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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wedding Wedesday: What to Wear for Engagement Pictures

As y'all know, I shared my engagement pictures with y'all here.

Getting ready for them was stressful.
I mean, you're going to be looking back at these pictures for basically the rest of your life-they're kind of important.

We got engaged on October 20th, but didn't have our engagement pictures done until January 24th because life was so incredibly busy with finals, the holidays, etc.

I didn't want any of the lovely brides that read my blog to have to worry about prepping for those engagement shoots that are coming up, so I wanted to not only share some inspiration with y'all, but I wanted to let you know the top five things that were most important to me when selecting our clothes, and also I wanted to let you know where our clothes came from. :)

Let's start off with some inspiration. . .

Engagement shot.

Safe Haven Engagement shot.

Farm engagement photos in the field at sunset.

Southern Bride Engagement Picture- Big Sunhat with new monogram. Cutest idea.

3rd Street South & Naples Pier Engagement | South Florida Wedding & Engagement Photographer | Molly & Ed | Lilly Pulitzer | Preppy Engagement Photos Inspiration | Sunset Engagement |

These were just a few of my favorite shots that really showcased what the couples were wearing.

The top five things that are most important when deciding what to wear for your engagement pictures are. ..

1) Comfort.
I know people say that comfort is overrated on days like this, but if you're uncomfortable then that will come through in your pictures.
Be polished, but choose clothing items that fit properly and aren't constricting.

2) Personality.
The Lilly dress pictured above is gorgeous, but if you aren't a Lilly girl-don't don a dress just for your pictures!
When you show these pictures to your friends & family you want them to recognize you!

3) Assets.
If you've got great gams, show them off!
If your arms are really defined, wear the tank top.
Don't feel like you need to cover every inch or show every inch off, choose the best parts and make sure to highlight them.

4) Practicality.
I love the idea of a sundress and wedges, but it was January when we took our pictures.
If your future hubby is going to be picking you up, try to refrain from wearing a short skirt.
If it's been damp outside, don't wear sandals...dirty feet don't look good on anyone.
Just put a little thought into the conditions that you'll be in when taking your pictures!

5) Colors.
When I think of engagement photos, of course I think bridal.
I love when ladies choose white dresses because it really makes you visualize a bride.
Also, coordination is important. I'm not saying that you need to be matchy-matchy, but you should have a color scheme that is shared between the two of you.

Here are two more inspiration photos for you. . .

These are both my sweet friend Danelle's photos from her engagement shoot, y'all can always find her at FromMsToMrs.Blog.Com!

Her photos are by Crystal Rose Photography & their outfit details are. . .
Her dress is from Tobi & her fiance's outfit (black jeans & sweater) are from H&M.
Her boots are from Corral (and aren't they gorgeous?!) & her vest is from J.Crew :)

Make sure to visit her blog for more wedding tips and inspiration!

Now for what C & I wore. . .

This was my favorite look; I wore this Umgee + dress, Ariat Hacienda boots, and a necklace similar to this one.
I also had on my engagement ring (obviously), my Kiss My Southern Sass state bangle, pearl earrings, and my diamond tennis bracelet.

For this look, I had to be a little more's hard to ride horses in dresses.
I wore American Eagle jeans, an Umgee + tunic similar to this one, and these Corral boots.

C's outfit is typical him. He didn't want to change outfits, so he wore Wrangler jeans, Ariat boots, and a George Strait shirt.

The most important thing to consider about your engagement pictures is to just be you.
Let your relationship shine & let your personalities shine.
It's all about y'all on that day.

I know C & I laughed and became even closer that day so I hope each of you are able to experience the exact same feelings!

Until next time. . .



  1. What beautiful photos of you and your friend! Thanks for sharing your tips :)

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  2. Lovely post, and some great inspiration pictures. I love your ones, you and your man look so loved up ;) xx
    Danielle ||Miss Sunshine & Sparkle

    1. We are definitely obsessed with each other, to say the least ;)

      xoxo, SS

  3. Thank you so much, sweet girl! :)

    xoxo, SS


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