“Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life…love gives us a fairytale.” – Melissa Brown
I get so sappy and as we call at home, “mushy” when I look at pictures. I stopped right in the middle of writing this post to hug Jesse and tell him I love him. Its an amazing feeling to be loved by your best friend.
Speaking of BFF’s…She is my BFF she just doesn’t know it yet LOL. I’m sure you all know how in love I am with our photographer, Dani of Dani Nicole Photography! She honestly made this shoot so much fun for Jesse and I. She also gushed as much as I did over this little quote and the prop (seen below) we brought with us. A girl who is down to earth, hilarious and can vibe with a good quote? Oh yeah, our friendship (and business relationship) was meant to be!
Duke Mansion Engagement Photos Pt. 2
For the second portion of this photo shoot, we wanted to be a bit more dressed down, compared to our other attire (see Duke Mansions Engagement Photos Pt. 1), while still channeling a whimsical but classy & chic look. From this, the idea of a tulle skirt was thought up! Jesse has always treated me like a princess, I wanted my outfit to give off soft, feminine princess vibes. After a lot of searching, I came upon Space 46 Boutique, which was featured on another blogger feed and completely fell in love.
Their tulle skirts appeared to be made with the utmost care and quality. I was not even slightly disappointed when my skirt arrived. The shipping was fast and the customer service was impeccable! I then made one stop to TJ Maxx and found this beautifully colored and soft, off the shoulder sweater. I was unable to locate my sweater, but I’ve linked similar sweaters below. Last stop was one of my go-to stores, Nordstrom Rack to find the shoes and Solesociety never fails me! These shoes are EVERYTHING! These heels feel as if you’re walking on clouds, they are that comfortable! Not to mention cute but sophisticated, the shoes tied my outfit in, ultimately making it my favorite for this entire session.
For Jesse’s outfit, we knew we wanted to keep it simple and bring my colors in with an accessory or two.
Thankfully we were able to get the majority of his outfit from J.Crew and the rest from Nordstroms & TJ Maxx. I made sure to accent the lighter tones in my sweater with his peach-colored bow tie and then pick up colors within my shoes with the cognac colored loafers and belt.
Skirt: Space 46 Boutique | Earrings: BaubleBar | Heels: Sole Society | Men’s Dress Shirt: J. Crew | Men’s Chino’s: J. Crew | Bow Tie: The Tie Bar | Watch: Movado | Men’s Loafer: Donald Pliner
This photo session was a dream come true! I cannot imagine doing having anyone else photograph us. I am so looking forward to having our photos framed and put up all around our home. As we continue to make new memories, I’ll get to enjoy glancing at our walls, and remembering this was by far one of the best memories.
Until next time!