I am very Irish and when I thought of how St Patricks day was approaching I really wanted to do an Irish styled engagement shoot for my blog. However the more I was brainstorming the more I was falling in love with the idea and it was then that I realized I wanted the session to be of Bryant and I. I had one of my bestfriends, part time associate, and bridesmaid take our photos. Who better to capture our love than her, and what a wonderful job she did, thank you Ali!

I was an Irish dancer for 11 years so I thought it would be really cute to wear my dance shoes in the shoot. I also pinned a celtic broach on Bryant that I used to wear on my dance uniform. He and I both have Irish engagement rings, mine being a puzzle ring and his being a claddagh. A claddagh is the Irish wedding ring and it symbolizes love, loyalty, and friendship and when the heart is worn toward the person it means they are taken. He has an engagement ring too because I proposed to him and then later he proposed back to me 😉 He always said it would be funny if we asked each other at the same time but once I got him the ring I couldn’t wait for him to ask so I popped the question early. We are both giddy with excitement about our wedding this September 30-Oct 2. That’s right our wedding is a weekend festival! Bryant makes jokes that it is called Saxacon which is both of our last names put together. It is going to be filled with good food, good company, a capella, a may pole, s’more station, games, buffalo, and lots of photos and fun! Anyone that knows us knows they are going to have the time of their lives.

It is very exciting to be a bride to be and a wedding photographer! I now truly know what my clients are thinking through the whole process. I plan to keep blogging my ideas and inspiration for my wedding which I hope will also inspire everyone reading. I also would love for you to tell me your ideas and inspiration!

Also these photos are featured on the The Knotty Bride! Thanks Alison!!!

A Lucky Bride To Be ~ Birmingham Engagement

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A Lucky Bride To Be ~ Birmingham Engagement

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  1. Millie

    March 17th, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Beautiful work!! and what a creative idea to show your Irish!!

  2. greer

    March 17th, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    I love it!!!

  3. Eileen

    March 22nd, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Wow…How exciting. You look soooo beautiful & are soooo very talented.
    I can’t believe that your shoes still fit, but do you remember your steps? 🙂
    luv ya
    Ms Eileen

  4. admin

    March 30th, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    Yay I’m so glad you saw this post! For those of you reading Mrs. Eileen is my Irish dance teacher growing up.

    I’m so glad you liked it <3 I hope all is still wonderful and that you are still teaching and inspiring dancers.

    I can still do some of the steps that we did regularly, but they usually only come out after a drink or two 😉

  5. Haven

    June 15th, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    excellent photos.

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