This cute Maritime-themed styled shoot comes from photographer Chantal Routhier in Nova Scotia together with milliner Oh Dina, who made the fascinators. I love the bright colours and modern styling against the classic, historic location!
This beautiful, classic Nova Scotia wedding comes courtesy of photographer Michelle Doucette. I knew that Susanne & Douglas were the perfect couple to launch the new Maritime Weddings when I read this:
“We wanted a fun, casual wedding. We are both natural improvisors so we didn’t begin with any particular theme or colour palate – we just found things we liked and went from there. When people asked us what the theme of our wedding was, our answer was “to get married?.” In all honestly we didn’t know that weddings had to have a theme! (I’m not the kind of person who has been crafting my dream wedding since I was a little girl).”
Perfect. I loved everything Susanne wrote about her wedding, so take it away!:
We woke to a grey morning, after a night of stormy weather and huge crashing waves, but by noon the sun came out and the weather was stunning. After getting ready separately, Doug came to see me and we shared a quiet moment before the whirlwind day. After a few hours of photos, we got hitched at the Inverness County Centre for the Arts in Cape Breton. The wedding took place in the art studio, which was decorated in crisp white, like a blank canvas, with only a few pops of yellow sunflowers.
My father (donning the tux he wore at his own wedding) walked me down the aisle, to the tune that my parents had at their own wedding, this version played by our good friend Tim Crofts. After the ceremony, we enjoyed some bubbly outdoors on the grassy field behind the centre. Dinner was a BBQ, buffet style, with Local Source, who dished up a delicious, locally inspired meal. Following dinner the sunset took centre stage – it was so captivating we delayed the toasts so everyone could take it in together. For dessert we enjoyed beautiful cupcakes made by the Dancing Goat Bakery, then speeches and toasts got everyone laughing, crying and clapping along to the beat (to demonstrate Doug’s drummerly commitment to the moment). After a couple of slow dances to Chet Baker (for Doug) and Elvis (for my dad) we danced the night away, with the children’s freestyle moves keeping everyone entertained. ‘At the end of the road’ Doug and I shared one last dance after everyone had gone home (or went searching for after party).
Photographer Shari Tucker, who shot Evan & Laura’s wedding, writes: “Evan and Laura have both graduated from university music programs, so singing was a huge part of their wedding day. The ceremony and reception were filled with beautiful voices of friends and family…”
Ceremony: Trinity United Church, New Glasgow, NS // Reception: Camp Geddie near Merigomish, NS // Flowers: Zelda’s Flower Studio, New Glasgow, NS // Hair: Bryden Bond, True Colors Salon, Trenton, NS // Catering: Joanne Russell // Pork BBQ: Tom Peterson // Photography: Shari Tucker.
Liscombe Lodge is a secluded, rustic getaway for a wedding set on the shores of a tranquil river on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore. Jenn & Dave were married there this spring and braved a bit of gentle rain for photos by Nova Scotia wedding photographer Shari Tucker.
A little sampling of some wedding venues with water views near Halifax, Nova Scotia:
- Oceanstone Inn and Cottages: Pretty cottages and a garden that extends right down to the water of St. Margaret’s Bay.
- Marriott Harbourfront: The view from the Halifax Ballroom is a sea of sparkling lights at night.
- The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Boats both indoors and out.
- Petpeswick Yacht Club: A view of Musquodoboit Harbour for as little as $300 / day.
- Pier 21: Another lovely (and large) venue right on the Halifax Harbour.
- Shining Waters Marina: A view of St. Margaret’s Bay + in-house catering + a huge patio
- The Captain’s House: A little bit further down the road in Chester, NS – but a picturesque historic inn and venue overlooking the water.
- The Waegwoltic: Club on Coburg Road overlooking the Northwest Arm.
Windhorse Farm seems to be many (good) things rolled into one: farm, lodge, plant nursery, event venue and a peaceful retreat that is focused on sustainable and joyful living.
Located in New Germany on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, it has accommodations for up to 50 guests, catering facilities that can serve organic, vegan dishes and beautiful gardens to be married in. Just check out these photos by Jeff Cooke Photography!