Holly and John’s wedding took place in an area I would guess most people living in Halifax don’t know too well. The ceremony was at an old church in Rose Bay, just outside of Lunenburg, and the ceremony at St. Mark’s Place in Middle LaHave not far from Bridgewater.
The day was Canada Day, and with the girls getting ready in a rented house on the main road going through Riverport, we were treated to a Canada Day Parade which we could watch right off the front porch. Though with so much going on inside the house, most of us were too preoccupied to see it. That being said, everything was going well and ahead of schedule.
At the church the guys were hanging out in the back room, completely relaxed and ready to get going. The ceremony was great with a lot of laughter and before we knew it, we were walking out the front door. With the sun high in the sky we were lucky to find a bit of shade beside the church for family photos, and then carried on with the wedding party to a small woodlot behind the church for some photos there.
After the wedding party was done with, Holly and John hopped in their friend’s classic Cadillac and we went to a little wooded area I had been wanting to use for photos for a while. Holly and John were awesome and walked through the mossy area, full of mosquitoes to get a few great shots. It turned out as well as I had hoped. However, at this point we were running a bit behind schedule so I booked it to St. Mark’s Place in time to catch Holly and John rolling up in their car.
Inside, the drinking had already begun and people were having a great time. St. Mark’s Place is an old church which was saved from demolition and restored as a wedding venue, so it has the character of a church with the open space to be decorated and arranged as needed. At the back of the church there was a cool setup for a guest book. Holly and John had an Instax camera and were having people take silly photos of themselves to be added to the guestbook, and in case you’re wondering, yes, I definitely took a silly faced photo for the guestbook.
With lots of laughs, and a few tears, the reception was one to be remembered. It was a fantastic way to start off the marriage of 2 great people.
Congratulations Holly & John!!!