Whistler Elopement: The Adventure of Jacinta and Stephen

When Jacinta and Stephen set out from Australia for a Canadian family holiday, little did they anticipate it turning into one of the most memorable occasions of their lives. They stumbled upon a captivating video by Rachel King Films, which showcased the magic of a Whistler elopement. The couple, who were already parents from previous marriages, was moved by the idea of blending an adventure-packed vacation with an intimate wedding ceremony. The result? A heartwarming elopement amidst the snowy peaks of Whistler, BC.

Rachel King, the videographer, recalled, “Jacinta and Stephen immediately communicated how important it was to not only celebrate their love but keep the kids entertained.” Her recommendations brought them to the astounding Rainbow Glacier, where the duo took a helicopter ride and exchanged improvised, heartfelt vows.

Being ski and snowboard instructors, Rachel and photographer Janice could not resist the temptation of capturing the couple skiing down the mesmerizing slopes of Blackcomb Mountain.

“The weather was in our favour with blue skies for the heli and skiing. It really turned out perfectly.” Rachel.

Rachel, when asked about other couples wishing to elope in Whistler, shared some valuable insights. She mentioned, “No permits are required for these locations in Whistler. Think of the kind of scenery you’re drawn to… And always have a backup plan. The weather changes so quickly in this part of the world.”

Jacinta, in her giddy excitement, recounted, “When I came across Rachel’s elopement video… I immediately turned to Stephen and said ‘Let’s get married while we’re on holiday! Check this video out!'”

The couple’s choice of location was based on their pre-existing plans of vacationing at the Fairmont Whistler. Rachel’s vivid descriptions of the glacier package, including the helicopter ride, left them immediately sold.

“It was a no brainer for us,” Stephen declared.

For Jacinta and Stephen, the two-day adventure was about more than their union. It was about merging their families, with every activity — from the helicopter ride to snowmobile tours — being a cherished memory.

Jacinta shared, “We could not recommend Rachel and her team enough! It was an added surprise that she was an Aussie.”

The couple’s admiration for Rachel’s work was evident when they revealed that even their beach wedding in Australia paled in comparison to the ease and charm of their Whistler elopement.

In conclusion, the Whistler elopement of Jacinta and Stephen — or should we say, the “Breddes” — was an emotional, fun-filled experience. It was about love, family, and the magical allure of Whistler, all brought together beautifully by Rachel at Rachel King Films and Janice at Janice Power Photography

Note: All the quotes in the article are directly sourced from Rachel (Videographer), and the couple Jacinta and Stephen.


Video and Planning: Rachel King Films
Photographer and Planning: Janice Power Photography
Hair and Makeup: Brenda Baker
Snacks: Picnic Whistler
Heli: Blackcomb Helicopters
Snowmobiling: The Adventure Group
Florals: Senka Florist