leah & bruce’s hornby island winter elopement
all too often, when we think of weddings, we think of the long days of summer & large gatherings of loved ones. But some folks break tradition. People like leah & bruce. Who came to hornby for a weekend in november, with their fur baby jack, & along with their marriage commissioner (the oh-so-lovely helen onorah), my sweet mom & me, they walked into marriage in the most beautiful way, their way. The forecast called for rain & wind & they decided to go ahead with their ceremony under the old growth trees in helliwell park in spite of it. And as the weather often does, it did the unexpected. The storm clouds blew by in the winter winds & carried their cargo elsewhere. And the light, the sky, the forest, all of it was as beautiful as leah & bruce & the promises they made to one another. It’s an incredible honour to not only be asked to document a wedding day, but to witness it. And so i hold these two very warmly in heart & mind. And when & if the struggles of a marriage come, i’ll remind them of this day, their wedding day, & the vows they shared together.
leah & bruce… may your days together be filled with the wonder of your november day – of green grass, the wild west coast, of elders in the shape of trees, the newness of a family of three, the promise of all that lies ahead. Heaps of love & happiness to you on your shared journey. xo