A Hubbard’s Barn Wedding with Marisa and Dylan

Marisa and Dylan had originally planned to have their entire wedding at Hubbard’s Barn in
Nova Scotia. To say I was excited about another rustic barnyard wedding would be an
understatement!

The Hubbard's Barn wedding venue is a great rustic location for your wedding!
The Hubbard's Barn wedding venue is a great rustic location for your wedding!

Covid became an interesting challenge for them to say the least. In the midst of a
pandemic they decided to divide their wedding in half. Marisa and Dylan had an intimate elopement style
wedding ceremony last year on 9/20/2020 and decided to put off their wedding reception
until 9/12/2021. This decision allowed them to be able to celebrate with more of their
family and friends as the guest count restrictions loosened.

Ofcourse some things haven’t changed much since 2020. Masks are still required, except
when people are at their tables. Those masks still make dancing a little bit harder, but both
of them are very glad they chose to do things this way!

Marisa and Dylan’s Advice to the Newly Engaged

There are three very important things Marisa and Dylan would tell newly engaged couples.
One : Find your top three (photographer, food, and venue) as fast as possible.
Two : Stick to what you want and don’t let people change your plans. It’s your day not
theirs. Do what ever makes you happy!
Three : If you are planning your own wedding, get a day of coordinator, it’ll make your life
so much easier and it’ll make sure your days goes perfectly.

The Wedding Prep Photos

It was a beautiful day for a first look and a wedding reception. The sun was shining all day
long. Marisa and Dylan decided to get ready in their apartment in Halifax. The girls on the
bottom floor and the guys on the upper floor. Marisa had chosen to wear a pantsuit to her
elopement last year, saving her wedding gown for the big wedding reception at Hubbard’s Barn.

Still photography of the wedding invitation with wedding rings along with the covid masks and bridal bouquet.
The bride gets her hair and makeup done during bridal prep for her wedding in Hubbard's Nova Scotia.
The bride gets her veil put on and her gown laced up by her bridesmaids during bridal prep in Halifax, NS.
The groom gets ready with his groomsmen for his wedding in Hubbard's Nova Scotia.

A Hubbard’s Barn Wedding First Look

Marisa and Dylan chose the Hubbards barn because of the esthetic as well as the location.
It was rustic, beautiful and the courtyard style garden area behind the barn was perfect for their first look
and wedding photos. Hubbard’s is a huge part of Marisa’s life as she grew up spending all
of her summers at her family’s cottage in Hubbard’s, so it was nice to get married in a place she loves.

The bride and groom have their first look before their wedding reception at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.

The Wedding Ceremony Photos

Marisa and Dylan eloped last year amongst the pandemic when guest restrictions were at
the strictest point. View their intimate elopement last September. They carried
their elopement theme right into their wedding reception.

The Wedding Party Photos

The Hubbard’s Barn has a beautiful courtyard and extended field area that is great for wedding party and family formal pictures. Marisa and Dylan brought along their birch trellis from their elopement to use as a backdrop as well at Hubbard’s Barn. This is truly an all in one location for a wedding!

The groomsmen and bridesmaids have a blast posing for wedding photos with the bride and groom during their wedding at the Hubbards Barn in Nova Scotia.
The bride and groom pose for wedding photos during their rustic wedding at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.
The groom and groomsmen take the bridal bouquets while the bride and bridesmaids wear the guys suit jackets during wedding photos at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.
The bride and groom stand beneath a birch wood trellis for their wedding photos at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.
The wedding party have fun creating unqiue wedding photos for the bride and groom during their wedding at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.

The Wedding Reception Photos

Marisa and Dylan like to call their theme “rustic nerd”. There was a lot of DIY aspects,
touches of Dungeons & Dragons, and board games in case people got tired of dancing.
They chose this because D&D is how they met and how Dylan prosposed, it means a lot to
both of them. Marisa and Dylan are huge nerds but they also like the outdoors so pairing
their nerdy likes with a rustic feel, was perfect.

The bride and groom during speeches and the shoe game at their wedding reception in Hubbard's Barn, Nova Scotia.

One of Marisa and Dylan’s favorite parts of the wedding was the food. They chose The
Purple People Feeder food truck for their wedding and it was amazing!!!

The purple people feeder wedding food truck during a wedding at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.

To top it off they had the mother of the groom bake homemade cupcakes which were divine. Another best moment for both of them was cutting their cake with an actual sword!

The bride and groom cut their cake with a huge sword during their wedding reception at the Hubbard's Barn in NS.
Husband and wife have their first dance during their wedding reception at the Hubbard's Barn in Nova Scotia.
The bridal bouquet is tossed by the bride while the garter is grabbed by the groom during a wedding reception at the Hubbard's Barn in NS.

Marisa and Dylan’s Highlight Reel

Wait for the cake versus the sword!

Additional Links

1. Check out some of my favorite wedding advise blog posts…
Planning A Nova Scotia Wedding-a 12 months timeline.
20 Tips For Choosing the Perfect Wedding Venue.

2. For great wedding planning ideas visit the knot and weddingwire!

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