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Snapshot Sunday – Elation

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Photo by Lisa Hayman Photography

Rafal and Dee’s Abbotsford Convent Engagement

by | Bride, Engagements

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Rafal & Dee

The thing I love most about engagement sessions is just how happy a couple is in them and then there’s the laughter, the giggles and the downright beautiful expressions of love. How can anything about that be anything less than inspiring? Rafal and Dee headed to the stunning Abbotsford Convent with photographer Elleni Toumpas Photography to capture their story. The couple met over a love of travel in Year 11 Geography class!

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My favourite part is always to read what a couple love about each other. Rafal and Dee note, “His kind heart and thoughtful nature. Her beautiful smile.”

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One of the couple’s funniest relationship stories involves being stranded on a desert island! They tell, “The time we were stranded on a remote island in Fiji when a cyclone swept through. No water supply, no bottled water only Bacardi. We did what anyone else would do to get through and drank it as if it was water!”

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The proposal happened at the bride to be’s favourite place. “The timing was just right having been together for eight years. He proposed on a typical hot summer’s day at gorgeous Cape Schank. One of our fave spots to visit in Victoria.”

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Truvelle 2015 Bridal Collection

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The beautiful bridal brand Truvelle has released their 2015 collection with its romantic and ethereal touches. Rose gold sequin bodices, ombre dyed lace trains, sequin panels, keyhole backs with the finest of laces and beautiful bows. The gowns are feminine and beautiful while still creating a sense of modern style.

After three years spent building the Ellebay Bridal Boutique brand with her mother, designer Gaby Bayona started designing only a year ago. The Canadian made-to-order label  has been designed “for the unique, unconventional girl looking to add an effortless, modern touch to her special day”. Each gown is handmade in Canada – the ombre trains dip dyed using natural dyes, the fabrics sourced locally in Vancouver.

I for one can’t get enough of sequins, so of course the sequin gowns are my favourites. But the lace edged v neck bodices, the dip dyed hems? I love them and I can’t wait to see who chooses them to walk down the aisle!

Truvelle gowns are available to purchase via their website or through their Australian stockist Through The White Door.

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