Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Engaging Outfits

About a month before our engagement shoot, we still don't know what to wear. We were hoping to use the pictures for a few different DIY projects related to the wedding, so the one thing we knew for sure is the color of our outfits. We wanted to stick with our white and navy color scheme to coordinate with the wedding.

My dream dress for the downtown pictures was the navy Betsey Dress from Lilly Pulitzer's Spring 2009 collection.

Another option was J.Crew's Pique V-Neck Ruffle Dress. I love it in Navy! It is cheaper than my dream Lilly dress, so I was leaning more towards the J. Crew option.
We were hoping for variety, so we each wanted 3-4 outfits. We came up with a plan for each outfit/area.

Downtown Shots: Something a little more sophisticated/classy, maybe a Navy Cocktail length dress
Beach: Something flowy, that will look pretty against the ocean, either a Maxi dress or white knee length dress
Campus/Cliffwalk: Something more casual, jeans, flats and a navy or white plain top
Beach or Campus addition: Jeans with sweatshirts from our alma mater! We want to include our love for Salve! We are already doing campus shots, but when we first met I lived in hoodies, so I think it will be fun to have a few pro shots with our alma mater hoodies.

How did you decide what to wear on your engagement shoot? Any great tips out there?

13 comments:

My Dream Ring said...

I just went with the surroundings. Like our downtown pics I am wearing black & white with red shoe. And for our pics by the lake I am wearing jeans and a cute black shirt that I have yet to find :)

My Dream Ring said...

I love that J.Crew ruffle dress, really cute!

littlesack said...

the j. crew dress is adorable! I love ruffles.

quite contrary said...

Love the JCrew ruffle dress and love the location ideas...They are going to be great pictures! Can't wait to see them!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Cute ideas... Love the J. Crew navy dress :)

Newport Nuptials said...

MyDremaRing...you reminded me I need cute bright shoes!

Shell said...

What cute dresses! I'm partial to the j.crew dress b/c i'm a sucker for ruffles! :) Plus, it seems a little more downtown-esque than the Lilly Pulitzer dress.

By the way, love your blog! So inspirational! I'm taking notes for my own wedding! :)

Mara (The Wedding Cabaret) said...

Love the options!

jessica lynn said...

love love love

august15bride said...

I just LOVE that j.crew dress. I'm hoping it may make an appearance as a honeymoon dress for me. :)

As far as our engagement shoot goes, I actually borrowed a shirt from a friend and just went in jeans! I didn't over think it (probably the only thing of this whole wedding I can say that about!) and they turned out great!

Cyd said...

I am in love with that JCrew dress! Then again, I might basically be JCrew obsessed. I went with color...I knew wedding photos would be largely ivory (me) and black/gray/navy (him) so I wanted something fresh and fun. I ended up wearing a marigold cashmere cardigan with a black linen dress from...you guessed it...JCrew!

Stephanie said...

I absolutely love the jcrew dress!! and you have such great ideas!!!

nuflaiir.com said...

They are both beautiful dresses. Good choices. The J Crew one is my favorite.
Bright shoes is a good idea.

~Lilian~