On their third anniversary of dating, Serena + Ron returned to Whistler, BC, where they got engaged, to exchange vows in an intimate elopement on Ipsoot Glacier.
Both family oriented, Ron + Serena originally considered hosting a larger wedding. But with their respective families far flung across the globe (hers in Korea; his in the US), the logistics and costs of planning two ceremonies felt daunting. So this pair of introverts opted instead to begin their lives together just the two of them. Well, them and their sweet little pup, Tipton.
The pair got ready at the Four Seasons Whistler. They opened their custom Cartier rings, and Serena helped Ron with his tie and jacket. Serena then donned her gorgeous gown in a separate room so that they could still do a first look before their Ipsoot Glacier elopement ceremony. After putting the finishing touches on her wedding day look, Serena FaceTimed with her family in Korea (her parents were thrilled for her, sending love and congratulations while still in their pyjamas). Then, she and Ron (with Tipton in tow) shared their First Look.
We did a few portraits in Whistler Village before taking off on Blackcomb Helicopters for their mountaintop elopement at Ipsoot Glacier. During their heartfelt vows, Ron teared up. I was warned that he’s a crier. And to be honest, I LOVE to see it. Feel those feelings, everyone!
This special couple plans to host receptions in their home towns one day soon, but in the meantime, they’ll be able to share their photo gallery and elopement video. They plan to create wedding albums for each set of parents so they can share their special day with the people who mean the most to them.
Capturing intimate celebrations like Serena + Ron’s is a privilege I will never take for granted. It is such an honour to witness (and in this case, sign as a witness!) these incredibly special moments in people’s lives.
As with Ron + Serena’s Romantic Lakeside Park Proposal, I had the privilege of working alongside the amazing Rachel of Rachel King Films once again for their Ipsoot Glacier Elopement. (Did you know Rachel and I will be launching our joint project, Whistler Proposals, soon? Be on the lookout for our official announcement!)
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