Do you ever dream of leaving everything aside? To run away as a couple for a long weekend? To live in the moment without schedule, without fuss and with people who really matter? That sums up a perfect day in my book! Why then, when the time comes to get married, do we get bogged down with a military timetable, traditions that have no meaning for us and people we hardly see more than once every 5 years?
More and more couples are deciding to live the best day of their lives otherwise. It should be YOUR day and that of no one else. One of the most significant too. The day you say Yes to your partner. When we let go of traditions, expectations and the unnecessary, only what is simple, pure and true remains. We surrender to the present moment. We live.
This is what prompted us to specialize in intimate weddings and elopements. We want to help you make the courageous choice of a wedding that reflect who you truly are as a couple. And be by your side to guide and document your incredible day. Because it is possible to get married and say no to all the bling bling, to the crazy schedule that resembles that of a rock show and the discomfort that does not fail to show up when we try to please everybody.
To elope literally means to run away. You’ve surely heard all kinds of stories from people who got secretly married or tied the knot on a whim in Las Vegas or Gretna Green… Or lovers in romance novels who, without the agreement of their families fled to get hitched – their story unfortunately often ending in an inevitable duel to restore family honor.
This is sooooo not what we are talking about here! Eloping has changed a lot and the definition of modern elopement is now the perfect synonym of an intimate way of getting married, focused only on the couple and what they live together and not on the commercial distractions that offer the “traditional wedding industry”. A simple union. A wedding where freedom and adventure become the perfect setting for your dream day.
Do you love the idea of exchanging your vows in a setting that allows for intimicy, simplicity, emotional intensity and grandiose landscapes? Eloping could be just your thing! Do you hate to do things like everyone else, manage crazy hours, eat in large impersonal reception rooms? Or do you dread to exchange your vows in front of 150 people? Eloping is definitely for you! Oh yes I forgot, if you have no interest in choosing the color of the cocktail napkins, don’t care about the height of the centerpieces and get sweaty just looking at the number of forks on the left (or right ???) of your plate, you will love to elope!
An elopement is cool, relaxed and stress-free, it’s a day of great fun without having to please an audience. You make it exactly what you want it to be! Imagine your dream day with your partner … A day where you do what you want most, where you can express yourself freely and exchange your vows in complete privacy or with a few selected loved ones, without the fear of being judged by anyone. There’s no limit to what you can imagine!
Do you want to exchange your vows at sunrise at the top of a mountain before joining your family and friends for brunch? Would you rather enjoy this day together, alone on an island accompanied by the rhythm of crashing waves? Or do you have the idea to organize a great family picnic or Lobster Party on your favorite beach followed by a sunset ceremony?
As guides and photographers of intimate weddings and elopements, we will help you with the planning, the location finding, the logistics of your dream wedding and much more. We will discuss your tastes and your expectations and we will make you suggestions based on them. We will help you brainstorm and find original ideas. We will surely become your new friends in addition to being your tour guides, witnesses, planners and above all your photographers. The cherry on the cake will be when we immortalize all these moments of intimacy and love in a grandiose location that you will have chosen and which will have an important meaning for you.
Uh … everywhere … anywhere?
We almost always have this in common with our couples: we are frequent travelers and we love discovering breathtaking places and landscapes. This is what gets us the most excited! It is possible to elope anywhere on the planet. Whether in the Parc de la Gaspésie in Quebec, in Isle of Skye in Scotland or on a volcano in Hawaii. Is there a place on your bucket list you’ve always wanted to see? Why not get married there?
The only important thing is that this place has to represent something special for you two as a couple and that you feel completely yourself when there. The wedding experience and the photographic result will then be increased tenfold. Imagine this… The two of you, alone or with your loved ones, exchanging your vows in front of an epic landscape and having the best time of your life!
Honestly, we like intimate weddings as much as two-person elopement. Being with some of the closest people in your life – only those who really know you and who love and accept you as you are – people you can really be yourself with – is pure magic.
Surround yourself with people who love and uplift you, those who encourage you and help you become better people.
You can choose to invite only your best friends or just invite your parents … or just your brothers and sisters …
You can also choose to have a day for the two of you, with zero distraction and zero audience that can affect what you want to say out loud in your vows.
And if you want, why not organize a big party in the days that follow to celebrate your union.
No matter what you decide to do, it is up to you. Remember, you don’t have to make decisions out of fear or obligation about your wedding day. This day of which you will have fond memories deserves to be honored and protected – you deserve to have a day the way you want it and filled only with people who are really there for you …
Absolutely! As long as the marriage is celebrated according to the laws in force in the province or the country, an elopement is completely legal.
For example, in Quebec, the marriage must be celebrated before a competent officiant and in the presence of at least two witnesses. We can help you find a celebrant who will accompany you in the administrative process. The celebrant can also be a loved one. And if you ever decide to celebrate your union in the greatest privacy, Patrick and I can also act as witnesses and sign the required documents.
For more legal information regarding marriage in Quebec, visit the Éducaloi website.
Why are we doing this? Because we can’t imagine doing otherwise. we believe that it is much more important to click with people rather than on the shutter. Having confidence in us during this special day will allow you to abandon yourself and live these moments in peace and without embarrassment. Because on your wedding day, when the day feels true to your soul, when you are surrounded by people who really matter and when you are comfortable with us, this day becomes your dream day.
Salut! On est Patrick & Josée.
On est les guides et photographes de mariage intime et d'elopement derrière Love is Nord. Amoureux d'aventures et de voyages, on adore fusionner les paysages et les gens. Basés à Québec, on est toujours partants pour vous aider à planifier et photographier votre mariage partout dans la province et même ailleurs dans le monde.
On vous promet de vous aider à faire de votre journée de mariage une expérience significative et personnalisée. On est ici pour répondre à toutes vos questions concernant les mariages intimes et les elopements. On a vraiment hâte de vous aider à planifier votre journée à votre image.
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