I’m going to sound a bit cynical saying this, but here goes: when you’re at a bridal show, nearly everybody fits in one of two roles. There are the wide-eyed and ‘welcoming’ vendors, and there are the overwhelmed consumers with pockets stuffed with business cards. The vendors lure people in, sometimes with candy, sometimes verbally, and sometimes by grabbing them by the arm and yanking. Anyone not wanting a sales-pitch just avoids eye-contact with everyone, but not even that works all the time. It was in that madness that we met Liz and Chris. They seemed to like that we weren’t great salespeople, and we definitely liked that they liked that we weren’t great salespeople. They also liked our photography, and so we had a conversation–days later and away form the madness, at a coffeeshop over cheesecake. That seems like such a long time ago now…..
Over the course of about 18 or so months, we kept in contact with Liz and Chris, meeting for homemade pizzas there or pasta at our place, and got to hear how their day was being planned, about the water-front cottages and the pirate party that was being planned around the rehearsal dinner. Of course, the four of us became friends. It’s pretty hard not to when there are some of the best things to go along hanging out: pizza, pasta, cheesecake, coffee, pirate party and wedding planning. There was more to it than that. Liz has been a huge supporter of our photography (and her mom has been too!) and every time we meet, it’s chill and the conversation rolls out easily. One of conversations between Chris and I that I’ll never forget was when I asked him why he was such a huge Oilers fan. I asked in an effort to make a little chit-chat but I was astonished by the answer. I’m not even going to tell you. Look at the photos, and if you see Chris somewhere in Halifax, ask him why he’s an Oilers fan. He’ll be baffled if he doesn’t know you, but he’s nice enough that I think he’ll answer you, and you’ll love how unconventional the answer is. (I really hope somebody who sees this blog asks him!).
Their wedding day was full. It started with yoga and hockey and ended on a dance floor with an awesome party.
Ceremony & Reception Venue: Atlantica Oak Island
DJ/Band: Sound Choice Music
Dress: David’s Bridal
Make Up: Kelsie Clark