romantic boudoir inspiration board

Traditionally, a boudoir is a private set of rooms set apart from the bedroom for the specific purpose of getting dressed and making oneself as beautiful and ladylike as possible.

With that in mind, this romantic bridal boudoir inspiration board is a celebration of all things elegant and feminine: pastel colors, delicate lace & tulle, ribbon, perfume, sweet little flowers, and beautiful jewels – all of which would make for a simply breathtaking boudoir shoot.

Pastel bridal boudoir inspiration board |

When it comes to having a boudoir shoot before your wedding – I’ll always vote for classy. Keep it elegant and refined just like your big day. Make use of natural light if you can and if not, people always look amazing under candlelight.

Find inspiration in the historical use of the boudoir and include things like your perfume bottle, jewelry, love letters, vintage handheld mirrors, feminine accessories, and sweet refreshments. It really doesn’t get any more romantic than that!

Details to adore: 

blush and lace bridal boudoir piece from Watters |
Claire Pettibone boudoir |


photo credits: bride-to-be in Claire Pettibone via Style Me Pretty, photographed by Elizabeth Messina // ribbon wrapped flower stem from Magnolia Rouge, photographed by Laura Murray Photography // perfume and jewelry on love letter book from Style Me Pretty, photographed by First Mate Photography // pink succulent photographed by Caroline Tran // Watters blush lace garment via Ruffled, photographed by Maria Mack Photography // Claire Pettibone veil from Style Me Pretty, photographed by Elizabeth Messina // macaron cake via Wedding Chicks, photographed by Lauren Kinsey.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. This really would make for a beautiful styled shoot!

  2. Love the delicateness of these details! I couldn’t agree with you more about keeping things classy and feminine when it comes to boudoir, which we all know can veer on the tacky side sometimes.

  3. Love this. Especially all the lace. So pretty!

  4. Such a classic and romantic way to approach a boudoir session! The lace details give it such a lovely, ethereal quality.

  5. So tastefully done and with such grace (and of course I love that you’ve included sweet refreshments as a part of the boudoir inspiration!)

  6. I definitely agree, classy is the way to go. And the images you’ve picked for examples are perfect indeed!

  7. There’s a sense of sensuality and sweetness to this shoot. I love the lace and pastel colors!

  8. Classy will always be timeless. Totally agree with you. These ideas are beautiful and so romantic. Your ideas would make any bride to be feel gorgeous.

  9. These colors are so very romantic!

  10. Where can I find the short dress on the left hand side? I love it!