La vie en rose


A moment full of desire. Pure intimacy. Glowing skin, shining cheeks … the word of yes is imminent and the bride decorates herself for the feast of love. The blood rushes through the veins. The tension rises and the nervousness makes the air crackle… this intimate boudoir shooting captures exactly this moment.

It tells a story rather than just documenting an event. Because in this intimate boudoir shoot, the photographers become the invisible observer of a scene that accompanies the bride in her most personal moment. This drives the lust and excitement and ecstasy in front of and behind the camera to its peak. The results are indescribably touching photos of a bride dancing barefoot in her dress across a floor lined with roses and lolling sensuously on the rose-colored velvet sofa.

Kiss me everywhere. Make me hot and marry me now. This intimate boudoir shoot is the ideal inspiration for brides-to-be who dare to show their love as well as stage their desire and like it really seductive.

This intimate boudoir shoot, implemented by Anna-Jill Gierhards of Kiss from Fleur and held at the exclusive Athens boutique hotel Shila, not only serves as inspiration for a modern, unconventional bridal look, but could inspire any couple to consider a boudoir shoot. The images alone are so real and close and show a bride exposing herself in front of the camera, completely surrendering and celebrating her body and her desire. Because the photographers Marie Tzagaraki and George Stratigis and the stylist Kiss from Fleur have succeeded in creating a trusting atmosphere during the entire shoot, which creates dignified distance and at the same time incredible closeness.

A touch of romance, delicate peach blossoms and sensually floating ostrich feathers fill the space where the bride-to-be surrenders to herself in the gossamer gowns of Athens label Alexia Kirmitsi. Full of impatience, she waits for the big moment. The setting of this intimate boudoir shoot in a boutique hotel is implemented in French style and bears the unmistakable signature of Kiss from Fleur. Photographers Marie Tzagaraki and George Stratigis are the bride’s Secret Observers. The camera secretly takes pictures through the windows, a crack of the door or past the cream-colored bouquets of flowers. Consciously, this creates the keyhole view.

All the decoration elements as well as the wedding cake by Buttermilk Patisserie are in the traditional, established Parisian style. Elaborate buttercream cake decorated with florets as well as rosé color is the testimony of the old French patisserie art. But unlike expected, this cake is not for the guests, but for the bride. She passes the time with it until the “groom to be” rushes to her and receives her. The motto of the moment adorns the writing on the cake: “Be naked when I come home”.

Text: Anna-Jill Gierhards



Wedding Styling and Planning: Kiss from Fleur
Photography: Marie Tzagaraki and George Stratigis
Cinematography: Anthony Venitis
Coordination: Sanya Percic, Ellwed
Hair and Make up Artist: Marios Stavroppulos
Venue: Shila Hotel
Floral Decor: Petridis LV Luxury Floral Creations
Dresses: Alexia Kirmitsi
Cake: Buttermilk Patisserie
Muse Ieva by Dmodels
Photo and Cinematography Workshop: Alchimeia



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