A wedding day should be special and meaningful, no doubt, but this couple will remember their sweet, rainy day elopement for more than their exchange of vows. The wedding was as intimate as they come, with just 8 guests, and served also as a personal memorial to the groom’s father who passed away a short few months before the ceremony. We can’t do it justice with words. So, we’ll let you see the beautiful photographs. Nicole Lapierre did a wonderful job capturing all the emotion of the day and describing it below. We dare you not to shed a tear…
Nicole says, Codie and Adam had us at, “We are having an intimate oceanside elopement”. They had 8 wedding guests, and it felt like hurricane force wind and rain, but the connection between the two of them had Teddy and I completely oblivious to the fact that we were drenched all day, and loving it!
These two lovebirds live in Calgary, but wanted to come to Nova Scotia for their nuptials, and it had to be by the ocean. Our original plan was to trek to Polly’s Cove with everyone in tow, have them exchange vows, then galavant along the coast to stop for photos where ever we felt nature called to us. The rain changed these plans slightly, but thankfully the Justice of the Peace, Danielle offered her sweet gazebo as an alternative for the vow exchange, and it worked perfectly. As you can see from the collection of my favorites below, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house, and it had little to do with the rain.
Rewinding a little bit, Adam’s father passed away 5 months ago, and they wanted to incorporate his memory into the ceremony in a special way. He loved skipping rocks, so they had gathered river stones from back home, and had written an “M” for Murray on each of the rocks so that everyone could each skip one into the ocean. Adam and his brother’s rocks were very special. They drilled a hole in each of their rocks and poured in some of their father’s ashes, then covered the hole with resin. It was truly a heartwarming moment; one that I will cherish forever. Adam’s mother was unable to make it to Nova Scotia for the wedding, so he and his brother called her in via Facetime to enjoy a toast and some photo ops following the ceremony.
We then made our way to a local greenhouse to seek refuge from the rain for some photos, and finished the night off at Lot Six downtown to enjoy a beautiful and intimate dinner; full of delicious food and laughter.