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A Nautical Wedding In Deer Island, New Brunswick

  |   By Jessica Moy

Sarah and Craig spent their first Christmas as a couple at Sarah's parents house. On Christmas morning they were opening presents and Sarah excused herself from the room. When she came back, Craig was down on one knee and asked her to marry him, "I said yes with messy hair, no make-up and while wearing deer antlers on my head," Sarah laughs.

When it came to wedding planning Sarah and Craig let their careers inspire their celebration. Craig is a lobster fisherman, so hosting a summer nautical themed celebration was a must and Sarah is a wedding planner, so she pulled out all the stops when it came to her blue, white and gold themed celebration.

The couple said "I do" on a schooner with two lobster boats attached filled with guests and a beautiful lighthouse in the background. The groom and his groomsmen helped the schooner's crew raise the sails, while the bride hid until their ocean destination was reached.

Sarah walked down the aisle to a modified version of Ingrid Michaelson's "Far Away," which is relevant since the song starts “I will live my life as a Lobsterman’s wife, on an island in the blue bay.”

Throughout their wedding, there were details everywhere to make it uniquely Sarah and Craig's special day. This included Scottish men in kilts, lobsters for dinner caught by the groom and his father, pies made by a local baker using locally-grown blueberries, fireworks and a song performed by the bride and groom with the band, which was one of Sarah's favourite moments from the day.

Sarah and Craig Conley, August 4, 2012. Deer Island, New Brunswick. 

Photography courtesy of Shannon-May Photography.

 Vendors Ceremony: Ada C. Lore Schooner, Eastport Windjammers Reception: Deer Island. Reception tent provided by Celebrations with Sarah  Bridal gown: All For Dress Bridal party attire: The Dessy Group Groom’s tux: Sears, Tip Tip Tailors and Moores Cake: The Sugar Bakery Caterer: 45th Parallel Favours: Homemade preserves made by bride and mother-of-the-bride Music: Al Gallant & the Lushes, [email protected] and Bigpiper, [email protected] Hair and makeup: Pure Hair, [email protected] Flowers: Garden by the Sea Stationery: Bottle and Cork on Etsy Linens and ceiling drapery: Just Perfect Event Décor & Cakes

See more photos from this nautical blue and white wedding in Deer Island, New Brunswick.

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This article was originally published on Apr 26, 2013
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