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The Ultimate List of Christmas Engagement Ideas

Posting on social media about your engagement was exciting, but you want something to show your friends and family, not just tell them. That’s why you decided to do engagement photos with your fiancé in the iconic location of where you met or somewhere meaningful to the two of you — and there’s no better time than during Christmas season! There are so many beautiful places where you can do your Christmas engagement photoshoot; which is why we have compiled an ultimate list of Christmas engagement photo ideas that you can copy or add onto to make them your own.

Somerset House, London - idea for a wedding proposal
Somerset House, London

Ice Skating

For a cool, couples-only engagement shoot, venture to an outdoor skating rink in mid-December and ask your photographer to snap some pics on ice skates. It’s not for everyone—wedding photographers will warn you about their difficult shooting conditions (like little room for error)—but if you’re up for it, let them capture your well-choreographed moves on a natural backdrop. It doesn’t hurt that you’ll get to wear beautiful clothes while doing it! Ask your photographer if they have ice skates available or rent some skates from an ice rink before heading over.

Christmas Engagement photoshoot

Snowball Fight

A lot of these ideas also work well for any other time you want to get a bunch of friends together for a photoshoot, such as proposals. Snow is an excellent element to use and can be easily incorporated into just about any session. Build up some artificial snow in your back garden or schedule a shoot with your local park in advance; add real snow on top and you’ll have something truly memorable. Be sure that whoever you choose as your photographer has his or her insurance squared away (and knows how to stay safe on icy surfaces) before heading out. If you don’t live in an area where it snows, buy some fake snow—it makes beautiful pictures!

Under the Christmas tree

If you’re thinking about popping the question over Christmas, you can take your partner’s breath away by getting engaged at one of these winter wonderlands. There are romantic light displays, picturesque settings and memorable landmarks to choose from across Britain – all perfect for that festive proposal. For an extra special treat, why not get family and friends involved too?

On Christmas Morning

LGBTQ Christmas Wedding Proposal

If you want to go with a classic, ask their parents for permission first. Have your photographer wait at their house and hide behind a tree with a camera while you present their parents (with baubles on your jacket lapels and mistletoe in hand) your ring. Tell them it’s time for everyone to get together for one last family photo, then turn around and pull out that engagement ring! They will be surprised (to say the least). This is also very cute if they haven’t told their parents yet—their reactions are definitely something worth remembering.


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