Admittedly, I am having a hard time grasping the fact that it is already July. I mean, weren’t we just bundling up in sweaters, complaining, err… talking, about the cold weather? But if anything knocks me straight into reality, it’s this gorgeous e-session from Adrian Photographers, a day that is all about the summer sunshine with a big ol’ side of love and pretty to keep things really interesting. See it all here.
From Adrian Photographers… An engagement session is the best when it’s an adventure. Driving around with Vancouver couple Melanie and Mario, we found a large open field full of hay bales. With the farmer out attending his field, he welcomed us onto his property. The vastness of the open sky and texture of the land enhanced their photographs and was the perfect spot to capture their fun personalities.
Photography: Adrian Photographers
This engagement session is as romantic as they come. And the beauty lies in its simplicity. A field, a couple and Wilhelmina Weddings behind the lens. That’s it. No props or outfit changes. No city streets or sprawling metropolises. This shoot is 100% powered by love and a really gorgeous field in the middle of Edmonton. See even more right here.
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From the Bride-to-be… For some reason I always knew that I was going to only have one relationship in my life and that would be with the man I was going to marry. Even though I was aware of this, I was definitely not expecting to meet this person at the age of seventeen. I guess our situation could fit into the “things happen when you least expect them too” category. I was nervous and had a million butterflies in my stomach – Bare in mind that before this point I hadn’t even really kissed a boy in my life. For some strange reason though, as soon as I met Mark I wanted to be close to him. It was such a foreign and amazing feeling for me. I went home and told my best friend that Mark was exactly the type of guy I would want to be in a relationship with. He’s adventurous, hilarious, kind, patient and extremely handsome. I developed a crush but didn’t know if Mark felt the same way. I was unaware at the time but apparently, he did. He told his best friend exactly the same thing that very night after meeting. After a couple more times of hanging out as a group, Mark and I started dating. We were crazy about each other right off the bat. We became inseparable and wanted to be with each other every minute…this might still be true. Four wonderful and fun years later Mark asked me to marry him. This was hands down the happiest and proudest moment in my life. I can’t believe how blessed we have been in meeting and I can’t wait to be married to my favourite person on the planet.
One thing that I always loved about our relationship is the complete honesty we have with one another. As most people know, a lot of people play a ton of silly games when dating or in a relationship. Mark and I were never into these games at all. We were always super upfront about the way we felt about each other. Everything felt so easy and natural when we were together. It has always felt like we have known each other for our entire lives. I think this aspect of our relationship is what attracted us to Alex (Wilhelmina Weddings). Alex had photographed my friend Kristen’s wedding and I was amazed by the beauty of his work. I loved how organic each photo felt. Alex is able to capture two people in their natural and loving state. This may look different from couple to couple but he is able to do this with such little effort. While being photographed, it is almost as if you forget that he is even there. He is truly talented and I can’t wait for him and his beautiful fiance to shoot our wedding!
Photography: Wilhelmina Weddings | Wedding Planning & Design: Birds & Honey Events
Proposals are my weakness. I literally can’t read a story, watch a video, or in this case, flip through the photos from Gillian Stevens without a downpour of happy tears. And as if the whole “Will you marry me” thing wasn’t enough, this sweet Groom-to-be planned a picnic for two following the big question. Yep – the bar has officially been raised for proposals everywhere.
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From Gillian Stevens Photography… Set on the point of Lighthouse Park on Mayne Island, just off the coast of Vancouver. A surprise sunset proposal, engagement shoot, and candlelit picnic table topped with flowers, champagne, and berry crumble. Two people madly in love with each other, and a promise for the rest of their lives.
Mayne Island is a charming small-town located just off the coast of Vancouver, just a two hour ferry boat ride away. It was my first time visiting this little Island oasis, and I was smitten from the moment I arrived. Without any large grocery stores, my husband and I gathered supplies for the proposal from the local farmers market and trading post. The flowers were picked straight from the farm courtesy of Farm Gate Store on Fernhill Road and we were blown away with the wildflower bouquets we were presented with.
The absolute best part about this shoot was how genuine Matthew & Rachelle are with their love for each other. With a loud, YES and a warm embrace, they shared an incredible moment on a cliff edge as the sun kissed their faces. The beautiful smile on that girls face didn’t leave for a second, and was filled with the most joy a person could muster.
Photography: Gillian Stevens Photography | Floral Design: Farm Gate Store