Styled Engagement

Why You Should Celebrate The Everyday During Your Engagement

We can all agree that weddings are to celebrate the love between two awesome people. But why wait until the wedding to celebrate? Sure, there will typically be a bridal shower, maybe a bachelorette party, but don’t let these events keep you from the celebration. 

We truly believe that every moment during an engagement (heck- a relationship in general) should be celebrated. You are only engaged once, remember to cherish those moments. I’m not saying make sure you constantly have events for your wedding, but even when it is just you and your fiancé, make the moments count! Weddings are stressful, even if you have someone else doing most of the planning, there are always things to think about. 

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Here are 4 ways to celebrate the everyday during your engagement, with your fiancé:

1- Have a countdown bottle of wine (or a few beers). The most popular gift for us when we got engaged was wine (and beer) and fun way to keep the celebration going is to mark each one with how many months were left until the wedding, and enjoy the celebration on that date. For example, if your wedding is June 17th, set aside a bottle for each month on the 17th. Then when that day arrives, enjoy each others company and relax for a night. A few hours of downtime will be well worth it. You may have to buy a few extra bottles, but again, it will be worth the cost!

2- Write love notes. We mentioned this is our post about what to do when you get engaged, but it's wonderful to take the time to write each other love notes throughout your engagement. It's such a great way to remind your fiancé (and yourself) why you are getting married in the first place. Celebrate your relationship and don't forget about the smaller details.

3- Plan your honeymoon. This may seem like a stress but it should be the opposite. Sit down with each other, talk about what you would like to do, and research some places to go. When I got married this was one of our favorite ways to chill out. We would look at the places we were going to visit and just dream about being there when we were MARRIED!

4- Have your engagement session. We loved planning our engagement session and then snuggling up for a few hours while we had our photos taken. We were able to dress up for a night and really enjoy each others company. Make this night special by really getting ready for it, maybe even having a styled engagement session. If you want more information on a styled engagement shoot, let us know! We LOVE planning these types of evenings to help our couples really have a fun time together and celebrate.

How do you celebrate during fun seasons of life? 

Nautical Styled Engagement Session

A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to let our nautical hearts go wild with this beautiful styled engagement session. When Lauren from Lauren Werkheiser Photography contacted us about collaborating on a nautical shoot, we were all in. Any chance we get to do what we love in a nautical setting is a wonderful day. We teamed up with some other amazing creatives and went to work to bring the best engagement session we could to the Wye River Conference Center in Queenstown, Maryland. 

Amongst the nonstop rain in Maryland, we were really happy to see a beautiful day which was perfect for this shoot. Our models, Leslie and John were incredible and really know how to rock an engagement session. Between the gorgeous blue dress, the lanterns and the canoe, we couldn’t have picked a more perfect location for this magic to come to life. We hope you love these photos as much as we do! 

Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot
Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot

These hanging lanterns were our FAVORITE!! 

Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot
Enchanting Events and Design Nautical WeddingStyled Engagement Shoot
Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot
Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot
Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot Shotgunning For Loveletters

Really, how adorable are these two?!

Enchanting Events and Design Nautical Wedding Styled Engagement Shoot

We loved looking back on this amazing and fun shoot, we wish you all the happiness in the world, Leslie and John!

Creatives that worked alongside us on this shoot:

Photography: Lauren Werkheiser Photography

MUA: Meghan from Dorsey Beauty

Stationary: Shotgunning For Loveletters

Flowers: Intrigue Designs

Venue: The River House, Wye River Conference Center