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Whistler Helicopter Elopement – A dream comes true!
Bride & Groom
Whistler Helicopter Elopement. When a couple’s entire love story has been filled with adventure, it’s only fitting that their wedding day is adventurous too! Marya and David’s love story began at work. They both worked at a tech startup. David as a software developer and Marya as a user experience designer. However, it wasn’t until about a year of working together that they truly connected. One day David mentioned that he was into paragliding. He invited Marya to try it out. Because paragliding can only happen when the weather conditions are perfect, their first few glides kept getting cancelled last minute. Guys just ended up going somewhere else to hang out. The conditions may not have been perfect for paragliding, but they were perfect for something else. Deepening a friendship that soon developed into romance. And if you’re wondering, they did get to go paragliding eventually!
Last summer on a huge travel adventure that took them to Thailand and Bali, David popped the question. One night in Bali, he surprised Marya with a spa experience followed by a romantic dinner for two looking over the rice fields in Ubud. During the dinner, the electricity went out so the two were left drinking wine in the dark for more than an hour, alone in the middle of a rice field! When the power finally came back on, dinner was served, and a helpful waiter kept offering to take photos for them… and that’s when he asked and, of course, she said yes.
If they didn’t yet know from their many rescheduled paraglides or their dinner in the dark, Marya and David once again learned that sometimes life doesn’t go to plan. Like so many couples this year, the global pandemic meant re-thinking their wedding plans, but the result couldn’t have been any more magical.
Intimate wedding ceremony
Marya and David chose to celebrate their love by having a helicopter wedding. Their intimate elopement in Whistler included just their closest family members: Marya’s grandmother, mother and little sister. And we can’t forget their cat! You don’t often see cats as part of a Whistler wedding ceremony, but this adorable special guest was a very important part of their Whistler Helicopter Elopement.
The couple and their guests got ready in the beautiful Nita Lake Lodge. After that they had an intimate and emotional wedding ceremony at the stone circle in Whistler, overlooking the water. Then, they were whisked away by helicopter for a mountaintop adventure wedding photos.
Mountain top wedding photos
It was breathtaking! We took advantage of two helicopter landings. The first landing was at the glacier. The view of the Princess Louisa Inlet from there was breathtaking! The the second was beside a secluded alpine lake what made a completely different background for their wedding photos. From Marya’s incredible flowing floral wedding dress Hilori by Rara Avis to the stunning alpine views, plus the fact that Marya and David were so easygoing and happy… We couldn’t have asked for a better day!
Elope in Whistler
There seems to be an increase in helicopter weddings and elopements recently. And we are all about it! Just imagine celebrating your commitment to each other with a breathtaking glacier, ice cave, mountaintop, or lakeside wedding that you’ll remember forever! British Columbia and Sea to Sky corridor is abundant with amazing locations hidden in the mountains that make for unique wedding venues. And you don’t need to hike for miles to get to these locations! A short pleasant helicopter flight and you can have your intimate wedding ceremony in the pristine wilderness of British Columbia with unique views.
Whistler is a number one place in British Columbia when it comes to heli intimate weddings and elopements. We’ve photographed many helicopter adventures in Whistler including a small helicopter wedding of Ashika and Ryan, helicopter pre-wedding session for a couple from Hong Kong. We can help you to craft your day! Let’s get in touch!
Wedding dress: Luxx Nova Bridal – Wedding Dresses Vancouver
Floral design: Da Fiori Design
Videography: Calling Mountain Production
Getting ready location: Nita Lake Lodge
Officiant: Tracy Kerr
Makeup & Hair: Kerry Waring
You don’t need to get married to have an amazing heli adventure!
Check out this stunning pre-wedding helicopter photo session