Ethereal Engagement Session from Lake Erie, Ontario (Part 1)

This beautiful engagement session was actually shot with three completely different looks, and we loved them all so much that we decided to publish them in separate posts! Part One is something that looks like it jumped off the pages of a romance novel. I adore the dreamy colour palette, the seaside wine, that stunning bouquet... it's all perfect. I can't wait to share the next part with you!

From the bride:

My favourite part of fairy tales has always been the ending as the couple rides off into the sunset and their happily ever after. I suppose since I was a little girl, I’ve always hoped to find my own Prince Charming to share my sunset with. Only in my search I’ve never thought to look to my schoolmates. It was not until both of us moved across the ocean that I even thought to look at something that has been in front of me for such a long time. Despite the fact that we lived in different countries, he in Canada and I in United States, the distance between us managed to bring us closer together. Not being able to see each other all the time made the time we were able to spend together all that much sweeter and meaningful. Vacations became precious times we could bask in each other’s company almost as much as we did in the sun.

It was on one such vacation that we took to celebrate my birthday, that the love of my life asked me to spend the rest of my life with him on a Jamaican beach filled with the light from the setting sun. My very own happily ever after.

I suppose, my personal fairy tale romance is what inspired our engagement shoot. The day we spent together only confirmed what I already knew, I found my Prince Charming.

From the designer:

Alina contacted us with the idea that she wants a vintage theme engagement photo shoot; however, she still wanted it to look fresh. We worked on different colour combinations and decided that purple, shades of pink and white would work beautifully together. It was supposed to thunderstorm on the day of the photo shoot but we took or chances and got lucky!

We started off shooting with a white horse in a fashionable Lucian Matis gown in the field near the barn of the very nice couple who let us use their territory free of charge. Sasha built the swings and the florist decorated them with the flowers. In a blush colour Maje dress, on the swings, with a white horse behind them, Sasha and Alina looked ethereal and so happy!

Our last look was on the beach nearby, while the couple was shooting with the horse, together with Caprice Décor we set the table for Alina and Sasha to enjoy glass of wine and fruits. The photographer let them do their own thing and enjoy themselves on the beach on the sunset just catching candid perfect moments, no posing, just real life emotions and lot of love.

Photography: Purple Tree Photography | Creative Direction, Planning and Styling: Affairy Events | Flowers and stationery: Caprice Design and Décor | Dress: Lucian Matis | Hair: Irina Lavrega | Location: Lake Erie, Ontario