Couple gets married in a secret ice cave
These cool photographs of a couple getting married in an ice cave will take your breath away.
Tristan Tanovan-Fox, 46, and Daniel Fox, 42, decided to tie the knot a an unique way that honoured their love of the outdoors.
The adventurous newlyweds took a helicopter with their 10-year-old white Maltese Bichon, Kobe, to a top secret location near Whistler, Canada.
And on October 1, Tristan and Daniel said their vows in front of a photographer and guide for witnesses.
Daniel, a photographer and author, said: “Tristan and I cherish our intimacy and are extremely protective of our privacy.
“Due to legalities, we had to have two witnesses.
“Had we done it our way, we would have married just the two of us somewhere in the middle of nature, without anyone knowing.
“Canada is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
“Getting married in Canada was a way for me to reclaim and celebrate my heritage.
“We wanted to be near water and we wanted a place that would be ours, and ours alone.”
The couple teamed up with Headline Mountain Holidays who had scouted out the secret ice cave.
Daniel said: “Their guides know the mountains like their back pocket.
“Which explains why they know about these secret ice caves – which are almost impossible to find.
“Our part was really easy. We simply had to show up and be ready for an amazing experience – which we had.
“Our guide, Jeff, was beyond excellent. He took amazing care of Tristan and made sure that we were all safe.”
The couple, who met in in June 5th in 2015, were up at 5am for Tristan’s beauty appointment.
They took a 20 minute helicopter ride from just outside of Whistler to get to the ice cave for the 11am ceremony.
Daniel added: “On a clear day, the backdrop will leave you speechless.
“It was simply amazing.
“We came over a peak and right there in front of us was a massive ice field.
“It is an understatement to say the ice caves are hard to find.
“Everything was more than we expected to have happened. Our main concern had been the weather.
“The ceremony could have easily turned into a disaster. I give all the credit to my wife Tristan.
“She was carrying her dress as high as she could while some of it trailed in the dirt and water.
“Even though she spent 3 hours that morning for hair and make-up, she wore that safety helmet with pride and without saying a word.
“Watching her be in the moment and not caring about all these things I couldn’t help but fall in love with her all over again.”
The couple wrote their own vows for the wedding and Daniel wrote the ceremony and took photos alongside his photographer Darby Margill.
Daniel said: “I will admit that it was really hard for me to read them. I was the big crying one during the ceremony.
“Just as we ended the ceremony, we felt this sudden drop in temperature in the cave and the pilot called our guide on the radio warning us the weather was turning bad.
“Tristan and I thanked the cave and left with the group, as a newly married couple.
“We were back at the heli-pad by noon.
“We had lunch at the Four Seasons with family and friends.
“In the evening, exhausted and blissfully happy, we ordered in pizza and watched movies, while drinking champagne – we were in heaven.”
He added: “The photos were dramatic, beautiful and full of love, exactly what we had hoped for.