bride poses arm upward at huge tree base

Enchanted Rain Forest

bride poses arm upward at huge tree base

Enchanted Rain Forest

Wedding Romance in Tofino at the stunning Wickaninnish Inn…a magical shoot among the towering old-growth trees of Vancouver Island. In the lush forest that whispers tales of forgotten magic, this fairytale-like elopement embraces all the beautiful elements of the West Coast.

bride and groom lean in for kiss

The bride’s flowing wedding dress by Hannah Tikkanen recalls the gentle waves of the ocean and harmonizes with the lush greens of the ancient rainforest. The gown is a work of art, an homage to the great paintings of sea goddesses. The lightly colored diaphanous skirt floats behind the bride as she walks through the forest and onto the beach, revealing a unique bodice and sleeves. The groom takes beach style to a new level in his light-colored suit and lovely boutonniere. 

bride walks barefoot over shells and pebbles on beach

We love the utterly perfect florals in the forest and on the water. Whimsical summer flowers gracefully climb the old-growth tree, blending their colors with the woodland in soft pastels and creamy tones. The beach blossoms work perfectly on the ceremony backdrop, using the blue sky as a blank canvas. We love the bouquet’s trailing ribbons blowing in the breeze.

bridal bouquet in white neutral peach roses and ties with ribbon

On Shell Beach, time seemed to stand still as the couple shared intimate moments, embracing the serenity of the golden hour. A long driftwood table decorated with elegant simplicity hosted a romantic dinner for two with a lovely cake nearby just waiting to be cut.  Ayla Pena created beach-inspired invites and vow books using glass and seashells in delicate pastels. We love the gold, ocean-inspired wedding rings by local artist Lisa Fletcher and the log ‘seats’!

couple sit on wood stumps at rustic beach table

Enchanted Rain Forest Romance is the West Coast wedding inspiration of dreams, which is why it was featured in the West Coast Wedding Magazine Vancouver Island issue. We love everything about this green Tofino elopement, and it inspires every rainforest-inspired bride and groom!

painted cake on wood round

PHOTOS: Jen + Brian Photo & Film

VENUE + CAKE: Wickaninnish Inn

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Clearwater Events & Weddings (and some of the beautiful words in this blog)

FLORALS: Wild Bloom Floral Design

RENTALS: Darling Vintage Rentals



GOWN: Hannah Tikkanen

SUIT: Black & Lee 

RINGS: Lisa Fletcher

HAIR + MUA: Salty Dolls Hair Salon  

MODELS: Alicia + Matt

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