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Vancouver Lakeside Elopement

A Small Intimate Lakeside Elopement in Vancouver with Only Immediate Family to Witness

S + A knew that eloping was the way to go long before having an elopement was cool (or mandatory depending on how pessimistic about the pandemic you are today).


These two contacted me last summer with the idea to elope lakeside in one of Vancouver’s parks. They wanted something small, intimate, and totally them, with only their closest family in attendance. That is exactly what they got! When you plan an elopement you open yourself up to some amazing possibilities that would never be able to fit into a traditional wedding day.


For this marriage she wanted to keep it small. For S the most important thing was being able to marry A. They both wanted the Vancouver elopement day to be completely focused on that, and that alone. Their families convened in a grassy green area of the Vancouver park before making their way down to the water's edge for the elopement ceremony. S’s brother and A, her soon to be husband, carried their simple elopement decor down the park path to the lakeside dock. They set up the dock in a very easy and elegant way. Then the ceremony began as S walked toward the water with her mother and father at her side. A walked up the aisle of the dock to meet them and took S’s hand to lead her down the dock for their Vancouver lakeside elopement ceremony.



This lake is a popular spot for peddle boaters and kayakers who both enjoyed looking on as S + A said their “I do’s” in their simple summer elopement ceremony. Once the elopement ceremony was complete S + A walked back down the Vancouver dock toward their overjoyed families. Hugs were had all around, and some family photos were shared before S + A headed off for some alone time together (with me as the ultimately 3rd wheel of course!).



Bottom line is choosing an elopement is a valid life choice that does not need to be born out of a global crisis in which we can not gather in large groups.

Elopements are beautiful.

Elopements are relaxing.

Elopements are fun.

And elopements can be done any way you want them to. Now, I can’t think of a better way to get married than that.

© 2020 Janice Power Photography

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