Raquel + JT travelled all the way from the USA for this rainy and romantic Quebec City elopement. We spent the day together exploring Old Quebec City and had the most magical day!
A Quebec City elopement is ideal if you’re looking for a peaceful, beautiful setting to exchange your vows.
Raquel and JT both enjoy travelling and felt that an elopement would be the perfect way for them to visit Canada for the first time! From visiting the rooftops of Old Quebec City, to a quick stop in a quaint and personal cafe, the views exceeded expectations!
Raquel had first reached out to me less than a year before their tentative wedding date. They had initially planned a simple, intimate wedding in Minneapolis before realizing it wasn’t what they wanted.
They chose a Quebec City elopement for its natural beauty and calm lifestyle after realising they wanted to do something more laid-back and quiet.
Raquel and JT are from Minneapolis, Minnesota and met during college in Missouri. Both are creative – Raquel is a graphic designer and JT is a content writer. JT is an avid gamer, film buff, and adventurous eater. Raquel is a beauty nut that enjoys plants and greenery as well as drawing and animation.
On the day of their elopement, it was a particularly gloomy, wet autumn day. While some couples may have been a bit disappointed to not have sunny weather, it worked out in our favour as the streets were empty because few tourists were out. They hired me for my non-conventional photography style and trusted that it would match their aesthetic and personalities – and everything turned out perfectly!
Their go-with-the-flow, creative personalities allowed us to have a carefree day roaming the streets of Old Quebec City.
A great reason to elope in Quebec City?
Goblin: The Lonely and Great God
If you’re a fan of the Korean drama Goblin: The Lonely and Great God, then exploring Quebec City is for you!
There are several sites around the city made popular by the show, including:
- Chateau Frontenac and the antique mailbox
- The Red Door in Petit Champlain
- Parc du Bastion de la Reine
- Fontaine de Tourny
- La Boutique de Noël
Raquel and JT are huge fans of the show, and it’s part of the reason they decided to travel to Quebec City!
Why elope? What are the good sides of eloping?
- Save money. Eloping can be much less expensive than a regular wedding. This eliminates the costs of non-essential items. This means you’ll have enough money to spend on what’s important to you!
- More intimacy. With larger weddings, the wants, wishes, and needs of the couple getting married can become lost in the balancing of other people’s demands and wishes. Elopements allow for more focus on you.
- Improvising. Something that can’t be done with big weddings. The heavy rain wasn’t a problem for JT and Raquel as we were able to improvise and move to a coffee shop. This meant hot chocolate, a break from the rain, and some of my favourite photos of the pair!
- Endless choices for locations. It’s great to have visitors from all over the world so I can take them around the city and show them all the hidden gems!
- Genuine and authentic. Long story short, elopements are significantly more personal. The day is just about you and your partner.