We love when couples stay true to themselves and curate a wedding day that is special to them. After hearing from Mason Neufeld, the photographer behind this beautifully captured elopement, it’s so clear that this stunning elopement in Fraser Valley was exactly what Kathryn and Richard wanted, and so unapologetically true to who they are. They chose intimate moments over large gatherings, a slow morning over a busy day, and unique experiences over the “traditional” order of events.
From the photographer:
The bride’s favourite flower is Dogwood, which were miraculously in bloom in the Fraser Valley. The eve before, they foraged a fresh bouquet and carefully assembled it with artisan ribbon from Stella Wolfe.
Richard and Kathryn invested in heirloom quality attire from head to toe for their day. A few of these handcrafted highlights include a shawl knitted by the Bride, pearl earrings and belt from her grandmother and the groom’s pocket square embroidered by his grandmother.
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Waterfall Kisses & Stunning Portraits
So much thought was put into the cuisine for the day; they dined in an intimate private hall that overlooked the river and mountain peaks. The kitchen crew at Fraser Valley whipped up an immaculate spread of their desired dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; each with multiple courses, served with a visit from the Chef.It was a serendipitous spring day. Despite allowing for time to sit for three meals with multiple courses, a slow morning, and extensive photographs taken in a field of tulips, miles into the woods at the base of Bridal veil falls, and on the tip tops (literally) of the Rocky Mountains via helicopter, Richard & Kathryn had time to soak it all in and even have a midday nap! The day flowed naturally and with ease. Everything truly felt right and meant to be; a feeling that remaining true to your love story and planning only the essentials can bring.[/su_quote]
Photography: Mason Neufeld Photography // Film Lab: Canadian Film Laboratory // Venue: Fraser River Lodge // Bridal Gown: Aglow Bridal // Bride’s Shoes: Zvelle // Custom Lingerie: Luva Huva // Florals: Hand assembled & foraged by bride // Bouquet Ribbon: Stella Wolfe // Engagement Ring: Tacori from Canadian Jewelry Exchange // Groom’s Suit: Custom by Coppley // Groom’s Pocket Square – hand embroidered hankie from groom’s grandmother // Officiant: Jim Haslett // Wine: Tantalus // Helicopter: Valley Helicopters