Allie & Brad ♥ British Columbia, Canada
Photographer: L’Estelle Photography
I just can’t help falling in love with fall and the rich autumnal colours of this season. It’s a tremendously romantic time of year and can deliver a picture-perfect backdrop if you’re intending on organising a love shoot.
Take Allie and Brad’s enchanting engagement shoot for example; this darling duo headed out the the forest with the talented L’Estelle Photography team and captured the magical lighting as the low autumn sun set in the clear blue sky with nothing but nature and wild woodland surrounding them.
DIY-done-right additions added a pop of personality; photographs of Allie and Brad falling in love were hung up from the tree tops to set the scene and as night fell they snuggled together under a sky of rustic mason jars filled with twinkling candles. Special or what?!
So if you’ve recently gotten engaged and want to mark the occasion, wrap up warm in cosy knits and head to the great outdoors with your favourite photographer for a fabulous fall-inspired engagement shoot.
Anne Maly & Elias ♥ Quebec, Canada
Photographer: Bonnallie Brodeur
Many of the couples featured on You Mean The World To Me have met whilst on their journeys around the world, whether it be a chance meeting on holiday or travelling, or when they’ve moved across the other side of the globe for work, or purely for a change of scene in the hope to fulfill their sense of adventure.
When it comes down to these worldwide couples tying the knot, a destination wedding often ticks all of the boxes. Some choose to host their nuptials at a halfway point for both families to travel to, others select a completely new and neutral place, many decide upon a holiday spot that is close to their hearts, or opt for hosting the ceremony at one of their homes yet with an injection of both of their cultural heritages.
It’s this coming together of ideas, traditions, cultures and their sense of adventure that makes such weddings wonderfully unique and personal, a joy to see and attend, and ensures that the bride and groom have their day their way.
Anne Maly is of Cambodian origin and her and Elias wanted to intertwine a Cambodian wedding ceremony with a traditional white wedding. The day started according to Cambodian culture with Elias and the wedding party walking the streets from his house to where the beautiful bride was getting ready, in delightful, traditional Cambodian dress. They then enjoyed customary Cambodian marriage rituals before donning their sleek suits and a wonderful white dress for the rest of their celebrations.
With so many different stages to their day (and the four fabulous dresses Anne Maly wore!), they and their guests enjoyed a colourful combination of customs. I love how this darling duo let their hearts and their personalities lead the way when planning their special day.
Dana & Nick ♥ Ontario, Canada
Photographer: Boakview Photography
Not only do Dana and Nick come across as a super-cute couple, but you’ll also fall helplessly in love with the delightful little town that they will have the pleasure of calling home once they are married.
From quaint coffee shops serving up flat whites in heart shaped mugs, to serene strolls along the harbor front, this lovely little town in Ontario provided a tranquil backdrop to this charming couple’s love story.