3 Engagement Photo Tips and Ideas


Tips for a Great Engagement Session

This engagement shoot by Laura Matthews Photography perfectly represents everything a great engagement shoot should have. When I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for showing great tips and ideas for a fun and memorable engagement session! From what to wear for your engagement photos to what props to choose, find all you need for your own awesome engagement session in these adorable photos.


1. Choose a Meaningful Location

Brandi and Chad chose two locations for their engagement session. The first was their wedding location, the Vintager Inn, and the second was The Williamsburg Inn in Brandi & Chad’s hometown of Williamsburg, VA. When choosing a location, consider a place that has meaning to you both. Maybe it is where you had your first date or where he proposed. Choosing a location that is meaningful to you both will make your engagement shoot all that more memorable and special....


Mismatched Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses

Mismatched Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses

Convertible Bridesmaid Dress Ideas

Mismatched bridesmaid dresses is a trend that I will always love. They allow each bridesmaid to look unique through either a variety in their dress color or style. I have found that one of the easiest way to achieve this look is through having all your ladies wear a convertible bridesmaid dress. The fact that it is the same gown allows the bridal party to look similar, however, the convertible aspect gives each lady her own unique look. Although there are several options for convertible dresses you can purchase online, I have personally fallen in love with the Annabelle Gown from Jenny Yoo and the Twist Wrap from Dessy. Both of these dresses are seen below showcasing how many unique ways you can wear one dress!

Jenny Yoo Annabelle



There is no arguing that this gown has to be one of the most stunning bridesmaids dresses I’ve ever seen. I personally bought one for a photo...


Navy and Blush Fall Wedding Ideas

I love the idea using spring and summer shades like blush and lavender for a fall wedding. By adding punches of navy and berry to a blush wedding color palette, all of sudden blush and lavender become an option for fall! Don’t be afraid to incorporate warm, blush tones into your fall wedding color palette. See below how beautiful they can be together!



Spring Wedding Flower Guide

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Are you planning a spring wedding? If so, this spring flower guide is a must have! Knowing what flowers are in season during your wedding planning may not only help you save money but also help you stay seasonal with your decor. I also created graphics below to show what spring flowers grow in what colors. Since I'm not a professional floral designer, I have the help of Esme from The Fleurella to make sure I have all my facts right. She will specifically discuss what flowers typically grow in spring and how that may effect their price. Enjoy, and I hope you find this helpful as you plan your spring wedding!

From Esme regarding how choosing flowers that are in season may effect their price.

  • "When a flower is "in season" it means that it blooms naturally that time of year, in your part of the world.  Some flowers are similar to fruit.  Sure you can get strawberries in January, flown in from somewhere far away, but they won't be half as splendid or abundant as...

Plum and Emerald Wedding Ideas

Plum and Emerald Wedding Color Board

Today’s plum and emerald color board is so classy and elegant but also fun and unique! I love emerald with gold accents, but when matched with various shades of purple, the classic combo becomes feminine and extra glamorous! This palette is lovely for anytime of the year, but I am especially inspired to use it for a winter wedding. Enjoy and be inspired with all of the pretty details below!


Plum Wedding Dress: Photo by  Candice Benjamin Photography via Burnett’s Boards | Flowers: Photo by Serena Jae by Flowers: Amy Osaba Eventsvia OnceWed | Purple Drink: Photo by  Hudson Nichols Photography via 100 Layer Cake | Emerald bridesmaid dress: Floral Design by
Coco Fleur Events Photo by Taylor Lord Photography via Style Me Pretty | Emerald and Gold Tablescape: Photo by Ashley Goodwin via Peter Loves Jane |...


Fall Wedding Inspiration

Fall Wedding Ideas


When designing this week’s color board, I was in the mood for something warm and romantic for fall yet also feminine and glamorous. Burgundy and gold combined with pops of peachy pink gave me just that! I love adding a little pink to a fall wedding color palette. It offers a fresh, girly touch in a season of so many dark, warm tones. Enjoy, and be inspired to be both classic and glamorous for your fall wedding!


Bouquet: Photo by  Lani Elias Photography via Style Me Pretty | Gold Shoes: Photo by Marisa Holmes via Style Me Pretty | Table Setting: Photo by Melanie Gabrielle via Weddings Unveiled | Gold Dress: Photo by  Karen Buckle via Want That Wedding | Candlelit Table: Photo by Laura Gordon Photography via Wedding Sparrow | Stationary: Photo by D’Arcy Benincosa via 100 Layer Cake


DIY Pie in a Jar Mason Jar Favors for a Wedding


DIY Fall Tablescape with Painted Pumpkins

Dusty Blue and Cranberry Fall Tablescape

Dusty blue and cranberry has quickly become one of my favorite fall color palettes! This color palette inspired today’s DIY project I designed with Lesley of LB Floral and Lisa Price Photography.  Today I will teach you how to recreate this tablescape with both a painted pumpkin tutorial and a pumpkin vase tutorial. Enjoy and comment below with any questions!

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How to Paint Dusty Blue Pumpkins

For this dusty blue tablescape, I painted a variety of sized pumpkins in three shades of dusty blue. If you can't find the right shade of dusty blue, you can mix your own, To create dusty blue, combine white, black, and blue paint. Essentially, dusty blue is gray mixed with...


Simple White and Gold Wedding Ideas

All White Wedding Ideas

Today, I continue my series on wedding color ideas that are perfect for any time of the year, no matter the season or current trends. “Simple Elegance” consists of all white wedding details with accents of gold and green. I love this color palette, because it beautifully stands alone without the help of any bright colors at all! I’d love to know what you think of this neutral color inspiration!



Bride: Photo by Jemma Keech via Magnolia Rouge | Swing and Bouquet: Photo by Xavier Navarro via Magnolia Rouge | Gold Vases and Candles: Photos by Landon Jacob via Weddings Unveiled | Tablescape: Photo by Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty | Cake: Photo by Odalys Mendez via Magnolia Rouge


Mason Jar Lid Pumpkin Tutorial


Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins

Who would have thought such an adorable fall decoration could be made from just mason jar lids! These mason jar lid pumpkins are great for fall home decorations, fall weddings, or any fall event! Add a few apples in a basket and your favorite fall flowers to complete this fun and easy fall DIY project. Thank you to Lindsay of Custom Love Gifts and Events for sharing this idea with us! Make sure to check out her adorable Etsy shop for more fall wedding ideas.

The Items You Will Need:

1. Mason Jar Lids (about 14-16)

2. Twine

3. Cinnamon Stick (or stick from outside.)

4. Small Piece of Burlap

5. Hot Glue or Elmer’s School Glue

6. Jute Twine

7. Scissors

Mason Jar Lid Pumpkins tutorial

Step 1

String all your mason jar lids onto a string of twine. Make sure all the lids are facing the same way.

Step 2

Tie the twine in a knot allowing room for the mason jar lids to move loosely.

Step 3

Adjust the mason jar lids to form a circle. The lids should fit...


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