Posted by Melissa Skoda on
I was honoured to be asked to photograph Megan and Wil’s wedding in Nova Scotia. Not only had I never been to the east coast, but I don’t get to see Megan very often and was ecstatic to be such a big part of her day. Megan and I went to highschool together, but she moved to Toronto a few years ago; about the same time that I moved back to Vancouver from the UK. From the beginning I knew that Megan and Wil’s Wedding would be full of personal touches and excellent detail. And it was. A lot of thought and sentiment went into every aspect of their day from the location, to the flowers (both wild and origami) to the homemade cakes and salads. What I loved most about this wedding is that the community, family and friends came together to create megan and wil’s wedding of their dreams.
This is the view from the fish plant in north west cove (about an hours drive from Halifax) where the reception took place and some of the guests were staying
Megan found her dress at a charity warehouse event in Toronto and had the straps altered to her liking.
The girls were getting ready in the Australia room at Wil’s Grandma’s house. (You will see this beautiful yellow house later as it is part of the backdrop to their outdoor ceremony) Megan told me that they built the the extension to their house and called it the Australia room because they could only afford to either go to Australia or build the extension. Looks like the extension won.
Megan made her hairpiece herself out of vintage broaches.
Megan’s mom used the wild flowers that Wil’s family grew to create the beautiful bouquets
Jeff was a bridesmaid and helped Megan into her gown
Inside these lovely cones were Maple Keys. Megan collected them every day in Toronto so there were enough to fill the cones. She then had them shipped to Nova Scotia so that her guests could throw them at her after the ceremony.
Wil sang to Megan as she walked down the aisle. All the songs that he sung, he wrote about Megan.
Each of these cards were hand stamped (by yours truly) so that guests could write a wish to the couple.
The bridal party and guests were taken to the reception by boat
we listened to ‘I’m on a boat’. obviously.
arriving at the reception
This one is for you Warren.
maid of honour and best man practicing their speeches. (caught you)
congrats again to the lovely couple. i love you.