Brandi & Neil – The Grand Entrance


Like most couples, Brandi & Neil wanted their wedding to be unforgettable. The way they went about doing that was a little different than most. Brandi wanted to make a big entrance, so she decided to arrive at her ceremony not in a limousine, but in a helicopter! To make this an unforgettable entrance it had to be kept secret, so the only people who knew were the planners, photographers, myself and the marriage commissioner. She even managed to keep the secret from her Dad, who was to walk her down the aisle. She told him that she wanted some photos together before the ceremony. I think he must have figured it out when we pulled into the Atleo Air hangar at the Tofino Airport. Brandi’s Dad was already looking forward to walking his daughter down the aisle, so the chopper ride was icing on the cake for him. He was smiling ear-to-ear the entire time. The energy and excitement of the helicopter at the beginning of the ceremony carried throughout the rest of the day, and their reception was filled with lots of laughter, love, hugs and dancing.

Brandi & Neil were married on Mackenzie Beach by Andrea Hanson and had their reception at the Tin Wis Resort.  Their flowers and decorations were provided by Petal & Kettle and their cake was made by Coastal Cakes. The guys from Vivid Photography were there to capture some amazing photos. The helicopter entrance was piloted by Josh at Atleo Air. Thanks you, Brandi & Neil for making me a part of your big day, and thanks for the chopper ride!!!