Upon the 8th Day of July, in the year Two Thousand and Twenty-One, Ruth and David were married upon the sands of Cox Bay, at the Long Beach Lodge, Vancouver Island.
Long Beach is a magical and peaceful place. Guests experienced the thunderous surf, the wild wildlife, and the wilder weather of the West Coast. It is truly one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Guests will arrive on the 6th and 7th. Earlier arrivals will be treated to a tour of one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet - Long Beach, Vancouver Island. Ruth and David will arrive with the boys on the 6th.
If there is interest and time, a Photography Scavenger Hunt will be organized, with prizes for list completion, for creativity, and for the most unusual. Judges to be appointed randomly. Ish.
Great Room meals should be booked by the guests but will be covered.
A languid breakfast (arranged by you, covered by us) should be followed by sandcastles and beach exploration. Sand dollars can be found, together with exotic hermit crabs, and an occasional mermaid's purses.
The women will depart for a wee hen party at 3pm in the afternoon (consumption of artisan pastries is expected to ensue). The men will go wrestle bears.
Kidding. But bring your nerf gun.
On the night before the day of the ceremony, an evening dinner will be scheduled with a Sandbar Crab Cookout buffet (that will include steak "bavettes". No idea what those are - maybe you get to kill the cow and carve off slices yourself???). Ruth and Dave will provide a presentation during the meal.
After An-raoir, guests will be invited to join us around a campfire on the beach to sing or hum familiar ballads and tunes from yesteryear. Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Eagles and similar will be in evidence.
9 - Breakfast
10 - Pre-ceremony photos (private)
12 - Light lunch (gourmet sandwiches)
2 - Ceremony (piper: Joe MacDonald)
There will be a piper, there will be vows, there will be Gateau de Mariage, plus smoked salmon platter plus crisp seasonal crudités plus charcuterie platter.
Kilts are not mandatory, but will be in evidence. The theme will be one of seashells and the ocean. And claymores.
Following the ceremony, there will be a reception at 6:30pm (Casual Comfort menu option), with merriment, music, many morsels of munchables, and lego. We do not jest - lego there will be, and guests will be invited to display their modelling wit in the creation of undersea landscapes and dioramas.
Following the reception, we will again retire to the beach, for campfire songs and the peace of the waves...
Guests may take breakfast in the Great Room (again, please arrange yourselves, it will be covered).
We had intended to make this a week long event, and to provide events throughout that would be interesting, fun and entertaining. Long Beach is a place like not many others. You can truly lose yourself here. It is worth staying a while.
However, COVID-19 has prevented nearly all of our overseas from guests joining us, and with reduced numbers, quarantine requirements and inflated costs, it is with sadness that we apologize for the reduced itinerary and event schedule.
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Engagement & Wedding Photography by Paul Levy - www.paullevyphoto.com
Video footage by Mark McKeogh - On The Beach Motion Pictures
Audio by Joe MacDonald.
Other photography by David Noble, Ruth Burrill and guests.
Whale painting by Ruth Burrill.
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