Engagement Story & Photos

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

I’m finally doing a post about our engagement and sharing our photos from our fabulous photographer Emma Anne Photo! Our engagement story goes a little something like this, on May 20, 2017 the day before Travis’s birthday I had planned a birthday dinner for him at one of his favorite restaurants, Kobe’s. We were going with our friends Chris and Mer and I suspected nothing as I was just focused on celebrating my guys birthday. We got to the restaurant enjoyed our dinner and then I told the waiter to bring the cake out for Travis and instead Travis got up and started giving the whole table of 10 people a speech about me and I just looked at Mer and was like he’s drunk what is he doing! Then I realized and he turns to me and asks for my hand and asked me to marry him! *All the ugly crying* Seriously I was so shocked and happy!

Fast forward we have been engaged almost 2 years and finally took our engagement photos a few weeks ago! Check them out below and I have some tips for taking your own engagement or couples photos as well that I highly suggest not just as a blogger but a photographer myself.

I definitley recommend picking your outfits in advance colors and patterns that compliment each other we had two outfit options so we did one fancier outfit and one casual. The nicer look I found a jewel tone dress from Lulu’s and Travis wore classic black pants and suit jacket with a white button down. The casual outfit I chose a casual dress and fun pink wedge heels and Travis jeans and a short sleeve button down. I recommend lashes either extensions for falsies and a little heavier makeup, this makes a huge difference on camera! Also i suggest getting a mani and pedi because it’s all in the details! The little things are important and are noticed!

Above all else have fun and enjoy taking your photos together! This is a celebration of the two of you and memories that you will hold forever! Importantly print your photos, frame them and enjoy them!

Wedding Wednesday: Picking the Ring!

Happy Wedding Wednesday y’all!

This week we are talking about sparkle! We have gone wedding ring shopping and although we haven’t made a purchase yet, I definitely know the look I’m going for! I have a rose gold, pink morganite, and diamond engagement ring so you can go a few different ways when it comes to rings, as mine isn’t part of a set. I tried a matching wedding band and a few different wraps that I definitely prefer. I also love lots of sparkle and the one I love the most offers sparkle and goes along with the vintage feel of my engagement ring and is timeless. Below you can see the one I love, along with a few others I tried!

You can see below I tried rings that were “too much” and competed with my ring and didn’t complement it. I also tried a more traditional band that went more with my ring. I ended up loving a white gold ring that complements the rose gold and sparkles and wraps the ring beautifully!

What does your dream ring look like? Let me know!

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Wedding Wednesday: Picking the Perfect Shoes!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Now that we have the perfect dress we need the perfect shoes, right?! I’ve always had an idea of the shoes I would wear at my wedding as well as look perfect in my wedding details flat lay (I also photograph weddings so details are so important to me!)

If you’re anything like me you have every sparkly Badgley Mischka heel pinned on a wedding board on Pinterest! I knew I wanted a blush colored heel, something semi comfortable to walk in and a bit of sparkle. We went to Dilliard’s and it just so happened they were having a SALE! I tried every nude and blush heel I could find, closed toed, open toed, sandal, wedge, and heel you name it I tried it. My mom found the perfect pair of shoes thankfully in my size and brought them over to me and and these were all my shoe goals! They are Badgley Mischka, blush, open toed heels with the most beautiful details on the heels! A plus they were marked down from $268 to $80 y’all that is insane! I’m sharing my perfect shoes below along with some other options that I love!

What would y’all like to see next week on Wedding Wednesday? Let me know!

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Wedding Wednesday: Saying Yes to The Perfect Dress!

Happy Wedding Wednesday!

Travis and I are officially less than a year away from saying I DO, so I wanted to start doing Wedding Wednesdays on the blog! A few weekends ago I went dress shopping at The Perfect Dress Bridal Boutique in Sarasota, FL. I had no expectations going in, just expecting to look around and try dresses on. I didn’t have anything in particular I was looking for at all….I mean NONE AT ALL! I tried on a total of 7 dresses, of all different styles and sizes. On a side note, when you go wedding dress shopping your size doesn’t matter as wedding dresses run super small in size, don’t even look at the size…just my opinion.

Anyways I had the best bridal consultant, Sue, she tried everything from different sleeve options, to veils, headbands, you name it she did everything to give me the best dress shopping experience and that she did! I highly recommend The Perfect Dress for all your wedding needs! Sue helped me narrow the search down to two dresses that were similar in style but very different feels! I did end up saying YES to The Perfect Dress and couldn’t be happier with my choice! I’m sharing some of the dresses I tried on below along with some photos from the bridal boutique. Check out The Perfect Dress HERE

Loving my Lash Extensions from Vampd

This past weekend I took a chance and tried out lash extensions! I love my natural lashes but love how they look even more when I wear falsies. Lash extensions are the perfect solution! If you want to look a little extra but still natural definitely look into lash extensions! They look way more natural than false lashes as well as they are totally safe for your natural lashes. 

I went to the girls at VAMPD to get my lash extensions and let me tell you the process is so worth it! The process takes about 2 hours as you are getting individual lashes placed along your natural lashes so that they look natural and blend in! These lash extensions last about 6-8 weeks and it's recommended to get weekly or bi weekly fills if you want to keep them up. 

I would highly suggest lash extensions if you are looking to make your lashes longer and thicker while still keeping them natural and beautiful looking. Also this is a great thing to do for special occasions as well. I'm recently engaged and already know I want these on my wedding day because they read stunning in photos. It's the best that you also don't need mascara or eye makeup they make you look so put together without trying, what more can you ask for?!

Check out VAMPD: Here


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Before lash extensions

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During the process


Final Product