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An Intimate Backyard Elopement on Porters Lake

December 21, 2019

An Intimate Backyard Elopement on Porters Lake

There are no words to describe how honoured we are to have been a part of this intimate backyard elopement on Porters Lake. When we first met Paul and Franco, they were total strangers. But each and every minute we spent with them impacted us for a lifetime. They had been through a lot in their previous living situation and were so excited to move back home. All they had to do was wait for their cat Logan’s papers to come through.

Paul and Franco are from Costa Rica, as of right now, it is still not legal to marry someone of the same sex. How heartbreaking it must be to live in a country where your relationship is not recognized by the government. It is way beyond what we can comprehend but we are so happy that we could be there for them in Canada to become Husband and Husband.

Deciding to get married wasn’t something they hadn’t previously considered. Once the question was asked they really began realizing that it was possible to get married in Canada.

Within two or three days they made the decision to get married! They found a Justice of The Peace, got themselves cute little matching outfits, crowed their cat Logan as “flower girl”, purchased some rings and my mother and I (Amber) took care of the rest. We printed photos of them and hung them around the house. Got their favourite food (Mary Browns). Some cupcakes, champagne and downloaded their favourite songs so they could dance under the stars after the sun went down.

What was even more special, was that a mutual friend of theirs from New York managed to snag a last-minute fight into town to be there to celebrate with them. What a lovely surprise that was! Thanks to technology, they were able to live stream the ceremony and facetime with their families after the ceremony.

It was such a beautiful day. So many tears were shed and it was so hard to say goodbye and see you later. However, we are so happy that we were able to help give them the gift of marriage.

































grooms getting ready at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia









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first kiss at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

first kiss at ceremony at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia



FaceTiming ceremony at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

groom at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Champagne toast at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia







flower cat at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia





couples portraits at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia





couples portraits backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Couples portraits backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia







Couple just married at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Mary browns for dinner at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

sharing news with family back home at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Eating Cupcakes at backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

dancing under the start at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia

Dancing under the stars at a backyard wedding in Porters Lake, Nova Scotia


Cupcakes: Layers Cupcakes, Halifax
Outfits: Hudsons Bay Company
Food: Mary Browns Chicken & Taters

We hope you enjoyed Paul and Francos beautiful backyard elopement on porters lake as much as we did! If you’re looking to get married or elope in Halifax, Nova Scotia or anywhere in the world (we are always willing to jump on a plane) and are looking for a photographer, Contact us to start dreaming up you big day!

Like this post? you may also like the first half of Paul and Franco’s story, “A Point Pleasant Park Elopement” Or “A Crystal Crescent + Dingle Park Elopement“.

CHRIS & AMBER DEVEAU ARE TRAVELLING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHERS BASED IN HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA, SERVING (BUT NOT LIMITED TO): NEW BRUNSWICK, PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND, NEWFOUNDLAND, & ALL OF CANADA.

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