Happy Friday Romancers! We did it! Another week has come and gone. While this weather could be a little warmer in my book, it’s at least nice to have some sunshine.

Hoping you all have a great weekend. My family is in town for a wedding (yay weddings!). You might remember this adorable couple, Alex & Jim, well they are getting married tomorrow in Woodbridge and we cannot WAIT to celebrate with them. I am sure there will be some social media pics forthcoming and then hopefully we will get to share the full feature (please Stephen Gosling?) when the images are done. Alex made a TON of the wedding details herself, so I cannot wait to see all their projects come together!

For now, I leave you with some yummy 1950s inspiration from a slightly styled engagement shoot up at Glen Echo Park by Helen John Photography. The images were submitted via Two Bright Lights. Enjoy!

A 1950s Inspired Styled Engagement Shoot at Glen Echo Park, MD


The Proposal:

On the warm Sunday morning of August 7, 2011 he put a ring on my finger and I accepted with seemingly one million affirmations of “Yes!” We sat outside at a sidewalk bistro table in front of our favorite local bakery in Falls Church, VA, called Natalia’s Elegant Creations, I knew something was up. This European style bakery is one of our favorite places to have brunch. We were enjoying delicious crepes with fresh fruit and white chocolate whipped cream and sipped casually on our coffee.

vintage 1950s inspired glen echo park maryland engagement pictures

I thought nothing strange of the adoring looks he kept giving me. I blushed as usual and thought of how much I love and appreciate him and wondered to myself how I got so lucky. He seemed like he wanted to say something, but was very quiet. His eyes were glowing and he couldn’t stop smiling, not unusual, but his silence was. I asked him several times what he was thinking and if he had something up his sleeve.



It just felt like he was speaking with his eyes, but not his mouth. Little did I know what he was working in his head during those moments. He planned to literally make my dream come true when he proposed moments later!




A special thanks again to Helen John Photography for sharing her images & submitting via Two Bright Lights.

Happy weekend!!!!

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