Images of the Bride getting ready surrounded by her bridal party and close family often create my favourite images of the wedding. There is so much excitement and anticipation in the air.Think about what you want the background to look like when your Bridesmaids are helping you into your gown. Maybe you are lucky enough to live in a beautiful spacious home with huge windows and plenty of light. If not, consider booking a hotel room to get ready at. Talk to your planner or your photographer and ask them for hotel recommendations.
It is so nice for the bridal party to relax together in a suite as everyone gets their hair and makeup done. You can order room service for lunch and maybe a little champagne to start the celebration early. Many of these hotels will have interesting backdrops where you can do your first look and bride and groom portraits.
The hotel will clean the room after everyone has left for the wedding and the Bride and Groom will have a nice hotel room to come back to that night. It seems a little more special to me than just going back home. Perhaps you can also host the after party at the hotel bar and then stroll back to your room at the end of the night.
A lot of my clients schedule their honeymoon a few weeks after the wedding. Treat yourself to a nice hotel room for the wedding night and have breakfast in bed the morning after.
The penthouse suite at the Thompson LES
Image via Thompson LES