Maria + Eric

Elope:
To run off secretly to be married, usually without consent of one's parents.

In this case Maria + Eric ARE the parents.  After 27 years together these two made their way from Sweden to the Rockwater Resort in Secret Cove, BC to get hitched.  Maria + Eric are the definition of true love + romance.  The way they looked at each other, the way the held one another.  You knew these two had been through lifes ups and downs but they were so excited to finally get married, you could see them falling in love with one another all over again. 

Co-ordination + Botanicals by:  Coastal Weddings and Events
 


Falling in love is such a beautiful, vulnerable + uncertain act.  It takes a brave person to fall in love and to allow love in their lives. 

Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can’t ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment’s notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow — that’s vulnerability. It is also love.
— Brene Brown

This quote from brene was sparked for the very reason that I've fallen in love + have had love taken from me at a moments notice.   When I see people truly loving one another in a healthy way, it really is a special thing.  In this case - 27 years of falling in love - Wow.

Here's to all you selfless, brave and beautiful lovers.
XO Courtney