Christina and Michael’s big Lebanese wedding was my second Lebanese affair of the summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia. But theirs was my first Laylieh – the Lebanese engagement party where the groom and family head to the bride’s parent’s house and back. In this case on a school bus. With tankards of whiskey. And a neon glowing drum. After photographing the nonstop dancing, eating, singing and revelry, I knew their wedding two days later would be epic.

And it was, starting with the weather. Nova Scotia is unpredictable in the early summer, but when the sun comes out to play, there’s really nowhere else I’d rather be. We started the day at the amazing Oddfellows Barbershop (seriously, if you’re in Halifax and need a cut, go there), where Michael and the boys got a trim and straight shave – starting the day old school. Then down the road just a few blocks to Fara’s, where Christina and the girls had their hair done, before heading back to her house for a session with makeup magician Vicky Mina.

The rest of the day was a whirlwind from riding around town in a vintage Rolls Royce, a beautiful portrait session at an incredible South End mansion on the Northwest Arm and finally at the epic reception at the World Trade Center.

Thank you so much Christina and Michael for trusting me to document your amazing day!


Special thanks to everyone below for making my job so much easier:

SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER: The indefatigable Scott Thieu.

HALIFAX WEDDING PLANNER: Claudia Habib from Simply Weddings.

BARBER: Joel and the fellas at Oddfellows Barbershop.

HAIR: Fara.

HALIFAX MAKEUP ARTIST: Vicky Mina.

HALIFAX WEDDING VENUE: WTC Halifax.

WEDDING DJ: Third From the Sun.

And finally a big shout out to my buddy Jeff at Cooked Photography for making this all happen.

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