*This blog post was originally published 1/27/14. Since re-launching my boudoir business in Savannah, GA, I wanted to include it and slightly update it.*
Something happens when you get married. I’m not even sure that it’s so much a “married” thing, as much as it is becoming a woman thing. And when I say “becoming a woman,” that may vary for everyone. For myself, it was only in the past few years that I feel I have really started filling out my womanhood. The more confident I become, the less I apologize for who I am and what I like. The more that I can be myself, the happier I am and the BIGGER I grow. And that feels awesome.
As I tuned in last night to watch Sean and Catherine’s Bachelor wedding, I listened as Catherine described her wedding theme of “grown sexy.” To her, it means a sophisticated sexyness. It’s not overt. It’s not in-your-face. It’s subtle and appropriate for when it’s meant to happen, in private. I remember her saying that she feels like it’s her “coming out” party as a woman. Because there is a commitment and a devotion between man and woman once they say “I Do,” she can now do anything she wants to do with her new husband. It’s their sex life. It’s not open for judgement or opinions. It’s theirs. Or at least that’s how I interpret her “grown sexy.” Last year when I put forth my unique messaging on my website, I listed my personal beliefs. One of them is that I believe the bedroom is the most powerful place to be truly provocative.
And so, when I heard Catherine speak last night on the Bachelor wedding special, I thought to myself, I totally understand what she means. I was even more psyched that she decided to do a boudoir shoot for Sean as his wedding day gift. There are many ways to own your sexuality. Being unleashed in the bedroom and having boudoir photos are just two ways of celebrating that sexuality! What do you think? How do you celebrate yours?