I don’t remember my first wedding, but I’m pretty sure that I wasn’t invited to one until I was old enough to drive.
Weddings are fun, they’re boisterous events with family and friends and they always – always – have drama. This wedding was no exception, and I’ll spare you all of the gory details save for this little hint: the bride was ill. She’s now recovered and although she could have been in better health for her wedding weekend, she’s relieved that she made it down the aisle that day. We’re all relieved.
My sister got married over Labor Day weekend and I’ve been excited to share some of the pictures from the event since it took place in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
My girls were excited to pack up and travel to Canada, eager to be the center of attention in their brand new flower girl dresses.
The wedding was held at the Prince George hotel in downtown Halifax, which is where we stayed for the entirety of our trip. There we spent time unpacking…
And swimming. They have a gorgeous pool surrounded by big bay windows. The kind of pool that could finally convince Sam to get over his fear of the deep end.
The rehearsal dinner was held at a boathouse on the water, giving us a proper view of the famous Maritime sunsets.
The main event was the next day and we woke up early, eager to lay out our clothes for our walk down the aisle.
Finally it was Go time; Sam stepped into a suit for the first time while the girls zipped up their dresses.
And then we waited…
With the signal to head downstairs, we squeezed ourselves into the elevator and stood at the top of the aisle. I don’t remember being nervous or emotional for my own wedding, but for I felt tears well up as I walked towards the altar.
Carrie, if you’re reading this, you looked beautiful.
When we finally got to party, it was well-earned…
My Dad (center) got to spend time with his five siblings who are never in the same city at once. Always a thrill to see them all together…
The next day was free, meaning no scheduled activities, no hair appointments, just a full day to explore the city of Halifax. The city is gorgeous, a few pictures from our walk around town….
And if the city of Halifax is a looker, Point Pleasant Park is heaven on Earth….rocky coastline, clear blue waters, wind-bent trees. Not only does it have a stunning view of the Atlantic Ocean, but you can pick wild raspberries and blackberries as you explore its nearly 200 acres.
And no, that’s not Jackson, that’s his brother-in-kind, my sister’s handsome vizsla Rousseau.
At last it was time to head back home to New York. Since we’d been at the lake all Summer it was nice to come back home, we’d missed it. And we’d missed this view.
City adventures are just beginning to unfold; I’ll make sure to keep you posted about all that we’ve been up to since we’ve been back.
All the best….
Note: with a bouquet of flowers in my hands during the ceremony, I wasn’t able to take any pictures; thank you to wedding photographers Soho North and my “effin’ aunt Gina” for helping me fill out the story!
I like all the beautiful photos the wedding ones were my faves, I do want some of that food heheh!
Have a funtastic week 😉
Everything is so pretty & perfect! #wordlesswednesday
Lovely pictures of the wedding. Happy WW
Great set of pictures, does Wedding ones are super awesome.
I really enjoyed today’s photos and the story that went with. The kids sleeping with the Sesame Street characters is adorable. There were too many wonderful photos to mention all those that stood out today. 🙂
Thank you so much Christina!
So glad sister was able to keep her balance – these are stunning shots and an incredible record for your youngies to look back on! I did wonder how you might have smuggled Jackson across the border… I love me a red dog… Congrats all round. YAM xx
What a beautiful wedding. And fantastic pics of Halifax. I love it there.
I LOVE all the photos. The bride, the groom, the kids in their wedding attire, Halifax, vizsla…. Hopefully we’ll soon see some photos of the maid of honour and her husband as you guys looked fabulous, too. Great memories.xo
Thank you! xoxox One day I’ll get in front of the camera 😉
Looks like a fantastic wedding weekend. Your girls are gorgeous in those dresses.
Such wonderful photos, I love the kids exploring the beach and the wedding was great. What a great affair to remember forever!!!
Have a great day!
What amazing photos, looks like a beautiful wedding too!
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Wonderful photos and story!
Beautiful bride, despite the illness! I’m glad she’s feeling better.
What a lovely record of a great day!
Beautiful pictures! Happy WW!
Nova Scotia looks beautiful to visit! My mom and dad went once years ago with my nephew. That was a lifetime dream of theirs.
So happy your sister made it through the wedding. She did look beautiful, even though she didn’t feel well.
And I agree that your little ones asleep in the bed is just precious!!
Such a beautiful time there! Congrats to your family on the wedding!
Looks like a lovely time was had! Your children are adorable!
Thank you! Hope you had a lovely weekend…
what a lovely wedding & bride. Looks like you had a nice place to stay too. My hubby has relatives (hes never met) in Nova Scottia.
Amazing photography Jess! So happy it all came together – so special!!! Nice to see the photos 🙂
That looks like an amazing time. It’s nice that you had a great wedding to go to, and time to spare with walking and hanging out on the town.
WOW! SO many breathe taking photos! What a wonderful weekend!
What a beautiful weekend — beautiful dresses, beautiful places, beautiful people, beautiful times!
Wow. This seals it…I really do need to make it to the East Coast! How beautiful!
Looks like you had an amazing trip!
What a beautiful place for a wedding! Congratulations to you all 🙂
That looks like a wonderful time!
wooow….love all you photooos…the wedding was beautiful, the girls looked gorgeous and so much fun…happy WW 🙂
Love those backlit photos, those colors of the kids in bed, the shapes as they spring into the pool and the table polka dotted with breakfast stuff.
Magical looking pictures! Congrats to your sis! And Canada looks beautiful. I wish I could travel there someday! (Also, I love that pool with the bay window!)
Great photos! Your kids are adorable all dressed up for that wedding.
So sorry I’m so late, but better late than never I always say! I love love love your pics, and what a beautiful wedding. Believe it or not I would say my favorite pics are the church steeple and your STRONG MAN hehehehe! Thanks for sharing.
What an amazing trip, I love their little dresses. The simple style and plain white is so pretty
As always, I’m hanging to every word you write and awed by how beautiful your photos are. I wish I was half the photographer you are. We just got married back in July. I definitely wasn’t nervous or emotional, but definitely overwhelmed with a fuzzy, warm feeling of happiness. Congrats to your sister!
And as always, thank you for your heartfelt comments! You always make my day 🙂 thanks…
It was the girls wearing their dresses with the bows on the back that was my favourite.