Whimsical Styled Forest Elopement | Lauren & Tim

romantic vancouver island wedding photographer

romantic vancouver island wedding photographer

Goodness gracious how I love this whimsical styled forest elopement! Elopements of any type actually are so, so special. For whatever reason, elopements and intimate weddings seem to have more passion to me. They feel so raw and so real. Whether it's two lovebirds exchanging vows in the forest, on a mountaintop, or along a riverbed with their toes in the icy water, it's what dreams are made of. I love the romance behind two people running away to their favourite place to exchange their forever words. I guess I am a hopeless romantic but it makes my heart happy :)

The following shoot came to life after I heard some lyrics in a Taylor Swift song. TRUTH. You just never really know where inspiration will be found! I envisioned lace hanging from trees, forming a fort in the forest that would be the perfect escape for a couple to go and spend time together. As I began to plan this alongside a team of amazing wedding vendors, it quickly turned into a styled elopement, with the fort acting as a whimsical backdrop for wedding vows. It would be this couples wonderland, their favourite place to run away to together, this time to say I DO. Afterwards, an intimate moss covered table for two is set, complete with a chandelier of wood and flowers hanging above them from the trees and a dreamy tablescape including floral charger plates for their menus to sit on.

We wanted whimsical elopement images, images that oozed romance and images that speak to the free spirited heart. After all, I feel like free-spirited is the perfect word to describe the types of people who choose to elope. They are spontaneous, love big, and shine brightest amongst nature and in one another's arms.

I hope you love the images and if you are currently planning an elopement or intimate wedding, that you find inspiration in them. I'd love to chat about being a part of your special day. xoxo

Chelsea Dawn

jims clothes closet, nanaimo makeup artist chelsea dawn, old crow jewelry boutique and hair by lacey iris for forest elopement

jims clothes closet, nanaimo makeup artist chelsea dawn, old crow jewelry boutique and hair by lacey iris for forest elopement

whimsical forest elopement wedding decor inspiration

whimsical forest elopement wedding decor inspiration

navy blue and floral tuktu paper co wedding stationary

navy blue and floral tuktu paper co wedding stationary

whimsical forest elopement cake by delish cupcakes for forest elopement

whimsical forest elopement cake by delish cupcakes for forest elopement

whimsical forest elopement wedding ceremony with tuktu paper co calligraphy vows

whimsical forest elopement wedding ceremony with tuktu paper co calligraphy vows

detail shot of night song florals and crystals on forest elopement fort for wedding ceremony

detail shot of night song florals and crystals on forest elopement fort for wedding ceremony

romantic and whimsical couples portraits in field

romantic and whimsical couples portraits in field

whimsical table setup for two for forest elopement

whimsical table setup for two for forest elopement

floral charger plates on moss covered table set for couple after forest elopement

floral charger plates on moss covered table set for couple after forest elopement

whimsical moss covered table and floral forest chandelier

whimsical moss covered table and floral forest chandelier

night song farm floral bouquet , makeup by chelsea dawn nanaimo, old crow jewelry boutique details

night song farm floral bouquet , makeup by chelsea dawn nanaimo, old crow jewelry boutique details

couple snuggling at moss covered table for two after forest elopement

couple snuggling at moss covered table for two after forest elopement

Photographer | Chelsea Dawn Photography & Makeup Artistry

Makeup Artist | Chelsea Dawn Photography & Makeup Artistry

Design and Decor | Darling Vintage Event Rentals & Styling

Bakery | Delish Cupcakes!

Tuxedo and Mens Attire | Jims Clothes Closet

Hair Stylist | Lacey Iris Hairstyling

Floral Designer | Night Song Farm

Jewelry | Old Crow Jewelry Boutique

Invitation Designer | Tuktu Paper Co.

Dress Store | White Bridal Boutique

Event Planner | White Willow Event Management