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A Winter Wonderland Styled Shoot

  |   By Carrie MacPherson

Pre-COVID, Montreal-based wedding photographer Aliza Dworkind organized this breathtaking bridal photoshoot on a frozen lake in Quebec. The photoshoot took place at Le Couvent Val-Morin, an hour north of Montreal. The venue, nestled in the woods, overlooks Lac Raymond.  "There is a feeling of calm and serenity here," Dworkind says. "The choice of venue for your elopement or wedding is definitely a big decision and I am so happy we decided to hold the photo session at this secret oasis."

Dworkind shares for the shoot, there were two different gowns used, both equally dramatic and romantic. "We incorporated two different gowns from Chateau Nadia. The first was a fairytale-like ballgown and the second, was more bohemian. The first gown was paired with the most magical winter bouquet. Mimi, of Fleurs et Soins went all out with the bouquet which included: pink carnations, baby's breath, eucalyptus, lavender, pine cones, and even hidden bells for a surprise element." Instead of using a classic ribbon to tie the bouquet together, the florist added dried bark and a layer of fur so that the bride could comfortably hold the bouquet while adding yet another stylish accessory to the bouquet. The second dress was paired with a dried bouquet from Flowers Out of the Blue and really complimented the dress nicely.

For the bridal look, the beauty stylist went for an elegant and timeless up-do, paired with a very natural makeup look. Aliza added, "The purple eye shadow really brought the whole look together and was great for our winter ice theme! For the stationery, Deux Amoureux designed two delicate and unique vow books that were bound together with a blue ribbon. A thoughtfully designed vow booklet is a great momento to cherish long after your wedding day.

Photography and creative planning by Aliza Dworkind.

Vendors Bridal Gowns: Chateau Nadia
Hair & Makeup: Oksana Senkevich
Flowers: Fleurs Et Soins and Flowers Out of The Blue
Stationery: Deux Amoureux
Venue: Le Couvent
Model: Anastacia
Videographer: Nicholas Bellevue Films

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