Monday, April 7, 2014

How to choose the perfect accessories for your engagement shoot?

This past year my bridal boutique and wedding collection has really been growing and I've emersed myself into the wedding vendor world. I am very proud of where my jewellery path has emegered and am excited to see where else it takes me. In February I did a shoot with an amazing group of talented vendors (full list below photos) at the beautiful Berkeley Field house for the highly anticipated Love struck expo, a faux wedding disguised as a wedding trade show.

As a bride and groom heading into your engagement session, you've got the theme, the photographer, maybe even the planner to help you make the most beautiful engagement photos... Now for the outfit accessories! What I like to think of as the piece de resistance! For the shoot below and for your engagement session shoot, here are some pointers on what you should do to make your accessories pop! 

My suggestion is play up your theme, you only get one engagement shoot! If you are going for a 1920's art deco wedding theme, have your engagement session have some Great Gatsby inspired feeling to it, maybe a great rhinestone head piece, with a pearl hand bracelet combo, like this photo. My company Hattitude Jewellery will be releasing a line of these awesome hand chains later this spring. 
If you are shooting in the country at your families horse farm, wear a horse themed charm bracelet made from vintage cuff links and other cute oddities. below is a custom bracelet designed for a horse loving gal. There is so much to play up and make yourself feel like a princess with accessories! 

Here's the photos from the amazing shoot at Berekely Field house. Be ready to sit down in a chair as your heart beats up at the preciousness that is these photos. 

Love by Lynzie events
 created this DIY back drop. I took the theme of a fairytale flower and created a necklace with just the right amount of bling and pop with the soft subtle classic bride pearls. A fun tradition some brides are doing is taking three of their grandmothers brooches, and having them turned into custom necklaces they then wear it for all three events, their engagement session photos, their rehearsal dinner and then finally for their wedding day. Each piece is different, yet a similar theme throughout the photos and a beautiful memory of your family heirlooms. 
Concept, Backdrops and Styling: Love by Lynzie Weddings + Events 
Photography: Scarlet O’Neill 
Antique Rentals: Happily Ever After Events Inc. 
Floral Design: Hoopla 
Hair and Makeup: Lush Brush 
Cakes and Sweets: The Wedding Cake Shoppe
Stationery: Megan Wappel Designs 
Ties and Blue Dress: CMP Originals 
Jewellery for the First Look and Clutches: The Loved One 
White Dress: Xiste 
Jewellery for the Second Look: Hattitude

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