Mikus + Victoria are such a beautiful couple and their love story is so amazing. I received a call from a man in the United States who found me online and was looking to elope in Vancouver with his fiance Victoria. Their elopement didn’t fit a traditional package, but I was in love with the idea of what Mikus and Victoria had planned so we created something custom for them. When a lot of people think of destination weddings they think of Mexico and Cuba, among other tropical destinations. I think Canada is the perfect place to have a destination wedding with our amazing scenery and gorgeous weather – especially our very definitive seasons.
Although both Mikus + Victoria are both European, Mikus lives in the US and his fiance Victoria lives in New Zealand. They came to Vancouver to say their “I dos” in the smallest ceremony I’ve ever photographed. The ceremony was held in the garden of the wedding officiant’s heritage home at Kitsilano beach, with myself and the officiant’s husband as the only two witnesses. I drove them around Vancouver afterwards, to UBC and to the Art Gallery for some great photographs to celebrate their marriage. Victoria is Russian and sweet talked the woman at the front desk of the Art Gallery (who is also Russian) into letting us photograph there. Victoria has now moved to live with Mikus in the US, very much in love and finally together. I wish them so many years of happiness together! Thank you to the both of them for hiring me as their wedding photographer.