Sunshine Coast elopement: Allie + Matt

Past March we joined Allie and Matt for their elopement on the Sunshine Coast. Because of the pandemic, these two had to adjust their plans so many times. But they remained determined to make their original date work. And eventually they found a true hidden gem of a ceremony location that worked out, in an area that means a lot to the two of them.

The day started in Chapel at the Green, an absolutely stunning architectural masterpiece of a small wooden church in Halfmoon Bay. It overlooks the ocean and on the sides there are openings that showcase the green environment. The chapel is clearly built with enjoying the natural landscape as a focus.

Matt first saw Allie when she walked down the aisle. The perfect start for their heartfelt and personal ceremony. And I love that they brought in a befriended pastor to perform the ceremony. It made things all the more intimate. Afterwards, the two of them walked out pretty much straight into their first dance! I love how they chose the first dance song! Allie’s sister tossed a crafted dice with 6 song names for it! (See if you spot it in the photos, hehe)

In true West Coast fashion, the rain showed up (I know, it says Sunshine Coast, but just not all the time, lol). But again, they were determined to make the most of their day. During the first part of their couple photo session, they braved some intense wind, rain and cold. The rugged wild ocean beaches are just stunning! Luckily the sun also decided to make an appearance. And a friend with a warm drink! 😉 We ended our session with a golden light!

We left Allie, Matt and their closest family and friends when they started dinner, but not after admiring their adorable wedding cake, with hand made owls by Matt! I think he could easily start a wedding side gig there. 😉

Thank you very much for having us you two!!! Can’t wait to photograph your upcoming tea ceremony now the restrictions have eased!

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Sunshine Coast elopement vendors:

Elopement chapel: Chapel at the Green in Halfmoon Bay

Flowers: Matt’s family! Amazing!

Cake: The Cake And The Giraffe (Cake topper owls made by Matt!)

Restaurant: The Blue Heron in Sechelt BC

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