Top 3 tips for Epic Champagne Photos at your Wedding

I mean, how else would you set the mood at your wedding and get the party started in style?

Imagine NOT having champagne at your wedding…

Now that would totally suck, wouldn’t it? Even if you’re not a huge fan of the beverage itself – can you imagine celebrating anything without a nice bottle of the bubbly stuff?

I mean, how else would you set the mood at your wedding and get the party started in style?

With vodka & beer? – Pff… Come on…

You know you can do better than that…

Now don’t worry, this isn’t some sort of weird champagne commercial…

(But still buy a few bottles for your wedding regardless)

And while you’re at it, make sure to follow these unique tips to get the best champagne-fuelled wedding photos!

1. Nail The Champagne-Pop

Most of the time, being spontaneous pays off…

Think back to your first few dates & conversations.

Now those weren’t scripted, were they?

You were just having the time of your lives together…

Clinging to the present – the here and now – with butterflies in your stomachs, while anticipating the promise of the next moment.

Embracing the thrill of getting to know one another…

…and falling in love. Slowly, but inevitably…

But your wedding is different. Some things just have to be planned or staged.

And your champagne-pop is just one of those things – IF you want to have incredible photos to post on your socials and look back to.

Now, nailing your champagne-pop for the perfect photo isn’t rocket science – it just requires a bit of planning beforehand.

After the groom carefully takes the cork off using his incredible strength (don’t shake it – that’s cheating), you put your thumb over the bottle’s opening to make sure you don’t spill anything – yet.

Your photographer (khm… me?) will set you up in the perfect position with just the right lighting and background.

Three. Two. One. – And the fun begins.

With your thumb still over the opening, you shake the bottle. And shake it hard. Take your aim (at your new in-laws?) and remove your thumb while still shaking.

That’s when the champagne finally pops & foams. Spray it all over your audience, while your photographer – hiding in the first row – snaps some truly amazing authentic shots.

2. Have a Champagne Tower

Do you know why more-and-more couples choose to have a champagne tower along with – or even instead of – their wedding cakes?

I could go on-and-on about how amazing champagne towers are, but it all boils down to a few key things you’ll have to think about…

  1. Nobody really wants to eat cake at a wedding. I mean, after a 3-5 course meal, you’ll be full anyway! Trust me, you don’t want to stuff yourself – and your guests – with even more food and risk a food coma or a stomach upset on your big day! And don’t even get me started on how hard it is to find a cake that everyone actually likes…
  2. A champagne tower can easily rise as the crown jewel of your wedding decorations, and the setting of some of your best wedding photos. Think about it: a beautiful & majestic tower of the most celebratory beverage on Earth. A unique & elegant – but subtle – hint at the unbelievable party that’s about to unfold…
  3. Cutting a cake as a newlywed couple is boring. But what if you could pour champagne on a tower to fill the glasses from the top instead? A perfect “first experience” as a married couple, and easily one of the highlights of your big day.

Oh and guess what you get to do after filling the champagne tower?

That’s right…

3. Just Drink It

At the end of the day, champagne was made for drinking.

So, hold your glass in your hands, swirl your champagne, look at it, pose with it…

Toasting your guests? – Champagne!

Dropping sick moves on the dancefloor? – Champagne!

A romantic hug under the starry sky? – You guessed it: champagne!

Elevate the vibe on any of your photos with a glass of bubbly in your hand.

Whether you want seductively romantic or joyfully elegant wedding pics…
…a glimmering glass of the finest champagne will be your best accessory.

So really just do whatever.

Do you, have fun.

…just do it with champagne.

And I promise, your amazing photographer will take care of the rest.

There you have it, the top 3 non-boring things you can do with champagne on your wedding day to get the best photos. For more wedding & photography tips, make sure to check out my other articles!

And if you’re looking for the best photographer to document your special day, let’s talk. I’ll be happy to work with you to make sure you get the wedding pics of your dreams!