Barnet Marine Park elopement

Robson Square and Barnet Marine Park elopement: Yakeline + Phillip

Yakeline and Phillip had their elopement ceremony at Love In The Square, continued the celebration with portraits in Barnet Marine Park and ended the night at Dageraad Brewing in Burnaby with their closest friends and relatives.

But before I get into all those details, I want to take the time to congratulate this duo and give an extra big thumbs up to Yakeline. She moved countries to be with her now husband Phillip. I think this is so brave! Especially since living in Vancouver wasn’t something she planned beforehand. She followed her gut feeling, chose love and did it anyways!

When we met up with the two of them, they told us Love In The Square was perfect for them: a fun and spontaneous way of getting married. In case you don’t know Love In The Square, it’s an initiative where couples elope for free, with a donation of $20 to the food bank. Last year I (Tanja) volunteered at the event where 150 couples tied the knot. This year I participated in the project for 2 hours. So I was extra happy I got to photograph Yakeline and Phillip’s ceremony.

The Barnet Marine Park elopement

Later in the afternoon, Jelger joined me for family photos and couple portraits at Barnet Marine Park. I LOVE how sweet and playful these two were together. Especially considering the fact that it was actually freezing cold and they braved it all with smiles on their faces. 🙂

Because of their shared love for craft beer, Dageraad Brewing was the perfect spot for a relaxed dinner at night! We’re slightly biased towards this brewery, because they brew Belgian style beers (the best style, obviously! ;)). Yakeline added so many cute personal touches to the decor and food she prepared! Her guests loved it.

Yakeline and Phillip, thank you so much for having us photograph your day! Cheers to an amazing first Summer as hubby and wife!


Robson Square ceremony

Barnet Marine Park elopement photos

Dageraad Brewing wedding reception

Elopement Vendors:

Love In The Square event planners: Pop Up Weddings Vancouver

Wedding officiant: Lani Brunn from Young, Hip & Married

Wedding dress: Lisa’s bridal

Ceremony location: The Robson Square Ice Rink

Arch: Enchanted Atelier Decor

Ceremony flowers: Our little Flower Company

Just married sign: Hand Lettered Love by Bev

Bridal flowers and groom boutonniere: Sheri Alsop, mom of the groom

Elopement portrait location: Barnett Marine Park

Wedding reception: Dageraad Brewing