Ivy and Tanner : St Mark’s Place, Lunenburg NS

August 29, 2012

Ivy and Tanner came from Alberta for their wedding in Lunenburg so I had never met them before the wedding day, but they are the type of couple who makes you feel like a part of the family right away. As soon as I walked into the bridal suite where Ivy and her girls were getting ready, I felt like I was photographing a group of friends, not clients. They had a gorgeous wedding whose focus was on God and their marriage, not just on their wedding day. I loved everything they planned for the day- the amazing reception location, decor and the beautiful ceremony.

They have an amazing engagement story and I want to share part of it here, written by Ivy and Tanner themselves:

We had a really fun day filled with roses, skating, swimming, Remedy cafe (my favorite), West Ed Sea Caverns with fish, reptiles, and penguins, dressed up for a fondue dinner (which Tanner prepared!) and then made some hot chocolate in order to end the day off with a walk along Connor’s Hill. So we are walking towards a projector for about 5 minutes that was set up on the hill overlooking the downtown, and me being oblivious didn’t even notice until I was right in front of it, at which time I screamed and asked what he was doing! My friends and family all having a part to play in the video Tanner made. It made me cry, of course, because of all the work he put into it, how thoughtful it was, and hearing the voices of people I miss a lot. So after that how could I say no? He proposed with the box upside down, and I said without any hesitation YESSS!!!!!!!!

The post ahead is HUGE! Sorry for posting so¬† many images… I just could not choose any less!




Ivy, you are stunning!


Ivy and Tanner folded all sorts of origami cranes and strung them in the trees surrounding the ceremony








The flower girl was the cutest! We finished taking pictures with her and she ran right over to this rope swing


I want to be friends with all of you!




Lunenburg is so gorgeous! No wonder its a UNESCO World Heritage Site!





I do love looking across the harbour at all the brightly colored buildings that make up the Historic City




Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!



St Mark’s Place, just outside of Lunenburg is a beautiful new venue that is in a renovated church. They spent a long time building onto it, and making it an amazing venue. It has the best sound system and a great lighting system too.


Ivy and Tanner made all of the table numbers with lace themselves and brought the delicious chocolates from Alberta… yum!





Congratulations Ivy and Tanner! I wish for you a lifetime of happiness and love!

Ceremony Site: Arbor View Inn

Reception Venue: St Mark’s Place

Flowers: Sea Side Flowers

Mark Fogarty: Emma... I love your shots from Ivy and Tanner's wedding. Great job.

Carol & Rob: Beautiful wedding!! Beautiful pictures!! Wonderful day!!!

Donna MacDonald: I am speechless.. the pics are absolutely beautiful!! Brings tears to my eyes!!

Tanis Charuk: Awesome pictures!!! You guys look so happy together!

Sarah Scott: This wedding is just drenched in beauty! It reflects well the beauty within. Congratulations!

Rebecca Simpson: Exquisite, delicate, pure. These are a rare kind of beautiful!

Sylvie Unterweger: Beautiful pictures!

Jessica wagner: Such beautiful photos. And congratulations to a very beautiful couple . All the best . Ox

Ben: Great candid shots!

Margaret wentzell: Beautiful photos of a beautiful Wedding.

Sharon Jones: Beautiful Photography ...Tanner & Ivy are a beautiful couple .Ivy you are so pretty <3

Sharon Jones: Beautiful Photography !! Ivy & Tanner ..you look so beautiful & handsome . A lovely couple .Congratulations for many happy years together <3

Kestrel Holden: Beautiful pictures and it looked like a wonderful wedding. Congratulations to the happy couple.

Kimberly Boren: Beautiful, just beautiful!

Maxine Fogarty: Beautiful pictures, A real fairytale wedding.

Karen Letts: Beautiful wedding with wonderful photos to treasure!

Matthew Walton: Wow. I don't know what else to say! The couple look amazing!!!!

Alex B.H.: Wow! I am so sad I missed out on this. Ivy, you were absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful wedding! God bless

Becky & Conrad Lechelt: Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous couple! Congrats to the two of you. Love your hair Ivy. :) Plus the shot of the flower girl on the rope swing, such a neat shot of 'freedom'!

Graham: Emma, you did an amazing job capturing the beauty of Nova Scotia and Tanner and Ivy. Wonderful photos.

Trevor Buttery: I didn't know pictures could look this good.

Floriana: Hey Ivy!! I saw your pictures... Congratulations on your marriage! I wish you all the best and lots of happy years!!

Erica: Truly beautiful, you two. Wish I could have been there!

Tania Fogarty: Absolutely beautiful!

amanda: the pictures look amazing and you guys look beautiful. i love your dress. congrats

Jess: These are gorgeous. Ivy, you are so lovely!!!

Tania: Love, love Love the pictures AND the people in them!

Tania: Love Love LOVE the pictures AND the people in them!

Angelique: Love how the flowers and shoes pictures turned out!

Christian Nakano: Wow really nice photos!

Rodney Bishop: Congratulations! You both look sooo great! Perfect pictures!

Carter: Beautiful wedding, excellent pictures. Sad that I missed it

Liz Page: These photos are fantastic! It looks like it was a wonderful day. Congratulations guys!

Karin: Tanner and Ivy you had the cutest wedding I've ever seen. It's so elegant. Ivy, you are absolutely stunning. I love when a photographer is really able to capture the true love that exists between two people. Amazing.

Graham Reyburn: Awesome Pictures! Super exciting for you!

CoraLee: Oh man, thank you so much for taking these gorgeous pictures. I wish so much I could have been there, and now I feel a bit as if I was. The details were amazing. I don't know how they pulled it all off knowing everything they had on their plate at this time in their lives. Photographer, you are right about their beauty. It is not only skin deep, but radiates from within because of God's great love. And I believe you captured some of that here in this series. What a treasure you have given them - and the rest of us who were far away. Thanks so much!

Michelle Reuter: Wow absolutely stunning photos guys! Looks like a lovely day! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you!

Nils Reuter: Man, looks awesome. Wish I could have been there.

Michelle Reuter: Wow stunning photos! Congratulations guys! Looks like an absolutely beautiful day! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you!

Ruthie: Beautiful photos! Tanner & Ivy look amazing!

shaylene tomalty: these are beautiful!

mike towle: i still find it slightly weird that you are married now... but im sure i will get over the weirdness eventually... congratulations! both very stunning

Jenn Letts: I love the classic look to your wedding. Like a marriage it looks fresh and fun but timeless. Beautifully captured moments!

Leah Reyburn: Beautiful photos

Marisa Watson: Congratulations again Ivy & Tanner! The wedding is beautiful - I am so thankful for picts to look through since I could no attend. And Ivy... STUNNING! Love you both so much! Love Always, Marisa

Dan Schwartz: Awesome photos! Great attention to detail, and you guys both looked amazing!

Olive Fogarty: I might dare to say that this day could not have been any more perfect! Stunning photos, and stunning couple!

Kayleigh: You look gorgeous, as always. These turned out stunning. Miss you.

rebecca bartlett: These two are so beautiful!!! You did a great job:)

Emma Kinley: Yay, Ivy and Tanner!

Katelyn Morse: Beautiful people. :)

S Banks: A beautiful wedding for two beautiful people!

Joyce: Those are outstanding wedding pictures. Well done!

Emily Thompson: Everything looks so amazing! I wish I'd flown out just too see everything in person. Both of you look so good!

Debsie_K: Emma, these are beautiful! Great job! Also, I love the engagement ring at the top!