Elopement: Mira & Pearce

Mira and Pearce eloped in Jordan River and celebrated with a tiny group of loved ones.

We love it when couples do their wedding their way. From design and decor, to the ceremony itself. And so many couples these days are opting to elope; the ultimate, personal wedding; shunning the expectation to have that big, all out wedding. 

Mira and Pearce eloped in Jordan River (West Coast of Vancouver Island, Canada), and celebrated with a tiny group of loved ones. They embraced what they wanted for their special day and ran with it…quite literally, through a waterfall!

Submitted by their photograpehrs, Tulle & Tweed, Mira and Pearce are just the loveliest couple, with a great eye for style. We loved hearing their story, and are so pleased to feature their beautiful day on Wed in The Wild.

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Mira & Pearce met on Tinder, but their story is different; definitely not they typical Tinder meet. In fact, Mira almost didn’t swipe right on Pearce’s heavily unpopulated profile. Having just joined the app, he hadn’t even fill out his profile, and for most, that is a huge red flag.

For Mira, it was scary, but what scared her more was how attractive she found him; perhaps to attractive for her, she thought. She didn’t swipe right. Her friend however, did it for her!

We are so thankful she did!

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“These two are kindred spirits, and the way they chose to marry was their own in every sense of the matter. When they contacted me to see if I would want to be a part of their day, I knew we would be the perfect fit for this adventure elopement.” Tulle & Tweed

The couple chose to rent an idyllic cabin in the woods in Jordan River for their preparations and legal document signing. They spent the morning with Mira’s dad, brother and friend.

“When we arrived, they were so excited to get things moving. This was despite a torrential downpour, which Pearce referred to as “the perfect day” for their wedding. They embraced their November wedding date wholeheartedly, and were open to whatever the weather gods had in store for us.” Tulle & Tweed

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With umbrellas in tow, they departed for the hike to the chosen location; but none of them remembered how to get to Mystic Beach; it’s location elusive. Without service on their phones, they drove around for a bit trying to find it, with no luck. Just when they thought their luck was out, they came across the entrance to the trail in an unmarked parking lot.

“We parked, popped some bubbly in their converted VW van and enjoyed cake from the always delicious Ruth & Dean. Once we were hydrated and full of sugar, we started off on our adventure. Hiking through dense old growth forest through hills, mud and ravines, we came to the entrance to this glorious beach after about 45 minutes of hiking . The view was spectacular and Mira and Pearce couldn’t help but run across the beach in excitement.” Tulle & Tweed

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With seals popping their heads in and out of the water, Mira & Pearce settled on the perfect location for their vow exchange. Tulle & Tweed offered the couple privacy and distance, capturing their nuptials from afar amid the stunning, natural backdrop.

“To my surprise, once we finished, they darted across the beach then looped back and jumped straight through the waterfall and into their futures together.” Tulle & Tweed

What an awesome narrative to the imagery!

“Sopping wet, we took some more photos on the beach before realizing the time. With an hour hike back up the hill, we said goodbye to the sunset before us and headed off through the forest – Mira in her white dress and the three of us singing to the tune of The Skye Boat Song (aka The Outlander theme song) as we tried to beat the fading light.” Tulle & Tweed

I think we can all agree…what a perfect ending to the perfect day.

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A Boho, Beachy Dream

An earthy, raw and honest ode to love and to all things wild and bohemian.

I cannot explain to you how much I ADORE this shoot; I am so thrilled Wed in The Wild was chosen to publish it. It is the ultimate in boho, beauty vibes. There’s macrame, florals, a fedora and a gorgeous couple. If you are opting for an intimate wedding on the beach, or even some beach couple portraits, then you need to bookmark this one!

Submitted by the beautiful Cassidy Skye Photography (who modelled with her IRL hubster), and shot by Stephanie Barrett Photography, the shoot from start to finish is an earthy, raw and honest ode to love and to all things wild and bohemian…

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The shoot was conceptualised by Cassie, Stephanie and the florist…all had a hand in discussing the tone, the vibe and the palette. All lovers of the boho trend, they decided to stay true to their hearts and stick with a style they love.

As Cassie and Matt are a real, married couple, they bought honesty and chemistry to the set. Added to that, Cassie wore her actual wedding dress and they whispered vows to each other renewing their love and commitment. A joy to shoot, I can certainly imagine. And I’m so glad Cassie wore one of her many hats, adding to the boho vibes of the shoot.

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The shoot ran amazing, and as Cassie explains, everyone was so fun to work with…

“We laughed a ton and we all got along so well that it made it feel natural and easy. Jess (the florist) did her thing throughout the shoot. She even grabbed some sea weed when we were down by the water and tied it around the bouquet just to give it an extra magic touch. Stephanie (the photographer) gave great direction and posed Matt and I perfectly. Her editing is warm and glowy and it worked out great with the lighting and theme”.

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Playing on the moodiness of the weather is certainly something a good photographer will do. Magic can be woven…so don’t worry if your day is marred by overcast clouds or rain…

“The only challenge involved with this shoot was the weather. It was kind of cloudy and gloomy, but as you can see, the images turned out amazing. The cloudy sky created a vintage bohemian feel, which was exactly what we were going for.” Cassie

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For the last part of the shoot, Cassie & Matt changed out of their wedding attire and donned some relaxed, beachy clothing. Neither were afraid to get all the way into the water, and splash around and have fun. The waves were crashing, and Stephanie (the photographer) ventured out with them to get the perfect shot.

I absolutely love how relaxed and refined this shoot is…whilst it’s earthy, tonal and boho, there is still a delicacy and an elegance about it. All tied up with a ribbon of fun and playfulness. I urge all of our couples reading this to let go and have fun with your wedding portraits; after all, staying true to yourselves and showing your fun side always makes for some awesome memories to be captured.

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Real Wedding: Kelly & Erik

The attention to detail and raw emotion at this perfect destination wedding will be sure to capture your heart.

Wow. Just wow. That was our first reaction to seeing this beautiful real wedding shot by Anna Hayes of Hazography. Set in Roatan, Honduras, amongst palm fronds, birds of paradise and a whole lotta love, the attention to detail and raw emotion at this perfect destination wedding will be sure to capture your heart.

Anna explains more…

“I never met Kelly and Erik in person until I flew to Honduras for their wedding. This was my first destination wedding so I was totally nervous that it was too good to be true – that they were too good to be true. Then I met them and we were instant friends. They invited my boyfriend and I to their welcome BBQ and we all went out for drinks afterwards. It was a freakin’ blast. The whole weekend we were treated like family. If all my clients could be like that, I would be in photographer heaven.”

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“The love. It was all there. Everyone in the bridal party was so stoked to be there. They helped the bride with everything. Hell, they helped me with everything – including removing a closet door to get sweet photos with it. The bride is 100% fluent in Spanish as it is her second language, but in the midst of the wedding day rush, she had ‘bride brain’ so she just could not find the words! So, her girls took up the slack and helped her communicate with the vendors. It was such a show of love.”

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Anna describes how the day went swimmingly for the most part…there weren’t any photography challenges in terms of lighting, posing or otherwise. However, she did experience one of the most heart-stopping moments we think a photographer could ever experience! Whilst she was backing up some of her SD cards, her case slipped out of her pocket!

“All the SD cards scattered on the slotted deck flooring! The groom was right there freaking out along side of me. Luckily, none of the cards slipped through the cracks, but Erik was ready to take a drill to the floor if need be”

Could you imagine having to engage in a little light DIY on your wedding day!

Anna’s advice…put a rubber band around your SD case so it doesn’t click open on accident!

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Kelly, Erik and Anna took a walk into the Honduran jungle for some beautiful, jaw dropping couple shots. Despite the blaring heat and after being eaten alive by mosquitos, Erik took Kelly’s hand and said “we have jungle photos, baby”. I mean, total goals right there.

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Each wedding you work on as a supplier has it’s challenges and it’s lessons, and Kelly and Erik’s wedding was no different for Anna..

“I learned what to look for in an ideal couple. In the creative world, we are always painting this picture of our “ideal couple”. Who would they be? What would they do? How would they act? Well, I managed to find them on my first destination wedding. Kelly and Erik treated me in the absolute best ways and I am so grateful they chose me to capture their wedding”

We’re so glad they chose you Anna, and so glad you chose Wed in The Wild to showcase such a beautiful day!

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Bohemian Mermaid Beach Vibes

Bohemian mermaid beach vibes on the Oregan Coast, with an intimate proposal.

Do you know when something just gives you the feels? You know; the warm and fuzzies, the butterflies in your tum, that pure excitement that makes you want to beam from ear to ear…well, thats how I felt when the wonderful Cindy of Peachy Keen Coordination got in touch with this gorgeous, beachy shoot which gave me ALL the mermaid vibes.

Captured by Amanda Jay Photography in partnership with Jordan & Khrystina Films, the team wanted to collaborate on something capturing the love of a couple so deeply in love that all their needed was them and the Oregon Coast. Brave enough to brace and withstand the weather, the team wanted to bring forward a bit of playfulness and lose the traditional nautical vibes, and instead bring forward a generous amount of colour which you will see in the florals and in the crystal cake crafted  by Next Door Desserts.

“We were also totally enamored by a beach picnic complete with eclectic pieces from Vintage Meets Modern and adorable signage from Letters & Dust encouraging guests to remove their shoes and enjoy the sand between their feet!” Cindy

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With two bridal beauty looks pulled together by Kristen Nicole and Romantic Tresses and two opposing fashions, the team wanted to convey the notion that although you may stand side by side in dresses, you can each still have your own unique characteristics for your desired appearance on your wedding day. We LOVE the dresses by Merrime Bride & Soiree and Rent The Runway; both allowing each bride to stay true to their personal style.

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Both brides wore beautiful custom created footwear by Brenna Burnett Florals and Pretty Knotted Things, and both brides wore bespoke jewellery provided by Metal & Pebble Jewelry Co. The beautiful forest backdrop was complemented by macrame custom created by Pretty Knotted Things.

Cindy explains that the most unexpected thing happened during shooting, and it was one that moved all of the suppliers in that moment…

“One of our model brides proposed a domestic partnership during the photoshoot. The pause in the modelling vs authentic engagement between the two was very endearing and a special moment for all present.”

How amazing to have bore witness to such a gorgeous, personal moment!

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Whilst the photos show an incredible, clear day, shooting wasn’t as easy as it looked. In March, the Oregon coast is really windy, and the day of shooting was particularly chilly. However, Mother Nature was forgiving and allowed the team some beautiful sun, and they could not completely race away from the incoming tide!

“Like true wedding days, you learn how to be creative and think on your feet. Since we had access to a beautiful beach cabin (where the models also got ready) we decided as a team that it was best to relocate as to not watch our beautiful pieces be taken by the ocean.”

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