After nearly 12 years together, Leigha and Scott decided it was about time to tie the knot, and they picked the incredibly beautiful Tangled Garden wedding venue in Grand Pré, Nova Scotia.
Leigha and I previously knew each other from a photo shoot we did together some years ago. Even though we live in different provinces, when I saw her call on Facebook for wedding photographers, of course I jumped at the opportunity to travel and see her again. Despite her concerns that the cost for me to travel would be out of their budget, she was pleasantly surprised with my rate and booked me right away for their beautiful Tangled Garden wedding. (It’s less expensive than you think for me to travel — contact me if you’re curious about weddings outside Ontario.)
What can I say about Tangled Garden? What a venue! It’s first and foremost a stunning garden and labyrinth, but also a place where their garden herbs are transformed into jellies and vinegars. I brought home a cute jar of Hot Dilly Cuke jelly, which goes great with egg salad or fish. Enough about that, though — just look at this place! The Tangled Garden wedding ceremony took place at the centre of the labyrinth and then we had our run of the grounds to make formal photos. I could shoot every wedding here and never tire of it. Absolutely amazing! Being a little more inland, Nova Scotia’s notoriously erratic coastal weather didn’t impact us and we had a hot (very hot), sunny summer day to celebrate Leigha and Scott.
One funny thing I discovered was that there was no clear consensus on how to pronounce Leigha’s name. It’s true — her own parents, her best friends, her family, her guests, and her new husband all seem to freely swing between “lee-ah” and “lay-ah”. Good to know that no one can ever get it wrong.
We moved to a riverside property in Windsor, Nova Scotia for the evening hours, which included a brilliant display of fireworks to celebrate the newly married bride and groom!