The Best Day for a wedding in Twillingate
Alex Stead is a wedding photographer in Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador.
With the biggest smile on her face, Cecily said ‘this is the best day of my whole life’ as we took in the gorgeous red hills of Little Harbour and picked berries.
Cecily and Dylan met as childhood friends home in Twillingate, and reconnected while both home a friend’s wedding. It was only fitting that they would throw their own wedding back home at the place where they met, reconnected, and started their love story.
Cecily and Dylan did things their own way, merging tradition and modern perfectly.
Ceremony venue: The Iceberg Man Wharf
Reception venue: Twillingate Dinner Theatre
Decor: Outport Weddings
This wedding was all local and all rural Newfoundland. Dylan and his pals got ready in a cabin in ‘the tickle’ and surprised everyone by arriving to the ceremony in a boat. Cecily and her friends got ready in Cameron House, a historic building known for being owned by Georgina Sterling and carried across the water to its current home. They paid homage to this with beautiful opera music sung by Cecily’s sister Emily during the ceremony as Cecily’s aunt Lorna played piano accompanied by violins. All morning the sounds of the waves and gulls were joined by beautiful music as the musicians practiced for the ceremony.
Married on Cecily’s parents’ wharf, the two were surrounded by their friends, family, and what seemed like the whole community. Dylan and Cecily then took off in their getaway boat and went for a ‘razz’ around the harbour.
Resettled Community Lower Little Harbour
We spent the rest of the day exploring Twillingate – an important part of the day was going to the place where Cecily’s parents’ eloped many years ago. We then found the bridal party back at the wharf and trekked down to Lower Little Harbour, a resettled community on the coast of Twillingate island where they picked blueberries and checked out the natural sea arch.
Cecily’s three sisters sang “You’re my Best Friend” as the newlyweds entered their reception and they shared their first dance. It was a beautiful way to start their party.
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