Tom + Mindy: A Sea to Sky Elopement

Just because you are eloping doesn’t mean that you have to forget about all the fun details of a wedding. You can still totally indulge and treat yourself to all the great things about weddings such as a beautiful dress, a dapper suit, flowers, hair and make-up, photographer, great food, beautiful location and in Tom and Mindy’s case a helicopter ride and a 10 day vacation in Tofino to soak everything in and truly relax. Tom and Mindy are from Las Vegas and sight unseen chose Tofino for their wedding, other then the fact that both towns are popular wedding destinations the two places couldn’t be more different. That’s what they wanted though, Mindy is born and raised in Vegas but Tom has lived all over the states and both agreed that they wanted beaches, forest and lots of nature, which through googling eventually led them to the very west coast of Vancouver Island where all of these things are abundant, they even upped the ante and added mountains to their wish list of scenery. Tom and Mindy were married at their rental house over looking Cox Bay and Rosie bay a fire was lit, it was intimate and so heartfelt and with the energy of a brewing storm the rugged beauty that is winter in Tofino was really being highlighted. With the help of Atleo air these two really got it all and Mark from On the Beach Motion Pictures, and myself were fortunate enough to tag along with these two as we flew from sea level to alpine, with a quick stop in a winter wonderland then down for more photo ops on a gravel bar in a pristine river. Most people I meet who have never been to Tofino are blown away by it, but few fall quite so in love with it as Tom and Mindy did they were completely enamoured and it was so lovely to be with them as they experienced and so greatly appreciated the beautiful west coast, it really made me feel so fortunate to live where I do. Thank you Tom and Mindy, you guys are so awesome.

Hair-make up: Studio One Tofino

Flowers: Crab Apple Flowers

Co-ordinating: Rare Earth Wedding and Events

Marriage Commissioner: Judy Micheaud

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