Perched above the dramatic Nova Scotia coastline, Nicholle and Jeffrey exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends. It was everything the couple wanted, including an incredible coastal setting with their nearest and dearest along to celebrate. Kate Hayter told the story of the day through her lens and every image is one perfect moment after the next.
“My favourite moment was seeing Dwayne’s face when I came down the aisle and sharing the vows we had each written for each other,” recalls Nicholle. “Second to this would be celebrating our love surrounded by some of our favourite people in the world. The energy was incredible. We truly felt that it wouldn’t have mattered if anything went “wrong” because we were buoyed by this incredible love and that was what was important to us.”
“Our inspiration for decor and location was the Ocean. I was drawn to move to Halifax from Ottawa six years ago because of my love of the Ocean and the beauty of the East Coast. The other quality that drew me East was the kindness of the people here and the way of life. I wanted to celebrate and showcase these things at my wedding so my friends from away could experience them.”
Words by the bride…Dwayne and I met on a blind date set up by our mutual friend Heather. Heather and Dwayne were roommates and she had an inkling that we might be a good match. Both of us were happily single and a bit skeptical of going on a blind date but I’m so glad we both decided “Why not?!” I boldly invited this complete stranger over for dinner on the night of the Nocturne Art Festival in Halifax. He came bearing a chocolate pecan pie he had made from scratch, complete with whipping cream, chocolate shavings and mint leaves. We spent hours exploring the interactive art exhibits throughout the city that night … the rest is history.
I’m so glad that we had our wedding at the location that we did because it allowed us to spend more time with our friends from away.
Also I think having a good photographer, like Kate, who is able to capture the real story and feeling of the day is something I wouldn’t have wanted to do without. Dancing my heart out all night with a great East Coast Band, Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound.
We honestly wouldn’t have changed a thing.
“My advice to other brides would be the advice I am so thankful I received from others – Stay focused on the real meaning and importance of the day throughout the planning process,” advises Nicholle. “Try not to get stressed out by details. There is no such thing as “perfect” and in the end those little details won’t really matter. Be present and enjoy your wedding day because it is such a unique experience.”
Venue: White Point Beach Resort | Photography: Kate Hayter Photography | DJ: Rod Hull | Band: Roxy and The Underground Soul Sound | Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from Chester and Felicity | Bridesmaid Dresses: The Dainty Yard | Groomemen Suits: Moore’s Clothing | Flowers: Grown locally by Barefoot Blooms and put together by the Bride’s friend Linda Hamilton | Jewelry and accessories: David’s Bridal | Makeup: Tanisha Yee | Cake: Layers Cakes| Caterer: White Point Beach Resort | Stationery: Handmade by the beautiful couple