Boho desert elopement in Ontario

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Elopement photographer, biz coach, mom and coffee lover. 

Sand Dunes Elopement in Ontario

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This is one of my absolute favourite locations in Ontario, and I was so pumped when Jenn + Eric said that they were down for weekend getaway! I had been out to this location the week before and it had been HOT – like sunbathing and swimming hot. It was a full blown gorgeous September day. When we arrived a week later for this sand dunes elopement, though, it was about 20° cooler and the wind was NUTS. (Think desert storm nuts 🥜)

Eric and I hung out at The Grist Mill (an amazing, funky, boho venue) while Jenn got dressed and had her hair and makeup done by Jacquie K. We arrived to the sand dunes just as everyone else was leaving – which was amazing, since we had the whole place to ourselves!

The Grist Mill in Prince Edward County provides amazing backdrops in every single nook + cranny!

Jacquie K. has an awesome on-site boho bridal bus for hair and makeup – also totally photo-ready!

Riverwood Gardens created the boho and elegant bouquet, and Avi Scribbles designed the desert-inspired custom stationery.

Prince Edward County has its own unique, sand dunes desert oasis – right here in Ontario, Canada.

Jenn + Eric were amazing, total troopers, and I love them for it! ❤❤❤ I had so much fun running around with them and getting sandy. I basically rolled down sand dunes for some shots 😂 and had to wash my clothes twice to get all the sand out.

This day is extra special for me, because it’s also the day I realized that I was pregnant. I’m so grateful that I was fortunate enough to capture so much beauty, but also that I have a significant reminder of a big life event of my own. When I capture someone else’s story, it also keeps me present and makes my own memories that much more clear.

The amazing sand dunes elopement vendor team:

Photography: Danielle Aisling

Florals: Riverwood Gardens

Stationery: Avi Scribbles

Hair + Makeup: Jacquie K.

Makeup Bus: Billie the Bluebird by Jacquie K.

Dress: Reclamation Design Company from Revive Yo Soul

Indoor Venue: The Grist Mill

Couple: Jenn + Eric

If you loved this sand dunes elopement, you might also like this Hawaii wedding!

  1. samantha says:

    ARE YOU SERIOUS these are so so beautiful!!! i love the way you used lighting in so many different ways – and the pink colors at the top are to die for!! amazing job

  2. Jess Rene says:

    This elopement vibe is everything! The HMU’s bus is a gem, too. Congratulations on your own news!

    • Danielle Aisling says:

      Thanks so much Jess!!!! And yes, Jacquie’s bus is a friggin dream, I love it!!! 😀

  3. Kayla says:

    OH my GOSH! These photos are gorgeous!! I love the super funky ones in the beginning for sure! This is such a beautiful post–thanks for sharing. (:

    • Danielle Aisling says:

      Thank you Kayla!! Ah totally, The Grist Mill is such a cool venue!!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! xo

  4. aftonflynn says:

    Wow, this is such a hidden gem elopement location in Ontario! So rad!

    • Danielle Aisling says:

      Isn’t it awesome?! Such a cool location that a lot of people don’t know about! Thanks Afton!!! xoxoxo

  5. Krissy says:

    First, congratulations on finding out such amazing news for yourself. Second, this area was so beautiful and the way you shot this was so dreamy

  6. Those direct sun shots are STUNNING, Danielle! Who knew there was this desert oasis in CANADA?! Love it!

    • Danielle Aisling says:

      EEEEEE thanks Rebekah!!!! And right?! Sooo many gorgeous spots in Canada to shoot at!

  7. Your photos are absolutely beautiful, and the couple is gorgeous! I honestly would have never guessed that there were locations like this in Canada! A huge congrats on your pregnancy, too!

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