I couldn’t have been happier to have returned to Nova Scotia this year to photograph another wedding. I’ve known Marly for some years now, through her sister Amy (the maid of honour, naturally). Even though there’s 1,800 km between where Marly and Mike live in Halifax, and where I live in Toronto, they knew I was the right choice for their fall wedding after a consultation via video call.
While last year’s Nova Scotia wedding took place on a warm summer day, Marly and Mike preferred a brisk autumn wedding in late October. The weather is notoriously dicey in Halifax around this time of year, and the weather certainly lived up to its reputation by giving us a very wet, very rainy afternoon. No matter! Armed with clear umbrellas (thanks, Joe Fresh!), the whole wedding party was game to brave the elements and we ended up with a ton of great photos in the rain.
The Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron’s Saraguay House was host to the ceremony and reception, and it’s located on an inlet in Halifax known as the Northwest Arm (formerly and hilariously known as Sandwich River). While we couldn’t take advantage of the beautiful location for photos due to the rain, we headed down the road to Sir Sandford Fleming Park (aka Dingle Park) for formal photos. I was initially worried that Marly and Mike’s wedding date would be too late in the season to capture the height of fall colours, but thankfully my worries were misplaced and all the trees were still in top shape.
One thing Marly and Mike really wanted was a photo of themselves on the dock over looking the water at Saraguay House, but because of the rain it was impractical. Instead, during the reception, as the rain continued to pour, we snuck outside to a small gazebo on the property (where Marly and Mike could stay dry) and snapped one last amazing photo to cap off the night. Scroll all the way to the bottom to see it!
Ceremony, Reception, and Catering: Saraguay House
Wedding Officiant: Karen O’Hara
Photographer: Your Favourite Photographer
Videographer: KnowMad Films
Ceremony Musicians: Stacey and Josh Lake
DJ: Glo DJ Services
Cake/Cupcakes: Twice as Nice Cupcakes & More
Florist: Elegant Creations Wedding Bouquets
Hair Stylists: Debby Meier / Virtue Hair Studio
Makeup Artist: Julie Pearce