From their Photographer:
Anicka and Ryan had the most intimate and meaningful elopement there is. They reached out a few weeks after getting engaged last summer and told me they wanted to get married the following fall in Charlevoix, Quebec. I helped them plan and execute the vision they had for their wedding day by finding the perfect location for their ceremony far from the crowd, helping them with all their elopement logistics, and allowed them to focus on themself during their big day.
They started their elopement day in a stunning cabin in the woods of the Malbaie, they were finishing getting ready and face timing their best man, Ryan’s best friend, that wasn’t able to make it to their wedding because of Covid.
We then hit to road to get to the ceremony location I helped them find. Even though it was pretty rainy in the morning, nothing could have predicted what we got while on the way to their elopement, heavy fog. At some point I was really worried we wouldn’t get any sort of view from the mountain top location they had chosen. But against all, we continued our way to their location and we had the best surprise when we got there. The fog was going away and we could even see their elopement ceremony location from the parking lot.
We then proceeded to hike up the trail. Before their ceremony, we stopped at a nearby viewpoint so Anicka and Ryan could get ready together. They really wanted to have this intimate moment just the two of them before their ceremony and getting ready together was a perfect idea.
We then moved on to their ceremony. Anicka’s sister was actually their day-off officiant and only had 3 other guests to witness their union, Anicka’s parents, her sister’s boyfriend, and their newborn child.
They have a beautiful handfasting ceremony after which they proceeded to read their vows and exchange rings.
After their ceremony, they watched a recording of their best man’s speech. Since there wasn’t much cell service on the mountain top, Ryan and Anicka opted to have their best man record his speech and they watched it on their iPad just after their ceremony. It was really important to include him as much as possible.
They then had a wonderful little picnic with cheese platers, charcuterie boards, and of course black beer since they are both huge fans of it.
We then hiked down to spend the last few minutes of daylight by the Saint-Laurent river. Anicka and Ryan sat by the water and reread their vows to each other while their dog Suko was running around on the beach. They also enjoyed some tea since it was something they loved to do together as a couple.
After sunset, we got back to their cabin and everyone helped to set the table for diner. They brought their family dinnerware set from home for the occasion and sat around to enjoy a delicious meal by Chez Truchon a local caterer.
After diner instead of doing a first dance, Anicka and Ryan sang «I can’t help falling in love with you» at the ukulele together.
Scroll down for photos and some Q&A with the couple!
Photography: Mirona Photographie
Florist : La Malbaie Fleuriste
Dress Store: Boutique 1861
Rings: Happy Laulea
Groom’s Attire: Vincent d’Amérique
Culinary : Chez Truchon
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day?
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way ? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?