Julia and Richard got married! All of their family and friends gathered up at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville for their ceremony and reception. Julia and Richard wanted to do a first look just before the ceremony so that they could have a moment just between the two of them. We found a path at the side of the resort out of the way of the arriving guests. We love doing first looks – it is just the two of them and they get to express how they are feeling right when they first see each other. At the end of the ceremony, instead of the traditional walk down the aisle, Julia and Rich stopped and hugged all the people closest to them as they made their way through. It was one of the most emotional endings to a ceremony that we have witnessed and I have to admit it was hard to shoot it without tearing up as we were looking through our lenses at so much love. I highly recommend this as not only an original ceremony exit but a really meaningful one as well. After the ceremony we went down to the beach where the tide was out revealing a long sandy shoreline. The Parksville beaches are famous for the deep sand beaches when the tide is out and for kite flying as there is an annual kite festival. So with that in mind, Aaron and I had a craft session the night before the wedding and made a little paper kite in homage of this beach’s famous past-time. Julia and Rich walked in the sand in their bare feet, flew the kite, and then headed to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park to spend some time in the fields. We had a such a great day with you Julia and Richard and we are so glad to have been a part of your day!