Vintage Engagement Photos: What to Wear
When the announcement arrives, the envelope is opened with shaking hands and squeals of excitement. Coupled with the surprise of an engagement, the affianced are dressed in perfect vintage attire. Head-to-toe in a lovely flowing long Titanic style dress, the soon-to-be bride is glistening with pride. Her beau, dressed smartly in a pinstripe suit, completes the era-inspired effect and gives recipients a small, simple glance at the creativity and attention to detail they can expect from the newly engaged couple. For all of us lovers of true antique era styles, vintage engagement photos are a splendid way to evoke the inspiration of a vintage wedding or just make those photos even more timeless. We give you just a few of our favorite vintage engagement photo themes that would pair oh-so-nicely with a vintage romantic dress.
The City Streets: A couple draped next to a brick wall or standing firm on an iconic Chicago street corner gives serious vintage flair. The city streets are a great place to strike new ground in vintage engagement photos. Whether you live in New York or a small town, there are always vintage corners of cobblestone or fountains with an iconic appeal. To evoke this style, choose something easy-going yet elegant, like the Peggy Sue Cocktail dress. With a pair of smart pumps and a smoky eye, your photos will go on the mantle for years to come.
Art-Inspired Evening: For an art-lover, painting and sculpture-inspired vintage engagement photos are both intelligent and spontaneous. Whether you rent out a small backroom and use the artist’s half-done canvas as a backdrop or waltz the halls of a renown art museum, taking a vintage art-deco inspired dress as your choice of attire will match effortlessly with Degas, Picasso or Pollock.
European Gothic: You know you still love black dresses after all these years. To claim the true dramatic essence of the Gothic, romantic feel, take your photographer to a broken down stone wall, an open English moor-inspired field, or the awe-inspiring cliffs above the sea and wear this lovely evening gown for an added effect. Windblown and fresh-faced, your vintage engagement photos will be packed with movement and Romantic era style.
Afternoon in the Garden: The stirring flush of sparrows in the bushes and quiet simplicity of garden vintage engagement photos will seem to waft the scent of gardenia and roses at any viewer. Adorned with a fluid, layered skirt and Titanic-era elements, you can complete this look with a neatly-placed small table and chairs and delicate teacups or just use the glorious array of floral backdrop to paint the picture.
Autumn by the Pond: Autumn has an extraordinary romantic depth that is unparalleled in any other season. A traditional off-season for weddings, you can choose it for your vintage engagements photos to symbolize change and renewal with the splendid September skies as a backdrop. Whether under a tree or next to a small pond draped with gold, orange and red, a lovely little pumpkin vintage dress such will take vintage engagement photos to completion.
Whether you haven’t found the right theme or you’re not sure the type of vintage engagement photos you want, beginning with the vintage dress is always a fresh start. As vintage inspirations become the unique choice for weddings and everyday attire, take a few of these ideas and use them to create the perfect engagement photos. Let the adventure of your engagement take you exactly where you want to go–romantic, unique and creative.