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
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.
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 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 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.
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!!!
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!
Marisa and Dylan’s Highlight Reel
Wait for the cake versus the sword!
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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