We Love Our Engaged Couples!

I Said Yes! FL wants you to show off your bling!

We love when our couples decide to share with us their engagement ring photos.

We’ve had brides send us actual surprise Florida proposals. They have taken place at locations like Leu Gardens and Bok Towers. We had a proposal on the water in Miami as well as a Florida Keys proposal on the beach.

One constant we’ve noticed is that many Florida brides like to show off their bling by the water. Whether it’s the pool, the ocean or just palm trees. Florida brides take advantage of the sun while showing that he/she put a ring on it.

show off your bling
show off your bling

We’ve had several engagement ring photos shared with us that were taken by professional photographers as well. And all kinds of couples sending in their ring photos!

We even had one Florida bride and groom who we blogged about their wedding send us their engagement ring photos from their Parisian engagement photoshoot in Paris. Congratulations to your 1st anniversary as husband and wife, Jessica + Jose, who were married here in Central Florida, in Howey-in -the -Hills at The Howey Mansion!

In order from left to right; Josie Brooks Photography, French Grey Photography, Christy Digian Photography

show off your bling at the beach
show off your bling
show us your bling

The rings themselves are just as unique as the women wearing them (and Florida Grooms we want to see your engagement bands too)!

For example, we’ve seen diamond shaped stones, marquis, cushion cut, princess cut and eternity bands. One band even had the name of her fiancé engraved on the top. The stones themselves have ranged from stunning turquoise tourmaline and ruby red to round traditional diamonds.

Are you recently engaged? Then show off your bling!

Send us your engagement ring photos on Facebook messenger, DM us on Instagram or send them by email. We’ll give you a shoutout on social media. And possibly feature you in our next Florida engagement rings blog post six months from now.

Congratulations to all of our engaged couples!

A Starry Night at a Florida State Park

A starry night engagement experience was the perfect option for Summer and Mike. Because they were up for adventure from the moment they had their initial wedding consultation with Steven Miller Photography. So when he offered them this unique engagement session, without hesitation, they said, “Yes, let’s do it!”

To bring this engagement session to life, Steven brought Summer and Mike to Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park, Florida’s only official dark sky park. They walked around the park, taking advantage of great light, open prairie, and plenty of wildlife and wildflowers.

Additionally, he accepted the challenge of incorporating one of their favorite props pictured below. Can you guess what popular book series this prop came from?

starry night engagement
starry night engagement

Since we are in the Northern Hemisphere, Steven always recommends Starry Night Engagement Sessions in the summer. As a result, we face the beautiful core of our Milky Way Galaxy.

However, here in Florida, that translates to hot, humid and buggy! But Summer and Mike were absolute troopers.

“Mosquitoes would frequently say hello, so we just politely ask them to pose for each photo.” said Steven jokingly

starry night engagement

A Campfire, Sunset And Stars

Their portraits were finished just prior to sunset, giving the couple time to freshen up and change into more comfortable clothes. Meanwhile Steven started a quick campfire.

“The benefit of having our session at Kissimmee Prairie is that we include a campsite with the session. That way we can grill food over our own fire,” Steven said.

So then they relaxed, enjoyed the fire, and ate some dinner while they watched the sun set. And then stars emerged in the clear summer sky.

starry night enagament

Kissimmee Prairie is one of the few locations left in Florida where you can still see a sky full of stars. Additionally you can see our own Milky Way Galaxy overhead.

The park is located just far enough away from our light polluting towns and cities to avoid much of their sky glow. subsequently resulting in an inspirational view above.

Congratulations to Summer and Mike! We are so excited for their big day coming soon at Club Lake Plantation, in Apopka. Without a doubt, this starry night engagement session will be part of your wedding memories.

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