This amazing naturist island wedding had a nude first look #Real Weddings: Canada#boho weddings#british columbia#canada#hippie#island#long-haired groom Updated Feb 2 2021 (Posted May 24 2017) Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: FunkyTown Photography Photos by FunkyTown Photography Darshan and Alex had a naturist island wedding that took our breath away. Cortes Island in British Columbia has long been a part of the couple's life, with its pristine lakes, lagoons, forests, and seaside cottages. The pair met at a nude swimming hole about 13 years ago and chose to have their first look at the very same spot. Darshan and her mom made felt crowns for all the guests to wear, which acted as team colors as well. They were all taught a special song with three combined harmonies which greeted the pair (and flower dog) as they walked up the aisle. When the ceremony was over, the guests broke up into teams according to felt crown color for dinner. There was live music, dance performances, and a "first dip" Cortes Island-style just as the sun was setting over this nudist wedding. We especially loved their love story that was spoken to everyone at the ceremony… "Alex, Darshan… you met at the local nude swimming hole here, maybe 13 years ago. Alex, something happened just before you met that set the little neck hairs on end. Your intuition told you to pay attention… That you were going to meet someone very important. Very soon. When you got over the crest of the hill on the lake trail, there was only one person sitting on the rock that day. Overcome with a profound sense of destiny, you had the courage to head right over, take your clothes off, and introduce yourself. You had a memorable conversation. In fact, it was remarkable. A deep meaningful connection. When you saw her a couple of days later with a boyfriend, you were rather dismayed, disappointed, and your faith in destiny was a little shaken. But, perhaps it was just a timing issue. Because funnily enough, over the years, you kept running into Darshan at that same spot each successive summer. More deep, meaningful connections ensued. And though you had abandoned all hope of this union, you thought many times that you’d like to meet a woman just like her. Darshan, you felt a powerful connection to Alex right from the start. But you didn’t feel the sense you were ready. So, you waited. Also, there was that boyfriend… and then another one. And, meanwhile, over the years there was a tremendous amount of personal work to be done. When you deliberately reconnected with Alex, you knew. Like a strike by lightning kind of knowing. That Alex was the one. And that you were ready. You knew that you knew that you knew.” That last line! I just love it. And we all just love this wedding. 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Insert the gauzy shots of couples smiling at each other, and the photos of folks holding hands in the park, with the… Read More Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS Our wedding was a financial wake-up call (and our lessons learned!) NEXT 10 geeky ring boxes to guarantee your nerdy lover will say YES Show/Hide comments [ 3 ] This was one of the most beautiful weddings I ever had the privilege of attending, let alone photographing. So much love. This couple is so incredibly cool, and they are incredibly talented photographers as well. Reply This is pretty kickass. I love how you can feel the vibe of the day through the photos. So much joy and fun and love all over the place! Awesome. Reply oh gosh, I just love everything about this so much ! 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