Getting engaged is such an exciting time for a couple! You have just announced that you are ready to take the next step in the relationship and get married. Planning may be a bit overwhelming, but no worries. There are plenty of resources to help, and you can always refer to our wedding planning checklist to get the conversation started.
One of the most exciting tasks (aside from taste-testing), is getting your engagement photos taken. This is a time when you and your other half get to be yourself and really show off your love for each other. We love seeing save the date cards come in with photos of happy couples that really showcase their personality and the beauty of their love. So we put together a list of our top 7 engagement photo ideas that we feel every couple should take during their session.
1. Sealed with a Kiss – You’re engaged, so act like it and pucker up!
2. Walking hand-in-hand. You wouldn’t have it any other way.
3. Feeling his love. You can actually feel the love this man has for his soon-to-be-wife.
After coming home from our engagement/skiing trip we went to my mom’s house to pick up our puppy, Lola. To our surprise, my family and friends were there to greet us with an engagement party. Such a fun way to come home! They had the room decorated with balloons, flowers and signs to welcome us – it was great! For one of the gifts, my friend had bought me this huge binder with everything you could ever possibly need to know about wedding planning – I was slightly (ha understatement) overwhelmed when paging through it. Am I going to need this? How am I going to pull this off?!
We got back home late Sunday evening, exhausted, but I squeezed what energy I did have left to play with our save the dates! I know, we don’t have a date, church, photos or reception site picked out, but those things will come in time. All I wanted to do was play with our names and colors; S+D, Scott & Dani, Scott + Dani, save the date magnets or save the date cards? Ohhh, I’m going to love this!
I have lived in Minnesota my entire life and never been snow skiing. I’ve been water skiing nearly every summer, but in the snow? Nope, never. Well, this year my boyfriend, Scott, decided to fix that. We planned a trip to Northern Minnesota to venture off onto the slopes. I was excited, but a little anxious about the skiing. See, in my mind, I pictured myself cutting in and out, back and forth – pretty much an all-star skier; but when I started talking to people, I realized I might be face-planting it on every bump.
The drive was horrible. It snowed heavily the entire way up. We saw at least seven vehicles in the ditch. One car was inches from hitting us, but the driver over-corrected and ended up in the ditch. I don’t think I blinked once. After nearly five tense hours on the road, we made it to Duluth, and our hotel on the shore of Lake Superior. I was so ready to get out of the car, but Scott kept driving. He wanted to show me around the downtown area and the pier. I was not happy, but it turns out he was right. It was really pretty. The snow was now lightly falling, people were out walking around, and we eventually parked and walked around a bit. We decided to save the pier for later in the evening, and went back to the hotel to unpack our fully loaded vehicle. The sun was starting to set as we got ready for dinner. Scott has been to Duluth many, many times, and knew there was a walking path out the back door of our hotel that followed along the shore. We planned to take that path to the pier and then go out to eat. Sounds fun, right? Continue reading