Nicki + Stephen came to Whistler for a helicopter elopement on a beautiful summer’s day!
A helicopter elopement in Whistler is a perfect way to celebrate your relationship and to have an amazing adventure at the same time. There is no perfect way to describe the feeling of lifting off from the heliport, having an amazing up-close tour of three different mountains, several alpine lakes and glaciers, before landing on a 12,000 year old glacier at 2314 meters (7591 feet) in elevation.
Nicki + Stephen travelled from Vancouver to Whistler for their helicopter elopement and tie the knot with one of their best friends (who also made their wedding rings) as one of their witnesses. With the terrible weather we had been having, we were skeptical if the helicopter would be able to fly. One the morning of the elopement, Mother Nature decided to co-operate with a perfect blue sky day. After arriving at the heliport, we donned our Covid-19 protective face masks and followed our pilot out to the helicopter. He gave us a very detailed safety briefing about the helicopter and then we climbed in for the ride.
While ascending above the mountains, we were given a brief history of the geology of the Whistler area and how the mountains and lakes were formed. The forming of Black Tusk was a very interesting story of a volcano erupting underneath a glacier. A few minutes later, we had safely landed on the Rainbow Glacier and moved to a beautiful rocky point with amazing backdrops of the peak of Rainbow Mountain and Whistler Blackcomb in the background. We performed their ceremony, and after Nicki and Stephen had shared their vows and first kiss as a married couple, we toasted them with Prosecco before spending the remainder of our time taking some portraits with the panoramic views behind. Check out the images below!
Thank you so much to Blackcomb Helicopters for the lift up to the glacier!
Helicopter elopements are always an amazing experience. Check out Kirsty + Angus’s winter helicopter wedding.
Photography | Tara Lilly Photography
Officiant | Whistler Steve
Helicopter | Blackcomb Helicopters
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