Real Maritime Weddings: Isabelle & Sébastien in Memramcook, NB

I received this Memramcook wedding from Moncton photographer Philip Boudreau, and I loved this couple’s style and the classic beauty of their day. What really blew me away, though, was the incredible, glamourous decor for their reception at the Memramcook Institute, and it turns out, it was the bride’s mother who did this wonderful work! Bride Isabelle says:

“My mom works in the wedding industry as a decorator. She had planned the whole thing and all I knew were the colors (black and white). She wanted to keep it a surprise. When I entered the room it was everything I imagined and more. I had been at the venue numerous times before but never seen it look so amazing.”

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“Weddings, Atlantic Canada-style: keeping it real”

Atlantic Canada featured weddings in Saltscapes Magazine

The Jan/Feb 2014 issue of Saltscapes has a cover story called “Home, Heart & Family: 13 reasons to tie the knot Atlantic-Canada style” which includes extensive quoting from two of my couples, Jill & Fen and Julie & Josh, as well as one of my images from Julie & Josh’s wedding. The story covers mostly couples who currently live outside Atlantic Canada and decided to return to the region for their weddings: for the food, the vistas, the music, and more. The issue is for sale now, so check it out!

Real Maritime Weddings: Susanne & Douglas in Cape Breton, NS

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). 

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Real Maritime Weddings: Evan & Laura in New Glasgow, NS

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…”

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Maritime Weddings in New Glasgow, NS
Maritime Weddings in New Glasgow, NS
Maritime Weddings in New Glasgow, NS

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.

Real Maritime Weddings: Ramsay & Rachel in Halifax, NS

Tartan, tulle and thunderstorms were all present at Rachel & Ramsay’s wedding in Halifax, Nova Scotia last month. It might have been raining outside St. Mary’s Boat Club that day – but the warmth of family and friends kept things cozy indoors. Photographs by Danijela Weddings.
 
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Maritime Weddings in Halifax, NS
Maritime Weddings in Halifax, NS
Maritime Weddings in Halifax, NS
 
Venue: Saint Mary’s Boat Club // Catering: Certainly Cinnamon // Make Up: Lauralee MacNeil // Hair: Thumpers Salon (Paul) // Décor Design: (Bride) Rachel Jolly // Day of Coordination/Décor Set-Up – Jackie Casey of Signature Events // Photography: Danijela Weddings.

Real Maritime Weddings: Alisha & Travis in Fredericton, NB

Alisha & Travis were married on a sunny (and very hot!) day this July. After their church ceremony in Burtts’ Corner they cooled off next to the waterfall at Kingswood LodgeCapturing this and every other moment was Fredericton wedding photographer Julie A. Whitlock.
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Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Venue: Kingswood Lodge // Makeup: Made You Blush // Hair: Avalon Salon and Spa // Bouquets: Grower Direct // Centrepieces and Décor: Alisha’s Mom 🙂 // Cake: Cakes and Beyond.

Real Maritime Weddings: Courtney & Andrew in Magaguadavic, NB

A rustic ‘down home’ wedding in the heart of New Brunswick – shot by Fredericton wedding photographer Kandise Brown.
 
Bride Courtney writes There were so many family members and friends that chipped in time, talents, and energy to help us get the wedding and reception, as well as the events the days before and after, off the ground. We really couldn’t have done it without those many helping hands.
 
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Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Maritime Weddings in Fredericton, NB
Hair: Blake Arsenault & Andrew Cameron // Dresses, Pocketsquares and Ties: Ryan Joelson // DJ and Pig Roast Guru: Alan Nason // Pianist: Alan Hawkins // Tent, Chairs, Glassware and Napkins: Advanced Fabrics // Tables and Tablecloths, Dishes: loaned by the Anglican Parish of Prince William, NB // Other Service Rentals: K. Moffitt and Sons, Harvey, NB // Shuttle: Trius // Officiant: Bridget Beswick // Photographer: Kandise Brown.

Real Maritime Weddings: Jenn & Dave at Liscombe Lodge, NS

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.

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Maritime Weddings at Liscombe Lodge, NS
Maritime Weddings at Liscombe Lodge, NS
Maritime Weddings at Liscombe Lodge, NS
 
Venue: Liscombe Lodge // Flowers: Quaint Ways // Photographer: Shari Tucker // Hair: Joy Josey // Music: Guitarist Amy Brandon // DJ: Rock with Bruce.