Pacific Sands Resort Wedding Tofino BC // Kaylie & Anthony

From the moment Kaylie contacted me after seeing my work on Instagram, I knew I had to photograph this wedding. First, the fact that she found me on Instagram was super cool, and second, she was planning a Pacific Sands Resort Wedding in Tofino, BC with a small intimate ceremony taking place on the gorgeous Cox Bay beach below. I absolutely adore everything about the west coast and every wedding I am lucky enough to capture out there is a dream. So when Thursday April 2nd 2015 arrived... I was so so excited.

I arrived with Lacey Iris, the amazing hairstylist I work with for most weddings and we met the fabulous group we would get to spend some time with. Kaylie and the two women who were going to stand beside her seemed as though they had been lifelong friends. Turns out, they had only met days prior! Originally, her groom Anthony tried to plan the entire wedding as a surprise after himself and Kaylie mutually decided one day they wanted to spend the rest of their life together and so these girls along with their other halves had flights booked even before Kaylie was in the know about the wedding! They were thrilled to come out to be witnesses to the marriage, and all ended up the best of friends.

The Pacific Sands Resort is absolutely beautiful. The views from the suites are perfect and the quiet beach below is perfect for an intimate wedding like this one. Surrounding the ocean are incredible landscapes and backdrops to explore for portraits and that's just what we did. Kaylie wanted to be able to do anything she wanted in her gown, so she wore a pair of Skechers running shoes underneath it and we were able to climb rocky cliffs, run, dance and play in the sand amongst the piles of driftwood. It was an absolute blast. Spontaneous & adventurous couples make my heart very happy.

Are you planning a Tofino, BC wedding or an intimate elopement on one of the west coast beaches? Please get in touch. I would absolutely love to capture the magic of your day.

xoxo,

Chelsea Dawn

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DIY bouquet and details of beach wedding dress

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vows are said during tofino beach elopement

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