Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Engagement Pictures - Part 1 (& The Wedding Hashtag)

Today, I'm excited to share some of our engagement photos and talking a little bit about our photographer, Kate Supa! Choosing a photographer was probably one of the easiest decisions in the wedding process as I had fallen in love with Kate's work months before. She had reached out to me for work about a River Landing wedding to let me know if had been featured on Style Me Pretty. As soon as I saw them, I headed straight to her website and immediately gravitated to her photos. A few months later, when Stephen proposed and we started making wedding decisions, I didn't really explore any further than Kate because I knew she would be a perfect fit!

When it came time to schedule engagement photos, I knew I wanted to do them sooner than later. I wanted them to be right in the season change so I could get away with wearing a sleeveless dress but I also didn't want it to be incredibly hot. The original date was scheduled for the Thursday before Hurricane Matthew rolled in. We didn't cancel right away, instead hoping the rain would hold off. Finally, we made the call to reschedule, and the day we ended up picking was absolutely perfect. It was a gorgeous day with a mild temperature, which was exactly what I was hoping for.

I also was fairly certain I wanted two looks with two different locations - so we opted for downtown Wilmington which is so full of color and texture and then for our house at Wrightsville Beach, which is also where Stephen proposed. For our first set which I'm sharing today, I wanted something fit & flare. My heart was set on an emerald green dress that I found in an engagement shoot on Pinterest, but I couldn't find anything exactly like I was wanting. I ended up coming across this dress by Keepsake and knew it would be a great fit for the look we were going for. Sure enough, I love how this dress photographed!

I was also pretty nervous about engagement pictures - but Stephen is such a blast and kept me laughing the whole time. I think he was more calm, cool, and collected about the process than I was. And it certainly helps that we have an amazing photographer who was less about posing and more about just interacting with each other. I think I will look back on this day less for the photos and more for the fun memories Stephen and I made together.

This one is picture heavy - but I'm excited to share some of my favorites from our first location! 

P.S. Who is feeling creative on those wedding hashtags? We don't have one just yet and I've got nothing...I'm a future Wiggins, my last name is Brown, we're getting married in Wallace, NC... Ready. Set. Go! #HelpUsFindAWeddingHashtag


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19 comments

  1. They turned out amazing girl!! I love the dress you chose to wear and your hair looks so great!! Can't wait for more! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. All of these are gorgeous!!! And I agree- that dress is perfect and I love the floral print. Now the hard thing will be choosing one for the save-the-date!

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

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  3. Girl, these are gorgeous pictures! Downtown Wilmington was definitely a perfect location to take these. I love that your photographer was more about interacting rather than just posing - you got some absolutely awesome shots! Good luck narrowing it down for a save the date :)

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  4. These pictures turned out beautiful! Can't wait to see more!

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  5. Aw, I just LOVE these! So beautiful and I am so happy for you two! We need to hang out and talk about our wedding planning! Also, I am stuck without a hashtag too!

    xo, Shelby
    www.prettyinthepines.com

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  6. Love these pictures!! They turned out so good and y'all look great! Can't wait to see the rest of them :) Wedding hashtags are always fun, but hard to come up with! You could always do #BecomingTheWiggins or your wedding date in roman numerals!

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  7. These pictures are so cute! You guys look amazing! You picked the perfect dress and locations!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  8. Ekkkk yay!! These are so amazing. Love the outfits and the location. You two are so great together and will treasure these for years. Isn't it nice having a wonderful photographer?!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  9. These are beautiful!! That dress is so perfect!

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com/

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  10. How gorgeous are these photos!??? I am obsessed with all of these! Loving that dress!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  11. Gorgeous photos! You look so in love!!! Congratulations on the coming wedding! =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  12. Love love!! The first look/location turned out so beautiful! The outfit is perfection and y'all look so happy! Can't wait to see round 2 :)

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  13. You photo's turned out amazing.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  14. Zelle, these are SO GORGEOUS! You both look amazing! I wish I was any help with a wedding hashtag... that's why we didn't have one three years ago, I am not creative ha! Can't wait to see the rest of them!

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  15. These pictures are absolutely stunning-I love how natural you two look together, you can just see the love you two have! Also on wedding hashtags, it took me forever to come up with ours too, but when you hear the right one, you'll know!

    I suggest #WeddedWiggins #WigginsToBe :)

    xoxo, SS

    Southern And Style

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  16. This pictures turned out amazing girl! I love the way the dress photographed too! Even though you couldn't find the exact one you were looking for, this turned out perfect! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  17. You two are so cute together!

    Xx,

    || FLOORTJELOVES ||

    www.floortjeloves.com
    www.facebook.com/floortjeloves

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  18. Love the photos and the your outfit. So cute! I'm with you on needing a wedding hashtag! Our last names do not seem to go with anything. The struggle is so real! Good luck!!

    xo
    Erica Marchelle
    www.ericamarchelle.com

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