Every November & December, I love to watch holiday movies and pretty much all the guilty pleasure Hallmark Christmas Movies. You always kind of close your eyes and imagine living in the picture perfect wintery small town, enjoying the snow and cold weather like the actors in the movie. And I can’t believe that I get to say that I got to experience my very own winter wonderland epic love story this January!
Sonia and Chad drove the blustery Bruce Peninsula for a Tobermory elopement. The plan? To have a “just us” elopement day with beautiful winter views in complete secrecy. Not even their parents knew! They wanted a wedding day that was just for them, on their terms, and they planned on surprising everyone once they got back from their elopement/honeymoon weekend!
They got ready inside their cozy cabin on the prevailing wind side of the peninsula, as the wind whipped across Lake Huron. After a first look in the snow, we drove to Bruce Peninsula National Park to hike in to the Grotto on the cliffs of Georgian Bay with their officiant. We decided to sign the paperwork ahead of time in the parking lot before making our way to the elopement lookout.
As soon as we got there, the wind went still and big, fat, feather-like snowflakes started falling from the sky… like we were inside of a snowglobe. After taking in the sights and walking through the snowy pines, Georgian Bay opened up to us into and endless sea of beautiful blues and turquoise.
The cliffside was encased in glittering ice and soft snow, and the giant snowflakes kept softly falling throughout their entire ceremony. Sonia + Chad hiked up to the highest ledge overlooking the grotto, and had the entirely place to themselves (save 2 hikers who stopped to cheer for them from down below on the path during their first kiss!) They hiked and explored the icy cliffs before hiking back out and heading to their cozy cabin for a cozy honeymoon weekend for two!
Here are some of my favourite images from their Tobermory Elopement: