Born worlds apart - Shaun is originally from Bermuda and Barbara, Ghana - these two lovebirds might never have met if it weren't for Mount Saint Vincent University. One day they had to share a book in class and the rest is history. Four years and one romantic dinner later they were ready to spend the rest of their lives together but couldn't decide where to start.
"Halifax seemed to be the focal point and the most practical," says Barbara. "We wanted it to be personalized, something simple and classy and elegant, and just fun!" They decided on a winter wonderland feel, with a good dose of sparkle and teal, with blue and grey accents. Apart from a portrait-guestbook created by the bride's sister, chocolate favours and Ghana and Bermuda tourist-themed table settings, just about everything else was left under the care of professionals so the couple could focus on living in the moment. Despite a flooded reception area forcing a last-minute venue change, everything turned out beautifully from sweet moments of impromptu dance - her niece twirling alone during dinner, her father breaking it down on the floor - to sharing an intimate moment alone before the ceremony for their first look. "I felt like I was walking on air," says Barbara, "and what they say is true - it does fly by. I heeded one of my good friend's advice and took a moment to stand back to take it all in and enjoy myself. I was full of emotion and it felt like a dream, and to this day it still feels like a dream!"
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