Sunday, March 8, 2015

Snowy Valentine's Day Engagement Shoot

Did I mention, I'm engaged! We had an engagement 'ceremony' on Valentine's Day in snowy Ann Arbor, Michigan. Although I never had any interest in being a winter bride (I like summer and warm weather too much!), the romantic setting of Island Park, Ann Arbor was like a magical winter wonderland in the snow. It was cold beyond any cold I've ever known, mind you - zero degrees Farenheit / minus 17 C on the day! It even blizzarded in the morning.


Because of various personal reasons, the engagement party was like a 'mini wedding', which meant I got to play with the winter wonderland wedding theme. However, I wasn't going to wear a white dress (first, I wanted to show up against the snowy scenery, and also I wanted to save the white dress for the actual wedding, which will come later), so it was a great opportunity to live the dream of that dress which features on everyone's pinterest. We kept the florals simple - I made my bouquet (which I LOVED) with baby's breath and pinecones which we foraged in the woods (we also had vases of baby's breath and mini pinecones around the house for the party). I won't deny, I did feel like a princess.


Outfit details: Tutu skirt, made to order Tutus Chic Originals; rubber boots, Spats; merino wool tights, Transparenze Gennifer from mytights.com; gold sequin tube top, ebay; faux fur bolero, ebay; sheepskin hat, ebay seller tomdorsue; vintage gloves, car boot sale; faux pearl necklace, borrowed from Will's mother; crochet lace and sequin trim on bouquet, Tiger.

14 comments:

  1. The ensemble with the snowy backdrop is stunning. Congratulations!

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  2. Congratulations - wonderful photos - your outfit is absolutely stunning!

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  3. CONGRATS!!!! Lovely pictures!!!!

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  4. Love the outfit! Congratulations!

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  5. Oh my, you look beautiful! And many congratulations! So will you be moving to the US or will he be coming to Britain!?x

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  6. What amazing photos. You look stunning in your outfit, and warm😀. Great to see your personality and individuality shining through. Many happy returns.

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  7. Congratulations! You look radiant. :) I love your bouquet including the ribbon (and lace?). It's unique and pretty.

    Best,
    Quinn

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  8. Congratulations! And what a stunning series of photos ~ but that outfit is gorgeous! I love the colors and your tulle skirt. I have such a soft spot for tulle... And Lego! Teehee... Your little Lego selves at the end are just perfect! ❤

    xox,
    bonita of Lavender & Twill

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  9. Congratulations, dear. I cannot wait to see your wedding dress. And you're right, I've also pinned that fabulous dress you're wearing. It's a dream, and you look like a dream. :)

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  10. Congratulations Charlotte!! What a fun outfit and shoot in all the lovely snow. x

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  11. Congrats Charlotte!!! That's so exciting, you look absolutely stunning! <3 And the mini figs of you both are too damn cute!

    Carla, TinyAngryCrafts

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  12. Congrats! And my goodness your hair is AMAZING <3

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  13. How stupendously exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you both! Happiest congratulations. I really hope that things go splendidly with your wedding planning, dear gal. Thank you for sharing your awesome news with us!

    ♥ Jessica

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