Brittany and Sam’s wedding day was truly their own — they ate breakfast and got ready together before taking a boat ride to an undecided island in the Barkley Sound to read their custom vows and say “I do” to each other. They are both photographers, so they knew that choosing a wedding photographer was going to be one of the most important decisions they made. Brittany and Sam loved the artistic vision that Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films provided, and the pictures from their big day perfectly captured the raw displays of emotion and sentiment from their simple and spontaneous day.
Brittany and Sam
Barkley Sound, British Columbia, Canada
Do what you want. Don’t stick to traditions that aren’t significant to you. Eat some halibut omelettes for breakfast with rum and coke, be late to your ceremony to pick up some food cart tacos, wear things you will wear again, feel free to ugly cry your way through the ceremony, do it for yourselves.
My day to day fashion largely consist of vintage dresses so it was only natural nearly every piece had some story behind it. I was quite terrified of the concept of trying on bridal dresses so instead took to scouring Etsy, my normal hunting ground, knowing that a unique piece that could be worn again were my top two priorities. After buying my dress it became a bit of a mission to represent as many decades as I could.
We hired the boat with no destination in mind. It wasn’t until we passed the most unassuming island with a single tree in the centre of it did we all look at each other. Caleb and his crew-mate took the boat out to check its accessibility before picking us up and dropping us off by timing the waves. The spontaneity and uncertainty of it is one of our favourite things to reflect back on.
From the Groom: We loved writing personal vows for each other. The moment that hit us so hard is when we read each other our vows, I absolutely lost it. Just hearing each other’s voice and words written in their personal tone made the day so special and real.
Since both of us are photographers, choosing a photographer was obviously one of the more important decisions of the day. We knew we wanted it to be documented artistically and to be able to trust them entirely. Tomasz and Amy were just that. Their quiet presence made us feel completely at ease, and I cannot imagine anyone else there to be the sole witnesses of what was such an intimate moment in our journey.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films
Venue – Barkley Sound
Floral Design – Crab Apple Floral
Officiant – Heidi Shaw
Hair Styling – Studio One
Wedding Dress – FabGabs
Bridal Accessories – Nosilla Vintage, Jevda
Groom’s Apparel – Bonobos
Groom’s Accessories – Fox & Brie
Transportation – Cameron Sport Fishing
Many thanks to Tomasz Wagner Photo & Films for sharing Brittany and Sam’s Barkley Sound elopement with Junebug. Love their island elopement? Take a look at Hon and Matthew’s wild Isle of Skye elopement!