What to Wear for Engagement Photos

What to Wear For Engagement Photos


 

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What to wear for engagement photos is such a commonly asked question, and we are so excited to have Knoxville wedding photographerJoPhoto, to help us answer it! They tell us why engagement photos are so important, what to wear, and a few extra tips on how to have a successful engagement shoot. Enjoy and be inspired!

Why Have an Engagement Shoot?

Engagement photo sessions are usually the first time you work with your photographer. Often, it is also the first time you and your fiance have professional photos taken together. Not only do engagement photo shoots help us build rapport with you before the wedding day, but we also often find that couples are more relaxed about photos when the wedding day arrives because they’ve already worked with us at their engagement photo shoot. You are more relaxed in front of our cameras, and you know what to expect! Because engagement photo sessions are so important, we include them in all...

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Three Pocket Fold Napkin Tutorial

Three Pocket Fold Napkin Tutorial

DIY Napkin Fold 


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I love this three-pocket napkin fold because it allows you to be creative with how to display your silverware. I tucked the silverware between the folds with a little floral accent, but you can choose to use this fold even with the silverware placed to the side. It's super simple and adds the perfect touch of class to any tablescape!

 

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50 Amazing First Dance Songs

Choosing a song that will forever be “your song” can feel a little daunting and overwhelming. However, it doesn’t need to be! Grab a glass of wine, a set of speakers, and your fiancé and host a two-person listening party in search of a song that simply sounds like you. We’ve compiled this list to get you started: from classic to quirky, here are 50 potential first dance songs to sway to on the big day.

Jazz

  • Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight 
  • Michael Bublé – You and I
  • Etta James – At Last 
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Heart and Soul 
  • Louis Armstrong – A Kiss To Build A Dream On 
  • Jamie Cullum – I Think, I Love

Pop

  • Jason Mraz – I Won’t Give Up
  • Beyoncé – Halo
  • Ellie Goulding – How Long Will I Love You 
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • John Legend – All Of Me 
  • Train – Marry...
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Mismatched Black Bridesmaid Dresses


Black and Pink Mismatched Bridesmaids


Today’s Fashion Favorites inspiration is all about mismatched black bridesmaid dresses! I love the idea of having your bridesmaids wear different dresses with a similar theme. Today, I show how gorgeous mismatched, black bridesmaid dresses can be with a pop of color. For this particular inspiration board, I chose to pair the dresses with pops of pink, but black bridesmaid dresses would look classy with really any accent color such as white, champaign, or lavender!

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Shopping Guide

Black Dress with Sleeves ——–> ModCloth

Sleeveless Black Dress ———–> ModCloth

 

Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

If you love this look, here are some of my favorite black bridesmaid dresses from ModCloth and Dessy

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How to Throw the Perfect Gatsby-Themed Bridal Shower

Roaring 20s themed bridal showers are the bees-knees right now! All the fun and glamour of the flapper-era create an irresistible party and will make any bride feel like she’s the cat’s pajamas! 

Here are 10 must haves for the perfect 20s themed shower:

1.Location, location, location!

The venue is important in setting the vibe and atmosphere for the party! You want to choose a place for your party that really captures the elegant and dramatic essence of the decade. Candoro Marble in South Knoxville was built in 1923 and with it’s stunning marble floors and drop-dead gorgeous entry way, it will wow guests from the moment they walk in! The venue’s indoor space is perfect for smaller parties and showers

2. Glitz and glam!

The 20s were all about extravagant parties, but you don’t have to spend a Gatsby sized budget to add a little sparkle to your event! Try a vintage piece of furniture, like this vanity from Candoro Marble’s bridal suite, to...

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Braided Bun Tutorial

Braided Bun Tutorial

DIY Braided Bun

The talented Rustic White Photography is teaming up with The Bride Link to introduce a brand new series called “Perfect Details!”  Every Thursday, this series will focus on the details of a much larger photoshoot that will be shared at the end of the month. We know how much work goes into a styled shoot by every participating vendor, so this is our attempt to give every beautifully curated detail it’s own spotlight while also providing useful information in the form of tutorials and advice from the experts.

Today’s DIY hairstyle highlights the work of hair and make-up artist, Claudia Mejerle. I can’t wait to show you how amazing this braided bun looks with the bride’s gown and flowers! Enjoy!

 

Step 1

Start out by curling the hair to give it some texture and wave. This will help your hair cooperate during styling and make the finished product stay put (and...

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Winter Engagement Photo Ideas

Great Ideas for a Winter Engagement Shoot

These past few winter months have been EXTREMELY cold, snowy, and simply unpredictable.  Winter can make planning an outdoor engagement shoot a real challenge.  What to wear, the location, and how to pose in such chilly winter weather are just a few concerns for winter engagement sessions.  Lucky for us, this adorable couple braved the cold with Menning Photographic and were able to capture some truly beautiful engagement photos!  Take a look at Myra and Blake’s engagement session and get some tips on what to wear, location, and posing for a successful and stylish outdoor winter engagement shoot!

What to Wear for Winter Engagement Photos

Myra and Blake’s stylish attire for this shoot is classic and warm.  Deep burgundy, dark navy blue, and a touch of neutral shades is the perfect mix of colors for this sunny winter background.  I love how Myra’s nails PERFECTLY matches her top and...

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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....

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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

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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...

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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!

 

 
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