offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement

10/23/2019

Moody Wedding Photography in Kelowna, BC

If you love chunky knit sweaters, cute mugs full of pumpkin spice lattes, and having an excuse to go to bed by 9pm cause it’s dark out already (let’s be real) – then you probably love fall. It’s one of the busiest seasons in the wedding industry, and there are several good reasons for that. This moody wedding photography was not only fun, it was badass. Keep scrolling to find out why.

An outdoor fall elopement in Canada can be tricky to plan – it’s either freezing, windy, or raining. Don’t let that discourage you, though.

Why? Cause after about 3 solid hours of thunderous rain on the day of, we ended up with a beautiful, warm, sunny day. Amanda from The Gathering Event Co. had to wring out the cheesecloth that was on the table outside, but once everything dried it looked amazing!

autumn outdoor elopement table setting
offbeat outdoor elopement
offbeat shipping container elopement set up

When you think “shipping containers”, you usually envision them on a dock surrounded by boats and people in coveralls. Not these bad boys. They had the nicest shade of paint and a whole bough of beautiful, locally sourced greens and plants to fancy them up.

navy and orange mountain wedding invitations
navy and orange mountain wedding invitations

Always creative, Avi Scribbles Art Co. put together a sunrise-and-mountain-inspired invitation suite. It looked awesome with the fall florals that Amanda tied with black satin ribbon.

offbeat bride in black gown holding fall wedding bouquet
offbeat bride in black gown holding fall wedding bouquet

Just because you don’t have your mother or grandmother’s wedding dress doesn’t mean you can’t go vintage.

Sofiya’s elopement dresses were:

  1. not white
  2. vintage
  3. badass

You can wear whatever you want on your wedding day!

When you feel like YOU, you’ll have way more fun and the entire day will be representative of you as a couple.

If there’s a certain wedding day tradition you love, include it! If there are 10 more that you hate, scrap em!

offbeat fall wedding calligraphy wooden sign
intimate table setting for outdoor BC elopement
mountain inspired wedding invitation set by Avi Scribbles
witchy forest Halloween wedding
offbeat fall wedding couple
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom
fall forest wedding bride and groom

Couples photos tip

If you feel like you’re awkward in photos (cue: everybody), find something to DO. Swing in a hammock instead of just standing side by side. Chat and whisper to each other and move around. Humans don’t normally stand still and smile, so it’s no wonder you feel awkward if that’s what you’re doing.

Feel free to go move and play. You’ll have way more fun, and your photos will be much more natural.

offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
offbeat fall wedding bride and groom in hammock
outdoor fall elopement table setting
outdoor fall elopement table setting
outdoor fall elopement table setting
outdoor fall elopement table setting
outdoor fall elopement table setting
witchy Halloween fall elopement

Serious Halloween vibes and I LOVE IT. If you’re getting married in October, it’s totally fine to make your wedding Halloweeny AF.

witchy Halloween fall elopement
witchy Halloween fall elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride holding fall wedding bouquet
offbeat bride in black gown holding fall wedding bouquet
offbeat bride in gold gown holding fall wedding bouquet

This gold vintage dress was stunning, and less than $20.

I’m not saying don’t spend a lot on your wedding dress. Just think outside the box and go for something different.

offbeat bride in gold gown holding fall wedding bouquet
bride and groom exchanging rings at outdoor fall elopement
bride and groom exchanging rings at outdoor fall elopement
offbeat bride and groom at Halloween fall wedding
offbeat bride and groom at Halloween fall wedding
offbeat bride and groom at Halloween fall wedding
bride and groom kissing at fall wedding
offbeat bride and groom at Halloween fall wedding

The only other thing any badass couples need? Some custom, hand-lettered jackets from Avi Scribbles Art Co. If you’re planning a fall elopement or wedding and know you might get chilly, this is a great way to keep warm AND stay stylish.

bride in gold dress and black vegan leather calligraphy jacket
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
bride in gold dress and black vegan leather calligraphy jacket
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat couple at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat bride and groom doing high kicks at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom doing high kicks at outdoor elopement
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor elopement
boots, tattoos and gold dresses at Halloween inspired elopement
offbeat bride wearing ride or die black jean jacket
offbeat bride wearing ride or die black jean jacket
offbeat bride wearing ride or die black jean jacket
offbeat bride and groom at outdoor fall elopement
bride holding black jean jacket
non traditional outdoor BC elopement
bride and groom kissing
offbeat bride and groom kissing in boho Jeep
offbeat bride and groom having wine in boho Jeep
offbeat bride and groom having wine in boho Jeep

The ultimate getaway vehicle – a Jeep Wrangler. You can pack up and immediately start on your cross country road trip / honeymoon.

offbeat bride and groom having wine in boho Jeep
offbeat bride and groom having wine in boho Jeep

The amazing vendor team:

Photography: Danielle Aisling

Styling, Decor, Rentals + Florals: The Gathering Event Co.

Videography: Grey Loft Video

Stationary, Calligraphy Sign + Jacket Rentals: Avi Scribbles Art Co.

Hair + Makeup: Caroline Sara Rose Makeup Inc.

Couple: Michael + Sofiya

If you love this Halloween inspired fall elopement, you might also love this Intimate Forest Wedding!

Planning your own elopement? I travel worldwide and love capturing love stories everywhere, so contact me!

  1. […] I like to think of an elopement as a smaller, intentional celebration – whether it’s 2 people or 25 […]

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