West Coast Wild Beauty…This incredible West Coast Wild Beauty inspiration editorial, with Kleinfeld Bridal & Pnina Tornai, showcases the perfect moments that occur during West Coast Weddings! The power of the sea, the loveliness of the sunshine reflecting on the water, the burst of sunset colours in the sky… altogether a wild beauty that cannot be rivaled.
Weddings and elopements in Tofino & Ucluelet are wildly popular these days as couples embrace the beaches and ancient rain forest on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Mountain elopements, beach weddings, and forest nuptials – the photos ops are through the roof!
Special thanks to the team at Pnina Tornai and Kleinfeld Canada, who provided the extraordinary gowns, and our intrepid model Autumn, who braved water, wind and making gown changes out on the cliffs. Our photographer, Erin Wallis Photography, receives top kudos for capturing the extraordinary mood and feel of the wild nature of Tofino and the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
This Vancouver Island inspiration shoot is full of fun and love behind the scenes. Karen, of Petal & Kettle Floral Design, put together the bouquet from a drawing that Laura, of West Coast Weddings Magazine, had sent her. She took it up a notch, to say the least! The theme boards were 1920’s meets West Coast with the most luxurious of bridal gowns. It was a hail mary to contact Kleinfelds and Pnina Tornai. Of course, the dresses were held up at the border, as were the designer Emmy London shoes. Welcome to Vancouver Island! However, in the end, it turned out better than could be imagined. The rogue wave that hit us turned out for the best as we were able to capture shots afterward that we would not have tried before the gown was wet! Karen and Laura were crazy enough to be up on a ladder in the ocean, holding a chandelier over the cake and getting thoroughly soaked in the process! Surfers on the Long Beach Lodge water’s edge had quite the show. The final touch to the entire three days was the sunset that could not have been more amazing. Erin Wallis had a photographer meltdown as the sky kept changing colours behind her. It was a Vancouver Island wedding moment in time.
You are Invited to Join us for more West Coast Wedding Beauty by Erin Wallis Photography.
PHOTOS: Erin Wallis Photography | GOWNS: Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld Canada & The Hudson’s Bay | VENUE: Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino | FLORAL DESIGN & DECOR: Petal and Kettle Parksville Florist | HAIR/MAKEUP: Petrichor Hair Workshop | SHOES: Emmy London | CAKE: Coastal Cake Company | Gowns: Kleinfeld Bridal New York EDITORIAL DESIGN: Laura Kalcsa of West Coast Weddings Magazine