This gorgeous Nova Scotia editorial shoot was featured on Strictly Weddings! Our shoot took place at a stunning, timber chateau called Harbour Mist. This private residence is located on a hill overlooking the ocean in Hubbard’s, Nova Scotia, the gorgeous landscaping and rustic chateau gives you that South of France feel, mixed with serene coastal vibes. I wanted to showcase that having a coastal elopement or wedding can be sophisticated and timeless.
When planning this shoot, I knew I wanted to pull in elements from the beach and this elegant chateau, while still keeping the vision cohesive and romantic. The moment I saw Harbour Mist, I knew the invitation suite had to include a custom sketch of the chateau. We set the bright and airy tablescape, using the chateau as the backdrop.
With coastal weddings, dusty blue is almost always used as an accent color. I wanted to incorporate a soft, dusty blue but wanted to maintain a timeless aesthetic. When I walked into Katrina Tuttle’s quaint little shop in Halifax, I knew I had found the most perfect gown for this shoot. Her elegant, custom bridal gown was layered with dusty blue and grey tulle underneath the skirt. The soft colors and texture complimented this shoot perfectly.
This bridal bouquet will forever be one of my favourites. I loved incorporating the bleached ruscus and textured florals allowing brides to see an alternative look that is much more airy. The florals were kept soft and romantic by using more dried textures than greens, bleached ruscus, dried eucalyptus and other wild grasses from the oceanside kept the tablescape airy and feminine.
The gorgeously detailed scalloped edge wooden chargers and braided napkin rings holding the sandstone, linen napkins were the perfect touch to tie in the driftwood, beach feel. I am obsessed with gold and brass accents, so we decided to use these tones to keep the tablescape warm against the cooler tones of the stationery and dusty blue goblets. Each place was set with a custom, hand torn menu and velum scroll with dusty blue calligraphy by the talented Paperocelot.
Sarah and Adam, we loved having you be our models for this shoot! Your love for each other is truly contagious!
Venue: Harbour Mist (Stay Over Sea)
Photography: Stephanie Mason Photography & Co.
Planning, Design, & Florals: Sinclair & Co. Design
Rentals: Glow The Event Store
Bridal Gown: Katrina Tuttle Bridal
Hair: Fletcher Bridal Hair
Make up: Allison Kirby
Ring: James Allen
Catering: Scrumdiddlyumptious Meals