Cold Weather Engagement Photos: Your Outfit Guide!

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There seem to be two types of brides-to-be in this world: those who revel in planning every detail of their engagement photos and those who definitely…don’t. Regardless which camp you fall into, we can all agree that planning an engagement session can become significantly more stressful when the temperatures drop.

Yep, we know the thoughts running through your head: “Wait, do I have to wear a puffy coat? Who looks cute in that?” or, “Is my fiancé going to be a good sport about freezing his you-know-what off for the sake of a good photo?”

Rest assured, these are all normal thoughts. And we’re here to ease your worries and ensure you ace your engagement session this season. (Yes, even though it could very well be below freezing.) We chatted with our friend and wedding photographer, Cassandra Eldridge, to put together our best tips & tricks for shooting cold weather engagement photos. So pour yourself a glass of wine, and get ready to take some notes!

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A Boho Farm to Table Wedding by Katch Silva

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Today’s wedding embodies everything I love about weddings. A head-over-heels in love bride and groom? Check.  A gorgeous but simple venue and decor? Check. Quirky fun touches like their pig motif? Check check check! Needless to say, we’re excited to be featuring this beautiful farm to table wedding with sweet boho touches!

Captured gorgeously by Katch Silva, Kylie and Xander got married in the woods and meadows of Xander’s backyard in Conneticut. The couple is young (both 23 years old to be exact), but so in love… and they know how to throw a party! Read on to see more of Kylie and Xander’s big day!

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Swoonworthy Wedding Dresses by Paolo Sebastian Perfect for Your Whimsical Wedding

 

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When you start looking for a wedding dress there is always that one designer that catches your eye. You see dresses on Pinterest boards that you fall in love with and they always happen to belong to that one designer. I have to admit that Paolo Sebastian is that bridal brand that really makes me swoon. Paul Vasileff is the Australian Designer behind Paolo Sebastian. His work and attention to detail in all of his gowns are incredible, and his work in his most recent collection is no different.

Sirens of the Sea, Paolo Sebastian’s 2014-15 bridal collection is absolutely stunning. It is whimsical and ethereal while still remaining effortlessly bridal. These dresses are perfect for a romantic, rustic, or whimsical wedding. They would also be a great addition to an oceanside destination wedding.

Paolo Sebastian is based in Adelaide Australia, which makes it hard for anyone in the United States that wishes to get married in one of his gorgeous designs. There is nowhere to try his designs on in the U.S. before you buy, although there are a few websites where you can purchase some of his older designs. Paolo Sebastian does offer skype fittings for international clients, and will ship the wedding dress directly to you. The downside of this is never getting to see how to gown looks on you before you buy it, which is definitely scary with expensive couture gowns. If you have the budget you could always make a trip to Australia to see exactly how the gowns would look on you. For those of you that don’t want to splurge with the trip, be sure to try on gowns at home (and know what looks good on you) before committing to one of these beautiful dresses!

All of their gowns are hand-crafted couture, made using silks and hand woven laces. The prices of gowns can vary depending on lace work and construction. Bridal gowns begin at $6,000 (AUD), with the average price ranging between $7,000 and $12,000 (AUD). They require a minimum of six to eight months notice in order to design, fit and construct a custom gown. They definitely aren’t the most budget friendly bridal gown option, but they sure are swoon worthy!

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A Mountain Lodge Wedding by Blue Rose Photography

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It’s not secret that we love weddings. We’ll be the first to cheer from the rooftops when we see a wedding that we’re nuts over… which is why if you saw us the other day, you’d see us jumping for joy on the roof!

We’re so excited to feature this gorgeous mountain lodge wedding by Blue Rose Photography. Chelsea and Andrew got married in the lovely Mountain Springs Lodge resort in Leavenworth, Washington, surrounded by gorgeous scenery, family, friends, and (of course) their love! I’m currently swooning over Chelsea’s stunning spaghetti strap dress… but that’s just me. Read on to see more of this adorable day!

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