A Beautiful Elopement

July 22, 2010

I love a good elopement story. I bet sometimes when the pressure of all this wedding planning rubbish really gets to you that the thought of it is a pretty attractive one huh? Well an elopement can be beautiful, meaningful and gorgeous – it’s not just all running off to Vegas and getting married by Elvis.

Sarah & Travis decided that elopement was for them as they wanted their wedding to be on their own terms – they wanted to do it their own way. The pair live Seattle but they hopped on a float plan to Canada to elope. Their photographers, Emmy & Aaron of E/A Photography, told me “When they called us they told us they wanted something different and sexy for their images so we really wanted to capture the emotion of their love in the images. We did the shoot in Bastion Square in downtown Victoria and then at the old E&N railway roundhouse.  Right around the corner from the roundhouse is a bunch of condo developments and in the middle is a little hillside exploding in wildflowers – perfect spot for a champagne picnic! These two are total sweet hearts and so crazy about each other.  We barely had to say a word they were just so into each other.  We love their story of meeting at a wedding and just knowing they were meant to be together. ”

So gorgeous!

Thanks to Emmy & Aaron for sharing this beautiful day with us

Credit: E/A Photography
Ceremony/prep location and hotel who made arrangements for them: Abigail’s Hotel, Victoria BC  
Flowers: Petals Plus 
Bride’s Dress: Anthroplogie


  1. Now this is what I’m talking about! Would love to help someone plan a wedding like this one! Reminds me of an episode of my favorite tv show in the USA… FRIENDS! 😉 I wouldn’t even charge a fee for this one…just to keep with the theme! Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. these are so, so beautiful. I admire this couple for living simply. it’s a difficult thing to do these days. love is enough!

  3. Good for them – there’s a lot of pressure (normally from families) that can end up with you starting married life £10k in debt if you’re not careful – looks like they had a great day

  4. Angela

    Wow, what a stunningly beautiful wedding! Awe inspiring choice of venue, absolutely adore the images against the graffiti. Amazing. Love the snow too. Beautiful bride, beautiful wedding!

  5. Kathi

    The FOCUS was on the commitment, with Gods presence and their commitment to Him – what a way to start a marriage!! Truly what the word “marriage” means according to scripture! May God bless these two…

  6. Tracey

    I’m fighting back tears with this story. St. Agnes was my home parish, and it hurt so much when the church closed. Watching the deterioration after the closure has been like watching a loved one die a slow painful death. Seeing the beauty that Shane & Melissa brought to the sanctuary warmed my heart. I wish them a lifetime of love and thank them for bringing that love to a church that has not been loved for a very long time.

  7. Mary Ellen Riff

    Such a Beautiful Thing. I wanted Nativity in the old neighborhood. But Anthony is Lebanese and wanted St Charbel.

  8. I’m not getting married BUT if I could dream a perfect wedding for me, this would be it… Abandoned church building (ruin porn!)
    Graffiti art against architectural beauty,
    Breaking tradition but still traditional with a edge,
    Kitsch and a bit weird.


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