Cliches got a bad rap. I used to avoid them. Three examples: 1) after I went vegan I felt younger and healthier, but when people asked me if I noticed any changes, I started talking about really specific digestive differences that people don’t ever want to hear about, and I did this because I thought “feeling younger and healthier” was too cliche. 2) Sometimes I don’t say “I love you” to people even though I’m feeling it really strongly, because it sounds like a cliche in my head. 3) At a wedding sometimes I’ll start awkwardly yammering on about the virtues of love because “congratulations on your marriage” is, yeah, too cliche. But then I had a revelation one day. I realized that cliches are cliches because they’re the things people always say, and people always say them because often enough, they’re just damned true. By avoiding cliches, I was avoiding the truth. So now I don’t avoid cliches, and this is going to help me write this blog because Emily and Tyler’s wedding was gorgeous, beautiful, deeply elegant, and every single Hallmark adjective you could think of to describe the perfect wedding. Emily was a stunning bride and Tyler was a handsome groom. Whether or not that sounds cliche, it’s just true. There was something almost Disney about their wedding at times. Tyler, the archetype of the gentle giant, and Emily, who gave me a distinct snow-white impression, married in the church that her grandparents were wed, and had an epic reception at Dalhousie. Speaking of epic–look out for the EPIC hugs Tyler gives to people. It looks like he’s spiritually healing people with those things. I get the sense that an entire industry could be built around hugs like that.
Any way. Enough with the blah blah. This collection of wedding photos is one of our all time favourites. Hope you enjoy.
Ceremony Venue: Fort Massey Church
Reception Venue: Shirreff Hall- Dalhousie University
Hair & Make up: Spirit Spa
Photography: Topher & Rae
DJ: Mike Brooks (incredible DJ, by the way).
Flowers: Blossom Shop
Officiant: David Maginley