Newlyweds kiss surrounded by twinkle lights

Love at Brannen Lake Estates

Newlyweds kiss surrounded by twinkle lights

Love at Brannen Lake Estates

This incredible elopement-style shoot was featured in our latest Vancouver Island issue. It’s a romantic and sparkly scene set in the rustic and natural beauty of Brannen Lake Estates near Nanaimo. Elopements have burst onto the wedding scene as the idea of intimacy without stress appeals to more couples. Vancouver Island Elopements is reaching new heights in creating lifetime memories for eloping couples, and the rich storytelling in this styled tableau shows why!

Wedding Ceremony in attic at Brennan Lake Estates Vancouver Island

Love at Brannen Lake Estates is set in the countryside of Vancouver Island. However, the countryside means something quite different in BC so, of course, there is a gorgeous lake and a backdrop of mountains. The look of this rustic outdoor wedding venue changes with the seasons but is always naturally beautiful. 

Love at Brennan Lake Estates newlyweds by Elyse Anna Photography

The bridge and groom in this tableau bring high style to the barn wedding scene. The extravagant display of twinkling light fills the area and transforms the darkness into a candle-lit scene. What couple wouldn’t love this look? The ceremony frame backdrop boasts lavish floral arrangements of roses, orchids, and tropical greenery. The bridal bouquet embraces the floral theme, with peach and cream reflecting the barn wood colors. A unique look is the matching vintage mirrors for the pre-wedding ‘getting ready’ set on a lace-covered vanity.

Invitation in Calligraphy sit on a desk with charcuterie boxes by Spoon and Spade


We love the style choices for this dream elopement. The bride looks amazing in an off-the-shoulder gown (perfectly showing off a tattoo) with a high front slit. Comfort and glamour! The groom looks relaxed in a black shirt and pants which provide the canvas for his floral boutonniere. The style continues with a gorgeous paper suite featuring gold seals on white luxury paper. We can’t forget the lovely (and yummy) charcuterie boxes for the eloping couple to nibble on. 

Two vintage mirrors on a antique dressing table at Brennan Lake Estates attic in Nanaimo

Eloping on Vancouver Island is the perfect blend of magical beauty and natural landscape. Vancouver Island Elopements took this scenario up a notch with lights, candles, and beauty creating wedding magic! 

Bridal bouquet by Bezaire Florals on Vancouver Island

PLANNING: Vancouver Island Elopements 
VENUE + SETUP: Brannen Lake Estates.
PHOTOS: Elyse Anna Photography
MAKEUP: Real Life Remy 
HAIR: Willow & Arrow Hair Loft
FLORAL: Bezaire Floral
CHARCUTERIE: Spoon & Spade
CALLIGRAPHY: Olive and Ella
JEWELRY: WestCoast Designs + Orka Gems