Ivanca and Kevin’s Stanley Park elopement was a dreamy affair that beautifully captured their love for nature and each other. And with the help of their dream team of vendors, they pulled off a celebration that was intimate, fashion-forward, and packed with personality.
Starting their day on a non-traditional note, the bride and groom spent the morning getting ready together. After sharing in the excitement and anticipation for their big day, they headed off to Stanley Park for a cozy forest ceremony in a secluded spot under a canopy of towering trees. The couple exchanged heartfelt vows with their closest family and friends as witnesses. That’s right, just because you elope doesn’t mean your loved ones can’t share in the joy of your special day. Remember: your wedding, your rules.
As if the wedding ceremony and reception weren’t already perfect enough, the fashion choices took everyone’s breath away—ours included. The bride was an absolute vision in her white jumpsuit, adding drama with a detachable tulle overskirt. The groom was equally dashing in his timeless tux, complete with a boutonniere complimenting the bride’s stunning bouquet by The Wildbunch.
Thankfully Junebug photographers The Godard’s captured this couple’s enchanting forest wedding, inspiring couples to forego their traditional plans in favor of an intimate elopement. Get ready to take notes.
Ivanca and Kevin
Not Even A Rainy Forcast Can Get in the Way of Love
The weather forecast called for rain during our outdoor ceremony, but thankfully it didn’t. Turns out the forecast was for our happy tears. We–and the guests–were 100% crying during the whole ceremony, especially Ivanca.
Advice From Their Stanley Park Elopement
Our biggest piece of advice is to be flexible during the planning process. You can have a million plans in your head, but things may not go as expected, and that’s okay. These moments will likely become the most memorable to you and your partner, so you might as well make it fun!
Custom Wedding Scent Wedding Favors
Our wedding favors were a custom-scented room spray created by Hairess Home—owned by Kevin’s sister in Indonesia. The scent was quite woody and a bit smokey, reminding us of the fall season. We wanted our guests to be able to remember that moment.
Working With Junebug Photographers The Godard’s
The Godard’s were very easy to work with on the day of and even before the wedding. We had our engagement photos taken by them, and when we decided to do an elopement, they were our first choice. They were patient with us even with all the changes and questions. Since we didn’t have anyone helping us with the wedding planning, The Godard’s were very helpful in giving us some good input during the day’s run-down.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – The Godard’s
Ceremony Venue – Hollow Tree in Stanley Park
Reception Venue – Belgard Kitchen
Floral Design – The Wildbunch
Cake – Pua Charoenpala
Officiant – Vancouver Officiant
Videography – Miso Media
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – The Loveteam Collective
Bridal Apparel – David’s Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Suit Supply
Favors – Hairess Home
Congratulations to Ivanca and Kevin on their Stanley Park elopement. And big thanks to Junebug photographers The Godard’s for capturing every moment worthy of celebrating. If you want to see more of their work, check out their profile in our directory of the top wedding vendors from around the world.
After scrolling through these photos brimming with inspiration, you might be feeling inspired to elope—we don’t blame you. If that’s the case, kickstart your planning journey by checking out our elopement planning checklist. Here you’ll find the best locations, vendors, and inspiration that proves sometimes less is more.