Considering an elopement? There are so many wonderful reasons that a private wedding ceremony in the Sea to Sky Corridor will be the day of your dreams.
Whether you’re introverted by nature, want to side-step traditions, or simply desire a stress-free day where you get to focus only on your love — elopements make perfect sense for many couples.
An elopement can feel like a mini vacation — rather than a long list of chores, if a traditional wedding feels tedious. There’s no pressure, no obligations, and no distractions — just a beautiful day, in a breathtaking spot, for you to ring in your marriage in a way that belongs uniquely to you two.
Here are a few of our favourite reasons to opt for an enchanting elopement.
The bulk of a traditional wedding budget is allotted to the bar, the food, and the reception venue — so with these costs eliminated, you’re definitely going to save a lot of money by eloping.
Many wedding planners have created fantastic, modern elopement packages that offer beautiful flowers, fantastic food, and gorgeous decor — all for incredibly reasonable rates.
In the special and private container of an elopement, you get to truly celebrate the union you and your partner share — and you can focus just on one another for the whole day. This creates magic, reverence, and beautiful intimacy.
If the idea of reading your vows in front of hundreds of people gives you the jitters, then reading these meaningful promises privately to your partner will feel comfortable and sacred.
You and your love get to focus only on each other, uninhibited and in your element, as you savour every moment of the day.
When you elope, you and your love are choosing to marry in a way that suits your unique desires — and nobody else’s.
You don’t have to cater to other people’s expectations or ideas of what you should do. You don’t have to invite that distant relative your mom is begging you to send an invitation to. You don’t have to take part in cookie-cutter traditions that aren’t actually meaningful to you.
All you have to do is create the wedding that’s exactly what you and your partner want — no more, and no less. You have the freedom to create the ceremony of your wildest dreams, and not worry what anyone thinks of it!
There’s no chasing RSVPs. No worrying about the seating arrangement or food allergies. And no frantic, last-minute problem-solving for the little hiccups that inevitably occur during a big wedding.
You don’t have to worry about whether your hundred guests are comfortable, well-fed, and happy — you just have to think about you and your partner. And instead of rushing around — from getting ready, to the ceremony, to photos, to the reception — you get to be fully present in the magical moment, with nowhere else to be.
When you’re not trying to fandangle a hundred people into one location, and instead only have to worry about yourselves, your officiator, and your photographer — a whole lot more options open up.
It’s suddenly more than reasonable to consider locations that are remote, rugged, or secluded — and Whistler offers so many of these! You’ll be able to get married at whatever special Sea to Sky location your heart desires: the top of the Chief? A quiet forest grove? An epic peak, accessed by helicopter? Anything is possible!
All that intimacy and authenticity you’ve cultivated on your special day shines through beautifully in your photos. We absolutely love capturing the genuine emotion that’s alive in an elopement!
And because it’s exactly the day you desired, and because you’re uninhibited in the day’s privacy, we get to see your whole, true selves shine through. And that is exactly what creates the most gorgeous photos of all.
To have one of our talented photographers from the Whistler Wedding Collective capture your dazzling elopement, please reach out to us here.
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