by: Lauren

Since there was so much engagement talk last week, I had a few more amazing engagement photos that I wanted to share!

Astrid of Astrid and Rene Photography, a husband and wife photography team in Naples, FL, sent me these gorgeous photo boards of Sarah and Mike’s engagement shoot. Astrid wrote, “Sarah and Mike really put the ‘F” in fall and fun! Their wedding is this Saturday here in Naples, on the beach and then at Grey Oaks.” These photos were shot in Sarah’s neighborhood! It’s beautiful, I would have never guessed it was a neighborhood!

Fun and Gorgeous Engagement Photos in Naples via TheELD.com

Fun and Gorgeous Engagement Photos in Naples via TheELD.com

They definitely look like they’re a fun couple! I absolutely love photos with pets, and even more so, I’m loving the light in these photos! I can’t wait to see their wedding photos! Thanks for sharing Astrid!


by: Lauren
I’ve always loved the combination of blue and brown. It’s so serene and calming- it reminds me of a spa for some reason. However, my inspiration for making this board came from the invitation suite below, by Brown Sugar Design. The colors are slightly muted and not too rich, giving it sophistication and at the same time a casual feel.

I’m a firm believer in color schemes being able to work in just about any setting. It all depends on how you use the colors and the tone of the colors used. I think with brown and blue, a pale combination would be best for a Spring wedding. However, using deeper hues of brown and blue would be an excellent combination for a Fall or Winter wedding!

Blue and Brown Inspiration Board via TheELD.com
Row 1: Cake, Invitations, Cupcakes
Row 2: Bridesmaids and Bride, Bouquet, Programs
Row 3: Boutonniere, Bridesmaids, Cocktail Table, Centerpiece
Row 4: Dress, Table setting, Bouquet

What an elegant combination of colors! I’m partial to the pale blue with a cocoa brown, but the rich blue and brown is great as well!


by: Lauren

These tin can lanterns are perfect for a rustic outdoor wedding at any time of year. I can imagine these lanterns lining the aisle of an evening ceremony or the walkways outside of a reception, instead of using the paper luminaries that are commonly seen. They would be especially great now, since with the time change it’s now dark by 6:00 PM!

DIY Monday: Tin Can Lanterns via TheELD.com
Via Intimate Weddings Blog

You can go over to the Intimate Weddings Blog for directions on how to make these lanterns. They seem simple enough! It basically involves a pattern, something to poke holes through the can, and spray paint in your choice of color.

What a great way to recycle cans and be able to reuse them! These would even be great to use as holiday decorations with holiday patterns and colors. Whatever event you decide to make these for, they’re a great addition of candlelight and decor!



by: Lauren

Normally, engagement photos are taken a few months after getting engaged. However, innovative proposing boyfriends, with the help of photographers, are putting a whole new meaning to engagement photos!

These engagement photos that I speak of are known as Surprise Proposal photos! Thoughtful boyfriends have a photographer conspicuously capture photos of them proposing! I know guys are always trying to think of innovative ways to propose, and this is a great idea! What better way to preserve the memory of the proposal, and have an impromptu engagement shoot literally RIGHT after getting engaged!

Sharon Bushman is a photographer in New York City, and she actually specializes in Surprise Proposal photography! How amazing is that?! Enough of my blabbing about photography and engagements, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves!

A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com
A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com
A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.comA New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com
A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com
A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.comA New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com

A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com

A New Take on Engagement Photography: Surprise Proposal Photos via TheELD.com

Apparently Central Park is a very popular place to get engaged! However, you don’t have to be in New York just to do one of these, I’m sure any photographer would love to do a surprise proposal shoot!

I just LOVE this idea of capturing the VERY moment of getting engaged! The emotions are so incredibly organic…there are really no words for it! And it would be great to send the photos to friends and family to announce your engagement!

Has anyone had one of these shoots? If not already engaged, what would you think if your boyfriend set this up as part of his proposal?