Destination Wedding at Private Coastal Estate in Nova Scotia [Canada] – Published in Destination I Do Magazine

This stunning coastal French Chateau “Harbour Mist” on the maritime province of Nova Scotia, Canada was the inspiration for this wedding design with pretty French details and colors that mimic’d the estate’s architecture. The home’s gray cedar shingles, the coastline’s bluish-grey stone that has been smoothed by years of the tide washing over it, and mussel and clam shells found along the shoreline, all determined the color palette for this wedding. To compliment the smoky blues and grays, the bride wore an appliquéd blush Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and blush Jimmy Choo heels. Her art deco diamond ring from Walton’s Antique Jewelry looked lovely placed in a vintage ring box with gold fleur de lis on the lid. Bridesmaids wore a smokey blue Watters dress with blush underlay. Long flowing strands of hand-dyed ribbon by Cocoon Silk Ribbon were tied around the bouquets to catch the ocean breezes.

Weathered wood guest tables sprinkled the plush green lawn and boasted gathered floral centerpieces by Thorne & Thistle, including native blooms, such as white lilac and Canada Mayflower, along with blush pink peonies, roses and foraged greenery. Guests were mezmerized with 180 degree views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and a view of the estate, orchard and hillside on the other. Calligraphy place cards by Gracefully Made Art were tucked into blue mussel shells at each guest’s seat. The custom wedding invitation, calligraphy and illustration of the estate were all created by Anna Lora Whitley of Silt & Pine. The Bride and Groom chose to hand write their vows in a gray velvet Vow book by Elmo Paper Stories. Maple syrup in a bottle shaped like the maple leaf, also seen on the Canadian flag, were parting gifts for guests and used the next morning at a brunch given by the groom’s family for out-of-town guests. It was the loveliest of days captured on film.

Nova Scotia Wedding by Heather Durham Photography


Photographer: Heather Durham Photography
Floral & Event Design: Thorne & Thistle + Barefoot Blooms
Local Flower Farmer: Barefoot Blooms
Rentals + Props: Staged for Upsell
Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier from Ivory & White Bridal Boutique (Birmingham, AL)
Bridesmaids Dress: Watters from Bella Bridesmaids (Nashville, TN)
Hair + Make Up: Kerri Bunn
Talent: City Models (Halifax, NS)
Models: Maggie Sutherland + Kyle Hynick + Lillie Ryan
Silk Ribbon: Cocoon Silk Ribbon
Videography + Drone Footage: Atlantic Aerialworx
Venue Location: “Harbour Mist” located in Blandford, Nova Scotia, Canada
Venue Inquiries: Stay Oversea