Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Wedding Wednesday: What to Wear for Your Engagement Photos

May is officially the beginning of summer wedding season and I’m thrilled to introduce part one of my Wedding Wednesday series. Yesterday I talked about 10 wedding tips I learned from planning our big day and today I’ve got some outfit inspiration of all you brides-to-be. If you’re getting married in the next few months, you’ve probably already got your wedding dress picked out, but what about all your other pre-wedding events?

We all know that the LBD gets lots of love, but today I want to talk about the LWD. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with a white dress for your engagement photos. In fact, I think it’s a super cute idea to wear white for all of your pre-wedding events (might as well keep the theme going, right?).

This lace dress from Modcloth feels very romantic and whimsical to me – perfect for an afternoon engagement photo shoot! I especially love the flutter sleeves and the subtle heart pattern. I added a distressed denim vest and bright blue espadrilles for a little bit of colour and variety in texture.


 







White lace dress via Modcloth, similar here and here / Forever 21 distressed denim vest / Nine West blue espadrilles / Forever 21 turquoise drop earrings / Gosia Meyer double pendant necklace / Electric Shock nail polish c/o Nail Chemistry

Denim vests are fun and trendy pieces but they might not be everyone's kind of style. Personally when it came time to take our photos, I chose to go for a more simple and classic look and wore this same white lace dress for our engagement shoot. Want to see a peek of those pictures? :) (All of the photos below are courtesy of Dave and Charlotte Photography.)









See you next week for part two of my Wedding Wednesday series - another outfit post with suggestions about what to wear for your wedding shower!

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20 comments:

  1. So great to have your joining in with Wardrobe Wednesday. I can't wait to hear more about the wedding next week (and PS. LOVE the LWD) xx

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    1. Thank you Kelly!! Another great linkup where I found some amazing blogs through your site :)

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  2. I love white lace dress, I received mine from karen Kane and I am totally in love! You and Mr look so cute together.. bless you both :)

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    1. That is so sweet of you Mrs. C :) thank you!

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  3. You look so cute! And you two look so happy! Your photos are gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Ashley!! We were a little bit stiff at first but our photograhper was awesome and had some great exercises that made us come out of our shells and really enjoy the moment :)

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  4. I like the white dress. The lace and heart details are cute. :-) You guys look so happy and I love the photos with you both in the water. Happy planning!

    Mo
    Who is that girl Mo?

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    1. Mo, let me tell you that it was one of the hottest days of the summer when we went for our engagement shoot. 45 C (or 113 F for my American friends) - I was sweating bullets and fanning myself between shots. Going in that creek was the best idea because of how much it cooled us off. Nobody likes sweaty pictures :S PS we are all finished up with planning and have been married for 7 months now :D

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  5. Love this look and love the LWD. I pinned a very similar look on Pinterest and am obsessed with white for Spring / Summer. It just feels so fresh & clean. You look great !

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    1. Fresh and clean - exactly! I completely agree. For years I hated wearing anything white because I felt extra self-conscious in it, but as I've gotten older and come into my own I really enjoy wearing this colour, particularly in the warmer months.

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  6. Love these wedges and the bright color of ur man's tee!! You guys look so great! BTW, dropping in via Shanna's link up! Hop on to my blog whenever you have time! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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    1. Thank you Jjoti! These wedges are on constant rotation for me during the summer. Just entered your Chicnova giveaway, fingers crossed! :)

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  7. I'm loving that GORGEOUS lacy dress so much. You've styled it to perfection! I can't wait for more posts <3

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    1. Thanks so much Kimberly!! Looking forward to seeing you here again :D

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  8. What a great engagement shoot! It's definitely something you'll look back on years later and enjoy. I think you made a great choice with the classic dress :)

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    1. Thank you so much Tara! Your kind words mean a lot. I was so nit-picky about what to wear and how to style it before our shoot that I was driving myself crazy! Eventually I just had to let go and accept my body and closet as they were.

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  9. These are great pictures!! I like the idea of a white dress for engagement pictures. I'm not a huge fan of the outfit I wore for mine.

    Amy

    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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    1. Thank you Amy! I am trying to develop my photo skills but they're nowhere close to the professional shots lol.

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  10. Gorgeous photos!!! Love this pretty white lace dress. Those shoes are the perfect complement too.

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    1. Thanks Alison! Despite these heels being 4" they are quite comfortable and so stylish for the summertime :) Just entered your Kendra Scott giveaway - those are some beautiful earrings!

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