A Beach Wedding Ceremony with Shannon & Daniel

A beautiful bright and sunny, beach wedding ceremony in Green Bay, Nova Scotia. Shannon and Daniel braved covid and were so increcibly happy that they were able to get married on the date they originally wanted. It was a stunning and quaint ceremony right on the ocean.

Shannon and Daniel met online. Their first date was at a sweet little local cafe and then skating at the Oval. It was Dan’s first time skating and he was trying too hard to not say no to anything Shannon requested. He agreed to go even though he didn’t know how to skate. Dan was a total champ and only fell once. He didn’t even mind that Shannon laughed along with him as she helped him up.

The Wedding Cottage Prep Photos

Shannon and Daniel had a wonderful opportunity arise to use her instructor’s cottage and the beautiful beach beside it. Given the beautiful scenery, they couldn’t say no to the opportunity to have an outdoor wedding on the ocean, where all their guests would feel safe and confident, considering current covid restrictions.

They didn’t really have a specific theme/style for their wedding, just went with what they could do on their small budget. They chose colours they both liked and that would work nicely on the beach.

The bride during bridal prep in a small cottage in Green Bay NS.
The groom gets ready for his wedding ceremony in a cottage in Green Bay, NS.

The First Look Wedding Photos

Dan’s favorite part of their wedding day was getting to see Shannon in her wedding dress during their first look.

A bride sneaks up on her groom for a first look within the dunes of a beach in Green Bay NS.
A bride sneaks up on her groom for a first look within the dunes of a beach in Green Bay NS.

The Beach Wedding Ceremony Photos

Shannon’s favorite part of their wedding was the vows they shared during their ceremony. They hadn’t discussed them with each other before the wedding but both mentioned Dan’s socks and how they never quite end up fully in the laundry. It was such a perfect coincidence and she really felt like it shows how in sync they are as a couple.

A beach wedding ceremony on the ocean in Green Bay NS.
An intimate beach wedding ceremony with the bride and groom in Green Bay, NS.
An intimate beach wedding ceremony and the first kiss of the bride and groom in Green Bay, NS.

The Wedding Party Photos

Shannon and Daniel almost had to postpone their wedding due to covid, but decided six weeks before their intended date to go ahead with their plans. It was a whirlwind but having a tiny outdoor wedding was beautiful and delightful to them.

The entire wedding party run across the beach and jump into the air during a beach wedding in Green Bay NS.

It’s all about having fun on your wedding day even during the wedding photos! I’ve always loved Harry Potter.

A Harry Potter themed wedding party photo pose during a beach wedding in Green Bay NS with the bride and bridesmaids.
The wedding party pose with the bride and groom on the beach in Green Bay, NS.
The bride and groom pose for wedding photos on a beach in Green Bay NS.
The bride and groom pose for wedding photos on the beach and in the dunes in Green Bay, NS.

Love that Daniel talked her into going into the ocean. Love love love these ocean images, along with the reflections in the water!

The bride and groom trash the dress in a creative beach wedding photo session in Green Bay NS.

Their Advise To Those Planning A Wedding

Always be flexible and trust those around you to be wishing you the best. Remember to take the time to enjoy the process and that your love for each other is the driving force behind the whole wedding. Let it be a reflection of your relationship and your love for each other. Listen to each other.

Wedding Resources

1. Check out some of my favorite wedding advise blog posts…
Planning A Nova Scotia Wedding-a 12 months timeline.
20 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue.

2. For great wedding planning ideas visit the knot and weddingwire!

Wedding Vendors

Hair/Makeup- Self done
Officiant – Paul Surrette
Planner & Decorator – Shannon Lauriston
Flowers – Shannon Lauriston
Food – Dilly Dally Eats Cafe


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