January 13, 2022
In the spring of last year, I had the pleasure of teaming up with some awesome local wedding vendors to bring the Ultimate Engagement Experience to one lucky couple. After many months of delays, we were able to all get together and bring Maya and Steve the engagement session they were long waiting for! It was the perfect November day at Cullen Park, for a fall-themed session involving reminiscing on the past, tranquil slow dancing during sunset, a peaceful stroll in the forest, and an intimate picnic!
As for the amazing team I had the opportunity to team up with – Sarah from Events by Sarah Megan was able to work her magic as the planner behind the session, from helping to coordinate the event decor and makeup, as well as scheduling. Amy from Elmwood & Baker had an eye like no other, as she was able to design a beautiful picnic arrangement for the couple to relax and enjoy. Laura from Locks & Lips was absolutely amazing when it came to Maya’s makeup. Finally, Justin and Sajini from Restless Media were able to film the whole event to showcase the love between Maya and Steve.
Cullen Park, located in Whitby, ON, was such a serene spot that we had chosen for the session. As you walk through the main arbour, you are greeted by an area that reminded me of an ancient, yet modern, Greek coliseum, overlooking the lush, colourful trees in the distance. Maya and Steve were able to spend a moment sharing their stories of what made them fall in love with each other, forecasting plans for the future, and (seductively) describing their favourite meals! With scenic views of the park in the distance, the couple slow-danced as if no one was in sight.
The two were then surprised to a picnic in the forest, where they were cuddled up in soft pillows sipping on glasses of hot chocolate (or it could’ve been chocolate milk…). We then put on one of their favourite songs for them to break out into another sweet moment of slow dancing in the forest.
We continued strolling through the forest, amazed by the towering trees, which made for a more private and intimate setting for the couple.
Maya and Steve were pure naturals during the session. Their genuine chemistry and connection honestly made it feel like they may have forgotten they were in front of a bunch of cameras.
I am so happy we had the opportunity to bring Maya and Steve the engagement experience they were long waiting for! The whole team came together to make it happen and I can’t thank them enough!
Now go check out some of my favourite moments from their engagement session!
Planning: Events by Sarah Megan
Makeup: Locks & Lips
Event Decor: Elmwood & Baker
Videography: Restless Media
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