Jenna and Sheldon Schoock first met in high school in a small Saskatchewan town, but Sheldon moved back to his hometown of Campbell Riverafter a year of university. Three years later, Jenna herself moved to Tofino and eventually relocated to join Sheldon in Campbell River, but the two would eventually head back to Tofino for holidays. One year they tried nearby Ucluelet instead and stumbled upon Black Rock Resort. Though they weren’t yet engaged at the time, Sheldon said, “When we get married, can we get married here?” And that was exactly what they did this past July, choosing the waterfront resort and its spectacular setting for their romantic DIY wedding.

With the help of Pinterest and advice from Black Rock Resort’s “incredibly helpful” wedding coordinator, Katherine Loisell, Jenna planned the wedding herself, from the décor to the favours. For centrepieces, she had Sheldon build wooden bases for manzanita branches that she sprayed inside with foam so they would stand up. Jenna then filled the base with artificial flowers, though she used real blooms for the bouquets.

The ceremony was “beautiful,” says Jenna, and it was held in the Wine Cellar, a spacious room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the cliffs and water. Jenna had the curved staircase leading down to the room and the ceremony aisle lined with cylinder vases of differing heights with floating candles and submerged roses, and scattered pink rose petals leading to two candelabra marking the ceremony spot.

Jenna walked down the aisle to “It’s Your Love” by Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. Their vows exchanged, the newlyweds then walked out together to Bob Marley’s “One Love.” What could be more appropriate?

Photographer: Feather & Bone Photography | Videographer: On the Beach Tofino Wedding Videos | Venue: Black Rock Oceanfront Resort | Bride’s Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Hair: Cobella Hair Studio, Ucluelet | Groom’s & Groomsmen Outfits: Black & Lee | Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas | Flowers: Crab Apple Floral | Centrepieces: | Manzanita Branches, Crystals & Hanging Lanterns: Blooms and Branches | Bride’s Earrings: YJ Design on Etsy