As we’ve said before, (if you can afford it) having both photography and film for your wedding day, gives you both the ability to not only capture the look of your day, with all the little details and gorgeous portraits, but the feel of it too.
The pan of the camera over your location, the movement of your dress in the breeze, and the way your face changes as you catch the eye of your partner.
And for a simple wedding, like Kevin and Suzi’s, the film can often play an even bigger role in documenting the event, as the dress and the decorations take a back seat to the couple, their ceremony and their stunning backdrop.
And this one is no different.
We’ll have his beautiful photographs and more details from Kevin and Suzi’s wedding later today, but for now, we’ll pass you over to Tomasz to tell you more about this special couple, and their captivating film.
From The Filmmaker
Suzi and Kevin are two remarkable people with big hearts.
They both work in childcare and 8 years ago met in a classroom at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
It’s not often you’re invited to participate in such a unique and intimate wedding and in a location that showcases the very best of the Pacific Northwest.
They had a simple but deeply personal intention for their wedding day: “Getting married on the occasion of the Harvest Moon, in our favourite little corner of the world, with 11 of our closest family members in Ucluelet, BC.”
Suzi and Kevin shared some good fun in the water at Wickaninnish Beach, before parting ways and preparing for the wedding.
They were surrounded by their closest and by an outstanding view of Barclay Sound and the Broken Group Islands, a landscape that could inspire poets and most definitely photographers.
Not wanting to make this a grand affair, preparations were completed in no time at all and we soon found ourselves out on the rocky shoreline and water’s edge of the Ucluelet Peninsula for the First Look. The light was simply glorious that day.
With the Pacific Ocean at our backs and ancient spruce and cedar trees above our heads, we gathered for the ceremony at a beautiful section of the Wild Pacific Trail.
The wedding commissioner, Mike Gitelman, orchestrated a moving ceremony and also brought along his own acoustic guitar to play some tunes.
Everyone in attendance took turns reading passages from Edward Monkton’s, “A Lovely Love Story.”
This, and the entire day, was beyond incredible.
Watch Kevin & Suzi’s Beautiful Wedding Film
Isn’t it special? I just love how there’s no elaborate DIY projects or flower-filled centrepieces, but it’s just as gorgeous and inspirational as all the other weddings we share on the blog.
It’s really lovely to see a couple dance around in their normal clothes too, it shows their every day love, not just the romance of a wedding – don’t you think?
Don’t forget to stay tuned for more details on this beautiful wedding a little later.
But in the meantime, thanks so much to Tomasz Wagner Photography & Film, and of course the beautiful Suzi & Kevin for sharing their intimate wedding day with us.
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