Every time I get an inquiry for a beach elopement or beach wedding, I get so so excited! There is just something about the simplicity of the beach that creates the most stunning setting for your wedding. Capturing your love with the beautiful sounds of the ocean and the beautiful rocky or sandy beach is timeless. You can truly never go wrong with a beach elopement or wedding.
Beach Elopements on Vancouver Island
While Vancouver Island is full of so many different terrains and amazing destinations, the beaches here are truly just a magical place to get married. Here are just a few of my top reasons why I am so obsessed with beach elopements and weddings here on Vancouver Island!
1. A lot of the beaches on Vancouver Island offer such a variety of scenery!
Vancouver Island is so so beautiful and there are endless options for locations for your elopement. But, I truly believe that you will never regret a beach elopement. The beaches here have such a beautiful mix of ocean, sandy beaches, rocky areas, mountains in the background, and endless greenery. What more could you ask for? Some of my favourite beaches on Vancouver Island are Finnerty Cove in Victoria and Saratoga Beach in Campbell River. Both of these locations offer more private areas and the most beautiful scenery!
2. A beach elopement is simple!
Wedding planning can be a super stressful process. If you want to skip the year to year and a half of planning and opt for something much more simple, eloping is the way to do it. With the beautiful coasts of Vancouver Island, you have endless options of beaches to choose from. While you may need a permit, you don’t need to hassle with booking a venue and all that goes along with that. You can truly just enjoy this very special moment in the most intimate and romantic setting!
3. You can just relax and do whatever the two of you want after your beach elopement ceremony! No timeline, No stress!
One of the best parts of eloping on the beach is that you have so many options for what you can do after. There’s no timeline so you can be more spontaneous and in the moment. It’s all about getting to enjoy this special day with the love of your life in a beautiful setting! Here are some ideas that Darren and Chelsea did after their beach elopement that I thought were super unique!
1. Got Ice Cream at a local Ice Cream Shop!
Chelisa and Darren are such a fun and spontaneous couple that it only seemed fitting to celebrate their new marriage with some dessert. We headed over to the local ice cream shop and they each picked out their favorite flavor. When the woman at the ice cream shop found out that they had just eloped, she gave them the ice cream for free. After we got the ice cream we headed over to the dock to dip our toes in the water and enjoy the ice cream. I loved this time they spent eating the ice cream and just enjoying each others company. These moments were truly so precious to capture and are exactly why I encourage my elopement couples to be spontaneous and enjoy a fun activity together after tying the knot!
2. Went out on boat at sunset to enjoy some time quality together and capture some stunning photos!
Something that was really important to Chelisa and Darren on their big day was they take their boat out. They wanted to capture some beautiful photos on their boat and that is exactly what we did! We got some breathtaking photos of the two of them snuggled up at the front of their boat and they turned out amazing! This was something I had never done before but I definitely need to do again. Whether you have your own boat, have a friend with a boat, or can rent one, I cannot recommend couples photos on a boat enough. It’s such a unique and intimate way to celebrate the most special day of your life!
If you are still trying to decide on the perfect elopement location, do a beach elopement on Vancouver Island. I promise you will not regret it! These 3 reasons are just a few of the many why you should choose a beach elopement.
I am so ready to capture your jaw dropping love at your stunning beach elopement like I did for this beautiful couple. Are you?
If you said yes, then let’s do it! You can fill out my contact form and give me all the details so we can get you one step closer to your dreamy elopement. I am so excited to hear from you and make your dream wedding photos a reality!