Halifax Indie Wedding Social

 This is hands down my favourite wedding event on the East Coast. This year I was invited to be a part of the Halifax Indie Wedding Social and I couldn't have been happier. Elegant Productions (and all the many helpers) spend a great deal of time researching to select Nova Scotia's most creative wedding professionals for you!  It's not every day you get the whole list of recommended vendors from some of the most inspiring wedding planners to make your perfect day.

First up we have Meaghan from Just Us Custom Cakes. When Meaghan talks she quietly captivates you. When she tells a story you can't help but be completely enraptured by it. I feel this way when I look at her cakes. There are so many soft details. You can't help but study each one for hours like little works of art!

Theo MacIntosh piano player extraordinaire was also there - such amazing talent! 

Manual Food & Drink had the most pretty treats you ever did see! So many wonderful details are incorporated into their work. I love the smiley face in the coffee! 

Trinity's Florals from Cape Breton had a stunning display and a boutonniere bar! How cute is that ?

Asado Wood Fired Grill is a mobile catering service which is great for all those rustic locations. Also, they had the best beef jerkey I ever had in my life. 

Bela String Quartet serenaded us all afternoon and it was soooo lovely. 

I have so many wonderful things to say about Ashley of A Creative Destiny and Krista from Polka Dot Cakes. These women are an inspiration. I'm so happy to consider both these ladies friends. They are endless sources of creativity and inspiration. Also, they are both mamas! I'm totally in awe of how they run their business, are so organized, and yet oh so talented! 

Instathat Social Printer was so much fun to have at the event. I saw so many people walking around giggling at their fun snaps!

Now for the ladies from Make Merry Events! Krista and Jillian have the most impressive eye for finding truly beautiful and unique items. Their talents range beyond finding the most wonderful things, they have the uncanny ability to put everything together in a cohesive, meaningful, and stunning way that is truly special. . 

Farmbox Films was also at the event. I've actually known Jock for a reallly long time ... like since high school. He's smart, quick-witted and tons of fun. Farmbox Films is the perfect team to document your day and make the most amazing videos for you.  

Up next is Nicole and Teddy! Their images have strong compositions yet have so much soul in them. They are skilled at marrying juxtapositions together in the most breathtaking way. There is such a strong sense of intimacy in each and every image they take. After knowing Nicole I can say this is a direct reflection of her personality. She is willing to take the time to talk to you about everything and anything. She is a total sweetheart :) 

Naphtali Carleton is such a pleasure to be around and does some of the best makeup I've ever seen. Make sure to check her out :)  

Ahhh Katrina Tuttle has a special place in my heart. She makes the prettiest dresses you could ever imagine! This girl has vision for days and an eye for detail. The fact that she will custom make your wedding dress for you makes her nothing less than a miracle worker.

I've only known Candace Berry for a short time however, since meeting her I can say she is absolutely a beautiful and kind person. I feel like kindness just radiates from her and when she picks up a camera ... even the camera gushes. "Anything for you Candace!"

Chelsea Lee makes absolutely stunning flower arrangements with the best blooms. It's my secret theory that when she arranges bouquets it's like a scene in a Disney movie. I picture her sitting in a meadow and calling upon the help of all the woodland creatures .....OK ... maybe not.... but it's the best theory I have to explain how one person can come up with so many wonderful arrangements and be so talented.

Duly Noted Stationery with Rebecca and Lisa! Duly Noted does stunning custom work which its absolutely wonderful. I consider their designer Rebecca a pro at fresh, bold, and fun designs totally unique to your day.  


OH DINA! She is the epitome of a girl boss, born with flowers in her hair and creativity in her heart. She is an endless source of inspiration and ideas. Talk to her to make your bridal look complete and beautiful. Every girl needs at least one special piece on their wedding day. 

Fun fact: Did you know every wedding I've had featured in national publications included a custom headpiece or flower crown? Just sayin'!

Lemon Dogs ... I'm seriously addicted to their lemonade! it's the reason I get up Saturday mornings and walk to the Dartmouth market! 

 Luvly in Lunenburg have an amazing collection of beautiful dresses you must see! I know I will be making a trip to buy some dresses soon.  

As a photographer I love any opportunity to make unique images. So when the model Laura agreed to brave the cold for a few minutes to get some images she made my afternoon! Laura's make up was done by Naphtali Carleton, Hair by True Beauty/Jessica Fletcher, crown by Sarah Sears Jewellery, dress from Luvly in Lunenburg,  Liv dress by Valerie Dumaine.

And finally the lovely ladies at Elegant Productions! I always love working with these wonderful ladies. The are the whole package! No matter the situation they handle it with professionalism and care. They always welcome you with a sincere and warm hug. They are everything you need and want as a part of your wedding planning team. Thank you ladies for putting together such an amazing event. 

Chantal Routhier

Halifax Wedding Photographer - named as one of Canada's Top 30 Inspiring Wedding Photographers for 2015 by Wedding Bells Magazine