Wedding Al­bums

The Coast - Halifax Weddings Guide - - Contents - Mor­gan Mullin

The sto­ries and the pho­tos be­hind five lo­cal wed­dings

Savvy Si­mon and Alex Tomer had a lot in com­mon from day one: Both were in­volved in com­mu­nity work and both had a strong con­nec­tion to their Mi’kmaq and Maliseet her­itage.

For Si­mon at least, it wasn’t love at first sight, but more love at first kiss: “From the first kiss I was like ‘Wow, I’ve never had a kiss like that in my life,’ it just felt so com­fort­able, so right,” she re­mem­bers. When Alex pro­posed, at a swank Ital­ian eatery in Hal­i­fax, he mem­o­rized “Will you marry me?” in Mi’kmaq, but last-sec­ond nerves had him choke out the ques­tion in English. The pair de­cided al­most in­stantly that they wanted a sum­mer wedding, mean­ing they’d have to move fast from the Novem­ber pro­posal. “It was so stress­ful at times, I re­ally wish I’d had a wedding plan­ner,” the bride adds. In the end, things came to­gether so well that Si­mon says it’s hard for to pick a favourite part of the day. It was a cul­tur­ally-steeped af­fair hon­our­ing the cou­ple’s roots, with Inuit throat sing­ing and a sweat lodge for wedding party bond­ing (the sweat lodge was a new ex­pe­ri­ence for many of the wedding party, with some “cry­ing, heal­ing and hav­ing spir­i­tual mo­ments,” she adds). Oh, and as for her favourite part? Once she de­cides, it’s with con­vic­tion: “When I was walk­ing down the aisle and just see­ing my hus­band tear up with grat­i­tude in his eyes.”—

From the first kiss I was like, ‘Wow, I’ve never had a kiss like that in my life’.

WED­DING VENUE Gov­er­nor Gen­eral Yard by the Wo­las­toq River

FEATHER BOU­QUETS de­sign by the bride, Dolores Sock & Aline Flower Shop

Pho­tog­ra­phy by Molly Ilse Pho­tog­ra­phy

DRESS Bed­ford Bri­dal

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