Kristy & Mike


Friends and family descended on Big Beach from as far away as the United Kingdom, Asia and Africa for Kristy and Mike’s wedding ceremony. They were greeted with a perfectly sunny west coast day and beautiful ceremony arch designed by Compass Wedding Cafe. The ceremony was officiated by “Hitchhike Mike” Gitelman, who always creates a very unique, sentimental and genuine ceremony. Mike even helped decorate the beach by incorporating some wildflowers and beach grass. The ceremony also saw a unique ring-warming in which the guests all passed around the rings and gave their blessings while singing The Beatles’ “Oh Blah Dee, Oh Blah Dah”!

After the ceremony Mike & Kristy had a photo session with the amazing Erin Wallis while the guests enjoyed snacks and cocktails in the Wine Cellar at the Black Rock. Their reception was held in the Ballroom at the Black Rock, where they enjoyed dinner and toasts before moving into a traditional Ceilidh dance, in honour of Mike’s Scottish roots. As most of the guests were new to the dances, things were led by The Slowpokes Ceilidh Band while everyone followed instructions and tried to keep up! Mike, Kristy and their guests also enjoyed cake from Zoe’s Bakery & Cafe in Ucluelet, Dj services by Ukee Rocks! and a Photo Booth from the ever wonderful Four Frames. All flowers were provided by Crabapple Floral in Tofino, Hair and make-up by MaLuxe and the entire day would not have been what it was without the amazing help of Suzanne from West Coast Weddings and Events!

Mike & Kristy, thank you for letting me capture your day!