It's almost spring, woohoo! I purposely waited for the weather to change and wedding season to begin to post this blog. Today I'm going to show you and your bridesmaids how to properly hold your bouquets going down the aisle. Right before the wedding processional, I always check to see where everyone is holding their flowers. Depending if the bridesmaids are going down the aisle solo or with a groomsmen, will determine where the flowers can be held. A tip to all of my brides and bridesmaids out there, the best time to practice this is at the wedding rehearsal *wink*. Ok, so this post is not long at all. I simply wanted to show you where you want to hold your bouquets.
Photo #1: Too high! Ladies, you just spent a good amount of money on a beautifully crafted gown. The worst thing you can do is hide the detail and your cleavage. Allow your photographer to get the full effect of your entrance. Show your guests every sparkle and inch of lace on your wedding dress.
Photo #2: Too low! This pose is ideal for photos taken before or after your ceremony. Yes, the detail of your bodice can be seen but you don't want to rest your hands and heavy bouquet on your thighs. This could create an impression on the skirt of your dress making it to become longer - increasing your chances to trip. A bride's worst nightmare!
Photo #3: The sweet spot! Whether you're walking alone or with an escort, this is the perfect position. Arms are bent at 45 degrees, your bouquet is nestled right under your bust line and you're entire upper body is straight. You are completely open for the perfect pictures and your skirt will barely grace the floor.
Now you can enter your wedding ceremony with poise and grace.