Ontario Cottage Elopement

How to Plan an Ontario Cottage Elopement | Ontario Elopement Photographer

Ontario’s cottage country is one of the most popular places to elope in Ontario. There are so many places to considering choosing for a venue whether it is the towering trees in Muskoka or Georgian Bay, on a sandy or rocky waterfront on one of the thousands of lakes that surround Ontario’s cottage country or possibly a cottage or cabin. All have so many options and you can’t go wrong with any choice. For this couple a cabin was the perfect vibe for the Ontario Cottage Elopement and offered everything they needed for the day!

When you choose to elope you are choosing to focus on yourselves and what makes your relationship special. I encourage each of my couples to look at what makes their relationship unique and what you love most to incorporate into your day. For them it was their love for bicycles, the outdoors and their family. So we incorporated all of that! Their beautiful ceremony was on the rock that only becomes exposed on Kennisis Lake in the fall when the lake levels drop and shows off a beautiful rock face that was the perfect spot for a ceremony. For their love for bicycles (Charlotte + Matt actually own a bike shop!) they brought one of their favourite bikes and heck yes did they go for a ride in their wedding attire!! And lastly, incorporating their family. Their immediate family joined them for the ceremony and a home cooked dinner which could not have been a better way to bring everything they love most into this world together.

Couple snuggling on the Canadian shield during an Ontario Cottage Elopement on a warm fall day.

How The Couple Choose an Ontario Cottage Elopement

Here is the cool part! Charlotte and Matt actually won a giveaway that I hosted to give back to all the couples that had their wedding plans altered due to COVID. I teamed up with an incredible host of vendors located throughout Ontario to give back an incredible day to one deserving couple and Charlotte and Matt won! They truly were over the moon excited and I was so pumped to help them bring their dream day to life for them! Like mentioned before we chatted about their favourite things and ensured that we made that big parts of their wedding day.

There are so many incredible cottages and cabins to choose from across Ontario and beyond that each fit your own unique list of things you love and are looking to incorporate. Some accommodate large groups some only accommodate the couple, but I know no matter what there is the perfect place for your own Ontario Cottage Elopement.

The Birchwood Cottage on Kennisis Lake in fall for an elopement taken by a drone.
A beautiful airbnb rental in Haliburton Ontario.
Bride walking down the aisle barefoot at a fall cottage wedding in Canada.

The Vendor Team!

Venue: The Birchwood Cottage on Kennisis Lake
Elopement Photographing & Planning: Nicole Alex Photography
Florals: Floral Design By Allison
Officiant: A Little I Do
Vow Books: Beetle & Quill
Cake: Melanie’s Cakes

Make sure to check out the GIF video I made them below!

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