Location: Savoy Theatre, Glace Bay (Cape Breton), Nova Scotia (Canada)
When Elizabeth and Jason Fraser got married on Sept 3, 2011 while on a tight budget they knew they wanted a true Cape Breton wedding, that was of course still very meaningful. They then decided to call on the special talents of family and friends. <!–more–> Every detail of the wedding that they did not make themselves was created by a guest. This participation ranged from a bowl of potato salad to a floral arrangement, and even cleaning the kitchen at the end of the night. As much as possible was made out of recycled materials – brooch bouquets from second hand jewellery, banners out of used pillow cases, cupcake stands out of old dishes, and lace tablecloths out of old curtains.
The ceremony was held at the historic Savoy Theatre , a 1920s grand Victorian theatre in Glace Bay. A piano and fiddle, along with the groom’s kilt, gave the ceremony a true Cape Breton feel with an atmosphere of having stepped back in time. Elizabeth lucked out in finding a second-hand Pronovias dress, of layers of lace and tulle.
She complemented her dream dress come true with many meaningful and personal touches. Elizabeth handmade the fascinator while the rest of the accessories were from the most important people in her life -the pearl earrings were the mother of the groom’s, the pearl choker her grandmother’s, pearls from her mother were worn as a bracelet and she wore her other grandmother’s diamond on her finger. The groom’s kilt was his family tartan, borrowed from his brother.
To have those you love most participate and contribute so intimately could not be topped by even the most expensive of weddings.
Photos by Stephanie McHugh Photography
This dress really is beautiful!
Such pretty and supportive friends.
And the groom has some handsome friends too.
The cutest guest by far. How did they contribute?
What a special personal touch. Very unique.
So special with all the small personal touches.