Beautiful Seaside Halifax Wedding

December 13, 2014 | nicole


When a couple comes from different cultures, the wedding has twice the potential for beautiful details and lovely moments. Thanh is a Vietnamese bride, and Jon a groom from Iceland. The Halifax wedding took place over the course of two days, including a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony in the first and beautifully classic Western bridal style in the second. The bride and groom’s first look on the second day resulted in some of our all-time favorite images, captured by Nicole and Teddy Wedding Photography, as Thanh walked out across the long pier to meet her husband in front of the stunning seaside venue.

The Couple: Thanh and Jon

The Wedding: Oceanstone Seaside Resort, Halifax, Nova Scotia

The Inspiration: “We knew right away that we wanted to be married at Oceanstone because the venue offered us the best that Nova Scotia had to offer; the breeze of the ocean, the warmth of the sand, and the privacy of woods surrounding the property. I wanted vintage and elegance with a touch east coast ease. I knew I wanted the men to be light grey to compliment the bluish grey tones of the ocean. My dress was a gorgeous gem from Maggie Sottero it was heavily beaded and had strands of gold threads throughout. It had all the elements I had wanted in a dress; an illusion beaded back, an elegant train, and an element of unique. My shoes were from Badgley Mischka and complimented the dress perfectly, just the right amount of sparkle without taking away from my gown at all. I wanted the girls to be in blush toned chiffon dresses and neutral/gold heels. The color of the bridesmaids dresses tied in the colors of the blush/peach hues of my bouquet and looked stunning against the ocean hues at the ceremony. They were designed by me and handmade by my talented mother.

























The Moments: “I was lucky enough to celebrate our union with two ceremonies; a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony and more North American style wedding. The first evening was so special to me because it was a chance for us to share some Vietnamese tradition with Jon’s family and our close friends. The moment I remember most that night was when I came out around the crowd and visually connected with Jon for the first time. I could see the happiness in his eyes and my heart fluttered, even almost 12 years later. On our wedding day one of my favorite moments had to be our first look on a pier in Peggy’s Cove. With a week of hustle and bustle and having friends and family constantly around helping us with the ceremonies, our first look was the first time that we had to ourselves and we both treasured every second of it. To have that intimate meeting captured on camera was so special for us, now we will have the photos to cherish always.

The Couple Recommends: “Nicole and Teddy are truly amazing people who love what they do and it certainly shows in their work. They were there to capture all the moments we wanted but more importantly the moments that were unexpected and sincere. We couldn’t have asked for a better pair of souls to share in our celebrations and we are blessed to have made a long lasting connection.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Nicole & Teddy Wedding Photography
Venue – Oceanstone Seaside Resort
Floral Design – The Flower Shop
DJ – True North DJs
Wedding Dress – Maggie Sottero via Chester & Felicity
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – K & K Fashions
Groom’s Apparel – Tip Top Tailors
Rings – Trinity Jewellers
Favors – Cosman & Whidden

Thanks Nicole and Teddy Wedding Photography for letting Junebug share this elegant Halifax wedding. For more two-day wedding inspiration, check out Anne and Tony’s two-day Vietnamese wedding in Montreal.


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  1. Excellent wedding shoot without seaside shoot really looks extra attractive .

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