Golden Hour Lakeside Elopement Featuring A Pet And Brews *

Golden Hour Lakeside Elopement Featuring A Pet And Brews *

Eloping can be both exciting and adventurous, especially if the bride is a wedding photographer. Leah has seen over 200 weddings and as much as she loves the party and the details, she and Will decided to elope in Canada in a casual, stress-free way to celebrate. With the help of Junebug member Whistler Elopements, this couple whisked off to Lillooet for a golden hour lakeside elopement and created this incredible glamp site—yes, glamping

From shotgunning beers to snuggling up with their dog for a post-ceremony picnic, we couldn’t imagine a more picture-perfect day. Adventurous nearlyweds, this one’s for you. Keep scrolling to see mountain ranges, a red canoe, and a perfect outdoor elopement captured by Tara Lilly Photography

The Couple:

Leah and Will

The Wedding:

Lillooet, BC, Canada

Pickles And Beer Chugs

This is far from traditional, but we chugged a beer mid-ceremony, cause honestly, why not. Our dog, Pickles, laid at our feet the whole ceremony while chewing on her stick. It was perfect.

Advice For Nearlyweds

Honestly, make it about you. It’s not about what your parents want or what your friends suggest. One of the reasons we loved the true secret elopement was the lack of outside opinions.

A Golden Hour Lakeside Elopement

As a wedding photographer, I really wanted a location that was unique in terms of landscape. I wanted to stay clear of places I shoot in often. I also wanted good light. We structured our elopement around when the light would be optimal for photos, and it shows.

A Wedding Dream Come True

When we initially began talking about the vision, I had mentioned how I always dreamed of having a red canoe on an aqua-blue lake. After choosing the location, we figured it would be a royal pain to bring one along. Unknown to us, our vendors surprised us with a red canoe and brought it out on the roof of Paul’s truck to surprise us.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Tara Lilly Photography
Event Planning – Whistler Elopements
Floral Design – Bliss Event + Design
Officiant – Steve Stemmler
Videography – Paul Cameron Productions
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Natacha Trottier
Rings – LF Jewellery
Rentals – Event Rental Works and Wild Havens

Congratulations to Leah and Will on their stunning golden hour lakeside elopement. And huge thank you to Whistler Elopements for sharing this day with us. If you’re considering eloping, we’ve got the ultimate guide to elopement planning and 20 minimalist elopements to give you some extra inspiration.


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Romantic Bodega Ridge Wedding on Galiano Island *

Romantic Bodega Ridge Wedding on Galiano Island *

Panoramic ocean views and epic mountain backdrops––we’re obsessed with Jenn and Zack’s Bodega Ridge wedding in British Columbia! Every detail of this whimsical party was captured by Ronnie Lee Hill Photography, including the ceramic vases handmade by the bride along with the flowers, desserts, and stationery DIYed by the couple’s friends. While Jenn planned on originally wearing a simple slip dress, we’re loving the subtle patterned Truvelle a-line gown she chose. After all, when else do you get to dress up like a real-life princess?! As for the bridesmaids, the bride gave them a color palette and let them choose their own dresses so they could pick out something that was comfortable and in their budget. The results were stunning! We’re pining for a weekend spent in cabins enjoying a taco feast and karaoke after seeing these whimsical nuptials!

The Couple:

Jenn and Zack

The Wedding:

Bodega Ridge, Galliano Island, BC, Canada

Shop similar drop earrings: Bon Levy 14k Gold Linear Earrings ($198); Ettika Linear Drop Earrings ($40); Nina Crystal Drop Earrings ($75); Cristabelle Pearl & Chrystal Linear Earrings ($25); Pearl Tendril Bridal Earrings ($75)

At first, I was thinking I was going to keep it simple with a slip dress and no veil, but as I was trying on dresses and accessories I just fully embraced it and got a dress with a dramatic train and wore a long veil because when else am I ever going to!? I still kept it simple with pearl drop earrings and white shoes form a local boutique that I can wear again, so I tried to balance it out.

Shop similar wedding signs: Simple Floral Wedding Welcome Sign Template ($16.33); Modern and Simple Wedding Sign Template ($12.37); Modern Wedding Welcome Sign ($4.70)

We wanted family and friends to spend more than just one evening together, so we decided on spending a weekend at our venue, Bodega Ridge located on Galiano Island, which is just a two-hour ferry from Vancouver. The venue is made up of cozy, rustic cabins near the ocean so we were aiming to have some summer camp vibes with a taco feast and karaoke party the first night and then Sunday being the big event.

Incorporate your creative friends where you can! And give them and your other vendors some room for creativity. We gave some inspiration and then trusted them to do their thing. It took way more pressure off of us and still left some room for surprise on the day seeing how everything turned out.

Shop similar ceramic vases: Mini Ceramic Bud Vase ($18); Small Ceramic Vase ($28); Marble Stoneware Ceramic Bud Vase ($30); Small Japanese Style Vase ($49.49)

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Ronnie Lee Hill Photography 
Event Planning – Angie Allen Wedding + Events
Venue – Bodega Ridge
Cake – Cakes in a Box
Signage and Stationery – New Look
Hair and Makeup Artist – Denise Elliott Beauty
Wedding Dress – Truvelle
Bridal Accessories – Jane Rhyan
Groom’s Apparel – The Tux Store


Big thanks to Ronnie Lee Hill Photography for sharing Jenn and Zack’s special day at Bodega Ridge! If you’re looking for more British Columbia wedding inspiration, check out Kristi and Cody’s Idyllic British Columbia Wedding at Painted Rock Estate Winery!


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