Between the golden hour sunbursts and the sweetness of an apple orchard, this engagement shoot is one of my favorites by far!
Marissa and Bobby smiled and danced the evening away, making these photos completely natural and full of love.
We wandered around Roger’s Orchard and a local reservoir, finding plenty of fall backdrops. My mom Lisa and I designed a cozy picnic for the pair, complete with apple cider filled antique goblets, earthy pumpkins, gold accents, and plush pillows. She also included a fall foraged arrangement full of hydrangea and wild greens.
I had such an effortless time shooting the soon-to-be Mr. and Mrs. Sirois and her antique engagement ring. I hope you enjoy seeing their genuine love!
Snow in New England is like a petal to a flower: obvious, expected, and for the most part, enjoyed. Since a winter storm is brushing over Connecticut, my sister and I saw it as the perfect backdrop for a photo shoot. I forced her to smile while wearing an evergreen crown, topped with eucalyptus stems. She shivered and survived the cold long enough for me to get a few fabulous shots!
The boutonniere may seem like a minuscule aspect of a wedding, small in size and possibly in importance; however the history of this tradition has much meaning.
The phrase “wearing your heart on your sleeve” was first muttered in conversation due to events during the Middle Ages.
According to aboutstyle.com when knights went into battle or jousting tournaments they wore a “ribbon, scarf, flower or pennant of his lady’s family crest over the left arm of his armor, where it was close to his heart.”
By preforming this tradition it signified who that particular knight was fighting for.
Men have upgraded this ritual a bit, instead of honoring their love before a battle, they select a flower from the brides bouquet and pin it to the left lapel of their jacket.
Not only do boutonnieres showcase the couples style, they also have a historical and traditional importance honoring the couples love.
Modern day couples have been using everything from flowers to action figures to pin on the grooms jacket.
Photo Credit-The Bread and Butterfly
Some of the most common components are: flowers, succulents, feathers, leaves, berries, bark, acorns, pinecones, and personal trinkets.
For those interested in hundreds of unique boutonniere styles follow this Pinterest board!