A bride’s perspective of her wedding day, here are Adrienne’s beautiful memories:
“Our wedding day was PERFECT. Neither of us could have asked for anything better or would have wanted it to be any different. From the start, having our friends and siblings with us to get ready, laughing and joking around was incredible. My veil was vintage, and belonged to me late aunt, who wore it on her wedding day in May of 1984.
Doing a first look was an amazing experience, having a chance for Ryan and I to see each other one on one is something I will never forget. We only figured out on Monday that we would be able to have our ceremony outside on the patio and both Ryan and I were a bit hesitant at first. Not knowing what it would look like or all of the things out of our control like weather and other people on the boardwalk made it a decision we didn’t want to take lightly. We are so glad we decided to have it outside, it was a beautiful day and loved being able to show all our out of town guests a view of the water! Walking around downtown through historic properties and Granville Square for our pictures showed us both a different side of the city we live in. You see things from a whole new perspective and we were able to show our wedding party a little taste of the uniqueness of Halifax. Being able to give our guests a sit down served meal was really important to Ryan and I. Everyone made an effort for us and we wanted to thank them for everything. The dinner was delicious and the cake was absolutely gorgeous. The speeches were all heartfelt and touching. Of course some tears were shed but some laughs were had and not too many embarrassing stories were told! Our first dance shared as husband as wife felt like we were the only two people in the room. Looking into Ryan’s eyes knowing he is stuck with me for life makes my heart happy. The rest of the night was shared dancing with friends and family and we couldn’t have asked for a better ending to a wonderful day!
I think how much time and effort by both Ryan and I and that he was so involved in a lot of the decisions made. He was so excited about us getting married that whatever I asked him to do he always agreed with little hesitation. We did a lot of the preparation ourselves (programs, invitations, decor) and spent many nights going over the budget and to do lists. We wanted this wedding to be about both of us and it mattered to Adrienne that Ryan was happy with everything. Being able to come out of this as a married couple with no wedding debt was important to both of us and we are happy to say we achieved that!
Our theme was elegant and classic, we wanted something special for everyone “a night out” something fancy that most people don’t experience on a regular basis. The colours were chosen because they were soft and bold but with a flare of glitter and sparkle to pull the whole look together. “
DETAILS // Venue & Caterer, Harbourfront Marriott | Bridal gown, Maggie Sottero “Lily” – Bought at Kleinfeld’s Hudson Bay | Shoes, Shoes of Prey | Heirloom Pearls from mothers side Watch and bracelets from groom as a wedding gift | Wedding Rings, Charm Diamond Centre | Bridal party attire, Bill Levkoff | Tuxedos, Joseph Abboud – Moore’s Clothing for Men | Cake, City Girl Cakes | Favours, Feed Nova Scotia Donation | Wedding planner, Corina O’Connell | Decor, Linens by Beautiful Linens Rentals (table decor by the bride) | Hair, Cara MacInnis of Tidal Hair Lounge | Makeup, Ashley Bell of Hawthorn Hollow Spa | Flowers, Neville MacKay of My Mother’s Bloomers | Stationery and Programs, paper from Crystal Clear Bags, created by the bride | Ring Box, The Mrs Box
See Adrienne & Ryan’s engagement collection HERE