Amanda Marie is an amazing wedding photographer, not only does she photograph weddings, but for many other occasions as well. Amanda herself is also getting married and has made the most adorable and creative save-the-date cards! Here is her demonstration on how she made her save-the-dates. Also, please take a look at the Amanda Marie Portraits website to see her amazing photography skills, you wont be disappointed!:)
Hello again SB friends! I hope you enjoyed last week’s post featuring the city girl engagement session, but this week we’re talking about the good ol’ country!
What they are and why they work:
The Orange Dress- The simplicity. Since you’re shooting in the country, you’re more than likely surrounded by beautiful scenery with hills, trees and flowing fields. In this case, it’s important to keep your main piece simple, and let the accessories of your outfit help bring it altogether. By your main piece not being the boldest and loudest, the scenery of the country gets a little room to shine too!
The Statement Necklace- The beauty of keeping your clothing simple, is that your accessories get to be bigger and brighter! This Kate Spade statement necklace is perfect. Something to remember: make sure the bottom of the necklace is longer than the neckline, this helps the outfit flow, not letting it get lost and separated. There isn’t a specific color you need when it comes to statement jewelrey, if you love it… you can rock it!
The Nude Pumps- I know, I know… you’re in the country so why would you need pumps? Well technically you don’t, this outfit would be just as adorable with a pair of cowboy boots to help bring the theme of the country altogether. However, I would recommend changing shoes after a few photos in your boots. Since you don’t usually see pumps in the rolling hills of the country, the ladylike contrast of the sky high heels with a rustic ranch is simply beautiful. I’m not promising they’re the easiest to walk in, but your man will be there to carry you!
Key rules that always work: On a recent country engagement session, Madi stuck to these same rules. A flowing green (but simple) dress, with a fabulous chunky necklace that draped over the neckline.
If you have a request for the type of outfit styling you’d like to see, or just have any styling questions at all, I can be found through email at: email@example.com. See ya’ll next week!
Hello all! This is Amanda from Amanda Marie Portraits. I am so incredibly excited to be featured as a guest blogger this month here on the one and only, Society Bride! There is so much inspiration to be found here for the bride-to-be, and I hope my style feature will give you even more bride knowledge and insight when it comes to having the perfect outfit for the perfect occasion.
Today it’s all about love in the city. If you know at least one part of your engagement session will be shot in a city, take hold of these tips and you’re sure to find the perfect outfit that best fits you and your style!
What they are and why they work:
The Polka Dot Shirt- It’s a conversational piece. You can almost never go wrong with having one big, bold, conversational piece in your wardrobe. The bow gives that extra girly flare while you’re standing next to (or kissing) your man during engagement photos, and polka dots are just about the closest thing to a classic Audrey Hepburn look. What city girl wouldn’t want that?
The Yellow Skirt- Cities can often be a place of boring colors such as browns, tans and grays, and a pop of color like yellow can really make YOU stand out in a photo rather than you blending in with the photo. Plus, this skirt has just a hint of sparkle and subtle-sexy is always the way to go!
The Green Earrings- Yes, you may have done a double take not seeing gold, silver or even yellow earrings with this outfit, but that’s exactly the point! The emerald green earrings are the unexpected look of the outfit. If you’re not sure what matches perfectly with an outfit, your best bet is to always go for a color that isn’t anywhere in your clothing colors at all. It would make Carrie Bradshaw proud!
Key rules that always work: This is one of my recent city engagement sessions where the same rules applied. Her necklace was the conversational piece, and the bright pants were the pop of color to stand out from the city.
Next week I’ll be digging into the perfect country engagement session outfit! If you have a request for the type of outfit styling you’d like to see, or just have any styling questions at all, I can be found through email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Until next time…
Wedding planning is crazy. With budgets and timelines and moms, the day can feel overwhelming. Anna and Gary were in the thick of it all when they called their photographer Amanda Marie and asked her to shoot their four-months-away nuptials in just three short days. That’s right, they eloped! It couldn’t be more romantic. They chose The Prairie by Rachel Ashwell to tie the knot, and I think it is the perfect Hill Country wedding. Amanda Marie Portraits is a member of The Society and we absolutely love her. She recently launched a styling company, to pair with her amazing photography. She’s incredible, y’all. Check her out!
So great to be back with another Mondays with Madi post. This past weekend sweet BRS came to Fort Worth for a visit and we celebrated 6 months of engagement! It’s been a crazy ride so far but so much fun.
And I still just adore this sparkler which adorns my left hand! (Maybe a post about my bling is in our future?)
Right now we’re looking at another 8 ½ months until W-Day and I’m feeling pretty content with our planning progress up to this point.
Here are just some of the bigger tasks we’ve checked off our list so far:
- Found my bridal gown (Remember I’m a traditional gal so I’m keeping it a secret until our big day! But here are some pretty gowns I’ve tried on!)
- Booked our photographer
- Picked out, ordered and received bridesmaids’ dresses (post to come!)
- Booked DJ (post to come!)
I will be traveling home to Kansas City this next month and in that time BRS and I are prepared to tackle some more wedding tasks we have on our list:
Here are a few on our list:
- Schedule and have our first pre-marital counseling session
- Begin the search for Groom’s/Groomsmen attire
- Finalize our guest list
- Begin registries
- Start our search for Save the Dates
To our current Society Brides and viewers, do y’all have any suggestions on must-have registry items for BRS and I? Which stores have the best registry systems? I’m thinking a post on our registry adventures is in store here in the next month or so!
Leave a comment and let us know!