Running away to the Island to get married? Well, it’s a pretty magical place, whether you choose the get married beside the ocean, on a mountain with islands below, or in a forest amidst giant firs. If chocolates on the pillow aren’t quite enough, these might suit you better:
- You want your ceremony to reflect the awe you are feeling as you stand before each other.
- You want to have the feeling of proactively marrying each other.
- You want to share your joy in a way that feels natural.
- You have things that you want to say to each other.
- You want to be fully engaged in your own ceremony.
- You don’t want to race through this moment in time.
We’ll work together to create a ceremony with a few elements of surprise and delight. And along the way, we’ll get to know each other, so a familiar face marries you.
Breathtaking memories of C&M’s very intentional elopement in the forest taken by the uber-talented Adina from Wren and Rook Photography.
N&K like to walk in nature, so we did a walking ceremony.
A wedding ceremony has 3 steps, so we did each step in a different location.
Has your relationship been an adventure? Then perhaps your wedding should be!
After 11 years and 2 kids together, B&D said “surprise us!” So we did! See more, along with amazing images from Chelsea Dawn
Botanists C&T wanted to get married in an old growth forest, among giant trees. While Carmanah is a great spot, flying halfway around the world to eat a freeze dried wedding dinner wasn’t a delicious thought. I found another option and we went on an adventure. Read more here.
D&I came from Europe, where I is part of the air force. He asked about witnesses…could they be Air Force folks?
A little digging unearthed an ex-CFB Commander, who happily came along with his wife. Turned into a wonderful afternoon with new friends who will likely become old ones as the years pass by.
Last Minute Elopements
In a hurry? No worries! We can still do a really cool ceremony in the space of a few days.And yes, it will still be personal and relaxed and active.
(I can do my best to take photos too, but as you can see, I’m a point and shoot kinda gal.)
Just bringing the people who matter most? Awesome! I call these “Wee Wedding Ceremonies”. The dynamics are totally different than a ceremony with more people…and a simply remarkable way to get married.
I can explain better if we meet.
How we will work
I’ll not just be your wedding officiant, I will also be your sounding board/concierge…I know some amazing spots for ceremonies, and have a nice rolodex full of venues and other professionals who will treat your big day with the awe and intention it deserves.
You will need to bring your licence application (details here), your rings (if rings will be included in your ceremony).
I have a few good-natured seniors who will be your enthusiastic witnesses for a small honorarium. (hugs are free..:) Or we can find some witnesses along the way.
And of course, I will supply you with a nice keepsake ceremony at the end, so you can share your ceremony with your family and friends upon your return.
Contemporary Minister/Celebrant and Wedding Officiant, Vancouver Island. Including Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Courtenay, Comox Valley and Campbell River. Tofino and Ucluelet as available.