’t want to miss!

Cover credit photo by Patricia Heal, Real Wedding photos by B&N Photography both for Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2011

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