Paige & Bryce When Bryce Tully asked Paige Laing on their first date, he knew he wanted it to be spe­cial: “I didn’t want our first in­ter­ac­tion to be in a drunk, crowded bar,” he re­mem­bers, on a joint call with his now-wife.

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“I told her to meet me on the steps of the cam­pus church the next day for lunch. She showed up seven min­utes late; I was on the phone with my dad, wor­ried she wasn’t go­ing to come at all.”

“I was in my res­i­dence room and could see the church steps from my win­dow,” Paige in­ter­jects. “I watched him ar­rive and de­cided to go meet him.”

It fell to­gether sim­ply, per­fectly, over the next al­most 10 years: A courtship of cof­fee dates while the two com­pleted their de­grees, liv­ing to­gether, re­lo­cat­ing to Hal­i­fax and, while eat­ing choco­late­cov­ered straw­ber­ries in a Que­bec City ho­tel room, de­cid­ing to com­mit to for­ever as Bryce gave Paige a ring made in the town where they met.

The wed­ding it­self—held at down­town Hal­i­fax restau­rant Lot Six—echoed a sim­i­lar flaw­less sim­plic­ity. Scat­tered glass vases hold­ing white roses, with a colour scheme of rich for­est green an­chored with soft grey. A cop­per arch­way with two asym­met­ri­cal bou­quets added the soft, fi­nal flour­ish.

“We liked the idea of hav­ing the cer­e­mony some­where coastal, but we had a lot of out-of-town guests so a city lo­ca­tion made more sense,” Paige says. “We didn’t want to be stressed out by weather…and loved the atrium of Lot Six and how you could feel like you were out­doors.”

The cou­ple also loved the ease of hav­ing the cer­e­mony and re­cep­tion all un­der one roof—and add that hir­ing dec­o­ra­tors who were fa­mil­iar with the space stream­lined aes­thetic choices.

“Our dance floor was the best part,” Paige adds. “Just be­ing there, look­ing out and see­ing all our im­por­tant peo­ple there, re­laxed and hav­ing fun.”

—MM

Pho­tos by Chelle Woot­ten Pho­tog­ra­phy

VENUE / CATERER Lot Six

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