Darling let’s be fancy! We adore the styled details and happy couple in this sparkling engagement session.
More on the inspiration from the bride: “When dreaming up our engagement photo session, Fred and I had three things in the forefront of our thoughts. First, we wanted to capture our love for each other and our personalities. Second, we wanted to capture the essence of November because it is a special month for us. Thirdly, we wanted them to be a little glimpse of our upcoming wedding this summer!
Both Fred and I think it’s fun to dress up so we wanted the first half of the shoot to be elegant and a bit fancier than our everyday wear. We wanted to tie these outfits into our vintage glamour inspiration for the wedding! We wanted a nice brick background location for these looks and Kylie did a great job finding one for us! Choosing our outfits for this was super easy because I love sequins and Fred loves suspenders, so we both just wore what we like! I chose an emerald green sequin dress with black tights and gold metallic heels. I also wore a black knit crop over the dress and switched it out for a faux fur bolero for some of the pictures. I accessorized with some black jeweled jewelry and a black feather headband. I thought the emerald was a perfect color for a late fall shoot and that the feathers and fur were a very reminiscent of the twenties time era that we’re both passionate about. Fred loves a gray on gray color scheme so he chose to wear a light gray button up shirt with a darker gray pair of pants. He also wore black suspenders, black dress shoes, a black and red tie and his favorite watch.
For the second part of our shoot, we wanted to dress a bit more casually so we could be playful and fun. We wanted this shoot to truly capture our personal style and personalities. I had a specific vision of this shoot and brought a couple props for the pictures! We set up a kind of “shabby chic” dreamy scene in the middle of a forest. We brought an old vintage trunk, mix and match blankets and pillows and a lot of candles! We also brought sparklers to play with to really emphasis the sparkle. We wanted a lot of romantic lighting for these pictures and we plan on having very glowy lighting for our wedding as well. We wanted these pictures to be romantic, yet still playful and youthful. I had so much fun scheming up the props and pairing Fred and I’s outfits together. I chose to wear a gold sequin and ivory fit flare dress with burgundy tights, tan suede booties, a pearl knot necklace and a colorful, floral headpiece. I thought the floral crown was an ethereal touch to the look and burgundy red is one of our wedding colors (and it’s Fred’s favorite color) so the tights were an easy choice! Fred wore one of his patterned shirts which is a favorite of ours and it matched so nicely with the flowers on my headband! He also wore gray jeans and tan suede lace-ups.
Fred and I started dating last November so we knew we wanted our engagement pictures to be in this month because it’s special to us. November often sees the last beauty of fall leaves and the first beauty of winter snowflakes. We wanted our shoot to embody this with rich colors and glittering sparkles. For us, November now has a sort of magic in the air and we wanted to capture that in our photos. “It was November, the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind songs in the pines.”, this quote by L.M. Montgomery is one of my favorites and was my inspiration for styling the shoot.
Our wedding is this upcoming July and we’re wanting it to be a little bit of everything that we love. Both Fred and I find a lot of creative inspiration from the twenties so our wedding is going to have a jazzy, glitzy vibe to it. Our overall aesthetic theme is “a modern take on the roaring twenties”. We want our wedding atmosphere to be romantic, magical and chic. We also both really like to make things. We actually made the black headband that I wore in the shoot right before we left the house! We’re hoping that our engagement shoot will give everyone a little taste of what’s to come for our wedding!”
VENDOR LOVE –
Photos: Kylie Noelle Photography, LLC