We’ve gathered seven destinations that are close to nature and filled with romance, from far flung beach destinations to desert getaways
Intimate Elopement at Trillium Lake
This styled shoot is the epitome of a picturesque, boho, nature-filled elopement, a vision of Rachel at Rachel Brookstein Photography. She was able to fulfill this dream elopement setting with the help of Krystle Clear Events and an incredible group of vendors. Plentiful pines, glassy water and a towering snow-capped Mount Hood beyond, Trillium Lake was the perfect setting for this styled shoot. Situated on the beach is a hexagonal arch, decorated with florals from Flowers by Alana and golden lantern accents. Beneath the arch sits a circular bohemian rug matching the neutral shades of the flowers, completing this boho elopement look. The bride's gown, from Anna's Bridal in Lake Oswego, complemented with a floral crown, is a delicate, romantic and a boho dream. The cake, designed by Erin from Sugarhouse Cake, combines the bohemian theme with the nature in this Mount Hood setting, as it's adorned with a stunning mountainscape and additonal flowers on top. Boozy popsicles from Sloshy Pops top off this intimate celebration and provide for some very fun photos. The rentals featured here are from Power of Love Rentals in Portland. This shoot shows that even during a global pandemic, you can still create a gorgeous and fun wedding look.
The models in this shoot, Llanée and Andrew, are real-life college sweethearts who were originally set to wed on May 7, 2020 in Jamaica. This was postponed due to te global pandemic, but they were so excited to model for this styled shoot! Llanée and Andrew met in 2013 while attending Cal Poly and knew their friendship was something more. After dating for 5 years, Llanée and Andrew were engaged on March 24, 2018 in Las Vegas surrounded by their families and a few close friends. The group had planned to check out the "High Roller", an observation wheel, during sunset. Andrew was secretly planning the group's whole experience, as they were "somehow" upgraded to VIP. They were greeted with a welcome reception, a private observation space, and a custom playlist. Shortly into the ride, a track by Andrew's favorite DJ plays, however, Andrew had recorded over it. He told the story of how they met and said "for the rest of my life, I'd like nothing better than to give you encouragement support and happiness." Andrew took a ring box out of his pocket, got down on one knee, and proposed to Llanée! She said 'YES'! The couple have always planned to have a small and intimate wedding and with their love of travel and Llanée's Jamaican Heritage, a destination wedding was their ideal plan. Llanée and Andrew will now be married on June 14, 2021 in Negril, Jamaica.