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OUR FAVORITE ENGAGEMENT SESSIONS FROM 2015

Le 31 décembre 2015, 09:21 dans Humeurs 0

Favorite Engagements of 2015

With the end of 2015 just a few days away, we’re recapping some of our favorite moments here on GWS this week! Yesterday we shared the Top 10 Most Popular Weddings from the past year and today we’re sharing our Favorite Engagement Sessions – plus a few tips for those of you planning your engagement session in 2016!

In no particular order, let’s check ’em out!

1. A Magical Session in the Middle of a Forest

Favorite Engagements of 2015

The bride-to-be from this Fairytale Mountain Engagement Session, photographed by Kristen Booth, wore her mother’s wedding dress for these photos! Grab a family heirloom for a prop or wear something special to make your session one-of-a-kind.

2. A Glam Dress, Gorgeous Florals + an Epic View

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Get dressed up for your engagement photos like the gorge couple from this Glam Big Sur Engagement by Winsome + Wright Photography Co.!

3. A Vintage Bug in the Hollywood Hills

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Have a cool ride? Why not incorporate it into your engagement session like the couple from this Hollywood Engagement Session with a Vintage Bug did! Lovely photos by Jana Williams.

4. A Gorge Backdrop + a Great Bouquet

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Bouquets aren’t just reserved for brides or weddings! Take a cue from this Dreamy San Francisco Engagement Session by Jordan Voth and carry one in your engagement photos!

5. An E-Session in an Ice Castle

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Don’t be afraid to take your photos in the winter…the unique backdrop from this Ice Castle Engagement Session by Annmarie Swift just can’t be beat!

6. Eclectic Love at Salvation Mountain

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Love color + all things unique? Go big +  find the coolest backdrop around, like the duo from this Salvation Mountain Engagement Session, captured by Amanda VanVels, did!

7. A Coastal Shipwreck Engagement Session

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Think outside the box for your beach engagement session! Instead of just posing in front of the sea, find the most unique spot on the coast, like this Magical Shipwreck Engagement by Kristen Booth.

8. A Destination Session with a Waterfall

Favorite Engagements of 2015

Traveling somewhere amazing this coming year? Why not use it as an excuse to snag some truly memorable engagement (or anniversary) photos like the couple from this Stunning Icelandic Anniversary Session did! We love this shot by Lauren Fair Photography.

9. Sand Dunes + Lots of Style

Favorite Engagements of 2015

We love that this duo opted for a Scenic Two-Part Engagement Session! Their sand dune photos by Ben Sasso are totally frame-worthy (and we are so excited to be sharing this couple’s wedding on GWS next month!!)

10. Love at Great Heights on Top of a Crane

Favorite Engagements of 2015

If you do something unique for work, like the crane operator groom-to be from this Engagement Session on Top of a Crane, we say incorporate it into your session! High fives to Our Love Is Loud for climbing up to the top to snag these images!

11. Engagement Photos with a Motorcycle

Favorite Engagements of 2015

(Image:http://www.pickweddingdresses.com/beach-wedding-dresses-c_5/)

We love how the cute couple from this Whimsical Creekside Engagement Session, by Clayton Austin, incorporated the groom’s motorcycle into the photos! Incorporate your favorite possession into your photos to give them a personal spin :)

Which engagement session of 2015 was your fave? We hope to see some of your equally amazing sessions next year + hope these creative couples were able to inspire you with a few fun ideas!

Kloofzicht Lodge Wedding Celebration

Le 23 décembre 2015, 10:30 dans Humeurs 0

Andy and Belinda’s Kloofzicht Lodge Wedding was a summer celebration full of rustic-chic loveliness in blush pink and dusty blue. The Gauteng-based, South African couple wanted a wedding with a touch of elegance and soft colours.

The reception was held in a whimsical stretch-tent brought in especially for the couple, who know the owners of the venue. It was transformed with intimate lighting, soft blooms and rustic decor, shares Belinda: “The reception tent became the prettiest, cosiest space filled with incredible flowers and decor, naked bulbs, a live band, burgers for dinner and one awesome party crowd! The atmosphere for the whole day was one of celebration!”

Belinda’s mom, Yvette, and a good friend, Reta, helped her to bring her Pinterest board to life: “We made many items as DIY projects – popcorn boxes, donut stands, wishing wands, frames for menu and seating signage, bunting, sheperd hooks and console jars.”

We love how everything came to life, beautifully photographed by Jack and Jane photography!

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(Image:Beach Wedding Dresses at pickweddingdresses.com)

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Love Story: Andy and I felt a spark in August 2013 at Park Acoustics in Pretoria where Andy, who is the drummer for, was scheduled to perform. After that day we went on a first date and as they say, the rest is history. We were just meant to be. 15 March 2014 on an ordinary Saturday, Andy had a show in the Midlands Meander at Caversham Mill and went with for the weekend. Expecting only a gig, I did not even consider that Andy would propose. The place was beautiful and after their show, we had a few drinks and just enjoyed the surroundings. Andy asked me to go to the cottage with him to go get a jacket. When we got to the cottage, Andy went down on his knee and asked if I would spend the rest of my life with him. I was overwhelmed, this was so unexpected, and actually thought that he was joking with me. Andy responded that does it look like he was joking, still on his knees… and I replied yes, a lot of tears and emotions and thereafter we went for dinner and celebrated the night and that we were engaged.

Wedding Dress & Attire: My dress was made by Vesselina Petcheva. I wanted a dress with shades of pink, lots of lace and tule and most importantly one that could swish. I felt like a true princess in the dress! My make up was done by Kim Winterscale. I wanted a very natural look, so we used soft colours and just enhancing my natural features. My hair was done by Daniel from Dis se Moet hair salon. I wanted an upstyle for the beginning of the evening and later to be taken down. My look was elegant and soft.  I wanted soft flowers for my bouquet – so it was a mix of roses. The bridesmaids had roses and a protea.

Bridal Party Styling: The bridesmaid dresses were also made by Vesselina. Every bridesmaid could decide on her own style for the top with the blush lace. Their bouquets were roses and a protea. The groomsmen all had grey suits, fun socks and suspenders.

Groom’s Attire: Andy wore a dark blue Ben Sherman suit, fun socks, navy shoes and a white G-Star shirt.

Wedding Ceremony: I walked down the aisle on My Heart is open – Keith Urband. The lapa chapel was decorated with vintage looking bunting, white chairs, large silver buckets with flowers and a rose design pink runner. One of my special friends did a blessing for us and we also had a special song performed for us during the ceremony.

Wedding Book and Seating Chart: We had a polaroid camera for people to take photos and then stick into the guest book with a message. The seating chart and menu was printed on big posters and inserted into bug wooden frames that were standing just outside the tent.

MAGICAL WINTER ROMANCE WEDDING INSPIRATION

Le 18 décembre 2015, 09:51 dans Humeurs 0

We’re absolutely smitten with this fairytale inspiration shoot designed by Vanessa Michelle Co. The theme is winter romance, and we couldn’t imagine a more magical setting than the Pasadena Museum of History, with its lush gardens and stately exterior. The bride is straight out of a fantasy in ballgowns by Stephen Yearick and Ysa Makino from Mon Amie. The first look: a hooded cape veil paired with layers of tulle that gave the appearance of floating on a cloud, and the second: a regal appliqued confection that is truly breathtaking. The Flower Story created elegant arrangements in shades of crimson, marsala, and pale peach, with a bold crimson runner from Luxe Linen and gilded scroll menus by Jasmin Michelle Designs. The lavish tablescape is truly rich and dramatic and each and every image from Damaris Mia Photography is positively exquisite!

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Bride Inspired by Snow WhiteStationery with Burgundy Ribbon

Elegant Gold and Red Wedding Ideas

Elegant Winter Wedding Damaris Mia 9Badgley Mischka Heels

Elegant Red and Gold Wedding InspirationCeremony Aisle with Greenery

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Gold and Red Wedding IdeasGold and Red Winter Wedding Outdoor

Pasadena Museum of History Wedding Ideas

Wedding Ceremony Altar with CandlesWinter Bar Cart Styling

Applique Wedding Dress BodicePillar Candles and Greenery on Stairs

Bride and Groom Dramatic Staircase PhotoElegant Bride on Staircase

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