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Graham & Kristen - West Coast Wedding

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Graham & Kristen - West Coast Wedding

When you ask for a West Coast wedding, you can't get much further west than Ucluelet. On the west coast of the west coast, we find the most beautiful resort on Vancouver Island. 

Graham and Kristen we're married in the wine cellar of Black Rock Resort in the tiny town of Ucluelet, British Columbia. Keep in mind, a tourist activity for Ucluelet is storm watching. Literally just watching the waves crash. I completely understand why - its mesmerizing. As a couple of surfers, Graham and Kristen share a deep love for the Pacific, so it only made sense to getting married a few feet away from the ocean. 

Despite all the times I've surfed the coast, I have never seen a storm quite like what we had that day. The walls of the hotel shook, the waves crashed against the rocks, the wind broke all of our umbrellas instantly (and we got wet.) But again, when you ask for a west coast wedding... There's not really a better way to experience the coast than being drenched by waves/wind/rain. 

We did manage to get outside for about 5 minutes when the storm dissipated for short time. Graham and Kristen did a first look near the ocean, hiding under the cover of trees and umbrellas in the pouring rain. Its definitely something they're not going to forget about any time soon. 

Beautiful wedding, super fun couple, amazing weather (depending on how you look at it.) 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS GRAHAM AND KRISTEN - 12/12/15

 

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Dylan & Carly

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Dylan & Carly

From the minute I met Carly + Dylan, I knew they were going to be fun to work with. 

The morning started with an hour-long drive up island to Comox. I met up with Dylan and the boys in a small house on the property where the wedding was held, Riverbend summer camp. There was something so special about the ceremony location. It was where Dylan and Carly first met as teenagers while attending summer camp. 

The sunlight poked through the trees, the grass was still green somehow, and air was warm. We could not have asked for a better day for a wedding. 

Dylan bought all his groomsman superhero socks based on their personalities. Spiderman for the one everyone loves, Captain American for his American friend, and Robin for his little brother, to match Dylan's Batman. 

 Carly was cool, calm, and collected all day. I have never seen a bride so relaxed. Her only demand was that all the girls got slurpees (and they even through one in there for me!) As we shot photos in her backyard, her little pug Pedro posed willingly for every picture. Perfect. 

The sun set as the reception went on, the lights came on, and the stars came out. It was an incredible end to a beautiful wedding - without a doubt the most fun I've had at "work." 

Though I only spent a day with this young couple, I felt like I made two new friends. I wish them all the best in their new marriage! 

Congratulations, Carly + Dylan!  01.08.15
 



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