Farm houses with wrap around porches. Willow trees dancing in the breeze. Fields of gold, glowing under a bright sun. August in Centreville, Nova Scotia. Cottages with homegrown docks, clusters of birch trees and a cool breeze off of the water. August in Murphy Lake, Nova Scotia.
We'd visit both on their wedding day - meeting beforehand at a farmhouse belonging to Ashley's parents before moving on to the shores of Murphy Lake for their wedding ceremony and reception. Everything was perfect. Hay bale seating. A canoe full of beer, cider and ice. Adirondack chairs by the water and guests who weren't afraid to socialize and unwind. Place an emphasis on the social aspect of things and you'll be rewarded handsomely with spirit and cheer, laughter and hugs, old memories shared and new memories forged.