Shelley & Tamara had a beautiful backyard elopement last June, with just their dog, two witnesses, and their officiant. Nobody knew asides from those who were present – they would surprise their family and friends with the news afterwards – and it was just the sweetest ceremony.
It had been threatening rain for dayyys leading up to their wedding, but as luck so often has it, the rain held off for them!! So with their two witnesses, their sweet pup Calvin dressed for the occasion, and a beautiful arch, Shelley & Tamara were ready for their intimate backyard ceremony.
They shared beautiful handwritten vows, laughed about their first date at Costco, and shed happy tears (along with everyone else there). And one of my favourite parts was how close their sweet boy Calvin was. He had himself positioned right in front of them just as the officiant announced them married, and it still makes me smile to see the photo of him standing guard as they shared their first kiss!
Congratulatory hugs, a bottle of champagne, and laughs in the backyard. Shelley & Tamara live in the sweetest area. An established neighbourhood with tree-lined streets and the cutest homes – we took advantage of it and walked around the neighbourhood for some photos of the two of them!
These intimate backyard ceremonies and elopements are always so, so sweet! There is just such joy in them.