A Romantic, Rustic Wedding at Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

Erin Kyte (32 and a physical education teacher) and Keith Walters (29 and a chartered accountant) met at a Halloween party as Waldo and Pink Ninja Turtle, a far cry from how they were dressed a few years later, when they exchanged vows in front of 185 guests. The fun-loving couple’s theme was whimsical romance in a rustic setting, with colors—flecks of turquoise and gold paired with classic navy blue—inspired by a vintage barn door and reflected in the wedding party’s attire and reception decor. The ceremony was at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, the home parish of Erin’s grandparents and father and his siblings. After the ceremony, guests were invited to Erin's parents’ Egerton property (affectionately referred to as “the farm”) for cocktails and appetizers. “We couldn’t think of a better way to relax and enjoy the company of family and friends than at the farm,” Erin says. Then a bus took guests, many who had traveled from across Canada and the upper Midwest, to Pictou County Wellness Centre in New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, for dinner, drinks and dancing. “Our wedding was special because we were able to share a weekend that highlighted the importance of family and friendship,” Erin says. “Keith and I agree that we could never fully explain the amount of love we felt on our wedding day. It was an overwhelming experience that will stay with us forever.” —Chrissy Sorenson