Monday, March 19, 2012

Our Engagement Photos

Our second anniversary is quickly approaching in April, and I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane and share with you a few of our engagement photos to link up to the Ultimate Wedding Week. Here's a little history of our engagement: We got engaged on Stephen's boat {I later read getting engaged while over water is good luck...yay!} in June on the same night as one of the biggest fishing tournaments in North Carolina, the Big Rock. He had dinner planned with both of our families waiting after the boat ride, it was a perfect night. Here's a quick recap of that night!

 Heading out on the boat with a drink that my dad strategically made "very weak" so I was sure to not miss any details of the big night! I loved hearing that later!! :)

One of my favorites- Stephen calling his Grandma to tell her the news!

Part of our families that joined us for dinner. I'm so happy they were a part of our night!


We decided to have our engagement photos done at the beach as well, as an extension of our engagement story, and really, what's better than pictures on the beach!? Our photographer made us feel so comfortable and I'm so thankful for that. We had an absolute blast during these photos! I opted to wear white for most of our wedding celebrations- I got engaged in a white dress, wore white in these photos and wore white to our engagement parties and bridesmaids luncheon!


Our photos were taken mid September in the late afternoon and evening to take advantage of the gorgeous fall sunsets.



I wanted these photos to be classic- I went with a white ruffled blouse from Banana Republic and Joes Jeans. Stephen wore the mans staple piece, the Polo shirt.







We also took some photos at Fort Macon which provided an entirely different look than the beach photos. In these I wore a Marc Jacobs eyelet dress that had a lavender lining. Still love that thing!


We had our photos made into a guest book which is what our guests signed at the wedding. I assure you that this is much more fun to go back and look at than a standard list of names- but you could always do both!




These photos make for some of my favorites in our home!


Hope you enjoyed a little peak into our engagement, it was truly one of the best times of my life and I'm happy to share it today! xoxo.

{Photography by Mike Bayley in Raleigh, NC}

24 comments:

Ashlee @ They Lived Happily Ever After... said...

BEAUTIFUL!

Meghan @ More from Meg said...

Your pictures are gorgeous! I love all your outfits too! Love your blog, I'm a new follower! :)

Sweet, Pink, and Preppy said...

Such beautiful pictures! I also made a book with our engagement pictures to use as a guestbook for the same reason - I don't want a book with a bunch of people's names and addresses.

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos Katie, thanks for sharing :)

Laura xo

Amy {Fresh and Fancy} said...

Love reading your engagement story! How fun that you took your pictures on the beach - you look beautiful!

Nicole said...

Aww I love your engagement story. That picture of your husband calling his grandma is precious! Your pictures are so pretty with the beach & sunset in the background & you look beautiful as always. xo

Viviana said...

Gorgeous! You guys make a beautiful couple!! ;) xo

Miss Southern Prep said...

What a sweet engagement story! And I love all of your photos! The backgrounds almost look unreal, because they are so beautiful! Happy almost 2nd anniversary!

megan said...

Super cute pictures and blog! Love that yall got engaged on your boat. :)

Sarah said...

I love your pictures!! Y'all look perfect together :) And what a great idea to have them made into a guest book for the wedding. That way everyone can see your pics :) Love it!!

pam {simple details} said...

Beautiful photos, Katie! How sweet that he arranged for your families to be included!

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

Your engagement photos are fabulous! I love the white clothing. So beachy and chic! As always, you look lovely.

Amanda said...

I love all these photos, Katie! I have that Lilly dress that you were wearing when you got engaged :) Will you share the full story of your engagement please?!

Europafox said...

How lovely! Engagement photos are a wonderful idea, they capture a moment and feeling that you can't re-create (8 year married lady talking, haha). Professional photos aren't something that people get done here, but I think its a great idea.

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I love your second dress, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

CALLIE said...

Absolutely the cutest things I've ever seen!! So glad you shared. And I love that you wore white for all of the occassions. Perfect!

Kristen said...

Gorgeous photos!!

la petite fashionista said...

aw, i love your engagement story so much! what a special day :) your pictures are so beautiful and perfectly captured your happiness!

xoxo

Carly {a simple affair} said...

I'm actually obsessed! These are beyond gorgeous! You make such a beautiful couple. Love everything about this.

Kate said...

BEAUTIFUL engagement pictures. you're so right, the beach is a perfect backdrop! On a side note, is Dixie a puggle? I have a 6 year old puggle :)

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Gorgeous photos!! Our anniversary is coming up next week- I love recapping!

Fashion Meets Food said...

All of your pictures turned out gorgeous! xo

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

Beautiful pictures and beautiful couple!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

Your pictures are amazing! You guys make a beautiful couple! Love your outfits!