Sun Soaked Canoe Elopement


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Lacey and Chance always dreamed of a special wedding, something different from the usual big event. They wanted it to be unique and full of love, just like in the movie “The Notebook.” So, they decided on an intimate canoe elopement, in a beautiful setting that felt like it came straight out of the movie. They planned an all-day adventure that included running through fields, writing and reading their vows, and ending the day with a romantic canoe ride as the sun set.

A Beautiful Morning

The day started early for Lacey and Chance. They woke up excited and ready for their elopement. The sky was clear with just a few fluffy clouds, and the sun was shining brightly. Lacey wore a simple yet beautiful white dress, and Chance wore a white shirt and jeans. Sometimes it’s the most effortless looks that turn out to be the most stunning!

Writing Their Vows

One special part of Lacey and Chance’s day was writing their own vows. They found a quiet and perfect spot in the field. They sat down, ready to write down their promises to each other. This moment was very important to them because they wanted their vows to come from the heart. I absolutely love capturing meaningful moments like this!

Reading Their Vows

As the day moved on Lacey and Chance changed into their elopement outfits and met to read their vows to each other. They found a dock on the lake and decided that was the perfect spot to exchange vows. It made for such a special and beautiful image.

A Canoe Ride To Remember

As the day went on, the sun began to set, casting a golden glow over everything. This was the moment Lacey and Chance had been waiting for—their romantic canoe ride. They arrived at a peaceful lake surrounded by trees. The water was calm, reflecting the colors of the sunset.

Chance helped Lacey into the canoe, and they both settled in. Chance paddled them out onto and around the lake. The sun’s rays reflected on the water, making it look even more golden. It was a perfect end to their perfect day. It was a moment they would remember forever.

Inspired By The Notebook

Their canoe elopement was inspired by their favorite movie, “The Notebook.” Just like in the movie, their love story was filled with passion and adventure. They tried to include elements from the movie in their day, making it feel even more special.

The canoe ride, in particular, was a nod to the famous scene from the movie. Lacey and Chance loved how it turned out, feeling like they were living a dream. Their elopement was everything they hoped for and more.

bride and groom taking photos at their canoe elopement

How To Have A Canoe Elopement

Planning a canoe elopement can be a magical and intimate way to celebrate your love. Here are a few things to know:

Choose the Perfect Location

Select a lake, river, or other body of water that offers stunning views and a peaceful ambiance. Popular locations include national parks, secluded lakes, or scenic riversides.

Consider Accessibility

Ensure the location is easily accessible for both you and any vendors (like photographers) you may need. Some remote spots might require a hike, so plan accordingly.

Obtain Necessary Permits

Check if you need any permits for your chosen location. National parks and some private properties often require permits for events, even small ones like elopements.

Book A Canoe

Either rent or borrow a canoe. If you’re renting, make sure it fits the aesthetic you want for your day. Some rental places offer beautiful wooden canoes perfect for photos.

Safety First

  • Life Jackets: Always keep life jackets in the canoe, even if you are a strong swimmer. Remember to follow your local body of waters rules as well.
  • Weather Conditions: Keep a close eye on the weather forecast ahead of time and have a backup plan if conditions become unsafe.
  • Emergency Kit: Carry a small emergency kit with essentials like a first aid kit, water, and a whistle.

Enjoy the Moment

Relax and Soak It In: Take time to appreciate the tranquility and beauty of your surroundings. The quiet of the water and the closeness to nature can make your elopement incredibly special.

Celebrate Together: After your ceremony, spend some quiet moments together paddling around or just drifting. It’s a perfect time to reflect on your love and the commitment you’ve just made.

By keeping these considerations in mind, you can ensure that your canoe elopement is not only beautiful but also safe and memorable. Happy eloping!

bride and grooms canoe for their canoe elopement

The Next Step

Lacey and Chance’s sun-soaked canoe elopement was a beautiful and unforgettable day. From writing and reading their vows and ending with a romantic canoe ride at sunset, every moment was perfect.

If you are ready to create your own Sun Soaked Canoe Elopement fill out my contact form. From there, we can set up your free consultation call and put together your perfect day!

bride and groom taking casual photos for their canoe elopement
bride and grooms canoe for their canoe elopement
bride and groom reading vows for their canoe elopement
bride and groom taking photos at their canoe elopement
bride and groom taking photos at their canoe elopement
bride and groom taking photos at their canoe elopement

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