A Vancouver Island Sailboat Elopement
Say 'I Do" out on the salish sea
Looking for a Unique Vancouver Island Elopement Idea?
Nothing says romance quite like sunsets, champagne and sailboats. Sailboat Elopements are the ultimate Vancouver Island elopement experience. It's sea-salt air, windswept hair, crisp sails, sun-kissed island shores, and your hands together at the helm. From tying the knot...both literally and figuratively...to snuggling up with your love out in the sea-salty air, it is a wedding experience unlike any other. A day that is handcrafted for YOU out on the sea to say "I Do!"
You step aboard hand in hand and cast off out into the open sea. The sun warms your face and you breathe deeply the sea-salt air. You hear the crisp snap as the sail unfurls and catches the wind and you are propelled forward into an archipelago of sun-kissed islands. You take the helm and your partners hand as you embark on a new journey and adventure together. The sea is calling...
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What Does a Sailboat Elopement Package Include?
'Seasalt Packages' are all-inclusive Sailboat Elopement Packages where every detail of your day is taken care of for you.
Packages include an introduction to sailing with a chance to take the helm, an intimate wedding ceremony right on the foredeck, and a gorgeous handcrafted charcuterie picnic arranged for you at the bow of the boat. Every little detail has been thought through to create the unforgettable experience you deserve on your wedding day. Each moment includes a close up view out into a world of whales, porpoises, eagles and seals, and of course, full photography coverage of the day!
Where Will We Sail During Our Sailboat Elopement?
You will embark on your sailboat elopement journey from Port Sidney Marina on Vancouver Island. Step aboard Desiderata, a meticulously cared for 40' C&C sailboat, and cast off to set sail in the beautiful Gulf Islands. Vancouver Island is a world renowned sailing destination and the Gulf Islands are the crowning jewel of this cruising world. Set sail out into this pristine archipelago and say your vows on the Salish Sea.
Do We Have to Have Any Previous Sailing Experience?
Not at all! Your day will begin with a light introduction to sailing. Learn how to unfurl the sails, and maybe even try your hand at the helm under the guidance of our qualified Sail Canada instructor, Darren. Skipper Darren will walk you through the basics and will ensure that all safety requirements are met prior to embarking on our journey. You can be as active in the sailing portion of your day as you want with the chance to take the helm and trim the sails. There truly is nothing quite like the feeling of the wind filling your sail and propelling you forward. It's a unique experience that you will never forget!
Meet Your Sailboat Elopement Crew
the Local Picnic
Specializing in crafting unique shared experiences that connect people together, Alana will create a beautiful Charcuterie Picnic just for you. Using locally sourced ingredients she will handcraft your shared picnic with all the personal touches you deserve on your wedding day. And what is a picnic without cozy blankets and beautiful decor!? Your picnic experience will include warm and neutral textiles and an elegant bouquet of florals.
I'm your photographer, event coordinator, and new sailing partner! I will be with you every step of the way from the very first email, to the moment you step aboard to set sail, right through to the delivery of your gallery and beyond. I'm here for you! I'll be the one climbing over life-lines and hanging off of shrouds to capture the perfect pictures of you taking the helm and taking each other's hand in marriage.
Offering this experience is a way of putting together my two passions: Photography and Sailing! As a Vancouver Island based photographer and fellow sailor, I am shamelessly in love with my island home and love nothing more than sharing it with new friends. I am just as comfortable on a sailboat as I am on land! Knowing all of the best angles to shoot from on a boat helps me to keep the focus on capturing each love filled moment as it unfolds out on the sea.
Skipper Darren & 'Desiderata'
Your voyage will depart from beautiful "Sidney By The Sea" at Port Sidney Marina. 'Desiderata' is a 40' C+C sailboat meticulously cared for by her owner Skipper Darren. Darren is a qualified Sail Canada instructor who will give you an "Introduction to Sailing" with a hands on learning experience and a chance to take the helm. Jump in the cockpit and lend a hand or relax on the foredeck.
You will navigate through the beautiful Gulf Islands and whether you're a novice or experienced sailor, you will have the opportunity to sail and laugh as you experience a beautiful sail with Skipper Darren.
Want More Information?
I literally cannot wait to set sail with you! I get so excited thinking about the magical moments you and your partner will experience out on the sea together, because it truly is just that...MAGIC! It's hard to put into words the feeling of being on the sea, feeling the sun kiss your skin while the wind fills your sails and propels you into a world of such immense beauty. You just have to experience it for yourself! For full Vancouver Island sailboat elopement package details click that 'Contact Me' button below and let's start a conversation!