I met Spencer and Amanda almost exactly a month before their wedding and I liked them straight away. They were so easy going that I knew their wedding day would be exactly the kind of wedding I like to shoot. They were planning on getting married at a little place on Peggy’s Cove road called ‘Paul’s Hall’. I had never heard of it, and it turns out that it’s an old church Hall for St. Paul’s church. There was a land dispute many years ago and the Hall had to be moved, so they rolled it down the street to its current location. It was purchased a few years ago by a gentleman named Tobias who turned it into a small music venue. He’s done a number of renovations such as adding plumbing and a bathroom, and Mandy and Spence were the first ones to have their wedding held there. Maybe we’ll be seeing more weddings at Paul’s Hall in the future, it was a cute little spot, great for a small wedding.
As for the wedding itself, Mandy was walked down the aisle by her two boys who doubled as comedians for the ceremony. The whole thing felt like such a fun family event with lots of smiling and laughter, and best of all, nothing felt rushed.
After the ceremony, they all mingled a little bit and then we went out and took some photos, in the snow, and the cold. When we began photos, the sun was shining and it was chilly, but really not too bad. Easy for me to say with my coat and gloves on, I know. As the time passed and the sun got lower and lower, so did the temperatures. It didn’t help that we started at Paul’s Hall in Glen Haven, off the water, and ended at Peggy’s Cove which is obviously on the ocean, and very, very windy. We had planned to do a shot or two with the entire wedding party by the lighthouse, but a windchill taking about 20 degrees off the already below zero temperatures, was not having it. Spence and Mandy braved the cold for a few minutes, but we agreed that it would be cruel to subject her bridesmaids to that cold.
I really enjoyed my time with everyone at the wedding, and hope for nothing but the best for them in the future. Here are a few shots from their day.