Today, I’m thrilled to be back to share our second look with you… one that is a bit more formal. EEEEK, I’m obsessed!
I hope you enjoy!
photography by John Cain
DRESS alexia maria bow skirt dress c/o (25% off today with code AMGIFT) | SHOES christian louboutin simple pump | EARRINGS pearl drop earrings (old Kate Spade, similar linked) | LIP COLOR darling pink
This was the second of two outfits Andrew and I photographed in… and I have to say, I think it’s my favorite! I was so excited to wear this stunning dress from one of my favorite designers, Alexia Maria. The team was so incredibly kind to send it over in time for our engagement session, and I was literally jumping up and down in my apartment when it arrived on my doorstep.
I love the Audrey Hepburn feel it has to it, and that detachable skirt? Too fun! I plan on wearing the dress without the skirt to a wedding shower in the future! (P.S. It comes in a million colors, and I’m dying for it in red!)
And can we talk about how sharp Andrew looked in a navy suit? Let’s just say the trout socks were his idea… and I honestly love that he wore them. They are so him. :)
I really wanted an ensemble that would make for classic and timeless photos we’d love for years to come, and I’m so thrilled with the result. I am already looking forward to getting a few of these framed and displayed, as I think they’ll look even more beautiful printed out! There’s something about a tangible photograph that just gets me, know what I mean?
I’m actually going in to meet with the John Cain team in a couple weeks to select our favorites and choose one for our save the date, and I don’t know how on earth I’ll pick just one. If you have a favorite, let me know!
I know I’ve already gushed about this in last week’s post, but I have to say again just how completely magical this afternoon was. Andrew, John and I all look back on it with such a happy heart! Let’s just say… if it’s any taste of what the wedding will be like, I think I’ll just collapse of happiness.
Now that Andrew and I can check this off of our list, I’d love to write a post on how to have fun with and take amazing engagement photos. Would y’all be interested in something like that? If you have any specific questions, please let me know!
And before signing off, I wanted to share two “outtakes” from this evening. The first is Andrew oh-so-proudly showing off his trout socks. Look at that smirk, y’all!
The second? One of my favorite photos of all time. After we wrapped up the shoot, Andrew and I walked back to my car. It was getting chilly, and so he gave me his coat to wear. John, our photographer, saw it happen and pulled out his camera to snap this candid shot. Of all the photos we took, it may be my favorite because of that memory.
Once again, thank you all for letting me relive this wonderful evening with you! It’s so fun to be able to share this entire journey with y’all, and I hope you’ve enjoyed this second look at our engagement photos!
Now that we’re inching closer and closer to the big day, I’m so excited to share some more incredibly exciting Wedding Wednesday posts with y’all. Let’s just say I have some MAJOR updates to share. Stay tuned!
Love from Texas,