Wedding Weekend Recap
Oh.. so yeah, I'm married! 🙊
We started planning our little, intimate wedding back in January and luckily everything came together, exactly how I had pictured it.
Originally we had wanted to elope and go away somewhere but we quickly realized that our mothers would be severely upset. We compromised and came up with our new ideal wedding.
We booked an air BNB in Black Point and had found a very secluded rocky spot that had the Peggy's Cove lighthouse in the distance. That would be our ceremony spot.
After visiting the spot again, just before we were about to check in to our cottage.. we thought that the path may be a little too difficult for my 80 year old grandfather to get down.
[ Thankfully, our host was so accommodating and the cottage was incredibly beautiful, we had the ceremony there. ]
Friday, on our way to the cottage we get a phone call from Ryan's mom telling us that our little nephew Beau decided to come 5 weeks early and that Katrena was in the hospital. Big weekend for all of us!
We got the cottage and it was so cozy. Our weekend would have been much more relaxing if it weren't for the fact that little miss Sawyer had some teeth trying to pop through. She explored a little but preferred to snuggle up and watch paw patrol.
We both wanted to take a little time on our own to just sit on the deck, breathe and finish writing our vows. I took my turn while Ryan got Sawyer cleaned up and ready for bed. He took his while I had my own shower and got settled for the night.
The sunset just helped solidify that this was the perfect spot for our ceremony the next evening.
Saturday morning - we woke up fairly early to a cranky kid. We got her up, fed and dressed and immediately went outside in hopes that the fresh air would cheer her up.
Everyone started arriving around 1pm. The only guests were our immediate family, less than 10 people. I tried to keep taking photos but things started getting a bit chaotic as our ceremony grew closer.
Not long after they all arrived, my hair and make up artist - Tara Flemming showed up and our getting ready began.
Ryan went upstairs shortly after 5 or so to get his clothes steamed and shoes cleaned. I stayed downstairs to get dressed.
Our photographer (erinbulgerphoto.com) and videographer (kirstenmalonephoto.com) came around 6pm and started doing their thing.
After they got some detail shots and candids, I hid out in one of the bedrooms while Ryan went down to the beach to do our first look.
At this point, while I was alone, that's when it finally started to hit me. All the planning left my head. All the worries about what could go wrong vanished. I just took a moment to breathe and remind myself that this was about Ryan and I.
We exchanged some small, personal gifts and then called everyone down to start the ceremony.
The morning went by so slowly and relaxed, then right after hair/make up.. everything else just flew by in a blur. Vows were read, tears were shed and the next thing I knew is we were signing the papers. It was official!
Shortly after our formal shots, we scurried off to Polly's cove for our couple shoot. We had the most beautiful sunset and those two lovely ladies shot until dark. Feet soaked, covered in bug bites but so insanely happy. It was an almost freeing feeling. After all the planning, stress, anticipation .. we could just soak it all in.
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. A huge thank you to all our amazing vendors, we had the perfect team behind us to help create our vision.
The next morning, Sunday - we had a big breakfast of banana chocolate chip pancakes and fruit salad before our moms left for the valley. Ryan's mom took Sawyer with her so we had some time to ourselves. Luckily for everyone, Sawyer was starting to feel a little better.
We left shortly after they did and drove to Duncan's Cove. One of the few hikes left on our bucket list for Nova Scotia.
We took the long way in to the trail and it was awful. Swampy and muddy most of the way. My feet were drenched by 10 min in. Everytime a trail starts out like this, it would be so easy to just give up and turn around. In the end though it is always more than worth it. The way back we found the shorter trail and that made all the difference.
Monday - we packed up and drove home. We stopped into the hospital to meet Beau and see how his mama was doing. He's a tough little guy and he is just as strong as his mother.
This was certainly a weekend that none of us will ever forget. ❤️
..and next weekend, we celebrate! 🎉
Dress - Del Formals, Berwick, NS
Alterations/Belt - Ann Marie Taylor
Flowers - A Beautiful Wild
Officiant - Sarah Anderson from East Coast Pop Up Weddings
Hair/MUA - Tara Flemming
Videographer - Kirsten Malone
Photographer - Erin Bulger