What is included in the elopement packages?

  • High resolution edited digital images
  • Private online gallery
  • 1 photographer (Mathias Fast)
  • Private online slideshow
  • Unlimited person print license
  • Online print store
  • Location scouting
  • Unlimited consultations


Timeline Assistance + Vendor Suggestions

Having photographed 100’s of elopements, I am well qualified to help you plan the perfect day. Of most importance is your timeline to ensure the light and conditions are optimal. I have a large network of amazing vendors (including officiants, florists, and hair and makeup artists) that I can recommend to help make your elopement stress-free.

What is required in order to elope in BC?

  • Pick up a license for $100 at any of these locations
  • Hire a marriage commissioner or officiant. Commissioners are more affordable but are restricted to specific areas and cannot include religious aspects or customize your ceremony.
  • Permit – Depending on where in Vancouver you want to elope, you may or may not need a permit:
    • Vancouver: Unless you have more the 15 people present or want to set up decor or play music NO permit is required to elope in any of the parks in Vancouver.
    • North Vancouver: You need to get in touch with the field booking office via this link. The cost is approximately $70 for insurance and a one hour permit.
    • West Vancouver: Park permits are required and cost either $135 for non-exclusive use or $400 for exclusive use. Apply for a permit here.
  • Witnesses. Law in BC requires two witnesses to be present during your ceremony and both need to sign the marriage certificate. The photographer can be one of the witnesses but the officiant cannot.

Vancouver Elopement Locations

Need help deciding on a place to get married? Take a look at the best places to elope in BC or my recommendations for Vancouver elopement locations.