I am SO excited for the Adventurous Elopements coming up in 2017 that I wanted to put together some tips and suggestions for those dreaming and planning their own intimate or adventurous elopement ceremonies. I will be publishing different topics on Elopement Planning every few weeks, so leave me a comment or send me a note if there is a specific topic you would like me to cover!!
1. BRIMSTONE HEAD, FOGO ISLAND // CENTRAL
Fogo Island is a magical escape any time of year. Barrens that stretch for miles, wild seas, and the best meteor showers you will ever see. The landscape makes for some stunning, moody photos. Plus it has to good luck to say your vows on one of the four corners of the earth, right??
2. FLATROCK // AVALON
The rocky cliffs in Flatrock are so unique and magnificent: the perfect place for your totally unique elopement nuptials. Flatrock is also conveniently located just a 15 minute drive north of St. John's for those not wanting to venture too far from the city.
3. GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK // WEST COAST
Confession: I couldn't choose just one spot in Gros Morne. Who could choose between the lawn of the Woody Point Lighthouse with Gros Morne Mountain in the background, the Lookout Trail before the Tablelands, Lobster Cove Head, or the magificent beach in Norris Point where the water is always what I call Bonne Bay Blue? Not me. Gros Morne is the ideal destination for folks who love being in the wild.
4. PORT REXTON BREWERY // BONAVISTA PENINSULA
For those who want a quirky, offbeat elopement (or intimate wedding!) This new brewery is a more industrial feel, or an indoor option, located close to the east coast with some absolutely killer brews. Port Rexton also offers the amazing Skirwink Trail, with amazing coastal views for your photos.
5. EAST COAST TRAIL // AVALON
The East Coast Trail stretches the Eastern coast of the Avalon Peninsula - and there is a section of the trail for literally every landscape type. Whether you're in for a sort walk to some crazy incredible coastal views and secluded forests, or totally down for a hike in to some of the more unique locations, the trail has some of the best views in Eastern Newfoundland.
6. LARK HARBOUR // WEST COAST
Just 45 minutes outside Corner Brook and around the corner from Gros Morne, Lark Harbour and the nearby Bottle Cove and Cedar Cove are some of my all-time favourite Newfoundland views and make an incredible elopement destination. Think the majestic mountains of Gros Morne without any of the crowds or tourists. These mountains are amazing and the sunsets on the ocean in Bottle Cove are life-affirming. Warning: the road down the Bay of Islands is treacherous. Because you won't be able to peel your eyes off the incredible scenery and on the road.
7. PETTY HARBOUR // AVALON
Most folks eloping near St. John's tend to go for Cape Spear or Signal Hill, but these spots are suuuuper windy and can be a bit overrun with tourists. My suggestion? Skip both and make the turn to Petty Harbour. This quaint fishing village near Cape Spear has some incredible coastal views, a sweet harbour and some sweet businesses to pop by (how about a coffee shop to warm up in, decorated like an eclectic cabin? Or Chafe's Landing's famous fish and chips??)
8. YOUR PLACE
The most meaningful place to hold the ceremony for your elopement is somewhere that holds significance to your relationship. Somewhere you like to hike, the location of a meaningful date or anniversary, or the place you've both been dreaming of visiting for ages. Get creative! Have fun! This island is so full of beauty and uniqueness.
More about my ADVENTUROUS ELOPEMENT packages can be found HERE!
If you have any other topics / questions that you'd like to hear about in regards to elopements or intimate weddings, I'd love to hear them! I will be posting planning tips every few weeks throughout the winter, so feel free to get in touch with any questions you have!