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The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

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The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

Paper is the the traditional one year anniversary gift. While a paper gift might not sound super  exciting, you can count on him or her loving a printed paper boudoir album with.

Keep scrolling to see all of the beautiful photos and styling by Alexandra Jo PhotographyRachel Marie Hair and Makeup creates this romantic hair and makeup look, Alexandra Jo Intimates & Gowns created all of the sexy intimates and Simply Suite designed the stationery. You can see all the images in the full gallery. Read on to hear more about this first anniversary gift photo shoot  from Alexandra Jo.


The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

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You want a gift that will make him or her understand how important your first year as a couple has been. But, how do you think of a gift involving paper that your hubby/wife will actually love? That perfect one year anniversary gift for him or her that will show how much this year has meant? 

The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your PartnerThe Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

Mrs M. came to me wanting to create the perfect 'paper' gift for her hubby. After chatting for awhile, we decided to plan a beautiful styled boudoir session that would remind both of them of their wedding day, their vows, and be the modern paper one year anniversary gift he would never forget, a 'paper' boudoir album, with a handwritten written letter to her love in the end caps of her custom boudoir album. 

The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner


The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner
The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

To plan the perfect, modern paper anniversary gift for him, we wanted to make sure the boudoir album was a reminder of their wedding day, classy, and sensual in a conservative, bridal mood. As I assisted in helping style session, I first took a look at their wedding album. Their wedding was luxe, ethereal, with hues of gold, pink, and whites. For our first boudoir outfit, we decided to have her pose with her gorgeous, floral appliquéd wedding gown by Martina Liana. For the rest of the intimate, boudoir looks, I styled her in handmade, bridal intimates from Alexandra Jo Intimates. Each set had had placed appliqués in gold or pink hues to match their wedding colors and style. We added in her wedding day jewelry to add a sense of nostalgia and an added reminder of their wedding day, the feeling, and the promises they made to each other. 

The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

When planning your traditional paper one year wedding anniversary gift for your partner, consider printing a bridal boudoir album on gorgeous paper, bound with velvet or a beautiful linen cover. To personalize and further create a gift he will never forget add and handwritten letter into the end caps of your luxe, album. Now, that is a modern, yet traditional one year paper anniversary gift, he or she will never forget. 

The Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your PartnerThe Perfect Traditional Yet Modern Anniversary Gift for Your Partner

Budget Breakdown

Please note that prices do change, and this budget breakdown gives you an idea of how much a wedding like this might cost you.

Photographer: $500 for a boudoir session

Hair and Makeup: Included in boudoir session fee
Intimates: $50-$100 per set
Florals: Sam’s Club $40
Wedding Gown: $3,000 on average, but was already paid for

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