The Great Escape
We, Anastasia and Liz, have been so touched by the hundreds of love stories we receive every year at Win a Wedding that we put our heads together to come up with a way to offer more reasonably priced romantic celebrations to more couples.
The Great Escape is a pop-up style wedding inspired by the world’s greatest elopement stories. Stories from an era gone by, stories of romance and spontaneity…to show her interest in him, she once hired a hotel clerk to release live doves in his room, he restored a 1900’s fire truck and drove her through their Bel Air neighbourhood with the gongs blaring, Carole Lombard and Clark Gable eloped in 1939 and began, what friends described as the happiest chapter of their lives
Most of all, we wanted to share the excitement that the participants in Win a Wedding experience from having every last detail designed for them (as a surprise!) by our exclusive team of sought after Sea to Sky wedding vendors.
Drawing from well known industry connections, years of collecting beautiful things, and decades of experience, we are able to expertly pull together a day that celebrates you and your love story surrounded by the people that are closest to you. We’ve called it The Great Escape.
Everything is a surprise, and everything is done the only way we know how: by going above and beyond. We ask just enough questions to get an idea of your style, likes and dislikes. You leave the rest (yep, everything!) to us.
All you do is show up on the day of, ready to enjoy a perfectly planned romantic celebration with your partner. We know you’ll be delighted + we think Lucy and Desi would approve of fitting a wedding into your busy lives:
in 1940, shortly after forming the production company Desilu; Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz eloped; she usually dated taller older men, but fell in love with him anyway; colleagues say he was incredibly emotional about her, the two were lifelong soulmates, business partners, and best friends
How it works:
invite: let your closest family and friends know that adventure awaits
select: the fine details of your ceremony/who walks you down the aisle/the songs that you will hear/and the colours that you love
get ready: ensuite hair and makeup provided by a top local vendor/personal florals masterfully styled by a professional florist and delivered to your door
marry: with a professional wedding officiant/custom ceremony and legalization/natural outdoor venue that remains a secret until your wedding day/fully styled ceremony/planning by Brilliant Events
celebrate: clink your glasses and cut your cake, you’re married!
eat: dinner reservations at your choice of restaurant/artfully designed wedding cake by our world class cake designer
reminisce: full day photography coverage by Anastasia Photography/link to online images professionally edited and ready for download
Escape from the mundane and stressful tasks of sifting through details, and websites. Let us dream and plan for you, while you do other (incredibly romantic) things
In 1842 she wrote a letter defending his early writing work from critics, he responded with a request to meet her, she finally agreed and by 1846 Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning had eloped and relocated to Italy, resulting in her improved health, the birth of a son, and more than a few excellent sonnets
The Great Escape packages are designed for the couple and up to 25 guests*
We delight in artfully designing your day, but we are open to your personal requests and add-ons are available to customize your experience:
-live streaming of ceremony
-helicopter to mountain top location
-second location decor styling and transportation
-dinner styling and photography available upon request
*cost of restaurant meal and alcohol not included
READY to add your names to the list of couples who love to plan, yet still want to get married in style?
Don’t wait! Contact us now to book your dates.