brides

Looking for Lingerie?

Helloooo brides!  one of my most frequently asked questions is where to buy sexy and decently priced lingerie for bridal boudoir and honeymooning. Well, I have a few favorite online and retail locations to share with you to help you find just the right pieces for both your session, AND your special night! Ready to blow your partners socks off?

When in doubt, you can always start your search at the old faithful Victoria’s Secret.  They are the gold standard for ladies lingerie. But the following retailers have a fantastic selection, and you’ll have a great time exploring all the pretty, sexy pieces they have available, plus I mean who doesn’t love any and all online shopping.  Remember ladies, your bridal boudoir session doesn’t just need to include white or pastel colored lingerie. While it’s traditional and fun to make your session personal with your veil, garter, and wedding day lingerie, don’t be afraid to mix it up with something super sexy in your favorite colors and materials.  There are no rules against a bride doing her bridal boudoir session in leather and lace!

One of my favorite online retailers is Lingerie Diva .  With a wide variety of pieces from sweet to sultry, and free shipping on any order over $75, this is a great one stop shop for all your boudoir fashion needs.  

Adore Me is one of the best sources out there in my opinion.  Their holiday offerings are adorable, they have a nice variety of sizes and styles including plus sizes, and they also have a pretty killer referral deal!  View their products online at www.adoreme.com

As a curvy girl I’ve really come to love the style and selection sold at www.curvysense.com .  Boudoir doesn’t just have to be lingerie (not that they don’t have a great selection) but I love that there are sexy options for body suits, dresses, and other fashion forward pieces to incorporate into a session.

Don’t overlook fashion retailers such as H&M - located both online at www.hm.com as well as retail locations in many malls.  H&M carries a great selection of lingerie overall, but selection will vary from store to store.  They don’t have a lot of options for curvy girls but for sizes XS - L this is a wonderful place to find extremely reasonably priced lingerie pieces.

I have recently discovered Oh La La Cheri, an online retailer with a really wide variety of looks.  With sizes from XS - 4X there is something for everyone here.  Beautiful colors, and models of all body shapes and sizes make this website a delight to shop at.

Do you have a favorite retailer to recommend?  Be sure to share the love and a link in the comments below!  Now get shopping!

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Kaylee & Ryan

A Country N Lace Wedding

Country N Lace is an amazing barn venue located in Tenino Washington. It was the perfect location for Kaylee and Ryan’s sweet country wedding. This color infused, rustic country wedding had everything you could hope for: sunflowers, burlap and lace, killer red boots… not one detail was left out.

Kaylee was a gorgeous bride, and the couples two kiddo’s could not have been any cuter. I love the combination of cherry red and aqua in Kaylee’s accessories, and her soft romantic curls perfectly matched the feeling of her classically romantic strapless gown.

Kim & Sherry

Kim and Sherry’s Seaside Cottage Wedding

One word I would use to describe Kim and Sherry’s wedding would be intimate.  With only a small group of their closest friends and family members present these two amazing souls exchanged personal and deeply moving vows at Sherry’s family retreat - a quaint and homey seaside cottage on Fox Island.  This lovely cottage has sentimental value to the ladies. It’s been in Sherry’s family for generations and is a beloved vacation spot. The brides decided to have an intimate seaside wedding in Washington followed by a larger reception in Portland for their extended family and large social circle.  This way they got the best of both worlds… smart ladies!

Sherry and Kim got ready privately in dresses that each one picked out in secret.  Including sentimental pieces of jewelry worn by both ladies. Lovey, simple white flower bouquets complimented their individual styles and made everything harmonize perfectly.

With the waves lapping at the property edge they each walked around opposite corners of the cottage, past blooming hydrangeas and evergreens to see each other, and then joined hands at the water’s edge to share their vows and exchange rings.  

The officiant and the musician for their ceremony were both long time friends, which made their contributions even more special.  And Apollo, the couples precious pup was the most handsome best man you could ever ask for. The only trick was keeping him out of the ocean long enough to participate in the wedding!  Apollo takes frolicking in the waves very seriously!

Immediately following a ceremony that didn’t leave a dry eye in the house these two gorgeous brides served champagne and an adorable cake made by their niece.  After changing into comfortable beachwear and flip flops everyone sat down to a scrumptious Pacific Northwest style crab feed as afternoon stretched into a hot summer night.  

This amazing wedding had all of the hallmarks for an epic love story - sand, sun, surf (an adorable pup even!)  and two of the sweetest and most genuinely in love people I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing.