It is important you think of how you want to finish your bridal outfit after you have bought your dress and booked your hairdresser. As a Destination Wedding Photographer focusing on natural wedding photography, I have a few points you should consider wherever in the world you are planning your wedding.

It’s really important to stay true to yourself when planning your wedding details especially when you are wanting a natural wedding photographer. It’s okay to decide to take something off on your wedding day if you think it’s too much. That’s exactly what my modern bride, Kat, founder of BRAW creative did on her wedding day.

Kat and Liam wed in Varenna, Lake Como last July at the stunning Villa Cipressi Hotel.

You can see more of this stunning day here.



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Choosing your style of Make Up and Hair for natural wedding photography

It is so important to tune into your own everyday style on your wedding day. I am a firm believer of makeup being used to accentuate your natural features. As a wedding photographer, it is so important to be happy with your appearance and to be comfortable on your wedding day. It is important to consider external factors which may affect the type of make up you wear; if it’s a Destination Wedding in Italy you may have to consider the effect of heat on your hair and skin.

Kat’s natural make up really highlights her natural beauty and looked incredible on her wedding day. Her loose curls were ideal on a hot, summers day in Italy and lasted into the evening. Fortunately for Kat her Aunt is a trained hair and makeup artist who helped her on her wedding day. As a natural wedding photographer Kat’s style really helped me photograph her and her husband effortlessly, without worry about additional styling.


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Lake Como Wedding Photographer, Lucie Watson Photography

How to match floral bouquets

The beautiful floral arrangement by Il Profumeo Dei Fiori created an elegant finish to Kat’s wedding style and complimented her Vintage wedding dress. The bouquet smells fantastic as well. After all, bouquets were originally introduced to add scent to a wedding day.

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The brides veil

How to wear a veil for natural wedding photography

Kat’s veil is a personal favourite of mine; her Oui the Label Veil was sewn onto her stunning wedding gown. Above all, this veil adds stunning detail to Kat’s modern yet timeless bridal style. The veil captured amazingly in my natural wedding photography especially with the wind.

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Creating natural wedding photography with a veil.
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Bridesmaids on the steps of Lake Como

Choosing bridal shoes for natural wedding photography

As a Destination wedding photographer, I have seen lots of couples and wedding guests struggling with their choice of footwear. It is vital to consider what type of walking you will do on your wedding day; will you climb a lot of stairs? Are you going to be walking along wooden piers to hop on a boat taxi? Will you be enjoying golden hour portraits on the beach?

Kat wore suitable Kurt Geiger shoes which allowed her to climb sets of stairs, hop on boats and endure the 30 degrees plus heat in Italy. After climbing to the top of the hill you will be thanking your suitable shoes when you get those natural wedding portraits you wanted.

TIP: Have two pairs of shoes for your wedding day. One pair for the ceremony and portaits and another pair for climbing, dancing and relaxing with your wedding guestt in.