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Intimate Elopement

It’s a small-scale celebration of your big-time love.

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Intimate Elopement, All About You

Whether in your backyard, favourite park or suite at a fancy hotel, your Young Hip & Married wedding officiant will facilitate a short, meaningful ceremony for you to solidify your marriage vows.

Forget the aisle walk, decor and huge guest list! An Intimate Elopement keeps the focus on what matters most – you two.

Starting at $377 + GST

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Capture the best memories with our Intimate Elopement + Photography package.

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Young Hip & Married was just perfect for us. I wanted something beautiful, classy, fun and so so stress free and blam found it here. We booked our elopement through them. Our officiant was Beth and she’s so cute and fun. She made our vows hilarious (we are a humour filled family) and Emily took fantastic photos. I’m super happy with our special day and I don’t think you’ll regret being stressless on your wedding day.

Roger & Huanyu
Married by Beth, Jan 2018

We had the pleasure of having Stephen as our officiant. He enthusiastically agreed to our adventure mountaintop elopement idea and was easy-going through all the last minute location and weather uncertainties. He prepared the perfect ceremony for us; joyous, genuine, and heartfelt.

Our two witnesses felt he was incredibly personable and authentic too. We loved his warm and vibrant energy. He made all of us feel so comfortable on the hike up. Stephen even included my guests’ names and some snippets of our personal stories that he heard on the way up into the ceremony.

It was more magical than I ever imagined. I could not have hoped for a better human than Stephen to officiate our wedding and share our love story with.

Tiffany & Russell
Married by Stephen, Jun 2022

We were so fortunate to have Shalom marry us. Working with her and Young Hip & Married made eloping in another province a breeze.

Shalom was flexible and patient with us which made our wedding day stress free and relaxing. We are so appreciative of that! She is so kind, and has the biggest heart. Her words during the ceremony were meaningful and heartfelt. We would highly recommend YH&M and Shalom for your upcoming wedding!

Christy & Patrick
Married by Shalom, Oct 2022

Officiant Shalom during an elopement with Christy and Patrick on the beach

Lauren, we are deeply grateful for the beautiful ceremony that you gave us and for the lovely way that you connected with my family. It was such a special evening.

The decision to do the official ceremony with you before our party next year was so spontaneous that neither of us really knew what to expect. We both felt very honoured by how seriously you took us and surprised by how emotional we became upon hearing your beautiful speech. Even though we barely know one another, you managed to capture the way that we feel about one another perfectly.

Neither of us will forget you or that evening. Truly, anybody who has the chance to be married by you is a lucky person!

Claire & Bodo
Married by Lauren, Aug 2019

Officiant Lauren conducting an elopement ceremony

Jane’s ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere was remarkable. She took the time to get to know us as a couple, understanding our unique love story and personal preferences. Her personal touch made the ceremony feel intimate and personalized, leaving a lasting impression on both us and our guests.

Throughout the planning process, Jane was always available to answer our questions and provide guidance, making us feel at ease and confident in their abilities. During the ceremony itself, Jane Halton’s delivery was flawless. Her eloquence and ability to captivate the audience created an atmosphere filled with love, joy, and celebration.

Overall, I cannot recommend this Young Hip and Married enough. Their dedication, expertise, and genuine passion for what they do truly set them apart. If you are looking for an officiant who will go above and beyond to make your wedding ceremony a truly memorable experience, look no further.

Andrew & Trevor
Married by Jane, Nov 2023

Vancouver elopement with Young Hip & Married, lgbtq+ queer wedding, matching suits and holding dogs

What's Included

Meet your Young Hip & Married wedding officiant at your chosen location (not sure where to go? We can help!) for a simple “gather and wed” style ceremony. This does not include an aisle walk, ceremony decor or set up.

Your wedding officiant will provide a pre-written elopement script that will give you a short, but sweet, moment to solidify your marriage. You may also add your own vows. (Apx 5-10 minutes in length)

You’ll have peace of mind knowing exactly what your officiant is going to be saying. No surprises on the big day!

Of course, your Young Hip & Married officiant is going to show up on the day of your elopement to actually officiate the ceremony. They’ll even get there early so you have nothing to sweat about.

Our Intimate Elopement includes up to 10 guests. Want to invite a few more? Our Intimate Elopement Plus includes 11-20 guests for an additional fee. Note that the couple, vendors and children under 2 don’t count towards the guest limit.

Our licensed officiants will inform you of the legal requirements of your wedding, sign your marriage licence and register it with the appropriate governing body so you can be officially and legally wed.

Enjoy access to our network of wedding professionals and resources.

Add Photography to Your Elopement

Add photography to your Intimate Elopement so you can look back on the best moments of your day over and over again. Bonus? We coordinate everything so you don’t have to stress about finding, hiring or organizing more vendors.

Our elopement photography add-on includes:

  • 1 hour of photography coverage to capture the moments before, during and after your elopement. Need more time? Ask us for a quote!
  • 50+ fully-retouched high-resolution images in an online gallery
  • Photos available within 5 weeks of your wedding date for instant download and with a print release

Starting at $670 + GST

Check out some of our elopement photographers’ work here!

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Add Videography to Your Elopement

Our videography partners will capture every important memory so you can remember the best moments of your elopement forever. Bonus? We coordinate everything so you don’t have to stress about finding, hiring or organizing more vendors.

Our elopement videography add-on includes:

  • 1 hour of video coverage to capture the moments before, during and after your elopement. Need more time? Ask us for a quote!
  • A 5 minute fully-edited highlight video of your elopement celebration
  • Video available within 5 weeks of your wedding date

Starting at $1,499 + GST

Check out some of our elopement videographers’ work here!

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Jordan Shaw was our officiant from Young Hip and Married for our elopement and he was amazing for us! We wanted an intimate, non-religious ceremony and he created an amazing script with a beautiful blessing at the end that was perfect. Highly recommend him and Young Hip and Married for wedding ceremonies!

Lauren & Justin
Married by Jordan, Aug 2022

We had a dreamy elopement with Lorraine prior to our big wedding. It was unforgettable and YHM made it as smooth and fun an experience as one could wish for!

Catriona & Damien
Married by Lorraine, Aug 2022

We used Young Hip & Married elopement services which included vow writing & an officiant for our wedding. They were super responsive and helped us select an officiant in our area that was available on our date (with only about 6 weeks notice). Our officiant set up a Zoom call to get to know us and then drafted us a script for the ceremony which we reviewed & were allowed to change – we didn’t need to though and the officiant, Amanda Pope, had done such a wonderful job with the script. We loved it.

Amanda arrived early on the day to the ceremony & trekked with us through water (as the tide was in at the beach we’d chosen for our elopement) to a dry rock where we had the ceremony. Amanda was the perfect officiant in every way and I would recommend her & this service to everyone considering it!

Courtenay & Jason
Married by Amanda, Jul 2023

We had such an amazing experience with Young Hip & Married!! They were super helpful throughout the booking process and our officiant Daniel made everything so special for us throughout our elopement ceremony. Couldn’t recommend them enough!!

Emily & Jessica
Married by Daniel, Aug 2023

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