Engagements are such an important and emotional event. And more times than not, it's the kickoff to a long string of parties, showers, and celebrations-- so why not kick things off with a bang?
The day I'm writing this blog post just happens to be my personal engagement anniversary. So it's fun to write about an engagement shoot on such a significant day in my own life! My husband and I went the nontraditional route with our engagement-- we were engaged for exactly 60 days before we tied the knot. While I recommend "fast-tracking" to anyone and everyone, I know that most brides out there want to spend lots of time planning and perfecting every little detail-- a process that can be quite time consuming. So, if you're going to wait a year or more before having the final grand celebration, a fancy engagement party is a great way to celebrate your love and excitement in the now!
Our Midsummer Night's Dream engagement shoot was a creative collaboration between some talented vendor friends. We picked a venue that is one of the most accessible for any party thrower-- a back porch. Lots of the elements were DIY, and the majority of our tablescape was flatware pulled from our own homes and china cabinets. I hope our styled shoot provides you with lots of inspiration for your own engagement party. (Or heck, even your own intimate backyard wedding!)
Be sure and scroll down to the bottom to find out which vendors made the magic happen and click through to their sites to find out how you can hire them for your next event!
Photography by Brittny Rene (@brittnyrenephoto). Florals and Styling by Sarah Woodall (@goldleaffloral). Calligraphy, Styling and Food by Ginger Swan Lindsey (@swanlindseylettering). Hair and Makeup by Jeni Allen Freeman (@jeniallenfreeman). Signature Cocktail by Whisky Geekdom (@whiskygeekdom). Model: Heather Brown (@mylifewellloved). Model: Eric Brown (@esbrown85). Model's Jewelry by Kate Morris Jewelry (@katemorrisjewelry). Model's Wardrobe by Fabrik Homewood (@fabrikhomewood). Assistant: Baylee Swan (@ivybaylee). Extras: Allan Woodall (@allandoodles), Zack Lindsey (@zackityyak), Ginger Swan Lindsey (@gingerswanlindsey), Baylee Swan (@bayleeswan).