Megan and Rob’s Tofino wedding brings a little bit of long beach’s winter storm season to the dryer than average summer we have been having. This was our first chance to capture a wedding in Tofino and it was such a beautifully planned and love filled event that we are thrilled we got to be the ones to photograph all the great moments. They chose a Tofino wedding so their guests could get away for a weekend and enjoy all the things they loved about storm season getaways on the west coast. This day started at Long Beach Lodge with all the preparations then portraits in the lodge and on the beach. There is a saying t0 never turn your back on the sea and this lesson was well learned that day! We were all gathered for wedding party photos just steps from the stairs to the beach right in front of the resort lodge. The tide seemed a ways out with a lot of sandy beach but I noticed a wave broke and just kept coming up the beach. As it got closer I realized it wasn’t slowing and yelled run at which point I grabbed Megan’s train of her dress, Megan grabbed her little niece, Aaron grabbed our bags and after the wave broke we were all accounted for with me wet from the knees down and shoes full of sand and a bridesmaid who was glad her dress was black and of a material that dried quickly! The first thing out of Megan’s mouth wasn’t alarm over whether her dress was dry but”Did anyone get that?!” I was saving the dress, Aaron our gear and the videographers were in between shots but we did get the laughter afterwards. We learned a Tofino lesson to always ahve a dry pair of shoes in the car and that if the sand doesn’t have many footprints on it new ones are likely to be washed away very soon! The rest of the day went seamlessly with the ceremony at St. Columba Church with cocktails at the Ice House Oyster Bar in the harbour. Guests were then transported by school bus to one of our favourite spots in Tofino – Shelter Restaurant for delicious food, drinks, toasts, hugs and warm wishes. Every detail of this day was filled with love – not just the love between Megan and Rob but the love they wanted to pour out on all the people most precious to them who were in attendance. From the incredible stationary and invites with vintage stamps – all custom made by Megan!! (she provided the lovely images of the invites below before she mailed them out) – the welcome packages with wine from favourite BC wineries, custom designed maps with favourite Tofino spots marked, monogramed buttons, custom stick on tattoos, individual bags for the wedding party and Coach umbrellas in case of rain this was all about making every single guest feel so loved and their attendance appreciated. Together they collected vintage pieces for the tablescapes and crafted their Love marquis light, the table numbers and wooden signs by hand. Megan’s dress was hand made with french lace and silk by Alida’s Gowns and her accessories were sourced from local BC artists. The orchestration of the day was flawless thanks to Tofino wedding planner Rare Earth Wedding Event Productions. We can’t thank Rob and Megan enough for letting us in on their day to create these images for them. Our favourite moment of the day was watching Rob and Megan exit the church with bells chiming, friends and family waving streamers and the two of them with huge smiles on their faces. It’s what the whole day is all about. For our first Tofino wedding this was a fantastic day that will be hard to beat!
Venues: Long Beach Lodge, The Ice House Oyster Bar, Shelter Restaurant | Bride’s Attire: Custom gown by Alida’s Gowns, Crystal hair band by David & Chiyo, Jewelry by BHLDN, Shoes John Fluevog Groom’s Attire: Suit by Perry Ellis, The Tie Bar, NHL cufflinks | Wedding Planner: Rare Earth Wedding Event Production | Florist: Flowers to You | Hair Stylist: Salty Dolls | Makeup Stylist: Emmy Humber | Decor – DIY | Stationary DIY | favours: Homemade Jam with berries from Ruby Red Farms | Bridal Party gifts: Coach | Videographers: On The Beach Tofino Wedding Videos