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!!!