The last thing we wanted was to look awkward and uncomfortable in our wedding photographs, so having the opportunity to spend some time getting used to having a camera pointing at us seemed like a good idea. Having the shoot also meant we could choose one of the photos and have it enlarged, so at the wedding reception all the guests get to sign around the border instead of in a formal guestbook (I never know what to write in those things!), which we thought was a really cool idea!
We love the pale pinks and blues in this design, a colour palette which is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. Simple shabby chic elements, such as shabby chic rose designs on bunting or little cupcakes, will co-ordinate really well with this wedding website template.
Happy Friday. This week we posted our first ever engagement shoot feature, and what an engagement shoot! To see the pictures from Lindsey and Jarrod’s engagement shoot in a hot air balloon, click the link – you’ll be glad you did.
Today we are featuring our very first engagement shoot. Having an engagement shoot (sometimes called a pre-wedding shoot) before your wedding is an ideal opportunity to get used to having your picture taken, feel at ease with your photographer, and for your photographer to get to know you as a couple.
Of course, the best bit about an engagement shoot is you get some amazing pictures of the two of you, which you could use for your Save the Date cards, or even on your wedding stationery or as pictures on your wedding tables.
When choosing a location for your engagement shoot think outside the box. Where do you love to go for a walk as a couple? What do you love to eat? Where is your favourite location? A lovely walk in your local park or city centre, afternoon tea at your local boutique hotel, or even a hot air balloon! Try and be as imaginative as you can, and why not take some props along, or even your fury four legged friend!
Our first engagement shoot is a fabulous shoot captured by Shaun Menary Photography, with Lindsey and Jarrod going up, up and away in a hot air balloon…
Location of Shoot: Private residence in Franklin, Tennessee, and downtown Nashville, Tennessee
Wedding Date: 19/05/2012
Why did you have an engagement shoot?
“My uncle lives in Franklin, Tennessee and owns a hot air balloon. Franklin is such a beautiful part of the country and we have always wanted to go visit. We thought, “Why not do it now, and why not take our amazing photographer with us?”. So we did! It was amazing. Such a fun adventure with people that we love so much. I wouldn’t change a thing about the entire experience.”
How did the business get started and who works at Planet Holidays?
We started the company in 2001, Harry Kyrillou is our Commercial Director, Reservations Jackie Myerson, Peter Ward is Agency Sales, Dominique Jubien looks after our design, brochures and the website, Marlen Taffarello does our PR, plus those wonderful resort representatives in both Cyprus and Greece.
Aldemar Royal Villas, Anissaras, near Hersonissos, Crete
Why are you called Planet Holidays?
We provide holidays that are out of this world.
What honeymoon destinations does Planet Holidays offer?
Cyprus, Egypt and Greece.
Archipelagos Hotel, Kalo Livadi, Mykonos
What type of packages can Planet Holidays offer couples planning their honeymoon?
All kinds, from luxury honeymoon suites to villas with private pool, to multi-centre or off the beaten track.
Amphitryon Hotel, Nafplion, Peloponnese, Greece
Can couples tailor their honeymoon or do you only offer packages?
We are delighted to tailor-make as that means we can best utilise our extensive knowledge. Our 208 page lifestyle brochure can be viewed online; check it out.