Codie and Adam had us at, “we are having an intimate oceanside elopement”. They had 8 wedding guests, and it felt like hurricane force wind and rain, but the connection between the two of them had Teddy and I completely oblivious to the fact that we were drenched all day, and loving it!
These two lovebirds live in Calgary, but wanted to come to Nova Scotia for their nuptials, and it had to be by the ocean. Our original plan was to trek to Polly’s Cove with everyone in tow, have them exchange vows, then galavant along the coast to stop for photos where ever we felt nature called to us. The rain changed these plans slightly, but thankfully the Justice of the Peace, Danielle offered her sweet gazebo as an alternative for the vow exchange, and it worked perfectly. As you can see from the collection of my favourites below, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and it had little to do with the rain.
Rewinding a little bit, Adam’s father passed away 5 months ago, and they wanted to incorporate his memory into the ceremony in a special way. He loved skipping rocks, so they had gathered river stones from back home, and had written an “M” for Murray on each of the rocks so that everyone could each skip one into the ocean. Adam and his brother’s rocks were very special, because they had drilled a hole in each of their rocks and poured in some of their father’s ashes, then covered with resin. It was truly a heartwarming moment; one that I will cherish forever. Adam’s mother was unable to make it to Nova Scotia for the wedding, so he and his brother called her in via Facetime to enjoy a toast and some photo ops following the ceremony.
We then made our way to a local greenhouse to seek refuge from the rain for some photos, and finished the night off at Lot Six downtown to enjoyed a beautiful and intimate dinner; full of delicious food and laughter.
I have said it before, and I will say it again, what I find the most endearing about our couples, is their trust in our creativity and ability to capture real moments throughout their day, regardless of the weather we have on their day. After all we are meant to capture the connection between them, and a little rain never hurts anything. Our couples are also the most inclusive and make us feel like part of the family; this in turn we are able to capture real and raw moments for them, and we are so grateful for this.
V E N D O R L O V E | Dress by BHLDN | Groom and Bestman Tuxedos by Tom Ford | Floral design by The Flower Shop | Hair by Sarah Arbuckle of Iron Salon | Makeup by Sasha Taylor Makeup Artistry | Bride and Groom preparation at the Courtyard Marriott Halifax | Ring Box by The Mrs. Box | Silk Ribbon by Frou Frou Chic | Cake by Gateaux Rose | Dinner held at Lot Six