06 Sep Eagle Valley Retreat wedding: Maureen + Alex
Maureen and Alex’ Eagle Valley Retreat wedding was one for the books! It’s not every day that we photograph an elopement wedding where the couple, their family and most guests drove all the way from Colorado to Squamish! Maureen, Alex and their three children drove out here while camping and adventuring along the way. No doubt an experience to remember!
When it comes to locations Squamish has a lot of hidden gems, like the beautiful Eagle Valley Retreat. Until the couple contacted us, we hadn’t heard of this gorgeous place despite having driven by it numerous times! It literally is a hidden gem, showing no more than a small driveway surrounded by lush, green bushes. Can you imagine staying here with your closest people and celebrating? Despite living abroad, the couple arranged the entire wedding masterfully. With a clear vision and a lot of creativity, they made things come true in no time. For the reception, they set up a big tent and decorated the tables with adorable mountain-themed elements. And on top of that, Alex built the bar himself, on the spot! Say what?! Yep, took him only a few pieces of wood and some time. Talk about dedication ;).
Since their wedding was all about having a great time, they surprised their guests with a good selection of lawn games. And thanks to the sunny weather, the guests had a blast playing bean bag toss (aka cornhole), spikeball and croquet.
Speaking of having a good time, I should probably mention that the entire area has no cell phone reception. I believe this is an amazing bonus because it practically guarantees that your guests are more present.
While we ended our night with a fun sparkler moment, I’m sure they continued dancing the night away! We drove away in the twilight, with the music fading out, thinking about how fantastic it is to party like this. Time and time again, I come back to the fact that life is all about the experiences we have with the people that matter to us.
Thank you guys for having us tag along for your adventure for a couple of hours!
PS: The adorable little boy in the black and white photo, is their son. He was way too cute during the entire ceremony. 😉
Eagle Valley Retreat wedding vendors:
Venue: Eagle Valley Retreat in Squamish
DJ: DJ SamFX
Planning your own Eagle Valley Retreat wedding or intimate wedding in Squamish? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us as we’d love to be a part of it!