Anvil Island Wedding

Couple walking along the oceanside of Anvil Island on their wedding day

Shea’s family has a cabin on Anvil Island and has been going there ever since she was little. She has dreamed of an Anvil Island Wedding and being a part of it coming to life is so special! The island is large but fairly uninhabited. It is located right off the coast of Porteau Cove but to get there you start with a boat ride from Horseshoe bay. We started the day here and were greeted with the fresh ocean air and some PNW magic with clouds hanging over the mountains.

One of my favourite types of weddings to be a part of are days like this! Everyone comes together to a special place and stays together for a night or the entire weekend. You can truly soak in the place and all your favourite people that way! You don’t have to rush anything into one night and can take more time to enjoy! A wedding day goes by so fast – why not make it a weekend getaway?!

Arriving at the Anvil Island dock we unload and tour the island. There is such a rich green forest throughout the island! Both Shea + Leigh get ready in cabins at the summer camp on the island surrounded by their families and bridal parties. Once the outfits were on we were off to the first look! Leigh was waiting for Shea on a path surrounded by ferns and in a quiet nest away from anyone else. After they took a moment with each other they shared private vows to each other that were so sweet! I think that is such a beautiful and heartfelt way to start the day!

The trail to the ceremony site is stunning! Wildflowers, ferns, birds chirping- so perfect! Once arriving at the ceremony location there was benches along the cliffside and a platform overlooking the ocean that made for a location so immersed in the scenery.

After they were pronounced married we set off exploring the island to take in the day and their special people! We took moments for the two of them on a rocky cliffside and laughed with so many friends!

The reception was held in the summer camps dinning hall. Shea and Leigh brought the outdoors inside with ferns and green linens adorning the tables. They had speeches and games to fill the evening with so many smiles!

The evening continued out on the dock with dessert served and when they rain started to fall slightly Shea and Leigh took a moment to themselves. They danced and kissed in the rain and took it all in!

Back inside were first dances and then finishing the day off with getting everyone on the dance floor.

Personally, looking back on this day my favourite part about this Anvil Island wedding is all the laughter that emanates from Shea and Leigh! There are so many smiles that light up the eyes! I love to see it and be a part of such authentic joy! Thank you for having me there to capture it!

Anvil Island water taxi views

Boat ride to Anvil Island from Horseshoe bay

Anvil Island PNW wedding scenery

Bride applying lipstick

Mother putting brides dress on

Bride putting on her dress during Anvil Island wedding

Bride and mom moments during getting ready on Anvil Island

Groom waiting for bride during the first look on Anvil Island

Bride walking towards groom during the first look

First look in the forest on Anvil Island

First look moments on Anvil Island

Bride and groom first look

Bride sharing vows privately in the forest

Bride and groom candid portraits in the forest on Anvil Island

Emotional moments with private vows in the forest

Private vows in the forest on Anvil Island

Bride and groom embrace in the forest on Anvil Island

Bride portraits on Anvil Island

Groom looking towards bride in the forest

Bride and groom laugh together during private vows on Anvil island

Candid laughs with bridesmaids

Bridesmaids in the forest on Anvil Island

Groomsmen in the forest of Anvil Island

Bridal party in the forest

Bridal party portraits in the forest on Anvil Island

Anvil Island wedding ceremony location

Candid guest portraits at Anvil Island wedding ceremony

Groom hugs mother in law at wedding ceremony

Groomsmen walk towards wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Groom waits for bride at their wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

watching the bride walk into the wedding ceremony on anvil island

Groom reacts to seeing bride walk down the aisle

Bride and father walking down the aisle on Anvil Island

bride smiles walking towards wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Parents walking bride to wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Wedding ceremony over the ocean on Anvil Island

Anvil Island wedding ceremony

Bride and groom laughter during wedding ceremony

Wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

First kiss at the ceremony on Anvil Island

Bride and groom celebrating just got married on Anvil Island

guests cheer after wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Bride and groom kiss after wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Bride and groom walking down the aisle celebrating

Candid hugs after wedding ceremony on Anvil Island

Bride taking in scenery on Anvil Island

Bridal party portraits on Anvil Island

Candid bridal party moments on Anvil Island

Bridal party portraits on Anvil Island

Bride and groom walking near the ocean on Anvil Island

Intimate bridal portraits on Anvil Island

Bride and Groom Portraits on Anvil Island

Bride and groom looking out over the ocean at Anvil Island

Anvil Island wedding portraits

Candid bride and groom walking

Mountains behind bride and groom at Anvil Island wedding

Bride and Groom portraits on Anvil Island on a cloudy day

Lawn moments during Anvil Island wedding cocktail hour

Casual camp wedding decor on Anvil Island

Casual boho wedding decor with greens and ferns

Bride and groom entrance to wedding reception on Anvil Island

Guest moments during anvil island wedding

Smiles from Bride and groom during Anvil Island wedding reception

Candid bridal party moments during Anvil Island wedding reception

Candid laughs from bride and groom during wedding reception

Kissing games at Anvil Island wedding reception

Groom does a spider man kiss during Anvil Island wedding reception

Bride and groom candid reception moment

Speech reactions at Anvil Island wedding

Speeches at Anvil Island wedding by Abigail Eveline Photography

View from Anvil Island dock

Guest looks at bride ring during Anvil Island wedding

Candid guest moments during Anvil Island wedding

Bride spins on Anvil Island dock in rainy weather

Bride and groom dance on a rainy dock on Anvil Island during their wedding reception

Black and white of bride and groom on a rainy evening

First dances at Anvil Island wedding

First dances at wedding reception

Mother son dance at Anvil Island wedding

Father Daughter dances at Anvil Island wedding

Groom starting off the dance party at Anvil Island Wedding

Dance party photos from Anvil Island weekend long wedding

Bride dancing during wedding reception

Dance party at Anvil Island wedding

Couple dancing at wedding reception on Anvil Island

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