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Adaline & Eliotte

A 1930's Love Story


The 1930's Love Story of Adaline & Eliotte

This is a love story set on the imagined Normandy coastline of 1930’s  Étretat, France where Adaline Fontaine and Eliotte Auclair are to be wed. It is a simpler time of slow romance and courting. A time of innocent young love where two lovers marry without fear of the future, unaware of the coming world war they will soon be plunged into.

They met as young children on the immigration steamship from France to Canada after the horrors of WWI ravaged Europe; the remains of their family looking for a peaceful life.
Fate would separate them as their families settled in different parts of Toronto.

Soulmates will always find one another; Eliotte's heart recgonized this  truth before his eyes could perceive its reality. Nearly two decades spent apart, Adaline now was before him, sitting in the window of a Toronto cafe across the street. Sunlight shown down, its natural spot light illuminating her as she stirred her cup of tea; casually looking out for an apparent meeting with another. Adaline looked more beautiful than he imagined the woman she would grow to be. Every fibre of his being knew it was her. Crossing the street quickly, he took the empty seat before anyone else ever could again.

Love came quickly. Their courtship was sweet and tender, innocent and fun loving. Having grown up in an age of innocence, they pledged themselves to each other soon after their reunion and wed  in France to his Grandmother's White Mansion Estate while on holiday.

Equally matched, they are independent and bold and un-afraid of the future; twin souls in keen intelligence, integrity, respect, wisdom and passion. Adaline’s intensity of spirit and Eliotte’s calm strength balance each other and the world is in awe of their chemistry and romance. They are each others home. Individually they both quietly demand attention as their presence is arresting, but together they are a force to be reckoned with. 

Eliotte is of upright noble character, a man of fidelity, integrity and honour; a man of action and uncommon truth; worthy of Adaline's love. Adaline is fair and fierce and every part Elliott's equal in personality and ambition.

There is an uncommon passion between them: a perfect storm of abandon and restraint. Their's is a noteworthy love that is incredibly pure; a love story that others will watch unfold and be drawn to as the great love stories of old. 

Their wedding day on August 9, 1937 is slow paced, deliberately delicate and poignant beyond description, for their's is a love story, a legacy the generations after them will speak fondly and reverently of.

the love story that caught  fire in hearts all around the world

and inspired men to love better and women to wait for the one who would


I, Eliotte Gabriel Auclair pledge myself to you Adaline Faye Fontaine, to be your lawfully wedded husband; to love, honour and cherish you from this day forward, through sickness and health, joy, sorrow, for richer or poor as long as we both shall live.

Adaline, you are the love of my life, my heart and my very breath. I never knew what love was until I found it in your embrace and felt it reflected back in your eyes. The grace and beauty you posses has captured my soul and I never want to know the taste of another’s kiss. 

You are my home, my heart and my happiness. You are my greatest adventure Adaline and I want to sail every sea with you and build a home together that echos with the laughter of our children to come.

I pray our marriage will forever be rooted on the foundation of Christ, that our love will be patient and kind, honouring and self-sacrificing, forgiving and keeping no record of wrong. 

Adaline, I give you my strength, and my protection to always surround you. I give you my fidelity and vow to be a man of integrity that will lead our family with a tender and loving heart.


I, Adaline Faye Fontaine, pledge myself to you Eliotte Gabriel Auclair to be your lawfully wedded wife; to love honour and cherish you from this day forward, through sickness and health, joy, sorrow, for richer or poor as long as we both shall live.

My dearest Eliotte, I take you to be my partner for life. I promise above all else to live in truth with you fully and fearlessly. I give you my hand and my heart as a sanctuary of warmth and peace and pledge my love, devotion, faith and honour as I join my life with yours

You Eliotte, you are the most excellent person I know and I pledge this day to always fight for you and for us and to put us first; I will respect you all the days of your life.

May you never steal, lie or cheat, but if you must steal, then steal away my sorrow, and if you must lie, lie with me all the nights of my life, and if you must cheat, then please cheat death because I don’t want to live a day without you.

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Tens of thousands of people around the world fell in love with the love story of Adaline + Eliotte; so many people messaged me and said they were "undone" by the love portrayed. That attention put me on the "international map" even though I had been a photographer since 2006. What started as a passion project when I couldn't work during the pandemic, blossomed into so much more. The telling of the the Love Story of Adaline + Eliotte  sparked a passion in me to dig deep in the telling of Love Stories, be them imaginary or real. If you would like me to be the storyteller photographer of your wedding day anywhere in the world, reach out to me I'd love to hear from you.

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