For the Bride, getting ready with her bridesmaids the morning of the wedding is such a fun part of the day. There is so much excitement and anticipation in the air! When you are getting your hair and makeup done, wear a top that buttons up or a dress that you can step out of, which you do not need to pull over your head and possibly mess up your hair and makeup. A beautiful cotton or silk robe works wonderfully for this. How pretty will your ladies look for the photographer in silk robes for the getting ready shots! The robes would make for such a lovely gift for your Bridesmaids too.Photography by Aaron Delesie Robes from Plum Pretty Sugar
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
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