elopement at buntzen lake

Elopement at Buntzen Lake: Charlene + Luke

Last fall, we had the pleasure of photographing Charlene and Luke’s elopement at Buntzen Lake. Buntzen Lake is without a doubt an amazing location and so Jelger and I have visited many times before. But as per usual, nature surprised us with some gorgeous new-to-us sights! While most of the forest is evergreen, some beautiful fall colours popped up in unexpected places. 🙂 And the cover photo above is one of my all-time favourite moss photos, haha. (Yes, that’s a thing!)

Luke and Charlene didn’t meet up before their ceremony, so Luke saw her for the first time when her parents walked her down the aisle. Absolutely beautiful! They sealed the deal with a heartfelt ceremony. And afterwards they joined us for portraits in some different locations throughout the park. During their photo time, the two of them couldn’t stop laughing and smiling. They were so giddy and excited, I absolutely loved it! Such fantastic energy! 🙂

After the photos, the two of them joined their family and friends for a fun dinner at the Boat House in Port Moody.

Thank you for having us as your wedding photographers Charlene and Luke!


Elopement at Buntzen Lake info

Wedding commissioner: Holly Genereux

Reception dinner: Boat House Restaurant in Port Moody

An important tip when planning your elopement at Buntzen Lake, is to make sure all your guests are aware of the fact that there is no cellphone reception in the area. As a consequence of this, some taxi drivers aren’t able to process payment on the parking lot. So If you’re arriving with a cab best to either bring cash or warn the driver beforehand so he can stop before the connection is lost.

Another more recent change, is that new parking restrictions will be implemented in the coming months. While parking remains free (and available in morning or afternoon time slots), they do require a reservation. So unfortunately that might mean this park will be less convenient to plan for in summer. (check the park website here for updates on parking)