the spark between alex & joanna started in tofino on a camping trip with friends. they were greeted with crazy rains and winds and it continued through their entire kayaking trip. alex is an absolute lover of the great outdoors: especially the incredible terrain in british columbia. a trip with extreme weather was nothing but exciting for him. joanna, although not quite as adventurous as alex [at the time] held her own: through the rain, through the wind, amidst the holy cow this weather is actually frightening thoughts. joanna was steadfast, alex was impressed & decided to make a move. he knew a good woman when he saw one. joanna had style, class, brains, beauty and… perseverance in the midst of a storm.
it’s only fitting that alex & joanna chose middle beach lodge in tofino to celebrate their marriage on september 24, 2011. it was my very first time experiencing tofino and i fell in love with it. yes, it rains a lot & yes, the wind can get crazy. you have to be a true lover of british columbia weather to plan a tofino wedding: alex & joanna certainly are. although they planned for an outdoor ceremony on the beach and the rain stopped just in time, the winds were too strong to set up the tent. disappointing, but what i love about these two is their easy-going personalities. plans were switched the day-of and the ceremony took place inside the beautiful lodge against the cozy fireplace. fifty guests made the long ferry & drive to tofino to celebrate “jalex’s” [joanna & alex’s] wedding and it was an absolute pleasure to be a part of this day. [i’ll come to tofino again anyyyyytime for a wedding.]
special thank you to the phenomenal staff at middle beach lodge [ridiculously amazing, organic food] and joanna’s wedding planner britt. joanna & her worked together on the florals, the graphic design elements, the guest-book table, the donut tower [instead of a cake!] — so many unique ideas. enjoy!