Elopement in West Vancouver: Penny + Sam

When we first talked with Penny and Sam, it wasn’t about an elopement in West Vancouver, but about their plans for a larger wedding in Vancouver in 2021. Covid however limited their options and created a lot of uncertainty for the upcoming summer. So instead of stressing out for months, the two of them decided to just go for it and elope in nature. They both love hiking and spending time in the outdoors, so it felt very fitting. Especially since they also live on the North Shore.

Something I absolutely love about intimate weddings is that it’s a unique experience for everyone involved. At this wedding for example, everyone hiked down to the beach (and back up afterwards, heehee). I wouldn’t call this one a strenuous hike, lol, but it still involved some effort (especially for those wearing heels!). The amazing ocean views at the ceremony spot were for sure extra rewarding.

After the beautiful ceremony, we got to explore the more forested area together and Penny included an outfit change to a traditional Chinese red dress.

When I’m posting this, the pandemic has been around for about a full year now. We are BEYOND grateful that we could still enjoy beautiful celebrations like this one!

Congratulations again Penny and Sam! I hope you’re both doing well and later get to look back at this time and say “remember when we got married during the pandemic”. 😉

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Vendors elopement in West Vancouver

Officiant: the fabulous Shawn from Young, Hip & Married

Check out our tips on how to plan your elopement here. And check out our extra information on planning your elopement during the Covid-19 pandemic. Keep in mind it’s also an option to elope now and party later (if you feel like it) when the restrictions ease up! 2021 is a year with a lot of uncertainty. So playing it safe and not opting for the big wedding just yet, is very understandable!