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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Orange Glow and Warming Vibes

With pops of red and orange, this wedding inspiration shoot is packed full of warming glow. 

We’re battling colds over here, but this styled shoot is warming our bones RIGHT up…with pops of fiery red and orange, and a warm sunset glow to die for, this gorgeous wedding inspiration shoot is packed full of warm and inviting glow. 

Conceptualised and submitted by photographer Koyahni Collins and coordinated by Kim Solecki of Borrowed & Blue Events, there are so many striking aspects of this shoot…from the florals by Bespoke Blossoms to the stunning pearl headpiece created by Emma Glover, and not forgetting the dress lent by Blush Bridal.

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“The wedding season begins to slow down in October here and yet the colours of fall are in their most vibrant glory. As an artist I felt drawn to capture the beauty of these colours as a wedding pallet; the sun against the moody tones of autumn combined with real romance. Leaves like sunset, skies crisp and clear, wild love. Let’s inspire more couples to get married here during autumn and even winter! A way to stay inspired myself after a busy summer season and refresh my creativity. With the help of an amazing group of creatives this cooler weathered, modern-bohemian, love story came to life.” Koyahni

And boy did it come to life.

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We’re not sure what our favourite part of this shoot was…it’s all so beautiful and visually entrancing. But quite possibly it’s the juxtaposition of the elaborate lace train of the dress, set against the rustic fields…who says you can’t have an all out glam dress and still be a rustic, knees up kinda bride!

And we have to show some love to the men too…the male model’s suit had just the right amount of boho running through it with the tweed waistcoat and the fedora hat. An awesome contrast to the brides super feminine look. But hey, it totally works!

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“I came up with the idea and the theme for this styled elopement in the early days of FallI designed each look and chose the location, story and style.” Kohayni

After reaching out to some fabulous suppliers she had already worked with, Koyanhi took on Kim Solecki to help coordinate the remaining vendors and to organise the details. We love Kim; she knows her stuff and can really bring a sense of industry knowledge and understanding to a shoot or a real wedding.

“Everyone seemed really on board with the vision and I appreciated that. I sent out a mood/inspo board to the team and everyone was inspired from there. I think I can speak for everyone in saying styled shoots are really just our chance to play and have some creative fun. However, coordinating these styled shoots is time consuming. The inspiration is the easy part! Kimberly was a great asset, with lots of connections.” Kohayni

Hear, hear…we know exactly how time consuming they can be!

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Kohayni and Kim managed to pull together a first class team who understood the brief perfectly. From the florist Bespoke Blossoms, to Emma Glover whose jewellery designs were utilised. Even down to the models…Kendra, the female model, is a friend of Kohayni’s and great to work with, so when the team reached out to her, she was down to be apart of the shoot. Kim led Kohanni to Justin the male model, someone she’d never worked with but who fit the look she was searching for.

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The shoot date shifted around a bit because of bad weather which was a challenge. However, in the end, it all came together though and everyone was very professional and played their role beautifully.

“We are all friends, and in this relatively small community it’s fun once in a while to get together and be creative for ourselves.” Kohayni

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