Elopement in Squamish: Sam + Mike

On a beautiful summer day, we joined Sam and Mike for their elopement in Squamish. Summer day, but there’s snow in the photos?! Yes, if you go up high enough, there’s snow all year round! 😉 And that’s exactly what these two did! They planned an epic helicopter elopement and a fun day in Squamish!

It was their first time visiting BC and they both looked forward to time off and honeymooning! Mike told us his parents used to go to Whistler for skiing and he heard a lot of stories. I’m very excited they experienced Whistler and so much more during their visit!

The morning of their wedding started off with a first look and exploring the areas around their beautiful cabin in Squamish. Including playing with Tally the dog, little photo bomber. But not for too long, because afterwards we took off for their first ever helicopter flight! Once we arrived at the top it was time for their wedding ceremony! A number of clouds drifted in and for a hot minute I thought we’d have to leave! (Helicopters fly on sight, so clouds are no good.) But luckily the weather changed and we got to enjoy the magnificent views together!

Immediately after the ceremony, Sam and Mike shared their first drink as hubby and wife, followed by a first donut! I loved it, haha, I’d never seen donuts up the mountain before. Great idea!! They also showed us a pose we’d never heard of before. A hard pose. 😉 See if you can spot it! Cheers to making things personal!

Next up we visited a couple of nearby fun locations for photos. It felt like a “best of Squamish” trip, with finishing the day at a beautiful viewpoint of the Stawamus Chief (iconic granite monolith). Despite it being quite windy there, Sam and Mike rocked their portraits! We left the two of them knowing they’d have a wedding evening of bbq planned!

Thank you so much for trusting us with your day! We hope you get to enjoy the rest of the summer and that you’ll come back to visit more of BC!

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PS: Funny story, their engagement photographer was also Belgian! What are the odds, haha. Those Belgians, slowly taking over Canada. 😉

Elopement in Squamish vendors:

Officiant: Jeremy, Whistler wedding pastor

Makeup artist + hair stylist: Dolly Makeup

Helicopter company: Black Tusk Helicopter

Florist: Weddings with Billies

Accommodations: Tantalus View Retreat