You’re engaged!!! YAYYYY!!! First of all, CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with and that is definitely something to be celebrated!
The last thing you want to do is start off this super exciting time of your life by someone being mad because they found out on facebook 😬
Things are about to get CRAY and you’re going to need all your besties by your side to help you when you get bombarded with the million questions, good wishes, and ‘advice’. PLUS wedding planning is coming up super soon and a good support system makes all the difference 😍
There is nothing worse than being disappointed by an expectation you didn’t realize you had. Take it from me that you are far better off discussing your exact expectations of the day right away with your fiance’. I’m talking from where you’re getting ready (and who’s there with you) to the kind of car you’re leaving the reception in. Talk about it alllllll. The best (and most fun!) way to do this is go out to a yummy dinner (or cook one of these!) and daydream about what your perfect day looks like in your head. Take notes and compare your daydreams to come to a happy middle where you’re both happy. I know most people think that the Bride is the only one that dreams about her wedding day but I’ve known quite a few grooms that have at least a couple ideas of their own about how the day should go down 😉
Remember, you only get engaged once so remember to step back, take it all in, and enjoy this new phase of life! Sure things will be stressful or chaotic occasionally but the good news is, you have found your person and that, my friends, makes all the difference 😍
And because we all need a little dose of pretty, I’ll leave you with some of my fave engagement rings because why not? 😉
Ashley Sue is a Charlotte based Piedmont and High Country Wedding Photographer specializing in capturing the moments in between the posing. Ashley is energetic, optimistic, and a perpetual romantic.
While Ashley has photographed weddings nationwide from simple church ceremonies to elaborate ballroom receptions; her authentic + joyful style shines brightest in outdoor locations such as the Blue Ridge mountains of Asheville, NC and architecturally rich surroundings of Charlotte, North Carolina (and Paris. Always, always, always Paris.).
Ashley is available for travel world-wide + is passport ready. Contact Ashley today to book your family portrait, headshot or 2018 wedding.