Romantic Vintage Boudoir Ideas

Boudoir sessions have become a beautiful way to capture the quiet moments before a bride walks down the aisle. Whether you plan on taking some time with your photographer the day of your wedding, or in the weeks leading up to it, spending time alone with them can help you become comfortable with your beauty and body. In those moments, you’ll focus on your movements, your face, and you’ll become aware of your body in a way that you probably haven’t been before. Keep reading for more on the inspiration behind this romantic boudoir session from Katie Decker of Laura Catherine Photography.

From Katie Decker:

There’s a quote that really captures the essence of this piece fairly well, I think:

“I crave you in the most innocent form. I crave to say good night and give you forehead kisses and to say that I adore you when you feel at your worst. I crave you in ways where I just want to be next to you and nothing more or less.”

I wanted to create the moment before being wedded. There’s a contrast of quiet reflection and anticipation before a bride walks down the aisle, before she dons her gown and meets her betrothed at the end of the road. It’s romantic, charged with electricity and quiet all at the same time.

To bring this to life, a romantic-moody palette was introduced, enhanced with vintage gossamer laces, a pastel silk bralette, simple florals. Set inside a 1920s home with fine moulding details that reflect in the custom lace lingerie. An Art deco veil quietly drapes over the brides face and a small bundle of pieris sit in her lap as she reads her note on hand painted silk from her husband to be….

Photography : Laura Catherine Photography | Hair and Makeup : Claudia Mejerle | Textiles, Calligraphy, and Styling: Signora e Mare  | Styling Assistant: Jen Lewis  | Florals: Amy Osaba | Silk Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Lace Lingerie and Vintage Veil: Cheryl Taylor | Satin Bralette and Panty: Danielle Wood  | Vintage Gown and Tiara: Signora e Mare  | Vintage Jewelry: Jonathan of Buckhead Venue: Private Estate | Model: Teresa Motes


Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

To see the Instagram feed you need to add your own API Token to the Instagram Options page of our plugin.
Oops, something is wrong. Instagram feed not loaded