A google search of "eloping into the woods" landed nature-lovers Lucie + Jeff on my website, taking a closer look at an elopement I captured on a covered bridge in the woods. A few phone calls and messages later had us meeting and arranging the details of their own romantic elopement, with Lucie + Jeff opting instead for a century-old timber frame barn for their elopement in case of inclement weather. Trusted colleagues were then brought on board to help make this couple's vision a reality, and elopement plans were quickly and secretly put in motion to take place in a mere span of a few weeks.
Lucie + Jeff's day could not have been more intimate and perfect. Lucie spent a slow, relaxing morning being pampered with hair and makeup, music playing quietly in the background as she looked forward to what the next few hours would bring; Jeff got ready at a trusted private residence, excitedly awaiting to see his love later for the first time as his bride. At the arranged time, my assistant and I brought Lucie to Jeff -- who was waiting patiently with the officiant -- and the rest unfolded without script, interference or interruption. It was literally Lucie and Jeff, marrying each other, in each other's moment, enjoying each other's existence and promising to do so for always.
Below are some of the highlights from Lucie + Jeff's day. Family and friends, a more comprehensive slideshow of Lucie + Jeff's elopement is temporarily available HERE on YouTube. Enjoy! xox Elenora
It was an honour to witness this marriage and to help in the organizing process. Thank-you, Lucie + Jeff, for the obvious trust you showed in me and in my recommendations to help with your time crunch. Thank-you as well to the following professionals, who, with little notice and with much faith in me, willingly extended their service to make Lucie + Jeff's elopement a reality:
Rob Thompson of The Kemptville Suites
Amy Jackson of Custom Events for venue arrangements + decor
Reverend Blair Patterson, Officiant
Stephanie Richardson of Richardson Hair Design
Megan Roberts of 2BU Esthetics & Makeup Artistry
Jenn Lalonde for assisting and witnessing
The Brigadoon for an intimate post-ceremony meal
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