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At home elopement in Vancouver: Sarah + Lien

This at home elopement in Vancouver will warm your hearts! A few weeks ago, Sarah and Lien contacted us to photograph their intimate wedding. The entire event would take place in the homely coziness of their very own living room. And when it came to the guests, only their closest family members (7 people in total) were to attend.

When I first heard “living room”, I honestly had no idea what to expect. Especially since Lien mentioned they live in a rather small home. But as soon as we met up in person (in their cozy apartment), I knew it was going to be amazing! The living room was not only bigger than ours (but then we do live in a tiny apartment), it was filled with colourful furniture and beautiful personal objects! I’d happily take over the entire collection of decor, haha. It truly reflected the creative personality of  both of them.

On the day of the wedding, we started things off with a short portrait session. While quickly scouting the area, Jelger and I discovered the best spot imaginable: a back alley behind their home. We love back alleys, because they’re like hidden treasure troves full of interesting textures and cool lighting. This time, we even stumbled on an amazing mural: a funky purple crystal cave! Yes please! 😉 We loved goofing around with the two of them. It truly was a hidden gem (pun intended). Also, how amazing are their outfits?! I always love when couples choose to break conventions and instead express themselves!

By the time we got back to their apartment, all the guests had arrived. While Sarah and Lien greeted them, Jelger and I switched into our ‘stealthy’ candid photo mode. Next up was the wedding ceremony, which was the most personal and beautiful experience! Sarah and Lien’s vows left no eyes dry in the room. If you ask me, personal vows are the best.

After the wedding ceremony, the couple had arranged for a champagne toast and a full-on cake cutting. Much in line with the creativity of the event, Sarah had created a colourful robot-themed cake. ADORABLE! 😉

Sarah and Lien, thanks again for having us. And for showing us how a small but cozy living room can be the best spot for an intimate wedding!

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At home elopement in Vancouver

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2 Comments
  • Sheila Alwell
    Posted at 06:44h, 25 March Reply

    Thank you so much for capturing their love so exquisitely. I can’t say enough about how fabulous these photos are, they bring tears to my eyes…….thank you, mama Alwell ❤

  • Tanja Aelbrecht
    Tanja Aelbrecht
    Posted at 12:42h, 03 April Reply

    Awww, thank you so much Sheila!!! I really appreciate it! <3 The ceremony definitely brought tears to my eyes too... you're such a loving family. 🙂

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