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The Engagement Shoots That Left Us The Most Inspired in 2017

Elizabeth Greene

First comes love, then comes ENGAGEMENT, then comes marriage, you sillies! That oh so important step can not be forgotten! Your engagement is a special time and we love to commemorate it around these parts with shoots and celebrations. And this past year we've seen some gems. And while all may be beautiful, the ones below stood out and leave us feeling extra inspired and excited. So pop the bottles and let's get toasting; we've got stunning style and sweet kisses galore!

Smooth Sailing

The sparkling sea and these cuties aboard one absolutely stunning sailboat. Does it get much better than this? We don't think so.

Photography: Christine Doneé

Dramatic Dunes

A gorgeous landscape and a beautiful couple. When you have a combo like that - and Jose Villa behind the lens - you don't need much more. Simply put, we're speechless.

Photography: Jose Villa

Chic + Cozy

We're all for trips to pretty places but real relationships are built over cups of coffee and conversations on the couch. And that's why this e-shoot made our list. It's beautiful and cozy and radiates a warmth that's as authentic as they come.

Photography: Alicia Swedenborg

Bikes + Blooms

Nantucket is an extra special island and one look through these pics and its magic shines through. Not to mention the beautiful blooms and adorable bike; we've got a home run on our hands here folks.

Photography: Meredith Jane Photography

Dior Dreams

Just take one look at this dress. You're speechless too, right? Our jaws dropped the moment we saw it but we must admit that the love affair continued with every pretty pic that followed. The gorgeous gown may have pulled us in but this whole Parisian romp kept us entranced.

Photography: Greg Finck

From Fourth Grade to Forever

While this darling duo fell in love as teenagers, they first met for the very first time in fourth grade, so if you ever doubted fate, just hang out with these two and you'll be all set.

Photography: Michael and Carina

SMP Goes Cute + Country

Just because you're at a farm doesn't mean you throw fashion to the wayside. Quite the opposite. These two bounced around with the birds and looked mighty fine doing it. We're sold.

Photography: Amanda K. Photoart

Intimate Inspiration

This engagement graced our pages just the other day and I'm oh so glad it did. It was instantly added to my "stop and stare" collection. Simple and fresh, no fluff, no unnecessary extras. Just an intimate peek into the pure love between two people. Some serious feel good vibes here.

Photography: Sally Pinera

Rustic Romance

Rustic mountain views and gorgeous gown. The whole "opposites attract" thing is really working here and we're digging it. But even when this bride-to-be dropped the dress and went with a more casual look, the shoot still sparkled and shined thanks to Tamara Gruner's talent.

Photography: Tamara Gruner

Wonderful Wanderlusting

From the architecture to the cultural influence, this engagement shoot inspires us to step outside the box because the results? Beyond beautiful.

Photography: Czar Goss

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