Bohemian Midcentury Loft Elopement at Lovt Studio East

It’s hard for me to put into words how effortlessly perfect this bohemian meets midcentury loft elopement was. I’ve often dreamt of becoming an elopement planner and it’s slowly becoming a reality. Ashley and I worked together to come up with a day that represented them; focusing on their playful love in their beautiful studio space. What I love most about this day is that is doesn’t focus on landscapes or surroundings, which encompasses the majority of my work. I was challenged to focus on them and not use nature and the surrounding landscape as a crutch. Ashley puts into better words the inspiration behind their day:

How did you meet?

Alex and I met in highschool in a very small town in Manitoba. He was a Mexican exchange student and I was in a grade below. We walked the same dirt road home from school and one day I decided to say hi. We connected unlike any other human connection I had before. At the end of the year he went back to Mexico for university and we did the long distance thing for a couple years. I built up a hefty stack of calling cards because this was before Facetime and honestly, even before I owned a cellphone.

We each had opportunities ahead of us so we went our separate ways. I’d lie if I said I wasn’t devastated, but it was the right decision for us at the time. Fast forward 8 years, we started talking a little more regularly. Alex made the decision to move to Toronto and we made our love a once in a lifetime kinda love.

Why did you decide to elope?

We are truly a “no frills” couple. Cost was definitely a factor and so was rebellion from societal norms. Being a photographer and lover of aesthetics, I knew by eloping we could focus on what matters most to us. Celebrating and capturing our love without making it extra. It was for us, about us, in honour of us. Our love is sacred and I was able to keep it true to what that means to us by eloping. For us only. Will we celebrate with our families? Yes in some nature and form of course. We love our family and that time will come too.

Describe your inspiration / style for your elopement

Our style is untraditional, effortless, romantic and raw. We eloped in a space that was effortless for us as it was a space I own and designed myself. Our midcentury loft elopement was private, surrounded by natural light, and full of vintage finds. We could setup and unwind all on our own time, in a place that is close to home. Knowing your location is the first part of styling any event/photoshoot. I worked off of the vibe of the space and went from there to deciding what dress, colours and florals would suit the space and our taste.

Advice for planning an elopement

Do something you both love, for you, to honour your love. Not what society wants, not what your parents want, do what YOU want. Be communicative with your partner and decide together. Don’t assume, and don’t just do things just because. Have an honest conversation about why you want the things you do. There’s more meaning in the intention behind your choices. I mean for us it’s a lifestyle approach, and by doing this we feel content and fulfilled.

Check out How to Plan an Elopement for more guidance on planning a day that honours your love.

wedding dress hanging on white brick wall with flowers on velvet couch
wedding dress draped over burnt orange velvet couch with dried floral bouquet
handwritten vows on orange velvet touch with rings
handwritten vows on orange velvet touch with rings
reflection of green velvet couch with shoes on it through mirror
bride accessories on green velvet couch
bouquet on green velvet touch at Lovt Studio East elopement
midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
Savannah Miller Bridal wedding dress hanging on white brick wall with florals on ground
white wedding details and bride accessories on white loft floor
dried flowers in bouquet
bride tying up shoes while sitting on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft elopement
bride tying up shoes while sitting on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft elopement
Bride in Savanahh Miller Bridal gown standing in front of oversized mirror putting on earrings in midcentury loft elopement
Zara wedding shoes that lace up
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Bride in Savanahh Miller Bridal gown standing in front of oversized mirror putting on earrings in midcentury loft elopement
bride holding handwritten vows waiting for ceremony
bride and groom holding hands as groom reads vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
groom reading vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East
bride and groom holding hands and laughing during elopement ceremony in midcentury loft
bride reads vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
midcentury loft elopement in Toronto
bride reads vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
bride reads vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
bride reads vows in cool midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
bride and groom holding hands during ceremony
bride and groom kissing after reading vows in loft ceremony
midcentury loft elopement
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bride and groom smiling and laughing as they hug after their midcentury loft elopement in Toronto
midcentury loft elopement
Bride in Savannah Miller wedding dress in bohemian loft in Toronto
bride and groom laughing
bride and groom hugging and kissing in white brick was hard loft in Toronto
groom touching brides arm
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bride and groom smiling and cuddling up at Lovt Studio East
groom kissing bride on the cheek
Bride in white brick wall loft wearing Savannah Miller bridal and orange dried flower bouquet
Bride in white brick wall loft wearing Savannah Miller bridal and orange dried flower bouquet
Bride in white brick wall loft wearing Savannah Miller bridal and orange dried flower bouquet
Bride in white brick wall hard loft wearing Savannah Miller bridal gown
Bride in white brick wall hard loft wearing Savannah Miller bridal gown
reflection of bride sitting on green velvet couch wearing Savannah Miller bridal
bride on green velvet couch wearing Savannah Miller bridal
bride on green velvet couch wearing Savannah Miller bridal
bride in Loversland wedding dress, Savannah Miller bridal gown
bride on green velvet couch wearing Savannah Miller bridal
groom holding brides face to give her a kiss
bride and groom kissing on green velvet couch. Midcentury loft elopement at Lovt Studio East in Toronto
bride and groom sitting on green velvet couch
passionate couple about to kiss
groom hand on brides leg as they kiss
bride and groom sitting on green velvet couch, Lovt Studio East wedding portraits
Bohemian midcentury loft elopement
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bohemian midcentury loft couple portraits
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couple snuggling up and smiling
groom kissing bride on cheek
midcentury loft elopement, couple cuddling and sitting on ground of loft
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bride and groom legs intertwined on orange velvet couch
cool wedding portrait of groom sitting on orange velvet couch and reflection of bride looking at him
bride lying down on grooms lap on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft elopement in Toronto
bride lying down on grooms lap on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft
groom kissing bride on forehead
bride lying down on grooms lap on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft
bride lying down on grooms lap on velvet couch in cool midcentury loft
bride in hat wearing Domenica Domenica robe
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couple sitting on floor hugging
couple sitting on floor hugging
Loft Studio East elopement
Elopement planning by Daring Wanderer
Elopement planner Daring Wanderer styles a gorgeous table for the couple
Elopement dinner styled by Daring Wanderer
Elopement planner Daring Wanderer in Toronto
couple sitting on floor eating cake. Toronto elopement planned by Daring Wanderer
Loft elopement styled by Daring Wanderer
couple eating cake and kissing while sitting on floor
bride feeding groom cake as they sit on the floor
bride and groom sitting on floor of cool loft eating cake after their midcentury loft elopement planned and styled by Daring Wanderer

Vendors

Photographer: Jess Craven // Daring Wanderer
Dress: Savannah Miller from Loversland
Robe: Domenica Domenica 
Suit: Sondergaard 
Shoes: Zara 
Planning / Design: Daring Wanderer
Papergoods: Daring Wanderer
Cake: Bobbette and Belle 
Florals: May Flowers
Venue:  Lovt Studio East
Hair & MakeUp: Judana Silvera 
Tan: Sunday Organic 

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