How to do a Champagne pop like a Rockstar (while getting mind-blowing photos).
The Champagne Pop: Toasting with a properly chilled, bubbly Champagne is always a good idea.
Chances are, your couple photoshoot marks a joyous occasion … and fizzy, light-colored wine has historically been associated with celebration.
But what you may not realize is that the act itself, of popping and spraying a Champagne, can be surprisingly fun and make for seriously mind-blowing photographs.
There’s a bit of a learning curve, so here are a few tips to help you master the high and delicate art of the Champagne pop:
- unless you’re a lottery winner, don’t use real Champagne. Simply cover the label with your hands, and nobody will notice;
- remove the foil that covers the cork, but still leave the wire cage (muselet) on the bottle for now;
- ensure that your photographer and videographer are ready;
- now remove the wire cage by unwinding the little wire loop;
- while it’s possible to do a so-called ‘soft-pop’ (where you gently twist and wiggle the cork out of the bottle, and retain it in your hand), we are big fans of just letting the cork fly;
- place your thumb over the mouth of the bottle, but do not cover it completely;
- don’t spray the Champagne directly in front of you, or your faces will not show in the imagery;
- and, finally, shake the bottle firmly up and down and ideally with a bit of rotation. Have fun and do not stop shaking until the spray stops.