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What Is the First To-Do After Getting Engaged? #AskDes

Happy Wedding Planning Wednesday to you! It’s that time where I tackle your wedding planning questions, big and small. For the past few months, my mind has been filled with thoughts of metallic lace, airy chiffon, and satin-covered buttons. I’ve carried these images around with me and have been slowly turning them into my new… Read more

BRIDE / ENGAGEMENTS / FEATURED / LIFE / Love

7 Ways to Announce Your Engagement to Your Family

Congratulations on your new engagement! Now that you’ve said yes to the person of your dreams, it’s time to start telling the other loves in your life—mom, dad, brother, sister, best friends, and the entire crew. Instead of doing the same old phone calls and texts, try one of these unique ideas! First to Hear:… Read more

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Everything You Need to Know Before Eloping

Elopement. It’s romantic, often spontaneous, and a great way to save money. But you can’t just pick up a grocery store bridal magazine or a traditional wedding planning book for tips and info. That’s where we come in. Here’s everything you need to know before eloping. Think about giving your family and closest friends a… Read more

BRIDE / ENGAGEMENTS / FEATURED / WEDDINGS

30 Dresses Perfect for an Afternoon Bridal Shower

It’s your bridal shower and the dress code is pure prettiness! We’ve done some personal shopping for you and found the most romantic looks possible in soft bridal hues like blush rose, champagne, and dusty blue (and, since there is no such thing as too many options, we also added in some ruffled jumpsuits, tulle… Read more

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How Do I Care For My Engagement Ring? #AskDes

Hello! It’s the time of week where I answer the wedding and styling questions you submitted on social media using the tag #AskDes. This week, you had questions about your engagement and wedding rings! And I understand why–your engagement ring begins your chapter as a fiancee and your wedding band symbolizes your new life and… Read more

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Find Your Boho Bliss With this Barefoot Engagement Celebration

Stay wild, gypsy [bridal] child! That’s what we have to say have after seeing this Poconos bohemian engagement celebration. From start to finish, it is the epitome of bohemian magic with a custom designed, flowy open-back dress, one-of-a-kind styled jewelry, lush green florals, geode-inspired cupcakes, a unique translucent stationary suite, AND a lace tepee. But what’s… Read more

BRIDE / ENGAGEMENTS / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

A Fantastical Woodsy Shoot for the Whimsical at Heart

Magical things can happen, even at the last minute! This engagement shoot was put together at the day before but the results are still absolutely exquisite! It’s probably because of the love between these two–it comes through every single frame in the most organic way possible. AND those lovely details, like the glowing bursts of… Read more

BRIDE / ENGAGEMENTS / FEATURED / PLANNING / WEDDINGS

Get Fun, Personal Photos with a Date Activity + Engagement Shoot

If “I’m ready for my close-up” is something you’ve NEVER said, then a date activity meets engagement photo session might be for you! This new photography trend is about capturing candid, personal photos. Forget having to worry about posing and “smizing”–all you’ll need to do is have a great time with your guy doing something… Read more

BRIDE / ENGAGEMENTS / FEATURED / WEDDINGS

This Engagement Session is a Summery Fairy Tale

A shimmery blue gown. Roses. A horse. Is this an engagement session or were we somehow transported into the pages of a fairy tale book? All we can say is that this couple is definitely living out their happily ever after by combining their styles into one shoot. The groom, Dale, has a lot of… Read more

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This Outdoor Engagement Session is a Fashionista’s Dream

This bride and groom! For their engagement session, they looked like they’d stepped out of a blog for celebrity couples’ fashion. We love how they rocked two levels of style: their first outfits were dramatic glam (Her lace two-piece set! His vest and pants ensemble!) and their seconds ones were edgy casual (Check out her… Read more

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