In the same manner as springs blooms greet the sun, so do engagement photos and wedding announcements blossom all over social media. This time of year celebrates new stages of life, and in particular two love-birds saying hello to forever. As I scroll through my Instagram feed I see the latest picture of the newly engaged couple preparing for the wedding, venue shopping, asking their friends to stand by them on their big day and setting the actual date. While excitement is abundant there is also the stress of each person’s role in a wedding ranging from soon-to-be bride to bridal party to wedding guest. As a gal in her early 20s invitations are bountiful but money is not. While I want to look the best I can, I also want to keep my savings. It can be stressful trying to find dresses for every wedding you have and avoid the dreaded “outfit repeating” (cue Lizzie McGuire clip). Last summer I discovered Plum Pretty Sugar who provides effortlessly elegant dresses, pj sets, and robes all that are perfect for any wedding you’ve rsvp-ed to. Not only do they have beautiful pieces for a bridal party, but they also a offer looks to transition from newlywed honeymooner to mamas-to-be. I excited to share with y’all three of the many looks they offer that I think would be perfect for any wedding! The first look is my ideal engagement-party dress, the second is a bridesmaid look, and the third is a look for unwinding on the honeymoon.
Engagement Party Look Inspo
While I have never been engaged, I have played bridal in a myriad of bridal shoots and always wondered what kind of dress I would wear to my own engagement party. I’ve been in love with the off-the-shoulder trend since it popularized last spring and thought this midi-dress was a perfect balance of feminine flair. I love the asymmetrical flowers and the smokey sky blue color of the dress for year round engagements. The dress is more fitted around the waist and looser around the legs. The top is elastic so it stays exactly where you want it without constricting your movement. The one thing you can’t get from these pictures is the lightweight and breathable fabric the dress is made from. I am amazed at the quality for each piece and think Plum Pretty Sugar knows how to do engagement dresses right. Pretty much any dress on their site will steal the show making them the perfect resource when shopping around as a bride-to-be.
As brides try to juggle the lightening bolts of wedding planning, they also want to make their best friends feel cherished. While this may be easy one-on-one, trying to collectively satisfy a group of women can be a challenge. Each relationship is unique and you don’t want to squander any individuality in your friends; but how do you maintain some uniformity in the process? Bridesmaid dresses are often a dilemma in the planning, but Plum Pretty Sugar provides a quick solution by offering several dress styles for every color or print they offer. This means brides can simply pick a color or print they want and bridesmaids can go from there choosing the length of the dress, style and the best fit for their body-type. While it took me forever to pick my favorite print, I wound up selecting the Ashley Dress in the Oceane Lulls the Billows print. I loved the ultra-feminine florals halter dress with its sexy double slit to show summer tan legs (once I get there)! The dress is priced at $70 but can be purchased in a bridesmaid set if several if the women want the same style. While this dress and print would be stunning for bridesmaids, any wedding guest could rock it.
Honeymoon outfits tend to be overlooked which is such a shame because its the perfect opportunity to show off your cutest looks to your new spouse! This Swoon Off-the-Shoulder dress will undoubtedly keep that newlywed glow going! I absolutely love the white-on-white with detailed embroidered to dress up with any color you choose. This dress is so flattering it can easily become a staple summer piece after the wedding bliss sets in. While I did not shoot any pjs sets this time around I still wanted to link them for you to check out and will have an older post including the pjs up on my Instagram story today!!! Click here for all the different pj prints. This company is amazing and with all the prints and styles they offer there is something for everyone.
Now last but certainly not least is the creative professionals who helped this collaboration come to life: Jonathan Ivy! This married duo just moved from Houston and pretty much specialize in making any wedding or commercial photography dreams come true. They are beyond diligent researching their clients needs and assuring a timely and beautiful result comes to fruition. If you live in San Antonio please reach out them for your photography needs! They are wonderful and we are so lucky to have them as our newest locals! Their website is http://www.jonathanivyphoto.com! I hope y’all enjoyed reading about Plum Pretty Sugar and glancing over the images from Jonathan Ivy. If you have any questions feel free to reach out!