So many couples choose to get married in Tofino because this place already means so much to them, and Mark and Heather are no exception. Mark and Heather both came to Tofino as kids with their families, it was their first getaway together when they started dating, and it was on Florencia Bay where Mark proposed to Heather. So, it’s only fitting that Tofino was their wedding destination. In true Tofino fashion, their wedding day was blessed with unseasonably nice west coast weather. The forecast called for a downpour and they even held their rehearsal under the tent. But, after a little morning fog, the weather broke in time for the ceremony, and the sun even broke through as Mark & Heather were pronounced husband and wife! Aside from the weather, what made their ceremony so memorable was that it was officiated by a close friend of theirs, Paul. This made the ceremony that much more intimate and personal to them and everyone involved.
Their reception was held at the Tofino Botanical Gardens and featured the best cocktail hour I’ve seen yet. Put on by Chef Tim May of Red Can Gourmet, it featured champagne, oysters and appetizer stations spread throughout the garden paths and old growth forest trails for the guests to wander and explore. The entire day was organized and facilitated by Sheila and her amazing crew at Rare Earth who did an outstanding job in making sure Mark and Heather had a seamless, perfect wedding day. I’m so grateful to Mark and Heather for having me along for such an important day in their lives and I can’t wait to see them in Tofino again (and there is no doubt I will)!
Also, be sure the check out the days photos from their friend and photographer Tegan McMartin.