Whimsical Toronto Engagement Session: Ayyyna + Michael

Whimsical Garden Engagement

When a location is as pretty as Guildwood Park (located in Ontario, Canada), you definitely want to allow it to do most of the talking. And that’s precisely what Ayyyna + Michael did for their engagement session with Purple Tree Photography, opting to let the park’s stunning architecture, and its blossoming gardens, shine. Ayyyna wore a beautiful gray gown by Narces, paired with a simple crown of lilac + greenery, both of which we love so much. But most of all, we’re smitten with the way she + Michael look at each other; and how their love radiates right through these lovely images!

Narces Dress

flower crown

peony garden bouquet

The only extra needed? A pretty bouquet filled with lovely spring blooms!

Narces Dress

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Dying over the detailed bodice on Ayyyna’s dress!

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Narces Dress

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Whimsical Garden Engagement

Let’s end this feature – and the week! – with the sweet story of how Michael proposed to Ayyyna (as told by Ayyyna):

Apparently everyone knew that Michael was going to propose a year in advance. I still can’t wrap my mind around it, as I didn’t suspect anything for the whole year. I was still in the university finishing my undergraduate, and didn’t even think about marriage for a minute. Later I learned that he took my only ring and brought it to the goldsmith to order an engagement ring. Funny how I didn’t notice all the engagement rings Google ads surfacing in our browsers and social media as he was doing his research online.

After my graduation, we started planning our grande trip to Europe – Michael’s present to me for my birthday. It was in October when we headed to Lake Como in Italy – the place I wanted to visit so much. Michael was carrying the ring in his pocket in case so he could pop the question at the right time. He knew it was it when we stopped for a rest at an isolated corner of the lake facing mountains and swans swimming peacefully closer to a shore. He then suddenly sat on his knee … and this is how our story began :)

Congrats you two! Wishing you so much love + happiness!

photography: Purple Tree Photography // location: Guildwood Park Toronto in Ontario, Canada // dress: Narces

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Romantic Yosemite Valley Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Yosemite is an amazing place just to visit, so the thought of exchanging vows there, during a simple, intimate elopement, sounds almost too good to be true! To take that dream and make it a reality – and to inspire couples who love nature + adventure – planner + designer, Michelle Roller, teamed up with the photography duo behind Loren X Chris to produce the prettiest editorial amid the stunning Yosemite scenery. Their work is sure to provide some perfect ideas for outdoorsy couples who want to elope in Yosemite National park, or anywhere beautiful!

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

These adorable tents, part of Curry Village, are the perfect place to get ready for your Yosemite elopement.

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

A few tips on a Yosemite elopement from Chris of Loren X ChrisEveryone knows there are some epic views to be seen in Yosemite but since not everyone wants to climb a mountain to get to their destination, we thought we’d show off the valley area. I definitely recommend making a trip up to Tunnel View which gives you a great view of all the rock formations. Make sure to explore! There are so many beautiful areas, many of which are private and secluded if you take the time to find them! Overall you can’t go wrong eloping in Yosemite :)

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

How lovely is that blush dress by Needle and Thread?! It pairs so perfectly with a sweet bouquet + flower crown by Blissful Blossoms.

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Romantic Yosemite Elopement

Such a beautiful shoot, showing us just how pretty exchanging your vows in Yosemite Valley can be! Thanks so much to the team below for sharing!

photography: Loren X Chris // planning + design: Michelle Roller // venue: Yosemite National Park, California // florals: Blissful Blossoms // dress: Needle and Thread

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Wild + Romantic Wedding Inspiration

Rafael Cennamo dress

Today’s lovely editorial was inspired by the concept of movement, and with one quick glance at that photo above, we say hats off to the team for achieving their goal! Kristin of Yellow Rose Co., the planner, designer + florist for the shoot, teamed up with Photography Anthology to bring her organic, artistic + bohemian ideas to life. Hoping to capture a perfect glimpse of Tennessee in the summertime, they emphasized natural + wild landscape around their venue, The Farm on Eastland and provide us with plenty of great inspiration for rustic, summertime weddings everywhere.

romantic dress

Rafael Cennamo dress

braided crown

Majorly loving this bridal hair inspiration! For more wedding day hair ideas, check out our Pinterest Board!

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Rafael Cennamo dress

One of the keys to getting some good flow + movement for this shoot was choosing the right dress. By going with two gorgeous, flowy styles by Carol Hannah Bridal, the team was able to achieve the look.

Rafael Cennamo dress

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Romantic Elopement Inspiration

Looks like such a perfect late summer soirée, no? A big thanks to the talented Nashville-based team below for sharing!

photography: Photography Anthology // planning, design + florals: Yellow Rose Co. // venue: The Farm on Eastland Nashville, Tennessee // gowns: Carol Hannah Bridal // tuxedo: Street Tuxedo // hair + makeup: Katie Vellman // invitation: Sweet as Honey Studio // jewelry: Consider the Wldflwrs // rentals (farm table, glassware, flatware): Rustic Rentals // rentals (plates): Handmade Studio TN // rentals (blankets, basket): Castilleja Nashville // ribbons + paper: Silk and Willow

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