Akane and Justin were married on Chesterman Beach in Tofino along with a few family and friends. The gorgeous images we are able to share of their special day were the result of their photographer, Erin Wallis, being a little in love with them! Here are Erin’s thoughts about their beautiful Vancouver Island wedding day.
“Akane and Justin are my kind of humans. Their story is colourful, full of chance meetings and different countries. They traveled from their home in Romania to Tofino for their destination elopement. Their elopement, my kind of elopement. Her visions and priorities were her beautiful kids, family, Tofino beaches, dress, flowers, hair, and me. Laid back, love fuelled, beautiful event. If you think you need a million hours of coverage, just for the record… I was with them for a total of 2 hours of photography. I definitely can not do a big wedding in that amount of time, but an elopement with a few of your faves… I can do. I love Tofino elopements, Tofino anything really and it appears, judging by the amount of time I spend on the west coast, it is a favourite of my amazing couples as well. The moment I set foot on the property I knew I was going to fall in love with their celebration. Akane was calm, sweet, caring and I absolutely fell in love with her energy and infectious laughter. I loved how she just carried on mothering her boys although it was for sure going to mess up her hair/makeup and dress… she laughed it all off. Thats when you know, you are onto something good at a wedding. When the little things are just that, the little things. Another thing I love at weddings is live music, like when your incredible sister in law has the voice of an angel and sings the bride down the isle. Makes everything more momentous and memorable. How beautiful. How grateful I am, Akane and Justin, to have shared it with you.
Photography: Erin Wallis Photography