A Glamping Inspired Engagement Shoot

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This adorable newly engaged couple loves spending time together reading and snuggling, especially with their handsome kitty, Blue. Since the early Spring weather was too cold for an outdoor shoot, we decided to stay warm and cozy inside with a glamorous lace teepee (Tuscan Teepee) that might remind the couple of a spring-time glamping trip ahead, as well as plenty of fluffy blankets (KnottyBlankets) and pillows for cuddling, relaxing, and playing with their kitty Blue!

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To keep things modern and chic, we looked for minimalistic and geometric decor to complement the space: a gorgeous handmade hexagonal tray (WhiskyGinger) served iced tea and cupcakes, two colorful geometric modern ring boxes stored their new treasures (OhDierLiving), and polygonal terrariums and lanterns spruced up the space with greenery and light. To give it a personal touch, we also included a custom, handmade wooden Connect 4 game (ThePearsonShop), personalized with the couple’s name and wedding date, as well as some fun and flirty calligraphy pillows and mugs (ParrisChicBoutique). Our florist for the shoot, Sweet Thorn Flora, added a pop of color and texture with her beautiful and varied floral arrangements.

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When envisioning the wardrobe for this shoot, Allison Koehler’s main goal was to keep things cozy and romantic. We immediately pictured a loose, flowy top and cozy long cardigan for the bride-to-be and a layered look for the groom-to-be. We wanted to balance out the color of the scene with neutral tones and different washes of denim. There’s nothing like cozying up to the one you love in an outfit you feel comfortable in; we love the way the couples’ looks compliment each other without matching. LP Styling did the bride-to-be’s hair and makeup to create a glamorous, yet natural and relaxed look.

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An engagement shoot in the early spring should also be enjoyed with crisp and bright flavor, so we decided to welcome the warmer weather with lavender lemonade and lemon iced tea! We wanted the bar to compliment all of the bright flowers so they added edible flowers to a large punch bowl of homemade lemonade. To serve the ice tea we propped up a glass beverage dispenser garnished with sliced lemons and fresh mint. The couple also snacked on sweet vanilla rose piped chocolate cupcakes made by The Cupcake Studio.

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It was romantic, sweet and so lovely working with this fabulous team. These two will definitely have an engagement album of photos to remember!

Photography / Diane Hu Photography Event Planner & Food / Little Miss Party Wardrobe Stylist / Allison KoehlerFlorist / Sweet Thorn FloraHair & Makeup / LP Styling Desserts / Cupcake Studio NY

Special finds:Teepee Mason Jars & Calligraphy Pillows Brass Himmeli Personalized Connect-4 Ring Boxes Blankets Hexagonal Tray