Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we can officially start sharing fall favorites! First up, Yaxin and David’s garden engagement session filled with props, including a vintage bicycle, bunting banner, balloons, and you guessed it — lots of leaves.
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Photo: Melissa McCrotty Photography
Just like Valentine’s Day, Single Awareness Day or Hallmark Day–whatever you may call it came and passed, we are near the end of engagement season as well. Six million people (and jewelry stores) planned or expected a marriage proposal on Feb. 14th, which is up from 4 million last year, according to the Huffington Post. No wonder it’s the most popular day of the year to get engaged over Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. It’s just that much more romantic! Forget the chocolates and roses, we want to know if your significant other popped the question yesterday. Let us know in the poll below.
The most popular reason to take engagement photos is for your save-the-dates. But, it’s also a great way to get comfortable in front of the camera with your wedding photographer and see how your photographer operates. (Think of it as a test run.) Trust your photographer to bring out you and your fiances’ personalities in a creative way. So, when it comes time to introduce yourselves to your guests, why not choose one of these 5 unique engagement session locations:
Still little kids at heart? Relive your childhood by spending an afternoon at a carnival. Play games, ride the carousel, eat cotton candy and maybe win a prize or two!
Photo: Indigo Photography
2. NFL Football Stadium
Die hard football fans? Score a touchdown on your favorite NFL football stadium.
Photo: Vanessa Joy Photography
3. Ski & Snowboard Resort
Adventurous? If you love colder weather and hitting the slopes, trek down the mountain together.
Photo: Jason + Gina Photography
4. On the River
Down to earth? Float down the river in a little canoe. Nothing’s more romantic than reenacting “The Notebook.”
Photo: Natalie Franke Photography
5. Pumpkin Patch
Is your favorite season fall? What better way to celebrate Halloween by heading over to your local pumpkin patch.
Photo: Alexandra Hunt Photography
For more creative engagement session locations, consider a flea market, coffee shop, train station, or even revisit your high school or college if you first started dating there. And remember, don’t forget to smile for the camera!
Categories: Engagement Photos, Ideas + Trends
Tags: Alexandra Hunt Photography, carnival engagement sessions, Engagement Sessions, football stadium engagement sessions, Indigo Photography, Jason + Gina Photography, Natalie Franke Photography, pumpkin patch engagement sessions, river engagement sessions, snowboarding engagement sessions, Vanessa Joy Photography
If you’re having an engagement party, you’re probably scouring your closet, the mall, or your favorite shopping websites for an appropriate outfit. Depending on your engagement party’s venue and theme, there are several different types of ensembles you could wear, but we think the short, white dress is a safe bet. The four (brand-new!) dresses pictured above are some of our favorites.
Jim Hjelm: We love this style for an engagement fete at your family’s favorite restaurant. The lace, bow, and flouncy silhouette keep things feminine, but the beading ups the glam factor.
Encore by Watters: This dress would look gorgeous at an outdoor, waterside celebration. We love the sweet lace paired with the form-fitting silhouette and neckline.
David’s Bridal: Are your friends throwing you a fiesta at your favorite nightclub? Try this sparkly style with its open sleeve detail – so chic and glam!
Theia: For an outdoor backyard event, try this super-girly lace dress with a fun retro feel.
Which of these dresses would you wear to your engagement bash? Let us know in the comments!
When it comes to celebrating your engagement, why not throw a party? A traditional engagement party is hosted by the bride’s parents and both sides of the families should be invited along with your closest friends. It can be a formal affair or casual backyard party as long as there are cocktails involved. However, these are not the only options. Whether you are having a party for 50 or 15, be creative! Here is some inspiration that’s in between the two:
A Formal Affair
Choose your favorite venue for a sit down dinner or family style buffet. Let a pro handle the food, drinks, decor and entertainment, but remember not to upstage the actual wedding day!
Casual Backyard Party
If you are having the party at home, feeding your guests hors d’oeuvres is always a safe option. Otherwise, ask your guests to bring a dish or make it a potluck. After you pop some bubbly with your closest family and friends, play a few outdoor games such as: croquet, cornhole, ring toss or horseshoes for entertainment. What’s better than a dessert table? A s’mores bar! End the night with a bonfire so you can enjoy this sweet treat.
Where are you having your engagement party? Let us know in the comments below.