LOVE LETTERS: Engagement Photos Sneak Peak

Tonight we are celebrating our engagement with all of our Texas friends and family at the place David and I met for the very first time! In honor of our engagement party I thought I would share just a small sneak peak the amazing engagement photos session David and I had at the great State Fair of Texas (unusual yes… and completely amazing!) My extremely talented photographer, Shaun Menary, was kind enough to send us a quick preview and we are so thrilled! I can’t wait to share ALL of our photos with you soon!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

I am so glad we got to capture one our favorite parts of the fair, Fletcher's famous corny dogs!

I am so glad we got to capture one our favorite parts of the fair, Fletcher’s famous corny dogs! This will most certainly be hanging in our kitchen soon!

There are so many more great pictures to share so stay tuned!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Floral Bridal Hair

Now that I am in the process of planning a wedding, I spend quite a lot of my free time looking up all things bridal. I love that for your wedding you can really take as many risks as you want with your bridal “look.” One trend that I am seeing so often is floral crowns or even just simple flowers in your hair! I don’t know how well this would hold up on a warm Dallas evening in May, but I LOVE the idea. Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for floral bridal hair.

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Simple and in perfect view.

Simple and in perfect view.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

 

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: WEDDING WEBSITE

So at first I debated whether or not I wanted to put together a wedding website. I figured I had a blog so I could keep track of this crazy journey here. After a lot of research on websites, I figured, why not?! It is a great resource for all of our guests to look in one place for all of our wedding details! If you’re in the market for a wedding website here are some amazing options you should consider…

 

THE KNOT.

THE KNOT.

Obviously all brides know The Knot is a great resource for all things wedding. They also offer a FREE wedding website service where you can create a custom website for all of your guests to go while still being budget friendly!

WEDDING JOJO.

WEDDING JOJO.

This is a great site for a really stylish and sweet wedding website! You have the option of FREE or you can pay monthly to have your own custom domain name and other upgrades.

APPY COUPLE.

APPY COUPLE.

For those guests who have phone friendly guests you can use Appy Couple to make a wedding app for them to use! Not only does this create a phone app but it also creates a website! Also, it is a ONE TIME payment of only $35!

RILEY & GREY

RILEY & GREY

Last, and certainly not least, is the site we chose to help us with our engagement and wedding is Riley & Grey! They are heavy on photography and great design, and really allow you to customize your website! You also get a customizable domain name which I just love! (**tip: if you open an registry with Crate and Barrel they will give you a 30% coupon for Riley & Grey**)

So if you’re interest please feel free to check out our wedding website:

http://www.MrandMrsStephenson.com

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LOVE LETTERS: We’re Engaged!

I have some amazing, incredible, exciting news!! (I really don’t think there are enough exclamation points and adjectives to describe how I feel right now typing out this post!!) Saturday night David asked me to marry him and I could not have been happier to say yes. Saturday was the perfect day of relaxing for me, I went shopping and got a mani and pedi while David golfed. We had planned to go to our favorite restaurant in Dallas (the spot David took me on our very first date) Campisi’s (the original one on Mockingbird!) I like to get ready for our dates in our guest bedroom while David gets ready in our room. I always love to pretend that its our very first date and David gets to see me when I am all ready. I usually walk down the stairs and David will tell me I look great and we will be on our way for our dinner plans. Well this Saturday was a little different, I got all dolled up and I walked down the stairs where David met me, got down on one knee and told me ever since he waited for me from the first time he took me to Campisi’s he was hoping this day would come, he said a ton more sweet and heartfelt things, and then asked me to marry him! Of course I said YES! We shared a champagne toast (he had a bottle chilled and waiting– this guy thinks of everything!) then we went to Campisi’s and shared the same meal we shared on our first date. Afterwards, we came back to our house where we celebrated the good news with our very good friends and neighbors, drinking champagne, laughing, and loving the moment. Thank you to everyone who has loved and encouraged us while we were dating, we can not wait to start this journey together!

Outside the original Campisi's

Outside the original Campisi’s

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OBSESSED. I can't even describe how lucky I am!

OBSESSED. I can’t even describe how lucky I am!

Our huge after party celebration with our dear friends!

Our huge after party celebration with our dear friends! We have the best friends! Everyone brought a bottle and I definitely think we had plenty! haha

 

David and I have so much moving and unpacking to do, but all I can think about is planning a wedding (come on everyone has a secret Pinterest board) I am so excited to share every moment with all of you! xoxo

WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Themed Engagement Photos

I am so happy about my first Wedding Wednesday post! Happy Wednesday y’all! I used to work in the bridal industry selling bridal gowns, and of course by stalking Pinterest I think I am a wedding expert (we all have to admit we have one or two wedding pin boards!) but in reality this is just a collection of thoughts, ideas, and amazing photos I have found and wanted to share! My first post is about these amazing themed engagement photos that I have found! I love this  idea (as long as its not too tacky!) Here are some amazing photos from an engagement shoot based on the Disney Pixar’s UP! Such a great love story… and such cute engagement photos!

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

If you and your fiance don’t have a favorite movie you could always theme your engagement photos off of your first date or a favorite memory you have together. Here are some great photos of a couple who did carnival themed engagement photos. So cute!! And such great keepsakes to remember this special time in their lives.

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LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

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I think having fun with your engagement photos is so important. Whether it is a theme you like or a special location, the fun you have while taking the photos will really shine through!

INSTAPOST: A Big Congratulations!

So this weekend I was definitely a little MIA from the blog world… because I was in Annapolis, MD celebrating my brother’s engagement! So excited for these two lovebirds and their future wedding! Here are a few photos from the weekend! They had a few ideas for the blog too… you may see a few  “Wedding Wednesday” posts in the near future!

the two lovebirds right after they got engaged!!

the two lovebirds right after they got engaged!!

We went on a GORGEOUS boat ride on Saturday! So much fun!

We went on a GORGEOUS boat ride on Saturday! So much fun!

 

more fun on the boat :)

more fun on the boat 🙂

my Maryland Crab Cake at a  little touristy restaurant in downtown Annapolis called Buddy's!

my Maryland Crab Cake at a little touristy restaurant in downtown Annapolis called Buddy’s!