Ven­dor Guide

Make your big day a lit­tle eas­ier with this index of ad­ver­tis­ers and fea­tured ven­dors.

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CAKE & DESSERTS BENNY’S ICE CREAM

Ice cream roy­alty, Benny’s (the one with the dreamy turquoise food truck) does wed­dings, too. Amp up your cake by treat­ing guests to the coolest dessert there is— sun­dae bars, milk­shakes, ice cream sand­wiches with fresh­baked cook­ies or a clas­sic scoop in a home­made waf­fle cone. 902-523-1749 ben­nysice­cream.ca/wed­dings

JUST ICED CUS­TOM CAKES

Meaghan Adamski is the cake de­signer and artist be­hind Dart­mouth’s Just Iced Cus­tom Cakes. She cre­ates stun­ning (and also de­li­cious) wedding cakes with in­tri­cate de­signs and at­ten­tion to de­tail, cap­tur­ing the re­al­ism and beauty of flow­ers in her gum paste creations. 902-233-2830 jus­ticed­cus­tom­cakes.com

NEW­FOUND­LAND CHOCO­LATE COM­PANY

Ar­ti­sanal choco­late from Canada’s east-most prov­ince is a sweet op­tion for wedding favours, ta­ble treats, dessert or any crav­ing in be­tween. Check out de­sign-your-own bars, cus­tom choco­late boxes and more.

709-579-0099 new­found­land­choco­late­com­pany.com

SMITH’S BAK­ERY & CAFE

The fresh-baked bread, cook­ies and squares woo north-en­ders off the side- walk and into this neigh­bour­hood bak­ery on the daily, but the spe­cial oc­ca­sion cakes and cup­cakes are some­thing else. Prob­a­bly be­cause they’re made us­ing a tra­di­tional pound cake recipe that dates back to 1932. If it ain’t broke, why fix it? 2525 Agri­cola Street, 902-429-1393 smiths­bak­ery.info

CATER­ING AFISHIONADO

Treat your guests to a cel­e­bra­tory slurp by put­ting the ulit­mate Nova Sco­tian stamp on your wedding with an oys­ter bar. Choose from a Taste of the Sea, Oys­ter Lovers or Get Me Shucked plat­ter and get crack­ing on a boat load of flavour with Afishionado’s mo­bile oys­ter and raw bar. afishionado.ca

CER­TAINLY CIN­NA­MON

For over 25 years, Scott and Donna Col­well have been sat­ing ap­petites with their lo­cally sourced cus­tom menus for wed­dings of all sizes and bud­gets. Cus­tom­ize your big day’s big meal with plenty of op­tions from buf­fet to sit-down, set up sta­tions or grill it up with a fancy back­yard BBQ. But book quickly: Cer­tainly Cin­na­mon is in high de­mand come wedding sea­son. 3204 Bar­ring­ton Street 902-423-2466 cer­tain­lycin­na­mon.com

CHEF IN­SPIRED CATER­ING

The first de­clared gourmet burger joint in the HRM (Cheese Curds) was opened by for­mer navy chef Bill Pratt and of­fers, as the name says, high-end burg­ers and pou­tine. But his Chef In­spired Cater­ing op­tions are var­ied, stick to a more tra­di­tional feed or book one of the Chef In­spired food trucks to make an ap­pear­ance—Hal­i­fax Don­air Shop, the Ha­baneros Gecko Bus or the clas­sic Cheese Curds, for pou­tines and gourmet dogs. chefin­spired.ca/ cater­ing, 902-446-3095

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 well-loved 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

UP­TOWN CATER­ING & EVENTS

The cater­ing arm of beloved Hal­i­fax diner The Ar­mview, Up­town is equipped to serve ev­ery­thing from large cor­po­rate galas to fam­ily birthdays, and of course, wedding par­ties. The over 50-year-old restau­rant’s culi­nary chops shine through with cus­tomiz­able food and drink menus, but also count on Up­town for decor and more. 902-579-5000, up­town­hfx.com

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 PINEAP­PLE EVENTWORKS

A com­pany that ex­cels in not just event plan­ning, but event staffing as well. Tina Lesyk’s Pineap­ple Eventworks can hire, train, sched­ule and man­age bar and ser­vice staff for your big day so that you don’t have to worry about making sure things run seam­lessly. 902-367-4994, pineap­ple­works.ca

FLOW­ERS

This lo­cal florist has bloomed its way across the city, boast­ing five lo­ca­tions for its fresh, beau­ti­ful ar­range­ments. Mas­ter florist Penny Tay­lor’s busi­ness brings ma­jor ex­pe­ri­ence (over 110 years com­bined) and cre­ativ­ity to the ta­ble, whether you’re look­ing for cer­e­mony ar­range­ments, bridal bou­quets, re­cep­tion flow­ers, cor­sages or bou­ton­nieres for the big day.

1949 Lower Water Street, Suite 200, 1595 Bed­ford High­way, 958 Cole Har­bour Road, 668 Sackville Drive and 208 Water Street (Wind­sor), 902-865-9040, blos­somshops.ca

KOKO MOD FLO­RAL DE­SIGN

Ko­rayne Ro­manchuk cre­ates ar­range­ments that are any­thing but or­di­nary. Trained by a Euro­pean mas­ter florist, the Dart­mouth-based de­signer can pro­vide beau­ti­ful, thought­ful and unique bou­quets and ac­cents to make your big day fresh, bright and un­for­get­table. 158 Port­land Street, 902-233-6825, koko­mod.com

HON­EY­MOON EAST COAST CLAMPING

There’s not much that’s more ro­man­tic than a camp­ing trip—es­pe­cially when there’s no work in­volved. East Coast Glamp­ing pro­vides up­scale camp­ing ex­pe­ri­ences with lux­ury tents, fire pits, cooking gear, beds and blan­kets. Check out bach­e­lorette, hon­ey­moon and wedding vil­lage op­tions. 902-292-6331, east­coast­glamp­ing.ca

IN­VI­TA­TIONS DIM DE­SIGNS

Diana Metlege’s DiM De­signs spe­cial­izes in affordable wedding sta­tionery, in­clud­ing in­vi­ta­tions, RSVPs, menus, place cards, pro­grams and seat­ing

BLOS­SOM SHOPS

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 (in a sprauncy new lo­ca­tion) is also a pro in show­stop­ping wedding sta­tionery. Browse in­vi­ta­tion al­bums in the store for in­spi­ra­tion or get their in-house de­signer to cre­ate a cus­tom look just for you.

5431 Doyle Street, 902-446-5605, 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, Dart­mouth

140 Port­land Street, Dart­mouth 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, 902-420-1735 fire­works­gallery.com

MU­SIC, DJs & LIVE EN­TER­TAIN­MENT AD­VANCED SYS­TEMS

Ad­vanced Sys­tems of­fers a se­lec­tion of ser­vices in­clud­ing a pro­fes­sional DJ, com­mer­cial au­dio sys­tem and a some­thing-for-ev­ery­one mu­sic li­brary, as well as a va­ri­ety of podi­ums, video game con­soles, au­dio­vi­sual sys­tems, rentals, light­ing sys­tems, pro­jec­tors, screens and mon­i­tors. 902-454-4742, ad­vancedsys­tems.ca

AT­LANTIC AU­DIO PRO

Of­fer­ing both DJ and au­dio vis­ual ser­vices, as well as up­light­ing, At­lantic Au­dio Pro aims to make sure your big day (and the as­so­ci­ated party) sound as good as pos­si­ble. Pro­jec­tors, light­ing, fog ma­chine, mi­cro­phones, cer­e­mony sound and a song li­brary of over 25,000 are just a few of the de­tails AAP has cov­ered. 902-446-4510, at­lanti­cau­dio­pro.com

TRUE NORTH DJ SER­VICES

With a show­room on the Bed­ford High­way, True North is set up to pro­vide DJs who put clients’ minds at ease by be­ing clean, pro­fes­sional and cour­te­ous while throw­ing a great party. From oldies to the ’70s, dance to hip-hop, True North knows the anatomy of a killer dance party. “We share the same goal with the cou­ple,” says True North’s Scott Ride­out. “A great party, happy guests and a happy cou­ple.

1266 Bed­ford High­way, 902-404-5131, truenorthdjs.com

PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS APPLEHEAD STU­DIO PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

To call Applehead Stu­dio epic is not an over­state­ment. This small crew of pho­tog­ra­phers is known for cap­tur­ing mag­i­cal mo­ments—and draw­ing at­ten­tion to the magic in the av­er­age mo-

ments too. “We’re cap­tur­ing raw and hon­est mo­ments that won’t reach their ma­tu­rity date for years and no­body cares more about these pho­to­graphs than we do,” says Applehead’s Liam Hen­nessey. ap­ple­head­stu­dio­pho­tog­ra­phy.com

CHELLE WOOT­TEN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Ethe­real, can­did and artis­tic, the Chelle Woot­ten aes­thetic is hard to miss. This wife-hus­band team (Chelle’s be­hind the pho­tos, Adam’s be­hind the busi­ness) is based out of Dart­mouth, and has been shoot­ing lo­cal wed­dings, en­gage­ments and por­traits since 2009. Check out her shots on page 37. 902-449-1139 chelle­woot­ten.com

FRANKLY SO­CIAL

For­merly known as In­stathat, Frankly So­cial boasts 16 of­fices across the world, in­clud­ing Hal­i­fax. Per­fect for shar­ing mem­o­ries at spe­cial events—or the most spe­cial event, your wedding— Frankly of­fers live In­sta­gram print­ing, mean­ing your guest can take home hard­copies of the mo­ments they snap us­ing your hash­tag.

902-817-3078 weare­frankly.com

MOLLY ILSE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Since quit­ting her job to shoot pho­tos full-time, Molly’s been criss-cross­ing the coun­try, shoot­ing happy cou­ples in their most can­did mo­ments. Though based in Monc­ton, New Brunswick she’s happy to fol­low you and your love story any­where. See her work on page 19. mol­ly­ilsepho­tog­ra­phy.com

NORTH BY EAST PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Por­trait, cor­po­rate and wedding pho­tog­ra­pher Ryan Wil­liams says, “Even if you take your­self too se­ri­ously, I’ll bring out your most gen­uine can­did-self. It’s kind of like a su­per-power.” See his work on page 31. nx­epho­tog­ra­phy.com

PHO­TOG­RA­PHY BY DANA AND NI­COLA SWEENEY

A Hal­i­fax-based hus­band-and-wife pho­tog­ra­phy team, the Sweeney’s pro­vide a laid back and fun en­vi­ron­ment for their por­trai­ture and pho­to­jour­nal­ism. Pack­ages al­ways in­clude DVDs of all of the high res­o­lu­tion pho­tos from your day plus a link to a slideshow of pho­tos so that fam­ily and friends can share in your joy.

902-445-4513, dnphoto.ca

STE­FAN DAVID­SON PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

With over 10 years’ ex­pe­ri­ence of por­trait and wedding pho­tog­ra­phy un­der his belt, Ste­fan David­son loves to pro­vide cou­ples with those cre­ative and clas­sic im­ages that last a life­time, and with a crit­i­cal eye for com­po­si­tion and colour, you’ll end up with such a great se­lec­tion that it’ll be hard to de­cide which ones to frame. See for your­self on page 23.

902-209-2754, ste­fan­david­son.com

RACHAEL SHRUM PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

Since 2012, NSCAD grad and ed­i­to­rial pho­tog­ra­pher Rachael Shrum has been cap­tur­ing lo­cal wedding days mo­ment by mag­i­cal mo­ment. Ob­ser­vant and pas­sion­ate about storytelling, her work weaves vis­ual nar­ra­tives with the aim of help­ing cou­ples pre­serve their love story for years to come. 902-430-7967, rachaelshrum.com

TOPHER AND RAE STU­DIOS

Topher & Rae Moule want to au­then­ti­cally doc­u­ment your wedding in an artis­tic way. Us­ing a mix of pho­to­jour­nal­ism and re­laxed por­trai­ture, they en­joy con­nect­ing with their clients to vis­ually cap­ture their love sto­ries. 902-880-3601, to­pheran­drae.com

REG­ISTRIES, GIFTS & FAVOURS AMOS PEWTER

Great gifts avail­able from the Ma­hone Bay-based pewter spe­cial­ists, now with a lo­ca­tion on the Hal­i­fax water­front. Check it out for wedding gifts, in­clud­ing cake set servers, picture frames, wine gob­lets, hand­crafted jewellery and home decor.

589 Main Street, Ma­hone Bay 800-565-3369, amo­spewter.com

NOVA SCO­TIAN CRYSTAL

An ex­quis­ite gift that’s truly Nova Sco­tian, these water­front crystal mak­ers—the only mouth-blown, hand-cut crystal mak­ers in North Amer­ica—have a reg­istry, show­room and on­line store for your gift-choos­ing needs.

5080 Ge­orge Street, 902-977-2797 no­vas­co­tian­crys­tal.com

ROUSSEAU CHOCO­LATIER

France-born choco­latier Julien Rousseau-Du­marcet brings Hal­i­fax hand­made chocolates, gourmet bars, fresh mac­arons and a crazy good hot choco­late—all the sweet­est ad­di­tions to your wedding day de­tails.

1277 Hollis Street, 902-802-6463, rousseau­choco­latier.ca

SPA & FIT­NESS STU­DIO IN ESSENCE

Se­ri­ous full body work­outs come in the form of pi­lates, aerial cir­cus, pole sport and ac­ro­batic dance. There’s room for ev­ery­one here, from the in­trigued to su­per-fit. The stu­dio is an ideal bach­e­lorette des­ti­na­tion—think bur­lesque, pole dance and aerial silks— but Stu­dio In Essence can also set up off-site. 1535 Dres­den Row, Suite 201, 902-405-5500, stu­dioi­nessence.com

TENTS & RENTALS LIT­TLE FOOT YURTS

Peo­ple love yurts as a re­cep­tion venue or a cool out­door space that pro­vides a unique, ele­gant and sus­tain­able al­ter­na­tive to vinyl tents. These hand­made wooden-framed tents add a rus­tic aes­thetic to you cel­e­bra­tion and don’t leak or blow around. 1459 White Rock Road, Wolfville, 902-670-4556, lfy.ca

MAKE MERRY EVENTS

Make Merry Events of­fers a rich ar­ray of beau­ti­ful, new, vin­tage and cus­tom­made spe­cialty decor rentals. Own­ers Krista Comeau and Jillian Dem­mons curate col­lec­tions de­signed to add per­sonal and his­toric char­ac­ter and unique al­ter­na­tives.

902-809-2266, make­merry.ca

WOW FAC­TOR EVENT DE­SIGN AND DECOR RENTALS

WOW Fac­tor, a Glow Par­ties com­pany, has di­aled in on decor items like light­ing, fur­ni­ture, drap­ing, can­dle­ware, vase­ware, linens, chair cov­ers and even flo­rals. This com­bined with Glow Par­ties’ theme props makes way for un­lim­ited op­por­tu­ni­ties.

3600 Straw­berry Hill, 902-443-4569 glow­par­ties.ca

TRANS­PORTA­TION SWEET­HEART LIMOU­SINE

Whether you need a ride for your bach­e­lor/ette party or for the big day, Sweet­heart will pro­vide a solid and sat­is­fy­ing ser­vice. The wedding pack­ages in­clude a com­pli­men­tary bot­tle of cham­pagne, ice water, red car­pet, Just Mar­ried signs and dec­o­ra­tion and a chauf­feur.

902-499-1111, sweet­heartlimou­sine.ca

CHELLE WOOT­TEN PHO­TOG­RA­PHY

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