STEPH & ASH
Oh hi, I've found my new favourite type of wedding to photograph - a road-trip wedding!
I knew from first speaking with Steph that her and Ash's wedding would be something special:) Steph was calm, collected, and very sweet and she talked about their plans. A ceremony and fun party at Healy farms. Their dogs would be there, which is always a selling point for me:)
Then I met Ash - the complete opposite. Boisterous, excited, and always laughing. But the best part was watching these two together - how Steph relaxes and laughs all the time around Ash, and how Ash becomes calm and chills out in Steph's presence. These two are perfect for each other.
After getting ready together in Halifax, we loaded into two cars with way too much champagne for a photography road-trip to their ceremony in The Valley. We spent hours visiting the ocean, cornfields, a gas station, and generally just having an amazing Nova Scotian time. If anyone ever wants a suggestion for photos, that's mine - grab your photographers, and hit the road!
The pure love and emotions of these two as they walked towards each other during their ceremony....ugh, not a dry eye in the house. This is what finding the right one looks like. After exchanging vows under a huge oak tree, Steph and Ash popped some champagne, played some games, and then moved everything into the barn for one hell of a party. Party highlights included:
- Ash tending bar quite *ahem* enthusiastically (photos below)
- Ash setting off a confetti cannon inside (photos below)
- Ash dancing so hard she split her pants (sorry, no photos) and exchanging pants with the videographer
But the things I remember most are the words from their friends and family: how their home has become a home for so many; their epic brunches; their endearing and reliable friendship. They haven't just made a marriage, they've made a community.
And I wanna attend a brunch:)
Photos by myself and amazing second photographer Jeannette Gallant.
See below for all these great vendors!
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION: HEALY EVENTS
WEDDING DRESS: CHESTER AND FELICITY
SHOES: SAM EDELMAN
HAIR: DIME SALON
MAKEUP: DIME SALON
BRIDE'S SUIT: RAG & BONE
OFFICIANT: ROBERT COSTELO