13 Stellar Silhouette Engagement Photo Ideas

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13 Stellar Silhouette Photo Ideas for your Save the Dates!

Are you a sucker for a great silhouette photo? We are. Luck, lighting and a super creative photographer create the perfect alchemy to harnessing the drama in a beautiful silhouette engagement photo. If you want a few of these dramatic, story-telling shots in your wedding album, talk with your photographer about your desires. Many of them center around sunsets but those clever photographers…they have their ways of manipulating light and setting you apart!

Be inspired by the following stellar silhouettes as your browse image styles for your Photo Save the Dates.


1. This adorably-gorgeous silhouette shot was taken at Galveston Island at sunset. This couple is almost kissing–makes for an adorable silhouette!!

silhouette photo of couple at sunset


2. This absolutely stunning silhouette was taken at this Lake Tahoe engagement session and is quite dramatic!

silhouette photo of couple on a pier


3. Just LOVE the shilhouette shot from this surprise wedding proposal engagement session in Central Park.

silhouette photo of couple in engagement session


4. This southern wedding ended with a great silhouette photo of the bride and groom in their getaway car.

silhouette photo of couple in a car kissing


5. This cool and classic silhouette styles is from a football-themed e-sesh on the beach!

silhouette photo of couple on beach behind a parasol


6. This Chicago e-sesh features a killer nighttime silhouette with Lake Michigan and the city lights in the background.



7. So beautiful–this New England winter wedding silhouette photo of the bride and groom features gently falling snow and a bride and groom peeking from behind an umbrella.

sihlouette-of-bride-and-groom-kissing-behind-umbrella in winter wedding


8. This romantic engagement session in our Nation’s Capital features a gorgeous sunset shot with Jefferson Memorial in the background.

silhouette photo of couple in Washington-DC-Engagement-Session


9. How fun is this twist on a photo silhouette. The tree tree takes all the credit in this intimate, eclectic Texas wedding.

silhouette photo of bride and groom on tree


10. This fun and clever silhouette engagement photo was taken at the beach {they shot at 4 locations for their sesh!}

beach sihlouette sunset engagement photo


11. This sunset silhouette in the park was taken at springtime in Seattle.

silhouette photo at sunset


12. Dramatic skies dominate the look and feel in this Minneapolis engagement session. WOW.

silhouette photos in Minneapolis engagement session


13. How can you not fall in love with this darling silhouette engagement photo taken at sunset in Santa Fe, New Mexico!?

Engagement photo at sunset at El Rancho de las Golondrina in Santa Fe, NM

Which is your favorite silhouette photo style idea?


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Firefighter Wedding: Inspiration to Ignite Your Theme

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

The weather is finally warming up! To celebrate, we’re heating up the blog with some firefighter wedding inspiration today. If you or your sweetie are one of the brave souls who walk through fire to save others, let me first say: thank you. You are so brave.

Finding sweet and subtle touches to weave your firefighting career into your wedding day is a beautiful way to celebrate and honor the valiant work you do. Below are just a few firefighter wedding ideas to spark your creativity.

One easy idea? Firefighter wedding cake toppers. Whether you go cutesy (little birdies) or classic (bride and groom), cake toppers are a fun way to fire up the theme. Firefighter hats and toy trucks are some more iconic, yet subtle touches to honor this noble career. For the ultra romantic, carve out some time with your photographer to take wedding photos while donning your (or your partner’s) firefighter uniform. Heart-melting, indeed!

You can also add some sizzle to your wedding stationery, such as a firefighter themed wedding invitation, as shown in the inspiration board below. This design can even be personalized to match your hair, skin, and wedding color scheme. Pretty neat! Whatever you do, have fun finding ways to ignite your wedding with firefighter touches.

Firefighter Wedding Inspiration



With permission to use their photography, much thanks to …

Rings on toy truck by Brooke Images {via Floridian Weddings}
Bird cake topper by CountrySquirrelsRUS via Etsy
Bride and groom photos by Chelsea Nicole 
Bride and groom cake topper by Jenna & Tristan
Wedding Invitation by MagnetStreet Weddings


Happy Friday,

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

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Color Monday: Dog Friendly Wedding

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Stationery

Hello, Color Monday! Today we’re talking dogs in weddings! We’re seeing a lot more couples including their furry friends in wedding planning somehow–from a few fun poses for their save the date, to a few pre-ceremony shots, to actual role of ring bearer and special guest. And while dogs in weddings can be super adorable, they can also get you into the doghouse with your guests, too. If you’re thinking about including your dog in your wedding {and we say go for it!} here are a few reminders + tips for a wedding that’s DOG FRIENDLY:

It’s a Dog’s Life
Is your dog wedding material? The best dogs in weddings are well-behaved ones. If your dog really likes to be a dog and jump, chase, bark … more than he/she likes to sit, wait and behave, opt for the fun save the date and/or pre-ceremony shots instead. Brainstorm photo ideas with your photographer so your dog still has his day–and so do you.

Dog Days of Summer
Hot days can be miserable for a dog–especially those with thicker furs. Think safety! If your dog is to play a role in your wedding, delegate a beloved sitter for the entire day. They’ll need to walk, water, watch out for, and generally love on your pet in your place.

Don’t Get Their Dander Up!
Anyone allergic? Share your desire to include your pup with your party–find out who’s allergic or even afraid of dogs.

Hair of the Dog
Your dog needs to sparkle and shine too. Don’t forget to get your pet groomed for your big day!

3 Creative Ways to Bark up the Right Tree
Favors + Adorable Doggie Décor

  • Personalized Doggie Bags for your guests pets.  What guest wouldn’t fall in love with this thoughtful favor idea?
  • DIY Doggie Signs: From wood burned signs to chalkboard signs, there’s nothing like adorable signage to showcase the Top Dog.
  • Animal Cake topper: Made in the image of your pet. Not much cuter than that!

dogs in weddings: tips + ideas

What do you think about dogs in weddings?

Suite Details

The Save the Date Magnet featured in the above inspiration, is from the design entitled, For You With Love. Each stationery item in the suite features graphic florals and fun design flourishes–from the Save the Dates and Invites, to the Programs, Favor Tags and even Label & Seal Sets. This design suite is blooming with vintage charm. Change the fonts, colors and wording to call this design your own! Click here to see all the pieces in the suite.

Know your wedding colors? Request your free sample set to get your very own, custom color swatches.

Pin the palette

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Photo Credits
For allowing us to use their photography, much thanks to …

Bride by Zoom Theory {via Bridal Guide}
Doggy Bags by Laura Ashbrook {via United With Love}
Puppy with Sign via Etsy {via shop owner Mary Catherine Starr}
Cake Topper via Etsy {via shop owner MichelesCottage}
Dog with Ring by Mirelle Carmichael {via Heart Love Weddings}

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Mustache Madness! Movember Wedding Inspiration

Categories Inspiration + Wedding Decor

As many of you probably know, it’s been a very hairy month all across the country (and world), thanks to “Movember” — an annual, month-long event that invites men to grow out their mustaches to help raise awareness about prostate cancer.

If you’ve set your wedding date for next November, why not make it a Movember marriage kick-off? From mustache sweets to furry party favors, there’s a frenzy of facial hair fun to be had at a Movember wedding. See below for some more mustache-inspired wedding ideas.

Movember Wedding Inspiration

Photo Credits: Bride and groom by Tanja Lippert Photography, Mustache Wedding Stationery by MagnetStreet, Mugs via Etsy, Straws via Etsy, Cupcakes by A Cup of Sugar…A Pinch of Salt


Wedding Invitations, Menu Cards, and Stationery

Mustache-inspired stationery is a great way to kick off your Movember wedding theme. Mustache You to Wed (pictured above) is an adorable stationery suite filled with mustaches, lips, and other playful elements, all mingling together to create a vintage and light-hearted look.

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Cake (Oh My!)
Who knew facial hair could be so delicious? From furry-frosted cupcakes (pictured above) to quirky cake pops, there are a bunch of mustache dessert ideas out there. Be creative and have fun!

Decor and More
From mustache mugs to candy-striped straws (pictured above), the decor options are endless when it comes to this bearded trend! Mustache favor boxes are also a cute touch, and can be filled with your own trinkets or treats.

Last But Not Least…
No Movember wedding would be complete with mustache photo booth props! From the whimsical walrus to the hipster handlebar, there’s a ‘stache for every style over on our free props page, as well as matching lips, bow ties, and more.  

Download Your Free Photo Booth Props

What do you think about these Movember wedding ideas? Are you planning a Movember wedding next year? We’d love to hear from you!


Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings

Rachel for MagnetStreet Weddings


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