Nicholle and Jeffrey first met in 2005 while attending Mount Allison University. After being placed in the same dorm they quickly became inseparable. Fast-forward 10 years later and the two settled in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Nicholle had finally finished university and the couple was ready to start the next chapter in their lives. “Jeff says he was going to wait until my birthday in July to pop the question but just couldn’t wait a day longer,” recalls Nicholle. It was the day after he picked up the ring from the jeweler that he proposed.
With a breathtaking engagement on a beautiful Vancouver beach, it’s no surprise Nicholle and Jeffrey chose a wedding venue that had its fair share of natural splendor: Healy Farm in scenic Kentville, Nova Scotia. “Because we were living in Vancouver at the time this was a bit of a leap of faith! We wouldn’t get to see our venue beforehand, taste our cake or pick out our linens in person. But with the help of the Internet and such wonderful local vendors to work with we were confident this wouldn’t be a problem,” says Nicholle.
For Nicholle and Jeffrey, their wedding wishes came down to a day full of love and friends and family. On September 26, 2016, the two said “I do” in front of 80 guests and Kate Hayter Photography was there to capture it all. If you’re in the mood for a dreamy farm wedding, read on. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
When looking for wedding inspiration the couple found themselves drawn to things that were romantic, pretty and natural. “We ended up using a soft colour palate of whites, pinks, greens and gold. We also wanted to throw in a little bit of an East Coast feel to celebrate where we met and where we were marrying. We hand-made a number of items, including our gift bags and confetti cones, and relied on rentals and Amazon for the rest! We were also pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Healy Farm and they had a large selection of additional decor items that we could choose from.”
Getting her dress all the way from Vancouver to Nova Scotia wasn’t an easy feat-in fact the bride did a “pack and roll” to her dress for the long flight. “We arrived in Nova Scotia the week before the wedding with my wedding dress rolled into my carry-on bag and a single suitcase of decorations. After that, the most wonderful effort from our friends and family helped make our day perfect!”
“Our guests traveled from all across Canada and from as far as England and Jamaica to celebrate with us. Standing in front of them as we were about to say our vows and being able to look out into a crowd so full of love was something we will remember forever,” recalls Nicholle.
The newlyweds celebrated well into the night with their 80 guests dancing to tunes spun by Atlantic Audio Pro DJ. “Accept help and don’t stress!” Nicholle advises future couples. “Our wedding could not have happened without extraordinary effort from our family and friends. Ultimately, we had a ton of ideas of what we wanted to accomplish. In reality, time and distance constraints meant there were a few things that we couldn’t get done. But that was OK! Look at everything that you did get done and forget about the little details that you didn’t.”
Venue: Healy Farm | Photographer: Kate Hayter Photography | DJ: Atlantic Audio Pro DJ | Bride’s Dress: Pronovias, Ladybelle Bridal | Maid of Honor Dress: ASOS | Flowers: Barefoot Blooms | Bride’s Sash and Hairpiece: Davie & Chiyo | Bride’s Earrings: Project Dahlia | Groom’s Suit: Tommy Hilfiger, Hudson’s Bay | Groomsmen Suits: Moore’s Clothing | Makeup: Sasha Taylor Makeup Artistry | Hair: The Headshoppe | Cake: Creative Slices by Cathy MacDonald | Cake Topper: Leanne Madeline Boutique | Catering and Bartending: Cocoa Pesto | Menu and Programs: Creative Union Design | Wedding Decor: Make Merry Events | Linens and Chairs: MacFarlands | Other sorted Rentals : Party Central