Fun, Retro Styled Engagement Shoot

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About half of our couples know their wedding theme right from the start and beginning with their Save the Date, start stringing the look and feel together. Now, the other half doesn’t necessarily have their look and feel nailed down so early, so they simply pair their fave photo with their fave Save the Date design. Super fun and it’s all good… Whichever camp you fall in to, a themed engagement session is a really fun option for giving guests a glimpse into your wedding look, styles and personalities. Case in point: today’s themed shoot from Alabama’s j.woodbery photography. Classic attire, vintage props and a 1950′s diner all give laser focus to this retro engagement shoot and a vintage Save the Date. Have you considered a theme engagement session?

From zany to sweet, check out the bottom of this post for 10 engagement theme ideas and sessions.

Couple in diner of retro styled engagement shoot

1950's retro diner engagement shoot

Couple drinking a malt in retro styled engagement shoot

Red poppy flowers in vintage engagement shoot

Vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

red and white poppy flowers in retro styled engagement shoot

Couple near vintage car in retro styled engagement shoot

 

Checked out the many themed Save the Date options at MagnetStreet. Any design can be personalized in any colors you wish!

 

Credits

Photographer:  j.woodbery photography
Hair Stylist:Brides and Belles Hair Design
Transportation: Coats Classic Cars
Dress Store: ModCloth
Makeup Artist: Rawwbeauty Makeup Artistry
Floral Designer: Studio Flower
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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DIY Wedding of Pinks and Pinwheels

Categories Real Weddings

Much thanks to Jennifer Van Elk Photography for sharing Chelsea and Andrew’s pink and blue DIY wedding with us today. Not only is it full of fun twists on tradition, it’s also full of personality, pretty pinks, and handcrafted sweetness. Coffee replaced cocktails at Chelsea and Andrew’s dry wedding while yard games kept guests busy while help converted the ceremony area into a reception.

Donned in lace, a birdcage veil and TOMS shoes, Chelsea made a lovely modern-vintage bride. The bridesmaids wore an array of patterned pinks and instead of flowers, carried large pinwheels. The guys were casually dressed in khakis and wore pinwheel boutonnieres.

There is much to love about Chelsea and Andrew’s DIY wedding and a few favorite highlights include: their DIY ceremony backdrop, their twist on the unity candle tradition, their bunting cake topper, a surprise flash dance from the wedding party and their lavender send-off. Enjoy!

DIY pink and blue wedding

pink bridesmaid dresses and bride in TOMS Shoes

first look outdoor wedding photos

first look wedding photos

vintage bride and bridal party in pink bridesmaid dresses

blue groomsmen tie and pinwheel boutonnieres

wedding party dressed in pink and blue

A Memory and a Heirloom
Chelsea’s lace wrapped bouquet is her grandmother’s wedding dress!

lace bouquet wrap

large pink and white wedding bouquet

pinwheels: alternative to bridesmaid bouquets

father and daughter walking down the aisle

Alternative to the Unity Candle:
Instead of partaking in the unity candle tradition, Chelsea and Andrew performed a unity painting.

 alternative to unity candle: painting ceremony

unity painting as alternative to the unity candle

DIY Ceremony Backdrop
Chelsea and a friend made their ceremony backdrop out of cross stitching frames, yarn, tree limbs, and rocks.

DIY dream catcher ceremony backdrop

 bride and groom coming down the aisle, wedding party skipping down the aisle

outdoor bride and groom

diy wedding pink and blue decor

Quirky Pink and Blue DIY wedding

outdoor reception games

diy lemon and strawberry wedding cake

honeymoon fund jar and wedding card box

first wedding dance

Wedding Party Surprise Flash Dance
The wedding party and a few guests surprised the bride and groom with a flash dance to Beyonce’s, “Until The End of Time”.

wedding party flash dance at reception

wedding party flash dance to Beyonce's "Until the end of Time"

Lavender Send-off

lavender send off

lavender send off

Congratulations Andrew and Chelsea!

 

Credits

Photographer:  Jennifer Van Elk Photography
Floral Designer: Dandelions
Dress Store:David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist:MaNell Hembree
Reception Venue: Muncie Alliance Church
Caterer: OnSiteCaterer.com
Hair Stylist: Redhead Salon
Cake Designer:Under the Sun Bakery
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Military-themed + Beach Engagement Session

Categories Real Weddings + Wedding Stationery

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Last week we featured Kyle and Alex’s sweet proposal story and today we’re excited to be featuring their Save the Date Card and Biloxi, Mississippi military-themed engagement session. Why Biloxi? Kyle was stationed at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi for his technical training school. Being a huge fan of the beach, Alex knew they had to have their pictures taken there. And besides that, Kyle and Alex got engaged in Biloxi! They thought it would be a great way to capture the space that would always be special to them! So, off they went with Paige of Paige Reaux Photography, for some charming in-town shots and then out to the beach for more military-inspired shots in the sand. If you’re a military couple looking for creative photo ideas for your session, look no further! Love. LOVE! this military engagement session and this super cute couple. Enjoy.

Wedding Style: Traditional with a military (Air Force), vintage twist
Wedding Colors: Navy Blue, Ivory, & Gold.
E-Sesh Location: Biloxi, MS, near Keesler Air Force Base

PhotographerPaige Reaux Photography
Save the Date Card: MagnetStreet Weddings

Military engagement photos near Keesler Air Force Base

military engagement session and doing push-ups

military engagement photo and holding US Flag

miilitary engagement session Biloxi, MS

Biloxi, MS military engagement photos near Keesler Air Force Base

bride-to-be wearing military shirt in military engagement photos

Biloxi, MS military engagement photos at the beach

 

On choosing Photo Collage design for their {5×7} Save the Date Card …

“I chose my design because I wanted to share a few of my favorite photos with our friends and family who would be receiving the cards. This design face allowed me to display larger photos of Kyle and I, free of a border and other decorations. The layout was perfect, and the center section was the perfect size to represent all the necessary information we needed to get to our future guests! Plus, I wanted to show off to all our friends and family how photogenic Kyle was, so then maybe he wouldn’t fight me so much in the future if I wanted to take his picture.;)”  Alex

military-themed photo save the date magnet

 

On personalizing Photo Collage to match their wedding style …

“Our Save the Date fit our personality and wedding style in that it was Air Force-themed. Kyle currently serves in the Air Force, and intends to make a career out of it. Nothing has made me more proud than seeing him grow from a silly 21 year-old to a responsible, 24 year-old Airman. The Air Force has given Kyle an opportunity for an excellent career, and we are very fortunate for everything it has brought us. So, to honor Kyle and our country, we chose pictures that were not only our favorites, but that would incorporate and honor his military life (the push-up kiss and the flag wrap photos, to be exact).”  Alex

Beach military engagement photos

miilitary engagement session at the beach

couple wrapped in US Flag in military engagement session

bride and groom-to-be in beach, military engagement photos

Congratulations Kyle and Alex! Thanks so much for sharing your day with us. And to paraphrase what  T.J. Oshie from the USA Olympic Hockey Team said … The guys in camo are the heroes! Thank you both for your service!

 

Kudos for the Pros!

Paige Reaux Photography

Paige is a truly beautiful person. From start to finish, she was easy to communicate with and really cared about making sure we were happy with our experience. Kyle doesn’t like to get his picture taken, and I’m a ham! She made him feel comfortable, which in turn helped our photos turn out to look incredibly natural, not posed. She is a hard-working southern sweetheart – someone I will never forget! Really, I cannot say enough nice things about her!

MagnetStreet Weddings

Excellent! MagnetStreet offers so many options, and the design program is incredibly easy to work with. I was able to design many different Save the Dates, then pick the one I liked most. I absolutely loved the “Just One®“option as well. I think it’s great to offer this to customers so their absolutely sure they will be happy with what they are getting. Customer care was also very helpful as well when I needed to utilize them for a minor question.

 

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Flight and Picnic-themed Engagement Session

Categories Real Weddings

Love–and good love stories are definitely in the air today! And today’s love story stars Tisha and Larry, a cute couple that “met by chance” in the Atlanta airport 12 years ago. The only things they had in common at that point were flight issues on their way to Japan. But since their chance encounter, they’ve become friends–best friends–and have stayed that way! They’ve also come to realize that marrying your best friend is a great idea! Through a flight-themed engagement session with fun picnic props and sweet signage, Tasha Prescott Photography has encapsulated Tisha and Larry’s love story in pictures. Enjoy.

P.S. Come on over to MagnetStreet’s Facebook page to read over a few of the sweet love encounters from many of you. Don’t forget to like us while you’re there.

flight themed engagement photos with plane in the background

flight themed engagement photo with a yellow plane and balloon

engagment photo map and scrabble pieces

flight travel-themed e-sesh

engagement photo picnic props

DIY and picnic props in flight themed e-sesh

I LOVE YOU sign in themed engagement photos

flight themed engagement photo

Congrats Tisha and Larry!

 

Credits

Photographer:  Tasha Prescott Photography
Event Planner: Celebrations ~ Weddings & Events
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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