And I wish I’d thought this one up! One of my clients took her wedding party (including her trusty new jersey wedding officiant!) to the Jersey Shore to take a barefoot group photo for her engagement announcement. It was very casual, very relaxed, and gave the wedding party a chance to meet, greet and plot! As I wrote her wedding ceremony, I wove into it the story of their engagement photo party. It was very sweet, and it gave the guests a little more insight into this wonderful couple. We also incorporated a sand ceremony after their vows, using sand we brought back!

This type of “before” photo could be a great wedding invite too! Including the “back story” of a wedding can make everyone feel like a part of the path to the marriage, and give everyone even more to talk about on the “day”!

Our sweet picture is from a blog called Weekend Kindness.