West Coast Wilderness Lodge wedding: Shawndra and Len

When Shawndra contacted us to photograph her wedding at the West Coast Wilderness Lodge, I got excited right away. I had been stalking the lodge’s social media for a long time and the environment always looks so wild and authentically “West Coast”. It was on my bucket list for a vacation, so photographing a wedding there exceeded all expectations!

Shawndra and Len chose to create a weekend getaway experience for their wedding, instead of a single day event. Together with family and friends, they started the three-day experience roasting marshmallows over a bonfire (beat that, rain) and celebrated the second night away on the Lodge’s deck. Finally, to finish the festivities some guests went for a hike in the surrounding Pacific Rainforest (as did we).

One thing to keep in mind about the lodge, as well as the village of Egmont, is that there’s no cellphone reception or fast internet. It may seem inconvenient (I went through social media withdrawal), but I think it actually made the guests more present in the moment.

My favourite moment was the cutest little fist pump during the ceremony.  You’ll see!

Thanks so much Shawndra and Len for having us travel along with you. You guys know how to have fun and enjoy the little things in life. <3 

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PS: Stay tuned for our blog post with photos of our hike at the Sunshine Coast! We absolutely loved the wild forest and beach areas. Best of all: there were hardly any tourists, thanks to the rainy weather. What?! Rain at the Sunshine Coast?! 😉 

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Thinking of having your wedding at the Sunshine Coast? Don’t hesitate to get in touch! We love the untamed nature and are always up for new adventures!