The Perfect Engagement Outfit

Hurtienne Photography

Hunting for the perfect engagement outfit, or two, or three? This beautiful engagement shoot features 5 fashion friendly outfits that you might just fall in love with.

For her engagement shoot Amanda chose all Free People pieces to work with. Bringing only a few pairs of shoes, easy slips, and dresses to mix and match. All these easy transitions ensured she’d have a smooth, no fuss day with plenty of outfit choices. To keep it simple, they made sure Sean wore a neutral palette that would compliment all of Amanda’s outfits. See all the looks in detail in the full gallery here, captured by Hurtienne Photography.

black and white polka dot dress

walking through the woods

Engagement Outfit Ideas

Amanda left a few pieces the same throughout the shoot including a Terracotta Lace Halter Bra and her usual jewelry finds- a studded bangle, a few midi rings and a low maintenance nude manicure. Both Amanda and Sean’s outfits pull the same color story, making a perfect match without the “matchy matchy” element.

Second look: This look brought in some casual combat boots to pair with a high low gauze dress (above, in first image). By pairing her light and airy dress with a more rugged Steve Madden Troopa boot, Amanda’s outfit has a cool and effortless edge. Sean opted for a long sleeve Henley, and added a boutonniere to bring their look together.

Third look: This lilac Tattered Up Shred Slip made for an easy quick change. Amanda sticks to earth tones in her day to day wardrobe and makeup, so adding a gem color to her lips was a great change for her.

tattered purple dress

vintage table with floral centerpieces

wildflower and succulent bouquet

Steal Amanda’s Look

Fourth look: Simple chic is the name of Amanda’s game. Popping Free People’s Ruffle Tunic right on top of the Tattered Up Shred Slip and changing into a Sam Edelman ankle boot made you look twice at the slip you just saw peeking out from underneath. The light chiffon ruffles were a perfect choice to equate with the river backdrop.

Last look: Ending the day on a serious high note. In this jaw dropping Free People Exclusive, Amanda wasn’t shy about showing it off (below, last image). The Goth meets flower goddess dress was bought a few years ago on an impulse. When putting together looks for these photos, we knew no matter how extravagant, we would make this dress work. What a perfect way to show it off in the first of many monumental photos for this couple.

overlooking the river

free people dress

flower child dress

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Photography: Hurtienne Photography
Flowers: Ink + Peat
Dress Shop: Free People
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed PDX
Stylist: Kat Cook

Categories: Engagement Outfit Ideas
Colors: black, grey, purple, red, white
Styles: engagement

New Zealand Romantic Winter Wedding

winter wedding ideas

Our next inspirational shoot is for all you winter brides looking for a bit of eye candy and winter wedding ideas.  All put together by some seriously talented New Zealand wedding vendors.

No matter the season you can still have a gorgeous wedding jammed packed with all the details. See every last detail of this New Zealand romantic winter wedding in the full gallery here. All captured by Sweet Events Photography.

kraft paper wedding invite

wedding boutonniere

romantic wedding bouquet

Winter Wedding Ideas

We decided to create a look using various elements from our inspiration board and our main focus was texture, complemented by a rich palette of gold, dark red, green, and peach. With the barn space being a warm wooden color, we chose to lighten it up by using cream linens, candles, and place settings. We selected both gold and glass as the table feature and I absolutely adore the effortlessly perfect result.

kraft wedding menu

winter wedding ideas

decorate your wedding chairs

kraft table numbers

white wedding cake with floral topper

Info On The Florals

Our florals are where our main focus, texture, came in. The variation in colors and grains was just seamless and they did a fabulous job of connecting all the other table details together. The use of fruit was an amazing way to add that extra bit of color to the table top. It ensured that we didn’t have color gaps or too much of one color in any given space. It also brought in more details to the table that would tie in the romantic and rustic-ness and give your guests something to talk about. Our main challenge with this color palette was to ensure that the table didn’t look like something out of a Christmas catalog and I am ecstatic with how well all of the elements and suppliers worked together. I am so thankful to have worked on this and my hope is that we are able to inspire both brides and vendors.

lace wedding dress

deep v back and wedding updo

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Photography: Sweet Events Photography NZ
Event Designer: Oh Such Style
Venue: Boutique Barn
Stationery: Little Paper Store
Flowers: All Things Floral
Cake: Paulajane Cakes
Dress Designer: Hera Bridal
Groom’s Attire: Crane Brothers
Hair & Makeup: Sophie Beddoes

Categories: Inspirational Shoots
Colors: gold, green, red
Styles: rustic

Ira & Lucy

Ira & Lucy


Ira & Lucy is home to vintage rentals, event design, and styling! Their vintage furniture and decor collection began with items that once belonged to their grandparents and that gave way to the name of their business, Ira & Lucy. They specialize in supplying vintage prop rentals, event design and styling for brides, event planners, designers, photographers, and other event industry professionals. Whether you simply need a few pieces to complete your vision or need help with the whole sh’bang let them know – rentals are offered a la carte! View all of their incredible work here and don’t forget to take a peek at their Wedding Chicks vendor page. Photography by Ellie Asher.

Sign for Wedding Chicks Happy Hour

Categories: Happy Hour Vendors