Lauren + John's Shining Waters Marine Wedding

Lauren and John were married on August 4th, with a ceremony and reception at Shining Waters Marine. 

Lauren and John’s Shining Waters Marine Wedding

This was a quintessential Nova Scotia wedding day: the weather couldn’t decide what it wanted to do! One minute, it was cloudy, then sunny, then raining buckets, then drizzling, then sunshiney—all in one day. It was like shooting 5 different weddings, and we were seriously challenged to produce in all the conditions the Nova Scotia Mother Nature gods could throw at us! But you know what? That’s when we have the most fun on a wedding day! It’s exciting, fun, and never throws a dull moment our way!

Thankfully, Lauren and John were literally up for ALL the best adventures. They embraced the weather and laughed at the rain, so they were able to spend their wedding day going on epic adventures instead of getting caught up in the shifts in the weather gods’ moods. We went on some epic hikes that left me secretly wishing I could take them on every hike with me before, eventually, we had to head back to Shining Waters Marina for the party. 

While the entertainment and fun at the reception never stopped, Lauren and John’s love was always the main event. They stole the spotlight wherever they went and reminded us all what we were there to celebrate!

I also want to give a shout-out to Lauren for the calligraphy at this wedding. She learned and practiced so that she could put out some truly amazing work for her big day. Those little touches make such a big difference, don’t they?

John & Lauren, thank you for some amazing adventures! I’m so glad that you were willing to brave the Nova Scotia weather and go on some epic hikes on your big day! With all the other Halifax wedding photographers you could have chosen, I am so glad that you chose me to capture your Shining Waters Marina wedding day!

Shining Waters Marine Wedding Photography 

Thank you to these Halifax Wedding Vendors:

Venue: Shining Waters

Florist: Twig & Twine Floristry

Hair: Meg Ryan, Bowtique Hair & Makeup

Makeup: Janine Gerrits

Stationery: DIY by Bride 

Bridal gown: Chester & Felicity

Bridal Party Attire: Jealous Bridesmaids, Toronto, ON

Groom’s Tux: Moore’s

Coordinator: Carolyn MacKay, Shining Waters

Officiating: Marilyn Coolen

Caterer: Scanway

Chantal Routhier

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