This is one of my favourite topics to chat about. I am Jessica, a wedding and elopement photographer. In August of 2019, my husband I eloped. It was an intimate, stress-free and adventurous experience. I'd love to share my reasoning for my love of elopements and why Ontario is the perfect destination.
1) It's about you and your partner.
2) The day of the wedding is relaxed, soothing and calm.
3) You want to make your wedding an adventure.
4) You don't want to break the bank.
5) You have options to splurge in areas that are most important to you.
There is so much beauty in Ontario. Ontario is huge, filled with vast reaches of wilderness and a ton of freshwater lakes. There are plenty of small towns and large urban cities. It is rich with historic buildings and Parliament hill. We have a town that hosts over 200 wineries and is internationally known (Niagara on the lake). Ontario has a large amount of water which makes the waterfalls in Hamilton incredibly appealing to visit. The Canadian shield takes up majority of the province and is located mostly in the North, this is the salt of the earth for sure. The possibilities are endless when choosing Ontario as your location of choice.
But what about my family and friends?
I have a simple solution that will fix this problem - Have a just married reception/party. You can plan this however you like, you can put some decor in it along with some tradition or you can have your own little party that is anything but traditional. If you still want to include your immediate people into your vows, you can always have a mock ceremony where you can recite your vows in front of your special people. There's no rules to how you should celebrate your marriage.
Do you have a favourite place that you are thinking to elope to in Ontario?
If so and you need additional advice, contact me through email and we can discuss your options and ideas.