Last weekend I did something I never thought I would do.
Took engagement photos!
When Matt suggested we take engagement photos I originally was totally against it. I think for the most part they are SO super duper awkward. But I figured this is truly a once in a lifetime and why not get them done and go from there.
We decided to take them up at my family's cottage in Grand Bend. We love it up there and the cottage has a lot of meaning for both of us so it felt really right. On photo day I was asked by my make-up artist, maid of honour, best sister Lindsay to be ready an hour in advance to get my make-up and hair done. We were doing well then mid blow-dry the power went out at our cottage and the cottage beside us and the one beside that! YIKES! Our photographer Erin arrived and I was basically naked with soaking wet hair, perfect. Panic. She was amazing, so relaxed about it and that was awesome. Erin will also be our wedding photographer so it was great meeting her in advance and getting practice taking pictures with Matt (he's a natural!).
After all I absolutely love them, these two are my favourites.
Those of you who know me well know that I'm pretty much the anti-bride. Don't get me wrong – I love a great wedding – just not all the craziness that comes with it. I've seen a lot of cray-cray go on with weddings and I'm just so totally not into that. So far I'm happy we have managed to keep it simple. The way I see it I'm really looking forward to my marriage and the wedding will be fun too. One thing I know for sure is that I've picked the best possible groom ever and I believe that more and more everyday.