Elope to Cape Breton | Cabot Trail Wedding | Canada

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Your Cabot Trail Wedding in Canada

Dreaming of an adventure wedding? How about a Cabot Trail Wedding? Elope to Cape Breton and experience the beautiful Island, home to the internationally-renowned Cabot Trail. Also known as Nova Scotia’s best-kept secret, Cape Breton is home to beautiful coastal mountains with rugged coastlines and vast ocean views. There is no shortage of beautiful beaches, side of the road lookoffs, and hiking trails of various difficulties. The accommodation options are plentiful, from secluded modern cabins and luxury glamping, to affordable motels and a family-owned hostel. Elise is a local expert and will not only take stunning photos of your nature-focused Cabot Trail Wedding, but she will plan it for you too, all while ensuring that your day doesn’t feel like a forced photoshoot.

  • Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Wedding Length: 7h
  • Meeting point: Cheticamp- Skyline Trail
  • Participants: 20 guests can join apart from the couple.
  • Child-Friendly Experience: They should be able to sustain a long walk
  • No dogs allowed
  • Activity level: Suitable for anyone.
  • Climate: Distinct four seasons with cold winters (snow and ice possible for a short period), hot summer. Spring and autumn has mild and changeable weather.
  • Available: April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
  • Recommended months: June, July, August, September, October

Meet your Cape Brenton Elopement Photographer

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I’m your wedding & elopement photographer based in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Nature-focused weddings are my specialty and  I would absolutely love to help plan and photograph your Nova Scotian elopement.

Elope to Cape Breton - Itinerary

15:30: Meet at accommodations
15:50 (1 hour): Drive up Coast and stop at lookoffs
17:00: Arrive at Trailhead
17:15 (60 minutes): Walk to lookoff and stop to see wildlife
18:30: Arrive at lookoff, exchange vows
19:00: Explore and take photos for sunset
20:30 (60 minutes): Walk back to trailhead
21:30: Drive to beach by accommodations for a bonfire
22:15: Coverage ends

Elope to Cape Breton - Comments

There is a possibility to reschedule your Cabot Trail Wedding  by +-2 days in case of a hurricane or snowstorm.

There are endless possibilities for your Cape Breton adventure elopement itinerary. Don’t like hiking or have guests with accessibility challenges? No worries, we can create an experience full of epic mountain views and beautiful beaches with minimal walking from your car.

LGBTQIA+ friendly: We welcome all couples to celebrate their love with us.

There is a possibility to get legally married in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

A Nova Scotia marriage license must be obtained for two people to marry in the province. Please visit Access Nova Scotia for details.

Payment Plan and Terms:

  • A 15% deposit is payable directly through the platform to secure your date. Adventure Wedding Platform’s 21-day money-back guarantee applies.
  • 500 USD after the first video directly to the vendor.
  • The final amount is due one week before your Cabot Trail Wedding day.

Your Cabot Trail Wedding includes

  • 6 hour Photography Coverage
  • Minimum of 400 high resolution professionally edited photos delivered (including gif videos created from photographs)
  • Photos delivered on an online gallery service
  • Sneak Peeks Delivered within 5 days
  • Final Gallery delivered within 6 weeks
  • No additional travel fees if you elope to Cape Breton
  • Timeline planning assistance
  • Location and activity planning assistance
  • Guiding from meeting point and participating in activities
  • Entrance fees

Your Cabot Trail Wedding does not include

  • Travel planning to and from your location.
  • Accommodation, meal, and activity fees

Elope to Cape Breton - Packlist

  • Vow Books and Pencils/Pens
  • Rings
  • Ring box
  • The first dance song downloaded on the phone
  • Water bottles
  • Snacks
  • Walking shoes/hiking boots
  • Warm outfit to wear when hiking
  • Bag for a dress for hiking
  • Headlamps

Your Cabot Trail Wedding - Tips & Infos

  • Air travel to Nova Scotia: You have the option to either fly into the Halifax International airport (drive 4-hours to Cape Breton) or Sydney, Cape Breton airport
  • Car rentals are necessary. You can rent a car in Halifax or in Sydney, Cape Breton
  • Meeting points: The Cape Breton highlands are an hour to 2 hours drive from the Sydney airport.
  • Cape Breton Highlands: There are a few different small towns in the highlands
  • Meals must be planned in advance because most grocery stores close early and restaurants can have unplanned closures.
  • Small, simple ceremonies in existing visitor areas work best.

Elope to Cape Breton - Add-ons

  • Guests (up until 20 persons) can join the elopement at no extra cost.  Guests will need to arrange their own transportation expenses if they elope to Cape Breton.
  • Celebrant – An Official Justice Of the Peace for Nova Scotia – 200 USD


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