Forest Elopement in North Vancouver: Carmen + Michael

We’re always up for a forest elopement and especially in North Vancouver’s Lynn Canyon! This is one of the places that is lush green all year round and shows off the perfect ferns and greenery. 🙂

Carmen and I had been messaging a lot via email. It’s not easy to plan everything from a distance, as her and Michael came over from Michigan! The two of them planned their elopement as part of a short trip to Vancouver, before taking off on a cruise! I love how spontaneous couples such as the two of them plan to get married on vacation. 😀

Their elopement took place past August, on a warm sunny day. Even though it was a weekday, Lynn Canyon was the busiest I’ve ever seen it. Because of the beautiful suspension bridge, it’s definitely a popular tourist destination. (Tip: to avoid the crowds: go really close to sunset, or if you’re an early riser, go when the park just opens.)

Luckily there are always hidden spots in the forest to have your elopement ceremony a bit more private! We snuck away to a secluded area of forest and they had such a beautiful first look and ceremony! Carmen had her dress with her and changed at the location. This is a smart tip for other couples that come in a car together and still want a first look!

Extra kudos for Carmen for braving the forest in her dress with big skirts, btw! I think it looked amazing in the natural scenery, hehe, and she didn’t let some branches and dirt scare her off!

Thanks so much for having us witness and photograph your elopement guys! We hope you had an amazing cruise! 😀

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Forest elopement in North Vancouver

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