I find downtown Dartmouth to be incredibly inviting. Hospitable. Alive. There is a slower, more reasonable rhythm that you can easily settle into and follow as you explore the side streets. Colours and character abound - especially in the summer months when trees are in full leaf and flower boxes in full bloom. Much of the area is still new to me, leading to a sense of excitement with each visit. It was no different for Emma & Dylan’s wedding.
Tucked between Ochterloney & Wentworth Street is historic Christ Church. The main structure dates back to 1817, making it the first building in Dartmouth to be used exclusively as a place of Sunday worship. Today it serves as a hub for a myriad of activities - from the operation of a food bank and youth programs to music and theatre productions.
I’d driven past this property for years but never took notice of the grounds. Never attended a production. Never wandered through the surrounding gardens. Never looked up to appreciate the weather vane depicting Haley’s comet. A beautiful spot for a wedding. Right in the heart of it all, but never in fear of being swept away by the bustle of a downtown core. We’re in downtown Dartmouth, where everything just makes sense and you can celebrate to your heart’s content.