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  • Welcome to my blog! I am an artist, visual story-teller, and adventurous photographer, based in Tofino and Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I am passionate about traveling, exploring new places, learning new things and inspiring those around me to live their dreams. This blog is a window into my work, my travels, my inspiration, and my love for all things creative.

Kim & Jamie | Rare Earth Wedding | Tofino

Kim and Jamie’s wedding, organized by Sheila of Rare Earth Weddings and Events in Tofino, was amazing! The happiness and laughter that enveloped the entire day portrays two people that are perfect for one another and the love that they share with their dearest family and friends. This wedding was definitely one of my favourites of the summer. Kim and Jamie chose Crystal Cove Beach Cabins as the starting point of their day. These cabins have always been my favourite and bring me back the the days that I worked there. The little log cabins have that west coast charm that never gets old and the cove right out front, adjacent to McKenzie Beach, is the perfect setting for a wedding ceremony.

After Jess from Salty Dolls had made the finishing touches on Kim’s hair and make-up and Kim had her dress on and gifts presented to her best girls, there was a little bit of tension right before the ceremony. A little rain cloud started to downpour, but in classic Tofino fashion, it only lasted 10 minutes and the sun was shining down on the happy couple as the vows were underway. After a fun champagne toast and photo session, everyone made way to the Tofino Botanical Gardens.
Gorgeous light streamed through the rainforest and the warmth of sun gave the gardens a beautiful glow. Rare Earth Weddings is becoming known for it’s cocktail hour in the gardens. If anyone has been to the Food and Wine Festival, it’s kind of like that with different stations set up throughout the gardens. Although, there are no line ups and everywhere you go, you’re with the people that you love most in the world. Back at the tent, set up next to the Darwin Cafe, the salmon was slowly roasting on the fire and the Red Can Gourmet was preparing a feast. It was fun to photograph the reception with lots of animated speeches, games, dancing and hula-hooping. If you are ever lost for an alternative idea to make the couple kiss, how about hula-hooping! It’s great entertainment for everyone to watch their aunts, uncles, mums and dads wiggling their hips to get you to kiss.
The decor at the reception was designed by Rare Earth Weddings and Events. Sheila had each table marked by a Tofino beach, with gifts from Tofino Tea Bar and Tofino Coffee Company. Tofino Brewery on tap and bouquets were designed by Crab Apple Floral. It always amazes me how many incredible wedding vendors there are in Tofino and how many different people from the community pull together to create these events for our guests. Kudos to the Tofino Wedding TEAM!
Thank-you Kim and Jamie for having me photograph your perfect day! I wish you many many more memories like these ones. Check out the album on the Marnie Recker Photography Facebook page for more photos that didn’t quite make it into this blog post and feel free to tag yourselves and share with others!

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