It is an exciting time to be be engaged, and to be doing all the things engaged couples do. I have written about our engagement party, now I am writing about our engagement photos! 

First, you have to decide who you are as a couple. Me and my fiancé are not very serious people, we are laughing all the time. We knew we wouldn’t be able to be very serious or take typical engagement photos. We knew our dog had to be involved, so like every other engaged couple, we ordered a sign for our fur baby, announcing our wedding date.

I began searching Amazon for a reliable sign maker that specializes in dog signs! I found a company called Ritzy Rose. The personalizing of the sign was painless! I simply left our names, wedding date, and what color font, & string I wanted, and they made it happen! It was delivered on time and I was incredibly impressed by the quality of the sign. 

Like I said, we are always laughing… 

For my outfit I knew I needed something simple and fall-ish. 

The dress is a fit and flare $20.00 dress from TJ Maxx. My shoes are 39.99 wedge ankle booties from Target. My scarf was $34.00 from Francesca’s! 

I knew the best way to keep it simple is to stick with solid colors. Also, try to keep in mind the color of your surroundings. Being in nature I knew earth tones would be best. Also, try to stay in the same color scheme as your fiancé, but try not to be too matchy-matchy. 

I hope these tips helped! Please let me know any tips/tricks that you have learned a long the way and let me know what else you would like to see in Xo Mella Weddings.