hornby island elopement | jakub & jane

 

hornby island elopement

a magical, very beautiful hornby island elopement.

it’s been a year & a half since jakub & jane decided to get married. To elope. To somewhere on vancouver island. A bit of a journey from their home in england. But they are travellers, these 2, & the west coast of canada was calling. About a year into planning, jakub contacted me about the possibility of photographing their walk into marriage. Emails & discussions followed, ideas about where to stay & where it felt right to get married. At some point i dropped hornby into the mix. And somehow, as if by magic, it all unfolded beautifully from there. They came, with packs on their backs, & stayed at one of the sweetest vacation rentals on the island. Jakub is a bee keeper & jane makes amazing handcrafted natural skincare products using the honey and beeswax from their hives. So it was fitting they found their hornby home at sumana garden nursery, where jodi & edward live with their families of bees.

trees mean a lot to jakub & jane. They featured in the readings in their ceremony. And so it was fitting they were married under 2 of the most amazing old growth trees in helliwell park. Surrounded by the grounded wisdom of ancient firs, jakub & jane promised their lives to one another. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the intimate gathering. They celebrated with a toast of mead from hornby’s local middle mountain mead & then we wandered around & through helliwell park, into the sunset & the rest of their lives together.

jakub & jane, it’s hard to express how honoured & delighted i am that i was invited along to witness & document your beautiful journey into marriage. And i look forward to seeing how your lives unfold in the years to come. And to when you wander back to our coast again, to find us on hornby & to celebrate the wonder of your time here. The beginning of your days as mr & mrs.

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location – hornby island

guest house – cute cozy cabin

flowers – hornby’s wonderfully talented alina milek

wedding dress – Kelsey Genna

bride’s shoes – Polyvore

groom’s shirt, belt and shoes – Ted Baker

groom’s trousers – Next 

groom’s bow tie – Fox & Brie 

bride’s hair styling – Arlene McIlroy 

rings – Glasswing Jewellery 

mead – middle mountain mead

pottery and all the goodies from Hornby Island…

 

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  • Jakub Harding-Smolik

    Hi Jennifer,

    you might be hearing this all the time, but just like others before us must have said to you, we’re absolutely delighted with your amazing pictures! Honestly, they’re so beautiful! I can’t believe how well you tell the story and how wonderfully, gently and creatively you capture so much within such little time. I’m a tiny bit into photography myself, but I’ve only got to say: “wow!” And very honestly, I’m so jelous! :-)

    And by the way, where were you all the time we were out there? How did you manage to take such terrific pictures in such an unobtrusive way? You’re truly awesome!

    The great photography aside, thank you so much for everything you’ve done for us leading towards the special day. You’ve been all so helpful. If it weren’t for you, we wouldn’t have learned about Hornby in the first place, let alone gone there and discovered its charming places and met some of the delightful people who live there. Thank you for all the great tips and for going the extra mile (actually many miles) with us. You were not “just” our photographer, but also one of our witnesses, a bit of a wedding planner and now, may I say, a friend too. Thank you!

    You’ll always be in our hearts, so we’d love to stay in touch and hopefully see you again when we come back to Hornby one day. I guess we’ve got a ton of reasons to revisit…

    Jakub & JaneReplyCancel

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