Ven­dor guide

Select shops, ser­vices and ex­perts who can make your big day a lit­tle eas­ier.

The Coast - Halifax Weddings Guide - - Vendor Guide -

AC­CES­SORIES DRESS THE DRESS

A DIY bride turned small busi­ness owner, Dawn-Louise Hunter’s Dress the Dress brings cus­tom el­e­gance to your reg­u­lar old hanger spell­ing out “Bride” or your name in the wire and adding pretty de­tails like a va­ri­ety of wood fin­ishes and or­ganza. dress­the­dress.ca

OH DINA!

Ni­cole McIn­nis cre­ates bridal head­pieces, flower crowns, clips, combs and millinery with a vin­tage aes­thetic See some of her creations on page 18. etsy.com/shop/ohd­i­naflow­er­crowns

CAKE & DESSERTS LAY­ERS CAKES

Lay­ers makes mouth-wa­ter­ing works of art in de­li­cious cake or cup­cake form. Hav­ing stud­ied with world-renowned cou­ture cake designer Betty Van Norstrand, Jen­nifer Har­ri­son will make sure you get some­thing as beau­ti­ful as it is yummy. 1276 Bar­ring­ton Street, 902446-2206, lay­er­swed­ding­cakes.com

POLKA DOT CAKES

Whether it’s polka dots on but­ter­cream frost­ing, flow­ers, or a de­sign that’s just a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, Polka Dot is just right for the bride who loves all things charm­ing and cute. Cup­cakes are an al­ter­na­tive for dessert lovers look­ing for some­thing dif­fer­ent. polka­dot­cakes.ca

ROUSSEAU CHOCOLATIER

France-born chocolatier Julien Rousseau-Du­marcet and his part­ner Nathalie Morin up and moved to Hal­i­fax (lucky us!) and brought hand­made choco­lates, fresh mac­arons and a crazy good hot choco­late to town. 1277 Hollis Street, rousseau­choco­latier.ca

CATER­ING CER­TAINLY CIN­NA­MON

For over 25 years, Scott and Donna Col­well have been sat­ing ap­petites with their lo­cally-sourced cus­tom menus. Choose from buf­fet or sit-down styles, sta­tions, or grill it up with a fancy BBQ. But book quickly: they av­er­age 60-plus wed­dings per sea­son. 3204 Bar­ring­ton Street, 423-2466, cer­tain­lycin­na­mon.com

KITCHEN DOOR CATER­ING

Kitchen Door cre­ates cus­tom cater­ing ex­pe­ri­ences for spe­cial events and wed­dings across HRM, Nova Sco­tia and beyond. Known for restau­rant-qual­ity food that uses lo­cal in­gre­di­ents, and top-notch ser­vice, Kitchen Door is ca­pa­ble of creat­ing menus for par­ties of any num­ber of guests— from in­ti­mate back­yard af­fairs to up­wards of 500 din­ers. 902-832-5213, kitchen­door.ca

SCANWAY CATER­ING & PAS­TRY

Scanway is known for its in­cred­i­ble cakes, but you’ll find it’s just as wellloved for its cater­ing. Pro­vid­ing menus to both tra­di­tional and ad­ven­tur­ous clients, tal­ented chefs pro­vide gourmet food—served or de­liv­ered—for any size event. Browse var­i­ous menus on­line, break­fast, lunch, hors d’oeu­vres, plated or buf­fet din­ners. 902-425-0683, scan­way­ca­ter­ing.com

DRESSES BED­FORD BRIDAL BOU­TIQUE

Rec­og­niz­ing that most peo­ple only get one wear out of their wedding gown or brides­maid dress, Mar­lene Ken­ley opened Bed­ford Bridal—for for­mal wear con­sign­ment. Find the top-qual­ity dress of your dreams here, or make a few bucks by say­ing good­bye to yours. 1516 Bed­ford High­way, 902-832-6402

DRINKS BEN­JAMIN BRIDGE VINE­YARDS

Es­tab­lished in 1999, Ben­jamin Bridge has since be­come one of the re­gions most-loved vine­yards. Lo­cated in the stun­ning Gaspereau Val­ley, Ben­jamin Bridge has be­come well-known for its in­no­va­tive sparkling wines and its an­nual sell-out, Nova 7. 1842 White Rock Road, Wolfville, ben­jam­in­bridge.com

EVENT PLAN­NERS JULIE K EVENTS

Julie Scott’s bou­tique event plan­ning com­pany of­fers five-star ser­vices in wedding plan­ning, cor­po­rate team build­ing, so­cial event co­or­di­na­tion and cor­po­rate event man­age­ment and de­sign. 902-448-5538, juliekevents.com

FLOW­ERS THE FLOWER SHOP

A down­town flo­ral bou­tique that’s been creat­ing artful ar­range­ments and brag-wor­thy bou­quets for wed­dings and spe­cial oc­ca­sions since 1936.

1887 Granville Street, 423-7133 the­flow­er­shophal­i­fax.ca

HAIR & MAKEUP ASHLEIGH MCISAAC MAKEUP ARTIST

A mo­bile makeup artist and ed­u­ca­tor, Ashleigh McIsaac be­came a certified makeup artist in 2007 and has been work­ing in the field ever since. She of­fers ser­vices rang­ing from head­shots, par­ties, grad­u­a­tions, fit­ness com­pe­ti­tions, lessons and life­style shoots, but takes a spe­cial in­ter­est in wedding makeup. Contact her for a cus­tom quote. ash­leighm­cisaac.com

BOWTIQUE HAIR & MAKEUP SA­LON

Owner Meg Ryan spe­cial­izes in wedding hair and make-up, and hires only ex­pe­ri­enced and tal­ented stylists for her team. The award-win­ning staff at Bowtique make hair and makeup their pas­sion and will en­sure you leave with a smile on your face.

1668 Bar­ring­ton Street, 407-4331 bow­tique­hairand­makeup.com

SE­LENA MARC­HAND MAKEUP

A Hal­i­fax-based makeup artist who spe­cial­izes in fash­ion and wed­dings. “Ev­ery­one is dif­fer­ent,” she ex­plains. “Some peo­ple want to have a nat­u­ral look and some more dra­matic. I just want you to feel like a pol­ished ver­sion of your­self on your big day, what­ever that may be!” See Se­lena’s handy­work on page 18. se­le­na­marc­hand.com

HON­EY­MOONS ANNE’S WINDY POPLARS

A hot tub cot­tage re­sort in Cavendish, PEI is a hon­ey­moon hotspot, of­fer­ing pri­vate cot­tages com­plete with fire­places, nearby pools, beaches and other lux­u­ries. (Oh yeah, and hot tubs!) Car­riage rides are op­tional, with theatre, fine din­ing and other ameni­ties avail­able to make your stay per­fect. 7195 Route 13, Cavendish, PEI 800-363-5888, anneswindy­poplars.com

IN­VI­TA­TIONS DIM DE­SIGNS

Diana Metlege’s DiM De­signs spe­cial­izes in af­ford­able wedding sta­tionery, in­clud­ing in­vi­ta­tions, RSVPs, menus, place cards, pro­grams and seat­ing charts. With no de­sign or set-up fees and free con­sul­ta­tions, you can choose from 100s of pre-de­signed sets, or cus­tom­ize. 902-404-1878, dimde­signs.com

DULY NOTED STA­TIONERY

The down­town let­ter-writer’s heaven is also a pro in wedding sta­tionery. Browse in­vi­ta­tion al­bums in the store for in­spi­ra­tion or get their in-house designer to cre­ate a cus­tom look just for you. 1459 Bren­ton Street, 446-5605, du­ly­noted.ca

JEW­ELLERY CHARM DI­A­MOND CEN­TRES

Founded in Dart­mouth in 1972, Charm is the largest in­de­pen­dently owned jew­ellery out­let in Canada, of­fer­ing Cana­dian diamonds and a large se­lec­tion of en­gage­ment rings from un­der $300 up through five grand. Mic Mac Mall, 21 Mic Mac Boule­vard, Port­land Street, Hal­i­fax Shop­ping Cen­tre, 7001 Mum­ford Road, char­m­di­a­mond­cen­tres.com

FIRE­WORKS GALLERY

Whether you’re look­ing for a Celtic knot band, some­thing more tra­di­tional in plat­inum or di­a­mond, or a per­sonal de­sign, Fire­works has been a desti­na­tion for com­pletely unique jew­ellery for nearly 40 years. From ster­ling to gold to diamonds and gem­stones, Fire­works does re­pairs, restora­tions and cus­tom work. 1569 Bar­ring­ton Street, 420-1735, fire­works­gallery.com

GRUND

Wolfville-born gold­smith Dana Grund was schooled in BC, ap­pren­ticed in Al­berta, and now has his own shop where he can pro­vide you with unique and cre­ative wedding rings and wear­able art you have a hand in mak­ing, where your style in­forms his work. King’s Wharf, Dart­mouth, 902-406-0077, grund.ca

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