Elopements and Secrecy

I have come to realize that part of my job involves keeping secrets. Sometimes I have to keep planned surprises by grooms hidden from brides, like I did with Scott and Fiona and their fireworks show last summer. More recently, I helped hide the surprise entrance of a bride to her ceremony via helicopter (stay tuned for that video)! When it comes to elopements, the secret is often the wedding itself. After all, isn’t that part of the excitement of eloping? Running off to get married before anyone finds out! Well, people will find out eventually of course, so it is nice to have something from your special day to share with the people who matter when you’re ready to break the news. In Scott & Melissa’s case, while they came to Tofino to marry with just a few witnesses last spring, they decided to keep the details a secret until a family party this past August weekend. Now that the secret is out, I finally get to share their video! I’m glad the time has come because I really think it turned out great.

Melissa & Scott were married at Long Beach Lodge by June Hanton, and photographed by Karley Bracey. Flowers by Crab Apple Floral.