Saraguay House Wedding with Stephanie and Shaughn

A Saraguay House wedding on the ocean. Saraguay House is a beautiful venue on the North West Arm. Located on the ocean it has a stunning rustic wooden wharf and gazebo. I love weddings on the water whether it be lake or ocean frontage, they are so stunning! Stephanie and Shaughn made the decision to get married indoors because of the falling rain in August of 2017. Stephanie waited until the last possible moment to make that decision as she really wanted her wedding outdoors unfortunately the weather decided not to cooperate.

The Wedding Prep Photos at Juno Tower

Stephanie got ready at Juno Towers in Halifax with her bridesmaids, close family and friends. It was a quiet morning with lots of amazing moments, especially when the bridal brooch bouquet arrived. I loved her bridal brooch bouquet, so unique! Stephanie’s gown was vintage ivory with beautiful lace flowers throughout her gown. Shaughn got ready at the Delta Halifax Hotel with his groomsmen. There was lots of smiles when the guys opened their really cool beer mugs. The both traveled by vehicle to Saraguay House for their wedding ceremony and reception.

The bride having her hair done during bridal prep and gazing at her bridal brooch bouquet at Juno Tower in Halifax, NS.
The bride during bridal prep putting her makeup on at Juno Tower in Halifax.
The groom with groomsmen getting ready at the Halifax Delta Hotel.
The bride with her bridesmaids get ready for her wedding at Juno Tower in Halifax, NS.
The bride getting ready for her wedding at Juno Tower in Halifax.

The Almost First Look Photos

Stephanie decided she wanted a first look without the look, in the backyard of the wedding venue. Shaughn came out first and we put him into place to make sure he couldn’t see Stephanie as she walked down the stairs towards him. They ended up standing back to back holding hands and just had a moment with each other. Such a sweet memory!

A first look by the bride and groom before their wedding ceremony at Saraguay House in Halifax.

The Wedding Ceremony Photos

It decided to rain on their wedding day. We had hoped the rain would hold out so Stephanie and Shaughn could have the outdoor wedding they wanted. But it was not to be. In the end, it was still a very emotional, sweet and lovely ceremony indoors. Their best man took the rings around to all the guests in a warming ceremony, something I had never seen before. I found it quite moving though. Stephanie walked up the aisle with her father as Shaughn waited for her at the alter.

The father of the bride walks her up the aisle as the groom waits at the alter during their Saraguay House wedding.

The also did a wedding wine box ceremony which involved placing a bottle of wine into a box for their first wedding anniversary. Another first I had not seen before. I just love unique weddings that show of the personalities of the couple.

The bride and groom have a wedding wine box ceremony at Saraguay House in Halifax.

They both said their personal vows to one and another, then exchanged the rings and of course the first kiss followed.

The bride and groom exchange personal wedding vows during their Saraguay House wedding.
The bride and groom exchange wedding rings then have their first kiss at their Saraguay House wedding.
The bride and groom walk back down the aisle following their wedding ceremony at Saraguay House.

The Wedding Party Photos

The wedding party photos with the bride and groom in the rain during their Saraguay House wedding.
The bride and groom with their wedding party having wedding photos taken by a gazebo at Saraguay House.

Stephanie and Shaughn decided to brave the rain and so we headed to Horseshoe Island Park by the Armdale rotary, not too far away from Saraguay House. There images were quite picturesque with the Dingle Tower and the ocean in the background.

The bride and groom having wedding photos done at Horseshoe Island Park in Halifax, NS.

The Wedding Reception Photos

We returned to Saraguay House for their wedding reception. Stephanie and Shaughn had opted for a sweetheart table which I loved. I hadn’t had a wedding with a sweetheart table up to this point another more unique aspect of their personalities. The wedding party sat at a round table to the side. The meal was buffet style and absolutely delicious. The bride’s father started the speeches off, followed by the maid of honor, the best man and Stephanie’s brother who gave Shaughn a gift of pretzels and pepsi. Next up we had the bride’s grandmother, bridesmaid and then the couple themselves did a thank you speech.

The father of the bride speech to his daughter and son-in-law during a wedding at Saraguay House.
The brother of the bride makes a speech during a wedding at Saraguay House.
The bride and groom thank their guests for coming to their wedding at Saraguay House.

The reception didn’t end there, how is this for a first…a hula hoop show! Yup that’s right one of the guests got up and hula hopped! Her reward? Stephanie and Shaughn kissed.

A guest performs a hula hoop dance for the bride and groom during their Saraguay House wedding.

They ended the evening off cutting the cake, a trip to the wharf over the ocean for a few pictures, followed by the first dance followed by the parent dances.

The bride and groom cut the wedding cake then feed each other during a Saraguay House wedding in Halifax.
The bride and groom walk towards a wharf at Saraguay House for wedding photos.
The bride and groom pose for wedding photos on a wharf during a Saraguay House Wedding in Halifax, NS.
The bride and groom have their first dance together at a Saraguay House wedding in Halifax, NS.

Additional Links

1. Saraguay House website.
2. Check out some of my favorite wedding advise blog posts…
Planning A Nova Scotia Wedding-a 12 months timeline.
NS Wedding Venues Plus Tips For Choosing the Perfect Venue.

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