A Romantic, Vintage Morning Wedding at Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squad in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sarah Risk (30 and a registered nurse) and Scott Purcell (40 and a logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces) held their nuptials bright and earl

Sarah Risk (30 and a registered nurse) and Scott Purcell (40 and a logistics officer in the Canadian Armed Forces) held their nuptials bright and early in the morning, next to the ocean in Halifax, Nova Scotia. They held their ceremony overlooking the water at the Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squad, followed by a morning brunch reception. The wedding party was dressed in navy, which matched the romantic white and pink palette for the decor. A special touch was the use of orchids in the decor, a reference to the couple's personal orchid collection. "The dining tables were each set with a tall blooming orchid at the center, and a custom-designed orchid motif menu card matched our wedding invitations," Sarah says. Check out more photos by Nicole & Teddy Wedding Photography, below.

Painted orchids on the invitations referenced the couple's personal orchid collection.
White Lace Wedding Dress
A table of delicious desserts were offered to guests after brunch, including these pink-and-white-frosted chocolate coconut cake pops.
Each table had a blooming purple orchid as a centerpiece, a reference to the couple's personal orchid collection. The table numbers were tucked into each pot.
A "Just Married" bunting sign was strung across the two long head tables at the reception.
Sarah made the small, elegant wedding cake, which was decorated with fresh pink roses.
Jared Honey Favors
Card Box Bunting Sign
The couple exchanged vows outdoors, in front of a gorgeous gazebo, with an oceanside view.
The bridesmaids wore simple and elegant strapless, cocktail-length navy dresses.
Sarah carried a soft, romantic bouquet filled with white hydrangeas, pink roses, astilbes, and dusty miller.
Scott's white ranunculus boutonniere went perfectly with his navy suit, purple plaid tie and purple pocket square.