If you’re lucky enough to be engaged in the spring, then there are plenty of ways to embrace the season when taking your engagement photos. From including nature to adding elements that show off your personality, here are a few cute ideas for spring engagement photos.
Take Advantage of the Blossoms
Kissing beneath a canopy of blooming cherry blossoms will create the perfect engagement picture. To keep with the nature theme, consider walking hand-in-hand through a field of wildflowers or stroll among a forest of fir trees while your favorite photographer does his or her thing to get the best shot. The nature theme can even be extended to your person. The bride may think about wearing an accent piece like a flower headband while the groom can don a velvet floral shirt.
Look how a few brides took advantage of the spring blossoms in Utah!
First up, this adorable couple found some gorgeous blossoms up at the Utah State Capitol with help from their photographer Ciara Spring Photography!
The Utah State Capitol is a popular place for the few weeks the gorgeous pink blossoms are in bloom! Fawn Grove Photography took her snappily dressed couple up as well to capture these beautiful spring engagement photos!
If you and your betrothed are already parents to fur babies, then include them in your pictures to take cute spring engagement photos. Animals add a sweet quality to these pictures, one that’s sure to result in photos that you’ll enjoy looking at year after year.
Living in the city has its perks. When it comes to spring engagement photos, these perks consist of stunning stone steps, glorious pillars and charming benches. Add a spring touch with your wardrobe. Wear hues like bright blues, lovely pinks and sunny yellows.
When posed properly, bicycles can be enchanting. It may also be fun to take your engagement photos inside a flea market with antique furniture and quirky things for sale. Old cars continue to be a good prop choice. They provide a little something special to the photo without detracting from you and your fiancé.
Use the location of your first date to take cute spring engagement photos. If your first date was at a fair or a carnival, then consider taking your engagement photos at one to recall this memory. If you went to a movie for your first date, then head to your local theater for a few engagement shots. Coffee shops can be a charming place for these photos as can your favorite restaurant or sports venue.
Or, take it out to nature, like Jaden & McKenna who went up in the mountains to embrace springtime with their photographer Maddie Morris Photography!
When it comes to weddings, most people like to embrace a tradition or two and taking engagement photos is one way to do this. Cute spring engagement photos also let you remember the two of you before you became a married couple. We can just imagine this cute couple Brittany and Blake looking at these fabulous spring engagement photos 50 years from now...their photographer Julia Mather Photography did an amazing job!
From antique structures to classic country clubs, Ogden features a variety of wedding venues. In Ogden, you can have your wedding outdoors or indoors. There are even several venues that offer both. Here are a few beautiful wedding venues in Ogden, Utah for you to consider booking.
This elegant building is sure to make your wedding day special. Featuring impressive columns and pretty arched windows, the Wellington Reception Center is a romantic place to say your “I do’s.” With space for 400 guests, the Wellington has enough room for everyone. Old-world woodwork, incredible chandeliers and antique chairs offer amazing backdrops for your photos while all-inclusive packages are available, offering convenience.
When it comes to antique venues, the Ben Lomond Suites Hotel is one of the area’s most elegant. The hotel has five event spaces that provide unique backdrops for your reception and your wedding ceremony. This beautiful wedding venue in Ogden has a ballroom that features enough space for 350 of your guests. It also has an area called the Sunlit Room, which is perfect for wedding ceremonies and intimate receptions.
The Ogden Golf & Country Club offers stunning green spaces and panoramic views. If you book this venue, then you’ll have an amazing space for your big day. Whether you’re planning a wedding that’s extravagant or simple, the country club is a good choice. At the country club, you’ll have access to a venue able to support as many as 400 guests. You’ll also be able to have your wedding indoors or outdoors. The club offers full service or buffet meals along with rental equipment like tables, linens and chairs.
Newly remodeled and classically designed, the Talia Event Center is a beautiful space, one that offers breathtaking backdrops for your wedding pictures. The venue features a dance floor and a full bar. It also includes large areas as well as intimate ones, making it perfect for your wedding. At the Talia Event Center, you can invite up to 1,000 guests.
Because there are a number of beautiful wedding venues in Ogden, Utah, you’re sure to find the perfect place for your big day. Whether you want a venue that allows you to include nature or you’d rather have a historic place with unique décor and architecture, Ogden offers it.
You’re engaged and soon to be married. Planning an LDS wedding comes with its own unique challenges. With weddings, there’s so many things that need to be done before the big day. To help, we’ve put together this LDS wedding planning guide. And of course, we have accompanied the guide with some gorgeous photos of one of our Real LatterDayBrides, Haley, wearing the Jerica gown from Gateway Bridal, altered by a seamstress to add the long sleeves to make it modest!
At nine months out, choose your color scheme and start looking for a photographer. This is the time to schedule a photo session for your engagement pictures. You’ll also want to begin shopping for a dress and a veil. Make sure that your dress is appropriate for the temple. If it isn’t, find a tailor who can alter it to make it temple ready. LatterDayBride has hundreds of modest wedding dresses to choose from!
When your wedding is about nine months away, you’ll want to start working on your guest lists for the reception and the temple ceremony. The bride, groom and both sides of the family should have a say in who is invited to come.
At the sixth month mark, choose a wedding date. This is also when you should consider hiring a wedding planner if you want one. Establish a budget and decide how the expenses will be handled. You’ll also need to decide which temple you want to get married in so that you can reserve the day.
If you don’t have a temple recommend, talk to your bishop about getting one about 6 months before your wedding day. When it comes to LDS weddings, you’ll need to schedule the endowment and make plans to purchase the proper temple attire. Six months before the wedding, choose a reception locale and select a florist.
Four months before the wedding day is an especially fun time since this is when you get to sample wedding cake and order your party favors. You should also begin planning your reception decorations and start ordering or making them. Check the state’s marriage license laws and requirements. Also, begin shopping for your wedding rings and plan a few activities that your out-of-town guests will enjoy before and after the event.
While preparations can seem monotonous, when you do them meticulously using this LDS wedding guide, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy the big day once it arrives. Organization doesn’t always help you avoid every disaster, but it can prevent most of them. The proper planning can make the LDS wedding of your dreams come true.
Bridal Photographer: Shaw Photography @shawphotographyut
Wedding Day Photography: Kate Anne Photography @kateannephotography
Florist: Salt and Sagebrush @saltandsagebrush
Today on LDS Bride Blog we're featuring the cutest couple, Braiden and Paige, and their marriage in the Provo City Center Temple. Oh, and one of our dresses, too ;). Braiden and Paige were Married on July 7/7/17 in the Provo City Center Temple, and Paige was a dream in our "Palisade" gown. Here's their story!
Paige is from Park City, UT, and Braiden is from Los Angeles, CA. They met while they were counselors at EFY, but things really started at the EFY retreat after the working season was over. During the ropes course, Braiden said "take my picture!" and watched as Paige tripped and fell flat on her face while on her way over to him. They say it's the first time she really "fell" for him. Hehe.
The proposal was very elaborately planned out. A snow shoeing trip around the Alpine Loop (where they had their first date), a fire with hot chocolate, flowers set up for when they got there... but as soon as they drove up the Forest Service said it was all closed. BOO! Everything seemed to start going wrong. There was nowhere to stop and snowshoe, and Braiden's roommate who was helping set up kept popping up around them. First Paige saw him driving by, and when they did finally find a place to snowshoe in a field he just walked right across the field in front of them, trying to act nonchalant. A valiant effort, I'm sure ;). Then, on the other side of the field his cousin was stomping a place in the snow to try and start the fire. Braiden finally gave up and said "Whatever, I'm just gonna do this..." and knelt down and asked. They laugh just talking about it. Definitely a unique proposal story, though!
After they were married in the Provo City Center Temple, they had their reception in a nice little backyard setting at her parents' house complete with dancing, outdoor games, and even a fire pit for making smores! They wanted guests to be able to relax and have fun.
Her florist was none other than her own Mom! She has always been in floral design or worked at floral shops ever since she was married. She's even been in magazines! Paige was always around her mom working, and growing up seeing her do weddings and seeing her style helped her to figure out what her own style was. They were able to collaborate together to make the perfect florals for her wedding, with Paige being very hands on on her bouquet. Pretty neat!
As far as her dress, she had found a picture online of what she liked, and had made a few dress appointments for the day. She showed up to her first appointment with us at LatterDayBride, and we were able to find her something similar, the Palisade. It was the first thing she tried on and loved it- she tried on a few more but couldn't stop thinking about the first dress. She put the down payment on the dress right there and cancelled the rest of her appointments for the day! (Not to toot our own horn but... Toot toot!) ;)
Thanks for joining us today to adore this darling couple and to celebrate their marriage in the Provo City Center Temple! See you next time on LDS Bride Blog! XO