Photography Journal

Tin Poppy Elopement

I have been intrigued by the Tin Poppy Retreat ever since I picked up one of their brochures a couple of years ago. I started following them on Instagram and then decided to reach out to Maggie Shook to see if she wanted to collaborate on an elopement styled shoot. Maggie and her husband Jeremy are the most interesting and creative people and I wanted to spend way more time talking with them.

Each unique and inspired accommodation on this beautiful, 160 acre property in the Larch Hills has incredible character and style. It has three rentals available – the Lavender House, Violet Cabin and its namesake, the Tin Poppy. It’s eco (solar-powered!), rustic yet luxurious and an absolutely perfect place for an offbeat couple’s elopement or intimate wedding. If I could do it all over again, this is the just kind of place that I would absolutely get married. Thankfully there are always vow renewals, right?

I collaborated with these fantastic artists/vendors from the central and north Okanagan:

Dress/Veil: Bliss Bridal Kelowna – Facebook | Instagram

Hair/Makeup/Bridal Model: Tanisha Langner of T. Langner Lashes and Makeup – Facebook | Instagram

Groom Model: Zach Langner, Artist – Instagram

Suit/Shoes: J.Crew / Gucci

Floral: Katie LaRone 0f Sweet Pea Flowery – Facebook | Instagram

Jewelry: JC Bradley Jewellers – Facebook | Instagram

Catering/Styling/Venue: Tin Poppy Retreat – Facebook | Instagram

Thank you to everyone involved! It was a beautiful day and I can’t wait to come back and spend a cozy weekend by the fire at this forested retreat in the hills.

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8 thoughts on “Tin Poppy Elopement

  1. Kali Mikelle

    Oh my goodness! Tin Poppy Retreat is almost as beautiful as that bride! Love the unique aspects brought into their intimate wedding day. You documented it so well!

  2. Zoe Steindl

    I have no words for how much I love everything about this!!! My favorite photos are the one where her dress is hanging in front of the cabin and the bride hold the deer skull. This tin poppy retreat elopement looks so dreamy. And that cake looks delicious. What a beautiful intimate wedding!

  3. Jessica

    Oh my goodness Paulina, this is STUNNING!!! You are a fantastic Okanagan Elopement Photographer and Tin Poppy Retreat is indeed a stunning spot to elope! The details all came together beautifully with the vendors you worked with (the horse drawn carriage? whaaaat!) and you did such a thorough and beautiful job capturing it all!

  4. Sarah Meza

    Oh my gosh, all the styling is on point for this Tin Poppy Retreat elopement! I love the whole retro look! 🙂

  5. Malachi

    I love adventure elopements! And this location is such a cute setup. You captured this couples and the surroundings and mountains so beautifully.

  6. Henry Tieu

    Wow wow wowwww, this Tin Pop Retreat spot is magical and this adventure elopement is so darn gorgeous. You nailed it


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