Your life, your story.

I help people create magical, one-of-a-kind experiences to mark and celebrate life's milestones

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Elope BC

A magical pop-up elopement experience in nature for two humans to join their lives together intimately, sustainably and without the huge expense of a wedding or regular elopement. 
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Simple Elopements, Short & Sweet Ceremonies and Fully Personalized Weddings. Whether you want something quick and fun, or highly personalized with rituals and your love story, I have an option for you that is fun, relaxed and full of love!
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Celebrations of Life

An opportunity to honor your loved one and celebrate their life. A chance to gather with your community to hold space for pain and grief and to find hope and connection together. Allow me to guide you through this process in a way that is loving and holds space for both sadness and laughter.
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Hi, I'm Sue

My job is to celebrate love! I’ve officiated over 200 weddings across BC and love doing ceremonies in nature. With my Elopement business, Elope BC, I offer shared pop-up elopements, as well as personal and helicopter elopement options. I also officiate funerals and Celebrations of Life for those looking to honor a loved one. I specialize in fun, personalized and relaxed ceremonies that get everyone feeling the love.

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The Facts

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Rituals and symbolic acts affect us on a deep level. They have the power to create transformation and healing in our lives, connect communities, and strengthen bonds.
Ceremony is a chance for us to bring together our loved ones to acknowledge, celebrate and hold space for the big changes in our lives.

Client Love


Can we say our own vows?
Yes, always! This is YOUR wedding you can do whatever you want!
How far will you travel?
I’ve traveled all over BC in the name of love and am happy to travel to you!
Can I bring my dog?
I do a ton of nature elopements with pets, and as long as your location is dog-friendly, your fur babies are welcome!
Are you going to photobomb my kiss?
NEVER. This does not happen on my watch.
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  • We cannot express in words our extreme gratitude to Sue for the beautiful ceremony she created for us on our wedding day! She was extremely open to hearing our ideas and captured our personalities perfectly, taking into consideration all aspects of the ceremony. She took all our stresses away and made us feel so special... we were blown away with her delivery of our story and highly recommend her to anyone wanting a wedding ceremony based on love. I look forward to working together with Sue again in the future to plan a blessing way ceremony for my first child.

    - Janina & Sean

  • Sue can help you plan and execute the ceremony that you never knew existed, but may be exactly what you need at a certain time in your life. I've been to several blessingway ceremonies to mark a women's transition into motherhood (a great, and meaningful alternative to having a baby shower). I've also been to a wedding ceremony by Sue. It was fun and whimsical and personalized and organic-feeling... (not what I usually think of weddings). These kind of "get-togethers" strengthen communities and help create deep bonds, and Sue has a magical power of dissipating any awkwardness. She has found her calling as a Celebrant, so utilize her skills!

    - Kelsey Snelgrove

  • You were perfect for us. Short, sweet, funny and heartfelt. Thank you for being so calm and such a professional through the chaos. We appreciate you and have had so many compliments on the ceremony.

    - The Browns

  • I would recommend Sue to everyone! She takes the time to gather each of our love stories and create a beautiful story to share with everyone during the ceremony. We had many compliments on it! Perfect

    - Cheryl-Lynn Woods

  • Sue was wonderful to work with! We spoke once on Skype and then communicated via e-mail the rest of the time. On the day of the wedding, we felt at ease knowing that she was going to briefly walk us through the process beforehand and then be there to facilitate the flow and feel of our ceremony. We wanted a light-hearted, short, yet meaningful ceremony and she created exactly that. She set the tone for our evening wedding and we could not be happier with how it went!

    - Rachel Harrhy

  • Sue was such a delight to work with!! I messaged her and heard back within an hour. I told her my fiancée and I wanted to get married asap and her response was “how about tonight?” Haha! We ended up doing the ceremony a couple of days later, and everything she prepared was perfect! We wrote our own vows, did the ceremony, filled out a few forms, and it was done! I highly recommend Sue to anybody and everybody!

    - Paul Lander

  • Sue is an incredible celebrant. She made our big day perfect. Our ceremony went off with out a hitch and we loved how it was completely personalized. I could not have asked for a better ceremony. She is a true pleasure to work with. I would without a doubt recommend her to anyone looking for an officiant for their wedding.

    - Angela Burden

  • Initially my partner and I did not know how to personalize our wedding so having Sue helped make our day special and accurate to our personalities. Having a celebrant was the perfect way to ensure that our wedding day was more than a legal piece of paper- it transformed our experience I'm to an intimate, fun, and unique experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

    - Alexandra Nowek

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Photo Credits: (1) Joshua Jerrid, (2) Joelsview Photography, (3) Taylor Roades, (4) Selena Photography, (5) Joshua Jerrid, (6) Bill Woods Photography, (7) Joelsview Photography, (8) Tamara Boden, (9) 
Sue Cairnie Ceremonies is based in the Okanagan, BC Canada, on the unceded territories of the Syilx Okanagan and Secwepemc Nations.
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