lakeside elopement

Lakeside elopement: Caramia + Lee

When we met up with Caramia and Lee for their lakeside elopement last December, the morning started out with a surprise. At the lake we were greeted by a thick layer of fog that covered the lake and obscured all the mountain views. We weren’t disappointed, because it looked like something out of a movie. 😉 And luckily Caramia and Lee were up for any type of weather. 🙂

This duo chose Buntzen Lake because they are local to the area and absolutely love the nature the park has to offer. So we were happy to explore a nearby trail together before their ceremony. They told us in their spare time they volunteer to help maintaining trails! How amazing is that! Next level of nature commitment! I haven’t committed more than “pack it in, pack it out”, lol. But they’re making me rethink how much more we could do! Future plans…

While we were in the forest, slowly but steadily the fog started burning away and before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony! And this time with a view! Their short but sweet ceremony included a beautiful hand tying ritual. I feel that when eloping you can incorporate any meaningful rituals you like into your ceremony. Anything goes! (Well, the only thing you can’t get around is saying the legal words of course, hehe). After the I-do’s we took a couple more photos at the now sunny lake.

Thank you so much for having us Caramia and Lee! You two are so well-traveled, we’re rooting for this pandemic to ease up soon so you two can conquer the rest of the world together as well. 🙂


PS: How amazing is Lee’s boutonnière, picked fresh in their garden on the morning of the wedding? 🙂 I love personal details like that!

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Commissioner: Wilhelmina Helps

Do you want to start planning your own elopement or couple photos at Buntzen Lake (or an other lakeside location)? You can contact us here or look at more lake photos here.