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.
Indoor Venue: The Grist Mill
Couple: Jenn + Eric