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  • Asian Wedding Fashion

    When I think of Asian wedding fashion I think of the most luxurious materials engulfed in bright and bold colours. An Asian bride always looks exquisite, oozing femininity without taking anything away from the traditional Asian styles.

    Asian Wedding Fashion

    Asian bridal wear is made up of lots of beautiful details from the wedding dress, to the hair and the many types of jewellery and accessories. Indian bridal wear has said to be embracing westernisation; with each wedding season we are seeing more vibrant and extravagant frocks that compliment for colourful and exciting Shaadi.

    Bridal Wear

    Although Asian bridal wear is still looking very traditional designers are creating gowns that are modern and beautiful. Here are a few ideas taken from top clothing designer Rita Kumar in her spectacular Bridal Collection that has taken Asian wedding clothing by storm.

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    Boudoir Shoots – Dare to Bare

    So we’ve all see OTHER people showing off images from boudoir shoots. How do they “dare to bare”? What do they do it for? Who wants to see those images?

    Well today we are talking to Manchester photographer, Jenny McAvoy, who offers boudoir shoots at her studio and in the comfort of clients’ homes, to find out why people have boudoir shoots and to try and persuade you that it may just be something for you.

    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare sitting model white shirt for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots – Dare to Bare

    So first of all who has a boudoir shoot? Is it all bright young skinny things with body confidence to spare?

    The answer is absolutely not. The boudoir shoots I do are really varied, but absolutely none of them are “model types”. I’ve photographed more mature ladies, shy brides-to-be, yummy mummies, the whole spectrum.

    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare bck of model black and white for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare sitting white shirt bed for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare looking out window for love me love my wedding

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    Why do these ladies have a boudoir shoot?

    Well there are lots of reasons. It may be a confidence boost, an anniversary surprise for a loved one, a pre-wedding gift for a future spouse,  a celebration of recent weight loss, or just because they want to feel fabulous.

    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare upside down model for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare reclining on sofa for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare bride white veil white shirt for love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare cheeky kiss bl owing red underwearfor love me love my wedding

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    Boudoir Shoots - Dare to Bare model looking out window white shirt red underwear for love me love my wedding

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    Who are the images for?

    They could be for a partner or purely for themselves. Remember ladies, we are never going to look the same as we do in this moment ever again. We might become smaller, larger, fitter, wobblier, definitely older, we may change our hair. Boudoir images can be just to freeze a moment in time, images to treasure in years to come. They can be used to show off a body you are proud of to the whole world. They may be a very private treasure for yourself or a loved one. Read more

    Glamorous Winter Wedding Fashion

    So you have a winter wedding to attend. You may be the mother of the bride, or groom and don’t want to hide under a bundle of coats and winter woollies. Fear not. There is absolutely no need to. There is a ton of glamorous winter wedding fashion out there so that you can breeze through the chilly season looking and feeling fabulous.

    The firs thing to know is that the majority of a winter wedding will take place indoors with central heating, or even roaring open fires. The ceremony will take place in a cosy room. Canapes will be served in a warm reception area. No photographer with half a brain cell is going to subject guests to lengthy outdoor shots of blue, goose pimpled skin and chattering teeth. Good news, as it means there is no need for thick, endless layers.

    I’ve been looking through the gorgeous outfits on offer and have chosen my ideal winter wedding outfit, modelled beautifully by Lucy. The whole ensemble is available from Kaleidoscope.

    Glamorous Winter Wedding Fashion

    I have opted for sparkle and sophistication. Classic gold and black and contrasting textures.

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    A gold sleeveless sequinned dress with fur shrug and gold and silver handbag.

    glamorous winter wedding fashion gold sequinned sleeveless dress for love me love my wedding

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    The dress has a flattering wrap style and ruching round the waist.

    glamorous winter wedding fashion gold silver bag for love me love my wedding

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    The bag can be used as a clutch or with  the gold chain strap provided.

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    The shoes have a pretty rose pattern in metallic bronze and a low heel to withstand those many hours of standing and dancing.

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    The overall look is glamorous without being gaudy. Read more

    Wedding Planning – Seaside Sophistication

    Seaside Sophistication

    We’ve all seen seaside themed weddings. Lots of nautical elements, maybe weathered wood and blue and white colour scheme. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Seaside weddings can be sophisticated and stylish, while still maintaining the connection with the beach.

    Seaside Sophistication

    I was inspired by this idea by the very fabulous Fairmont Newport beach hotel, a beachside West Coast hotel that oozes style and glamour and is perfect for a spot of seaside sophistication..

    Seaside sophistication fairmont newport beach ballroom for love me love my wedding

    There are wedding styling images from the hotel that mirrored a styled shoot I was involved in recently. Sequinned table cloths and pastel shades created a luxe look that retained the beach feel.

    Seaside sophistication sequinned table linen for love me love my wedding

    My styled shoot combined the sequins with seaside hues of pastel blue, sand and blush pink.

    Seaside sophistication silver white wedding decor for love me love my wedding

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    The theme was continued in the cake designs using iridescent icing, ruffles and silver.

    It is always a good idea to complement the hotel décor and the outside surroundings and the seaside sequins theme and colour palette will fit in perfectly with a sophisticated beach hotel. Read more

    Planning Photography For The Wedding Day

    Planning Photography For The Wedding Day

    Happy new year everyone. We are back with a bang. Straight into wedding planning and one of the thorny issues of wedding organisation. Planning wedding photography for the wedding day. There is so much choice, variety and variations of quality out there that choosing can cause headaches. Yet even after you have chosen, you still need to work with your photographer to get the best out of your wedding day images, without it impacting too much on your celebrations. So here is our guide to planning photography for the wedding day.

    There are several ideal time frames a photographer will consider when planning for your wedding day. Most weddings tend to run a little behind schedule and the day also feels like it flies by. So here’s a look at your photographer’s ideal timeline.

    Dress, Rings, Shoes, and Other Little Details

    At Anna and Mina’s intimate wedding photos, at least an hour and a half is allocated for photographing details so that there is plenty of time to get the perfect shot of the rings, shoes, dress, bouquets, and other bits. Sometimes the hotel room can be too crowded or just unappealing, but taking the dress all the way down to the lobby or outside can be well worth the effort and time.

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    Preparation

    Allowing about 45 minutes to an hour of preparation is ideal for Reid Studios wedding photography in Melbourne. During this time close-ups of makeup and hair as well as those candid moments with groomsmen and bridesmaids as they get ready for the day are taken.

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    Individual Portraits

    Straight after preparation is the best time to take individual portraits of the bride and groom, separately of course. Hair and makeup are completely fresh at this point and the day hasn’t run away with them yet.

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    First Look, Daytime Couples Session

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