Sarah & Nick
High school sweethearts Sarah Rudden and Nick Roach have spent the last few years living in Ottawa, but it was never a question that the pair would say their vows in their home province of Nova Scotia. “That’s where our family is, that’s where we grew up and we just feel the most connected to there,” says Sarah. The couple, who had been together for more than nine years before they decided to get married, had a vision for a casual and relaxed gathering.
Sarah originally had some grand ideas about flowers and place settings, but she quickly realized the idea of a “Pinterest wedding” wasn’t realistic, and “as long as we end up married at the end of the day, it doesn’t matter.”It took some effort to solidify the guest list, which Sarah says “was the hardest thing that we dealt with.” Both Sarah and Nick wanted to keep the wedding on the intimate side. Eventually, they were able to narrow it down to less than 50 people who got to enjoy “a whole weekend of fun” in Pugwash. “We just wanted to drink and eat good food, and we got all of that.” It’s the little moments, Sarah explains, that she’ll remember most. One particularly cherished memory took place the day of the nuptials when both Nick and Sarah happened to wake up early. They took advantage of the extra time for a romantic stroll down to their venue at the Thinkers Lodge, then to the beach. “Just like little, smaller moments like that I think,” says Sarah, “I didn’t expect to have those things.”
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