The weekend is finally upon us dear readers. But as you prepare for summertime fun times, we wanted to leave this charming Texas engagement session with you. If you’re feeling some extra warmth, it might be because the photos you see were lovingly taken by the bride-to-be’s sister, Christine  Doneé, who flew in from LA to surprise her. You can see it all here. And don’t miss the discounts and giveaway at the bottom!


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Seasons
Summer
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Park
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Romantic

From Christine Donee PhotographyThis engagement session is very near and dear to my heart, as the sweet bride-to-be is none other than my beautiful younger sister!

When Austin, her fiancé, called me early last month to inform me he was proposing to Ashley, I immediately asked to shoot their engagement photos. Logistics were tricky, to say the least. I currently reside in Los Angeles, CA and not only would I need to fly into Dallas, TX, but the plan would need to be carried out in complete secrecy. Austin had planned a gorgeously elaborate proposal for a Friday evening on the lake (with family and friends to celebrate there after she said yes!), so we were quickly putting things into motion for a next-day photo session that Saturday evening. Luckily, I have one amazing and talented family! We had a full wardrobe brought to the house, our aunt on hand for makeup and hair, and plenty of helping hands to arrange an unforgettable evening.

Arbor Hills provided the perfect backdrop for these two. It’s naturally beautiful, simple and completely down to earth – just like Ashley and Austin. The love and excitement radiating from them could be felt by anyone around, and as an older sister there was nothing in the world like seeing her so full of happiness. As if this all wasn’t romantic enough, we ended the evening with them lighting a wish lantern together at White Rock Lake – near the spot of their very first date some time ago. Needless to say, this is one evening none of us are likely to ever forget.

Photography: Christine Doneé Photography | Venue: Arbor Hills Nature Preserve

ONGOING GIVEAWAYS
Dream destination wedding from Escapes.CA
Doie Lounge Robe

This week’s DISCOUNTS…
Vino Backyard Designs
Squarespace
Zola
Diamond Mansion
durga-kali

For our California brides… Discounts from Paperwhites Photography.

For our Mid Atlantic brides… Discounts from Femina Photo + Design and Uber.

For our Midwest brides… Discounts from Bliss Weddings & Events.

And WINNERS…
Congratulations to Veronica V! You’ve won $100 gift certificate to durga-kali.

Congrats to Jennifer M. who won the Amanda Archer Navy Pier strapless cocktail dress giveaway!