Groom buttoning up suit by Indochino
Groom slipping on Aldo shoes to get ready for elopement


Inspiration

When planning this styled elopement shoot, event planner, Kayla of Magical Moment Events, and I really wanted to stay away from the typical formula of a styled shoot - laying things out perfectly, lots of set up, etc.  Rather, we chose to assemble the key elements of the day (clothing, hair/make-up, picnic supplies) and let it unfold naturally, as if our beautiful couple was actually eloping. 

As far as the theme goes, we were all about keeping things wild - playing off the riverbed as our stage, and the trees as our backdrop. The goal was to aim this style towards the couples that want that simple, natural, intimate elopement, just the two of them, but showing how that can be achieved while still maintaining that high-end, quality wedding look.

What made the day even more special is that the couple, Raynn-Beau and Adam, are actually engaged to me married, so the emotions, the smiles, the love was all very real for them and translated beautifully into the photos.

~ Vancouver Island Wedding Photographer, Meg Burton

Groom buttoning up the bride's wedding dress
Hair & Makeup Artist Black Pearl Studio, Sukhi on bride to be
Bride's ring by Yifat Bareket Designs
Shoe attire of the bride and groom
Bride and groom walking hand in hand down stairs
Bridge and groom exchanging rings
Her Ring is by Yifat Bareket Designs and his Ring is by 2nd Street Ring Craft
Bride and groom kissing in nature
Groom holding the bride about the river
Groom kissing the bride with hair and makeup by Black Pearl Studio, Sukhi
Bride and groom holding hands in Lynn Headwaters Park, North Vancouver
Groom kissing the bride on the rivers edge in Lynn Headwaters Park, North Vancouver
Opening a wine bottle
Celebrating getting eloped with wine in nature
Newly married couple sitting by water's edge
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